Semester Study Abroad

Leiden University

Leiden University, founded in 1575, is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, sciences and social sciences, spread over locations in the city of Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 25,800 students. In The Hague – city of peace, security and justice, where the University has had a campus since 1998 – the University’s teaching and research reflect the themes that are important for the capital city and for society. The two campuses are located approximately 15 minutes apart by train.

Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) is the international Honours College of Leiden University, offering an innovative and cutting edge Liberal Arts & Sciences programme to highly talented and motivated students from all over the world.

Yale-NUS exchange students may choose to either take courses at the comprehensive University, or to be part of the Liberal Arts & Sciences programme.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students per semester:2

Due to the enthusiastic interest in study abroad and the volume of inquiries that we receive, if you have any questions, please read the Semester Study Abroad FAQs carefully first. And if you have further questions unanswered in the FAQs, feel free to contact Beth at beth.uding@yale-nus.edu.sg.

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Fields of Study

As mentioned above, exchange students may choose to either take courses at the comprehensive Leiden University, or to be part of Leiden University College The Hague (LUC), the Liberal Arts & Sciences programme.

For information on the comprehensive University’s available courses and programmes, please see this. Courses are offered both in Leiden and The Hague.

Exchange students who wish to join the Liberal Arts & Sciences programme can choose any course offered across LUC’s six majors , minors , Global Challenges , and the Global Citizenship Programme. LUC has a maximum of 22 students per course, and students spending their semester at LUC are only allowed to take courses offered by LUCand not from the other Faculties of Leiden University. For more information on courses, please see this.

Language of Instruction

English and Dutch

Academic Calendar

Sem 1: September – December/January

Sem 2: February – June

For more detailed information, refer to this.