Specialised programmes

These programmes are tailored to students with a particular interest in law, Dutch language and culture, humanities, (bio)medical sciences, or a strong interest in research:

Leiden Law Courses

At Leiden Law School – the largest law faculty in the Netherlands – you can follow a variety of courses at both bachelor’s and master’s level. 

Dutch Language and Culture

Learn all about the Dutch language and culture in our intensive one-year Dutch Studies programme – no prior knowledge of Dutch is needed! Please, bear the number of places available is limited.
Alternatively, you can take Dutch language courses before or during your programme.


Our Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of subjects. You can compose your own programme or you can choose among a number of course packages that are thematically connected, have complementary course schedules, and total 15 EC each. You can apply for two packages or for one package and additional courses from the Faculty's individual courses list.

Biomedical and Medical Options

At Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) you can choose from a variety of options ranging from regular bachelor degree courses to master level research internships.

STREAM (Student Research Mobility Programme)

Would you like to take part in a research project? STREAM is a student exchange programme between Leiden University and 6 European universities who are all, like Leiden, members of LERU (League of European Research Universities).
STREAM is aiming at students who have a high interest in conducting research during their study period.


The EuroScholars programme targets talented undergraduate students from the USA and Canada who are keen to pursue a research career. You are immersed in an interactive research environment and get the chance to conduct innovative research at the cutting edge of human knowledge.

Last Modified: 08-02-2017