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Universiteit Leiden

50 Overall Reviews
3.83 / 5 based on 180 reviews
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Dave
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Law, Undergraduate, ISEP (International Student Echange Program), Washington DC,
Universiteit Leiden
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Why didn't I start travelling earlier? I would take a footy next time.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Very, the quality of education is very high if you actually want to study but most importantly, there are a lot of quality people around who are open minded and you have access to so many new things, especially from the perspective of an australian for whom the distances to destinations are usually so much greater. The number one point however was living with and getting to know like minded people who were up for everything but came from such diverse backgrounds.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
2
Final comments
TRAVEL TIPS Eurail pass is a waste of time from here, you are better off buying single tickets each time if you want to avoid pressuring yourself to use up all the tickets. You can buy a student train pass (for around 70 fl- in 1998) which will get you discounted train fares around the whole benelux area. I don't know if they still do it but KLM used to put out cheap flights on their web page which were valid for travel the following day. A lot of people found they could set aside a few days and buy a ticket to the best/highest value destination. Leiden had a supermarket (near the police station) with a student travel agency inside, that offered very cheap student flights around europe. We also found it was relatively cheap to get a group of 4 students and rent a new car (eg golf) ...
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lirdal
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, International, Graduate, LL.M.
Universiteit Leiden
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
How difficult it is to find accomodation in Leiden.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
2
Costs
3
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
The good reputation of this university is mainly due to its friendly and professional academic staff, so it's easy to take the most of its expertise.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Arrange your accomodation much before you arrive, try to leave or have contact with Dutch students (it's difficult, but really worth it) and take profit of the Dutch railway system to travel all around the Benelux!
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A tailor-made university for your individual career and educational ambitions
Mario
Netherlands, Undergraduate
International Relations
Universiteit Leiden
4.0/5
Overall
If Leiden University could be summarized in two concepts, I would say those are freedom of choice and diversity. On the one hand, I have been offered an incredibly wide range of educational options in Leiden. You can choose to learn a language (from Mandarin to Dutch), to follow a Minor that further helps you to specialize in an area of expertise, to study at the Honours academy and develop high-level skills, or to integrate in student life by participating as a member of their multiple associations (for example, BASIS or CIROS), and gaining in their positions lots of working experience. On the other hand, Leiden University has a vibrant international and diverse environment, very suitable for students coming from abroad, and for those hoping to broaden their horizons by learning from multiple perspectives. In short, I think Leiden University is an amazing place to feel at home in an international environment, while having the opportunity to become the graduate student or professional you want to be, with almost complete freedom.
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Pros
Freedom of choice, lots of opportunities, diverse and inclusive environment, high-quality and demanding education
Cons
Sometimes tight deadlines and high workloads
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A tailor-made university for your individual career and educational ambitions
Mario
Netherlands, Undergraduate
International Relations
Universiteit Leiden
4.0/5
Overall
If Leiden University could be summarized in two concepts, I would say those are freedom of choice and diversity. On the one hand, I have been offered an incredibly wide range of educational options in Leiden. You can choose to learn a language (from Mandarin to Dutch), to follow a Minor that further helps you to specialize in an area of expertise, to study at the Honours academy and develop high-level skills, or to integrate in student life by participating as a member of their multiple associations (for example, BASIS or CIROS), and gaining in their positions lots of working experience. On the other hand, Leiden University has a vibrant international and diverse environment, very suitable for students coming from abroad, and for those hoping to broaden their horizons by learning from multiple perspectives. In short, I think Leiden University is an amazing place to feel at home in an international environment, while having the opportunity to become the graduate student or professional you want to be, with almost complete freedom.
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Pros
Freedom of choice, lots of opportunities, diverse and inclusive environment, high-quality and demanding education
Cons
Sometimes tight deadlines and high workloads
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Jing
Zhejiang University, Hengzhou, China
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, Independent
Universiteit Leiden
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
host lanuage: Dutch
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
First of all,the international student profile could have been more diversified. Secondly, the scholarship should have been more available, as a Chinese student I couldn't access to any scholarship in the second year! The email university distribute should have been in both Dutch and English instead of only in Dutch. Last but not least, the university could have done better in help the students with finding interships.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
go2eu is a wonderful site for Chinese students to access traveling information on where to go, when to go and how to go cheaply! :)
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ana
Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universiteit Leiden
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
The courses offered by the university
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
1
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
This is a good university that let you access to many sources (library, computers, internet,..) But if you want to take advantage of it you should be street smart.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Studying abroad is a great experience! You will learn to express yourself in another language and, also, to be more independent, you will meet nice people from different countries...you should try!
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