Organisations and links
There are many organisations that can provide you with information on the various aspects of studying abroad. We have listed a few of them for you here.
International exchange coordinators
Do you have a specific question that wasn’t addressed during the international exchange coordinators’ presentation? Contact your faculty or study programme's international exchange coordinator.
On the Aon Student Insurance website you can find out about the insurance policies available for studying and internships abroad. You can also contact Aon with general health insurance questions.
Information about specific destinations
Study in America
Would you like to study in America? The Fulbright Center can advise you about scholarship programmes and many other aspects of studying in the US, for example the education system and the costs involved.
Study in Morocco
Does Morocco appeal to you? The Netherlands Morocco Institute offers a minor in Culture and Society in Morocco.
Study and internships in Cairo
The Netherlands Flemish Institute in Cairo offers study and internship opportunities in Cairo, including a 30 EC Middle East Studies programme. The programme includes Arabic language classes.
Study in Europe: EUniWell
Leiden University is now a member of EUniWell, an alliance that unites seven universities and 102 partners across seven regions of Europe. EUniwell’s mission is to understand, improve, measure and rebalance the well-being of individuals, our community and society as a whole. In the coming years, the alliance will promote long and short-term student mobility, both virtual and physical. It plans to offer joint degree programmes that will allow students to move between the seven partner universities. Go to the EUniWell website to learn more and to stay up to date.
Many partner universities require you to take a language test to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study with them. Visit the websites of the British Council (IELTS test) and ETS Global (TOEFL test) to find out about the different tests and how you can prepare for them.
Leiden University Services
Would you like to improve your English (or another language) before going abroad? Find out how the Academic Language Centre can help.
Do you want to find out how time spent abroad can enhance your career opportunities? Or are you looking for (international) career advice? The Career Service can tell you more.
Looking for an interesting summer or winter school? Here you can find out about the options available.
Would you like to gain international experience in the most sustainable and environmentally-responsible way possible? The student coordinators from Leiden University Green Office can provide you with inspiration and ideas for reducing your ecological footprint when going on exchange.
Some faculties offers the opportunity to do internships abroad. Take a look under your faculty tab on the study abroad website or talk to your international exchange coordinator for further information.
Entire master's programme
Do you want to do an entire master's programme abroad? The SAF is primarily intended for Leiden University students who want to do an exchange programme, internship or research project abroad. There are no presentations specifically on doing an entire master's abroad. However, a number of the above-mentioned organisations can provide you with information, for example the Fullbright Center for study in the US.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide information about visas at the SAF. Conditions and procedures vary greatly depending on your nationality and destination. Once you are admitted to an exchange programme, you will receive information about visa procedures. You can also request information from your destination country's embassy or consulate.