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Where?

Leiden University has exchange agreements with universities all over the world. So there are plenty of destinations to choose from.

Search through the exchange programmes and find a destination that is compatible with your studies and interests.

Find your exchange programme!

Negative travel advice? Check your destination

You may not go on exchange in a country for which negative travel advice has been issued. Check here if your destination is safe. This webpage is in Dutch, but by entering the country name (Dutch spelling) you can view the safety status on a map. If your destination is red or orange, you may not go there.

Gather more information

Blackboard

On the Blackboard page Study Abroad Outside of Europe you can find extensive information about university-wide exchange programmes, including factsheets and reports written by students about their study abroad experiences. To access this information, log in, then click on 'enrol' in the left-hand menu. 

Study Abroad Festival

Launch your international adventure at the annual Study Abroad Festival. Find out more about the country in which you want to study, talk to students who have already studied abroad, attend faculty information sessions and much more.

Via your faculty or study programme

Click on your faculty or study programme tab for information on the destinations available via your own faculty or programme. 

Tips for choosing a destination

Be flexible

There are limited places available on exchange programmes, which means there is no guarantee you can go to your preferred destination. Remember that there are lots of great places to study abroad. We recommend that you don’t restrict your options by setting strict criteria.

What to take into account

  • The courses you want to follow: are they open to exchange students?
  • The language spoken and any language requirements: do you speak the language well enough? Or could you attain the required level by following a language course?
  • Cost of living: this can differ greatly from destination to destination, even within the same country. Do you have sufficient funds?
  • Special requirements due to disability or illness: can your destination meet your requirements? Also take a look at the Health and Safety page.
  • The atmosphere, culture and environment: do you prefer small scale or large scale, something completely different or something more familiar?
  • Equal treatment of all gender identities and sexual orientations: what is the situation in your destination? Take a look on ILGA.org.

For university-wide destinations, you can find the answers to many of these questions in the factsheets on the Blackboard page Study Abroad Outside of Europe. To access this information, log in, then click on 'enrol' in the left-hand menu. 

Click on your faculty or study programme tab for information on the destinations available via your own faculty or programme. 

Photo: Joëlle Dekkers

Europe: Erasmus+ programme

The exchange agreements in Europe are between various individual programmes of the Humanities' Faculty. For example, if you are studying French, you might, if you fulfil all requirements, apply for an exchange at universities that have an agreement with the BA French language and culture.

Erasmus+ partnerships are created for specific programmes and in specific subject areas. These exchange agreements are part of the Erasmus+ programme. Students that go on this type of exchange are eligible for an Erasmus+ scholarship.

The international office contact for students who want to go on an Erasmus+ exchange is the Outbound Student Advisor, Karin Aalderink. Please email her and she will provide you with more information.

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