Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, sciences and social sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 6,500 staff members and 26,900 students. The motto of the University is 'Praesidium Libertatis' – Bastion of Freedom. Leiden University is a research-driven university that operates in the international arena. It covers a broad range of academic disciplines and programmes, and strives for excellence in all its research and teaching.


At Leiden University we understand that, apart from the excitement of being able to do the research of your choice, moving to and settling in a new country can also feel like quite a challenge at the same time. Therefore we have set up a Service Centre International Staff (SCIS). A specialized team at SCIS will be your guide throughout the whole process of your move to and stay in the Netherlands. For instance on matters of immigration, housing, formalities and with everything that is needed to facilitate an easy landing.

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