Universiteit Leiden

World Rankings

  • THE World University Ranking (2018–19) 68


  • Universiteit Leiden (Leiden University) is the oldest university in the Netherlands, founded in 1575 as a gift from William of Orange to the residents of Leiden.
  • With a tradition of freedom of religious belief, the university has fostered great philosophers such as Spinoza and Descartes.
  • Today the university offers 46 Bachelor degree programmes and 70 Master's programmes, from seven faculties: Archaeology; Humanities; Medicine; Law; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Science.


Universiteit Leiden, PO Box 9500 , 2300 RA Leiden , The Netherlands