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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.

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.

Check which exchange programmes are available to you

Before starting your search for suitable destinations, check on your faculty/study programme tab which types of exchange programmes are available to you. For example university-wide exchange programmes, faculty exchange programmes, or special exchange programmes only for students on your study programme.

Search for destinations

In our world map you can search through all Leiden University’s exchange agreements to find a destination that is compatible with your studies and interests. You can filter on the basis of country, exchange programme type, level, language and more. Once you have found an interesting destination, check the details carefully. Pay particular attention to the following sections:

  • Intended for students from: is this destination open to students from your study programme?
  • Important consideration: are there other important aspects you should consider, e.g. language requirements or semester dates?

Find your exchange destination via the world map! 

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. See the Health and Safety page for further information.

Gather more information

Student reports

In the student reports database you can find reports written by students about their study abroad experiences. You can filter the reports on the basis of country, faculty and type of activity abroad. This is a great way to learn more about what to expect when studying abroad in a particular country, field and institution.

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.
Photo: Joëlle Dekkers

Types of exchange programme available to you?

As a student of Leiden Law School, you can go abroad via the following types of exchange programme:

  • Faculty of Law exchange programmes
  • University-wide exchange programmes

Search for destinations in the world map

In our world map you can search for destinations by filtering on the basis of country, exchange programme type, level, language and more. Once you have found an interesting destination, check the details carefully. Pay particular attention to the following sections:

  • Intended for students from: is this destination open to students from your faculty/study programme?
  • Important considerations: are there other important aspects you should consider, e.g. language requirements or semester dates?

Find your exchange destination via the world map!

Criminology students 

Unfortunately, not all law faculties abroad offer criminology courses. Do you want to make sure you can follow criminology courses abroad? In the overview of Faculty of Law exchange programmes below you can check which partner universities offer courses for criminology (crim) students. In the world map you can also check this information by selecting a university then looking under 'fields of study'.

Other students' experiences 

When choosing your top 5 destinations, take a look at the reports written by students who have already been on exchange in the student reports database (log in with ULCN). Here students describe their experiences with partner universities in terms of communication, housing, costs, courses and more. You can also find handy tips for students and photos.

Overview: Faculty of Law exchange programmes

Here below is an overview of all Faculty of Law exchange programmes. You can full details of each programme in our world map.  

