International Students

Information for international students: scholarships, services, housing, jobs etc.

How do I have to register? What kind of city is Leiden? How do I find a place to live? What do I have to organise when I come to the Netherlands? Where do I obtain my visa? Do I need insurance?

All important information for international students before they come to Leiden, can be found on our website for prospective students and international students.


Leiden University offers a limited number of scholarships for students during their studies. In addition, if you are enrolled in full-time education, you may be entitled to a (performance-related) Dutch study grant.

Leiden University Scholarships>>

International Student Network

The International Student Network of Leiden is an organization hat supports international students in the Netherlands. Their goal is to help both foreign and internationally minded Dutch students to integrate with each other.

They organize parties, city trips longer trips and other general activities. ISN has a range of clubs and committees for students to find other individuals with similar interests. Within these clubs students can get together on a more regular basis and get to know new people.

ISN website