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Faculties & Hogeschool

The study associations function within different faculties and educational institutions. These faculties and institutions are spread throughout the city of Leiden and The Hague. Leiden as an attractive campus city and The Hague as a center of administrative and political power make a beautiful combination. Below you can read about the different faculties of Leiden University, as well as the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Leiden.

The Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden is the leading academic institute for Archaeology in the Netherlands, and one of the largest in the world. The Faculty is an international front-runner, in the top ten of the QS World University Ranking, at subject level.


The Faculty has more than 170 staff and about 500 students. The Faculty also boasts around 130 PhD students and 40 post-doc. Their members come from every corner of the world.


The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is one of a total of seven faculties of Leiden University, located in The Hague.

It is an internationally acclaimed academic knowledge hub that studies world-wide issues from the varied perspectives of governance, politics, law, sociology and economics. They contribute to far-reaching socio-cultural debate through their acquired knowledge.

A wealth of expertise in the fields of philosophy, (art) history, the arts, literature, film and cultural sciences, religious studies, linguistics and multidisciplinary area studies results in a unique Faculty of Humanities.


The faculty offers an inspiring and international work environment with room for diversity and reform for employees and students from the Netherlands and abroad. It offers a wide range of education, with students being able to choose from no less than 26 Bachelor’s and 27 Master’s degree programmes. 


Leiden Law School is the oldest and one of the largest law schools in the Netherlands. 

The Faculty of Law has a full-time teaching staff of approximately 300 and enjoys an undisputed international reputation in a great number of fields. It is located both in Leiden and The Hague.

Ranked #26 in the world, Leiden University is the top Dutch law school according to the QS Law Ranking and #2 for Mainland Europe (2019) and # 27 in the THES Law ranking (2019)!

At the Faculty of Medicine/LUMC they strive to improve health care and the health of people.The health of the world's population is one of the greatest challenges of our time. LUMC believes that this challenge requires a clear vision and mission. With them, education, research and patient care are all under one roof.


Students are prepared for lifelong innovation and learning. Researchers are inspired and put their findings directly into practice. Patients can be confident that they will be helped according to the most current state of science.


The Faculty of Science is located at the Leiden Bio Science Park. It was founded more than two centuries ago and currently, more than 7400 people are working and studying at the eight institutes.

The research and education carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. 

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences brings together high-quality research and outstanding teaching in the disciplines of cultural anthropology, education and child studies, political science, psychology, science and technology studies, as well as in multidisciplinary approaches.

The shared essence of the Faculty’s teaching and research is that it is closely and inextricably connected with society through the questions and subjects addressed.

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Hogeschool Leiden is an open and accessible university of applied sciences where students have the freedom to make their own choices. At the university of applied sciences we stand for quality and we offer good and inspiring education.


Central to their approach is binding and engaging students, to ensure that students learn and continue to learn. In their courses they pay attention to personal development, the promotion of social responsibility and sustainability and the development of intercultural and international and multicultural competences.

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