Country Semester Language Students Level
South Africa        
North-West University, Potchefstroom Jan/Feb-Jun afr, eng law BA/MA
Stellenbosch University Jan/Feb-Jun, Jul-Dec afr, eng law BA/MA
University of Pretoria Jan/Feb-Jun, Jul-Dec afr, eng law BA/MA
Country Semester Language Students Level
China        
China Foreign Affairs University Sep-Jan/Feb, Feb-Jul eng, chi law BA/MA
City University of Hong Kong Sep-Jan/Feb, Feb-Jul eng law BA/MA
China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing Sep-Jan/Feb, Feb-Jul eng, chi law BA/MA
East China University of Political Science and Law  Sep-Jan/Feb, Feb-Jul eng, chi law BA/MA
Law School of Shandong University Sep-Jan/Feb, Feb-Jul eng, chi law BA/MA
Peking University Sep-Jan/Feb, Feb-Jul eng, chi law BA/MA
Renmin University Sep-Jan/Feb, Feb-Jul eng, chi law BA/MA
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Sep-Jan/Feb, Feb-Jul eng, chi law BA/MA
Shanghai International Studies University Sep-Jan/Feb, Feb-Jul eng, chi law BA/MA
Tsinghua University Sep-Jan/Feb, Feb-Jul eng, chi law BA/MA
Indonesia        
Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya Sep-Jan, Feb-May eng, ind law BA/MA
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta Sep-Jan, Feb-May eng, ind law BA/MA
Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta Sep-Jan, Feb-May eng, ind law BA/MA
Israel        
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Sep-Jan, Feb-May eng, ara law BA/MA
Korea        
Sungkyunkwan university Law school Mar-Jun/July, Sep-Dec eng, kor law BA/MA
Lebanon        
Holy Spirit of Kaslik, Juniyah Sep-Jan, Feb-Jun eng, fre law BA/MA
Taiwan        
National Taiwan University Sep-Dec, Jan- May eng, man law BA/MA
Thailand        
Thammasat University Sep-Dec, Jan- May eng, thai law BA/MA
Country Semester Language Students Level
Australia        
Bond University, Gold Coast Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sep-Dec eng law/crim BA/MA
Monash University, Melbourne Feb-Jun, Jul-Nov eng law/crim BA/MA
University of Sydney Mar-Jun, Jul -Nov eng law BA/MA
Country Semester Language Students Level
Austria        
University of Vienna  Oct-Jan, Mar-Jun  ger law  BA
Belgium        
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Sep-Jan, Feb-Jun dut, eng law/crim BA/MA
Universiteit Gent  Sep-Jan, Feb-Jul dut, eng law/crim MA
University of Liège Sep-Jan, Feb-Jun dut, eng law/crim BA
Vrije Universiteit Brussel  Sep-Jan, Feb-Jul dut, eng crim BA/MA
Croatia        
University of Zagreb Oct-Feb, Feb-Jul croa, eng law BA/MA
Czech Republic        
Charles University in Praque  Oct-Feb, Feb-May eng law BA/MA
Denmark        
Aarhus University Aug-Jan, Feb-Jun dan, eng law MA
University of Copenhagen Aug-Jan, Feb-Jun dan, eng law BA/MA
Finland        
University of Helsinki Aug-Dec, Jan-Jul eng law BA/MA
France        
Jean Moulin - Lyon 3 University Sep-Jan, Jan-May fre, eng law BA/MA
Sciences Po, Paris Sep-Jan, Jan-May fre, eng law BA/MA
Université de Poitiers Sep-Jan/Jan-May fre law BA/MA
Université de Strasbourg Sep-Jan/Jan-May fre law BA
Université François-Rabelais Tours Sep-Jan/Jan-May fre, eng law BA
University Panthéon-Assas, Paris Oct-Jan/Feb-Jun fre law/crim BA/MA
Germany        
Heidelberg University Sep-Feb, Mar- Aug ger law/crim BA
Universität Hamburg Oct-Mar ger law/crim BA/MA
University of Göttingen Oct-Mar, Apr-Jul ger law/crim  BA
Greece        
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Sep-Feb,Feb-June gre, fre, eng, ger law BA
Hungary        
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest Sep-Jan, Feb-Jun hun, eng law BA/MA
Ireland        
National University of Ireland, Galway Sep-Dec, Jan-May  eng  law BA
Trinity College, Dublin Oct-Dec, Jan-may eng law  BA
University College, Cork Sep-Dec, Jan-Jun eng law/crim  BA/MA
Italy        
LUISS Guido Carli, Rome Sep-Feb, Mar-Jul ita, eng law  BA/MA
University of Bologna Sep-Feb, Mar-Jul ita, eng law/crim BA
University of Naples-Federico II Sep-Feb, Mar-Jul ita, eng law BA/MA
University of Siena Oct-Feb, Feb-Jul, Mar-Jul  ita, eng law BA/MA
Latvia        
University of Latvia Sep-Jan, Feb-Jul lat,eng law BA/MA
Norway        
University of Oslo Aug-Dec, Jan-Jul  nor, eng law/crim BA/MA
Portugal        
University of Coimbra Sep-Feb, Feb-Jul por law BA
Poland        
Jagiellonian University in Krakow Oct-Feb, Feb-Sep pol, eng, ger, fr law BA/MA
Romania        
University of Bucharest Oct-Feb, Mar-Jul rom, eng, fr law BA/MA
Russia        
National Research University Higher School of Economics Sep-Dec, Jan-Jun rus, eng law BA/MA
Serbia        
University of Novi Sad Oct-Jan, Feb-Jun ser, eng law BA/MA
Slovenia        
University of Ljubljana Oct-Jan, Feb-Jun  eng law  BA/MA
Spain         
Universidad de Granada Oct-Jan, Feb-Jun spa, cat law  BA
University of Barcelona Sep-Feb, Feb-Jun  spa, cat law BA/MA
University of Deusto, Bilbao Sep-Feb, Feb-Jun  spa, cat, eng law  BA
Sweden        
Lund University  Sep-Jan, Jan-Jun swe, eng law BA/MA
Uppsala University Aug-Dec/Jan, Jan-Jun swe, eng law BA/MA
Switzerland        
University of Fribourg Sep-Jan, Feb-May fre, ger, eng law  BA/MA
University of Zurich Aug-Jan, Feb-Jul ger law BA/MA
Turkey        
Bilkent University Sep-Jan, Feb-May eng, tur  law BA
Istanbul University Oct-Feb, Feb-Jul eng, tur  law  BA/MA
Koc University Sep-Jan, Feb-May eng, tur law BA
United Kingdom        
King’s College, London Sept-Jun eng  law/crim  BA
Queen Mary, University of London  Sep-Dec, (Jan-Apr) eng law  BA
University of Dundee, Scotland Sep-Dec, Jan-May eng  law BA
University of East Anglia, Norwich  Sep-Dec, Jan-Jun eng law BA
University of Edinburgh, Scotland Sep-Dec, Jan-May eng law BA
University of Essex Oct-Dec, Jan-Jun eng law BA/MA
University of Glasgow, Scotland Sep-Dec, Jan-May eng law BA
University of Oxford  Sep-Jun (2 semesters) eng  law BA
Country Semester Language Students Level
United States of America        
Boston University Law School, Massachusetts Aug-Dec, Jan-May eng

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BA/MA
Cornell Law School, Ithaca > geen plekken '22-'23 Aug-Dec, Jan-May eng

law

BA/MA
Indiana University Maurer School of Law Aug - Dec, eng law BA/MA
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Aug-Dec, Jan-May eng law BA/MA
The University of Texas at Austin Aug-Dec, Jan-May eng law/crim BA/MA
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law > geen plekken '22-'23 Aug-Dec, Jan-May eng law BA/MA
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco Aug-Dec, Jan-May eng law/crim BA/MA
University of Connecticut, Hartford Aug-Dec, Jan-May eng law BA/MA
University of Florida, Gainesville Aug-Dec, Jan-May eng law BA/MA
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Aug-Dec, Jan-May eng law BA/MA
Canada        
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Sep-Dec, Jan-May eng

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BA/MA

 

Country Semester  Language  Students  Level
Brazil        
University of Sao Paulo Feb-Jun, Aug-Dec por law BA/MA
Chile        
Universidad Diego Portales Feb-Jun, Aug-Dec spa law BA
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