About Leiden University

Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of the leading international research universities in Europe. It has seven faculties and a campus in both Leiden and The Hague. Its motto is Praesidium Libertatis – Bastion of Freedom. The five disciplinary clusters in which Leiden University and the Leiden University Medical Center excel are: - Fundamentals of Science - Life Sciences - Health and Wellbeing - Law, Politics and Administration - Languages, Cultures and Societies The University’s academic partners in the province of Zuid-Holland are Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. Within Europe, Leiden University works intensively with the other members of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

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“I found the ILLP a challenging programme that can be very useful for those who like to work within an organisation or who would like to make a difference in this world. I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about my personality and about how to use my competences to lead.” 

Carmen Echeverria (MA Law) 

“The programme was really awesome. You learn so much about yourself. Your qualities, your personality and more importantly, the areas in which you can improve to boost your leadership qualities. You are surrounded by ambitious, motivated and inspiring people from whom you learn so much throughout this programme. 

I think that every motivated and ambitious student who is willing to dedicate him/herself to this programme will benefit from it in the long term. I would recommend it to everyone!” 

Nauman Janjua (MA International Studies) 

The International Bachelor in Psychology in Leiden has a very close connection to research. The teachers are experts in their fields of study. It’s interesting to learn from these people. You can ask questions and receive the best information. 

Alexander Skowron (BA Psychology) 

"My motivation to follow this master programme was to expand my services as a consultant with cybersecurity expertise to support organisations in the healthcare sector. Cybersecurity requires a holistic approach in a complex and digital world. To me, this programme provided fundamental building blocks to further develop knowledge in the cybersecurity domain. Also, the programme boosted my personal skills and offers a valuable network of experts." 

Joep van den Aker (IT interim manager, cyber security & privacy and alumnus)