Where can I go?

Leiden University College (The Hague campus), The Netherlands



City Information

The Hague (Den Haag in Dutch) is located on the west coast of the Netherlands in the province of South Holland. The population in The Hague is 500,000 and it has a temperate climate (though its proximity to the North Sea means that it is often windy). The city is the Dutch seat of government and home to the royal family, among other important Dutch institutions. The International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice are based in The Hague and it has been dubbed the International City of Peace and Justice due to the integral role the city has played in shaping international law and diplomacy. The Hague has a distinct international character due to the large number of international firms and organisations based there.

University Information

Founded in 2010 as part of Leiden University, Leiden University College is a liberal arts college based in the Hague that uses interdiscpilary teaching methods and a hands-on approach to learning. Students are challenged to understand relationships between fields of knowledge, and to approach complex issues from multiple and different perspectives. This means you are able to take subjects outside of (but related to) your discipline Leiden University College currently has around 600 students attending and has focus on international and cross-cultural communication.

Additional Information


Summary Table

Competitiveness Less competitive
Number of places open for application 4
Do UK students need a visa? Yes
Total estimated cost per semester in local currency
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8,000 EUR per semester. Check XE.com for currency exchange rate.
City type Medium city (100 k – 499 k)
Campus Type(s) Urban
Where do exchange students normally live? Private off-campus accommodation
Are exchange students guaranteed a place in University halls of residence? No
Which UoL semester would a student normally spend at this partner? Full academic year
Term Dates

Semester 1: September to January

Semester 2: January to June

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