Universiteit Leiden

Universiteit Leiden Ranking

country rank: 4
world rank: 137

University Overview

Universiteit Leiden (Leiden University) ranking was founded in 1575 and is a non-profit public higher-education institution in the small city of Leiden (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants) in South Holland. A branch campus of this university may be found in Den Haag. Universiteit Leiden (LEI) is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Dutch higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science of the Netherlands). In a variety of fields of study, Universiteit Leiden (LEI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. For more information, see the degree levels and areas of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 445-year-old Dutch university maintains a strict admissions criteria based on students’ previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all over the world are welcome to apply. Universiteit Leiden (Leiden University) ranking also provides students with a library, sports facilities, financial aid and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, and administrative services, among other academic and non-academic facilities and services.

Universiteit Leiden Ranking

University Identity

Name Universiteit Leiden
Acronym LEI
Founded 1575
Motto Praesidium Libertatis Stronghold of Liberty
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Rapenburg 73 Leiden 2311 EZ South Holland Netherlands
Tel +31 (71) 527 8011
Fax +31 (71) 527 3118
Other locations Den Haag

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$ (9,200-11,000 Euro) 17,500-20,000 US$ (12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Pieterskerkhof 6 Leiden (71) 527 8011

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

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Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes


Memberships and Affiliations

European University Association (EUA) League of European Research Universities (LERU) Coimbra Group Europaeum Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) Council of International Schools (CIS) National Association of College and Admissions Counselors (NACAC) International Association of College and Admissions Counselors (IACAC)

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