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Finding and arranging

An internship or research project abroad is not only a fun and educational experience, it's also a great asset to your CV. As job markets are becoming increasingly international, employers tend to view international experience as a big advantage. Read more about how to arrange an internship or project abroad.

Register in the Study Abroad portal

All students who are going abroad as part of, or in relation to their Leiden University studies, must register in the study abroad portal. By doing so, you enable the university to contact you in case of an emergency abroad. Register in the study abroad portal as soon as you have approval for your activity from your study programme.

Corona measures

If you are planning on studying abroad, the coronavirus situation can certainly be a cause for uncertainty. By following the advice and guidelines on the Health and Safety page, you can minimise any potential (financial) risks as much as possible. Still unsure whether it’s a good idea to study abroad at the moment? Read the university’s advice.

Also take a look at the study abroad and corona FAQs.

Take a look under your faculty or study programme tab for information about the options available for international internships or research projects and how to arrange approval and registration.

You can also find information on international activities that you can do as part of or alongside your studies on the study abroad website.

Going abroad during your Astronomy master's

As an Astronomy master's student, you have several opportunities for going abroad. You can either do this as part of your Astronomy master's curriculum, or as an extracurricular activity.

As part of your Astronomy study programme

You can do (part of) your Master's Research Project abroad at a partner university or research institute abroad. Be aware that this requires you to meet specific conditions, including but not limited to approval from the Astronomy Board of Examiners.

Click here to read about Astronomy master's student Lieke van Son, who performed part of her Master's Research Project in Rio de Janeiro.

Researching galaxies in Brazil for the Astronomy Master's Research Project.
Researching galaxies in Brazil for the Astronomy Master's Research Project.

Procedures and requirements

If you are planning to study abroad during your Astronomy master's, make sure that your are aware of all requirements and procedures.

Extracurricular activities

Extracurricular activities such as a Summer School will usually not result in any EC's for your Astronomy master's, but can nonetheless be highly valuable experiences for both your professional als well as your personal life.


If you have any questions about going abroad as an Astronomy bachelor´s student, always contact the Astronomy study advisor.

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