Internships, research and fieldwork
Each faculty and some study programmes have their own guidelines and procedures for internships, research and fieldwork abroad. Take a look under your faculty and programme tab for more information.
STREAM (Student Research Mobility Programme) is a new student exchange programme between Leiden University and 7 European universities who are all, like Leiden, members of LERU (League of European Research Universities).
The programme is intended for Leiden University students who are registered in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year of study and would like to take part in a research project at one of the following universities:
- Université Paris-Sud, France
- Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Lund University, Sweden
- Utrecht University, The Netherlands
- Université de Genève, Switzerland
- University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
Please note, that mobility requests between institutions located in the same country are not allowed within the framework of the STREAM programme.
- GPA of at least 3.2 (out of 4) (average grade: 7 or above)
- Minimum English level: B2
- Nominated by Leiden University
- Note: each research project may have its own additional requirements
Procedures and application
- Select a project from the website of one of the universities mentioned above.
- Submit your application and accompanying documents to your faculty’s Study Abroad/ Exchange Coordinator to request nomination for the STREAM programme.
- Have you been nominated? Then you can send your application to the STREAM coordinator at the European University in question (see contact details in list below).
- Once the university in question issues a final decision all parties will be notified.
Students who are selected may also be able to apply for an Erasmus+ for Traineeships grant.
For further information, please contact Ms. Usha Mohunlol, Leiden University's STREAM coordinator.
Assistant Professor, Leiden University
“I had the opportunity to supervise an amazing student, extremely motivated, very skilled, professional, and trustworthy. She designed an entire study on her own and managed to program a complex virtual reality task”.
University of Milan
Research at Leiden University: “Taking part to the STREAM programme had been a great opportunity to work in a true research project inside an international research group. This experience not only made me grow up under an academic point of view, but also gave me the opportunity to discover a new country and to meet people from all over the world”.
Marnix van de Sande
Research at University of Zurich: “The STREAM programme offered me the opportunity to experience research first-hand, which really helped me in discovering my own passions and qualities. I am really grateful that I got the chance to take part in an ongoing research project as a fresh BSc graduate. The experiences in the lab have given me a solid impression of what work in a biomedical research lab is like, and this helped me a lot in the choice for a master's degree. I have a much more realistic view of what life as a PhD student is like, and I now know better what to expect if I decide to continue in research”.
Faculty and programme information
Take a look under your faculty or programme tab for further information on internship, research of fieldwork opportunities and procedures for students on your study programme. Alternatively, make an appointment with your faculty's international exchange coordinator.
Check your destination
You may not do an internship, research or fieldwork 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.