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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

The corona measures may affect your travel plans. Read more on the Studying in times of corona website.

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 student programme.

Search for destinations

  • You can search for university-wide exchange programmes in Teams. Submit a request to join the Study Abroad University-wide Exchange programmes Team.
  • You can search for faculty exchange programmes or special exchange programme only for students on your study programme by following the instructions on your faculty or study programme tab.

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 Study Abroad University-wide Exchange programmes Teams omgeving 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

Where to go

We want to encourage you to study abroad. Are going abroad for an internship, but you do not have a destination yet? Please see the list below. The LUMC has collaborations and/or good experiences with most, but not all (for instance, there are no official agreements with the Ivy League universities), of the institutes mentioned below. The list is organised by cooperation agreements. You can contact the institution of your choice yourself. Within the Eurolife consortium, there are agreements for exchanging students. If you want to go to one of the Eurolife partners, please contact the coordinator Internationalisation.

Karolinska Institutet

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor year 2: exchange both semesters 
    bachelor year 3: bachelor internship
    master: Frontier of Science courses, JRP1 of JRP 2
  • Medicine
    master: scientific internship
  • Vitality and Ageing 
    research internship
  • Pharmacy
    scientific internship

Universitat de Barcelona 

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor year 3: bachelor internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  • Medicine
    master: scientific internship
  • Vitality and Ageing 
    research internship
  • Pharmacy
    scientific internship

University of Edinburgh

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor year 3: half minor
    bachelor year 3: bachelor internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  • Medicine
    bachelor jaar 3: half minor
    master: scientific internship, medical internship
  • Vitality and Ageing 
    research internship
  • Pharmacy 
    scientific internship

Trinity College Dublin

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor year 3: bachelor internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  • Medicine
    master: scientific internship
  • Vitality and Ageing 
    research internship
  • Pharmacy 
    scientific internship

Medizinische Universität Innsbruck

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor year 3: bachelor internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  • Medicine
    master: scientific internship
  • Vitality and Ageing 
    research internship
  • Pharmacy 
    scientific internship

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor year 3: bachelor internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  • Medicine
    master: scientific internship
  • Vitality and Ageing
    onderzoekstage
  • Pharmacy 
    scientific internship

Semmelweis University

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor year 3: bachelor internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  • Medicine
    master: scientific internship
  • Vitality and Ageing 
    research internship
  • Pharmacy
    scientific internship

Université de Strasbourg

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor year 3: bachelor internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  • Medicine
    master: scientific internship
  • Vitality and Ageing 
    research internship
  • Pharmacy
    scientific internship

Universität Heidelberg

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor year 3: bachelor internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  • Medicine
    master: scientific internship 
  • Vitality and Ageing
    research internship
  • Farmacie
    scientific internship 

KU Leuven

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor year 3: bachelor internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  • Medicine
    bachelor year 2: 10 weeks courses
    master: research- and medical internships 
  • Vitality and Ageing
    research internship
  • Farmacie 
    scientific internship 

University Sydney

  • Biomedical Sciences
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  •  Medicine
    master: research- and medical internships  
  • Vitality and Ageing 
    research internship
  • Farmacie 
    scientific internship 

University of Melbourne

  • Biomedical Sciences
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  •  Medicine
    master: research- and medical internships 
  • Vitality and Ageing
    research internship
  • Farmacie 
    scientific internship 

University of Adelaide

  • Farmacie
    research internship

Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de la Havana

  • Medicine
    bachelor: half minor
    master: scientific internship, medical internship huisartsgeneeskunde

St-Georges, University of London

  • Biomedical Sciences
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  •  Medicine
    master: scientific internship
  • Vitality and Ageing 
    research internship
  • Farmacie 
    scientific internship

University of Portsmouth

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor: internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2

Newcastle University

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor: internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2

National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Biomedical Sciences
    bachelor: internship
    master: JRP 1 of 2

Universitas Indonesia

  • Biomedical Sciences
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  • Medicine
    bachelor year 3: half minor
    master: scientific internship

Ahmad Dahlan University

  • Geneeskunde
    master: scientific internship

Universitas Hasanuddin

  • Geneeskunde
    master: scientific internship

Nagasaki University

  • Biomedical Sciences
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  •  Medicine
    master: research- and medical internships 
  • Vitality and Ageing
    research internship
  • Farmacie 
    scientific internship

National University Singapore

  • Biomedical Sciences
    master: JRP 1 of 2
  •  Medicine
    master: research- and medical internships 
  • Vitality and Ageing 
    research internship
  • Farmacie 
    scientific internship
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