An enterprising University of Applied Sciences

Welcome to University of Applied Sciences Leiden

University of Applied Sciences Leiden (UAS Leiden, in Dutch: hogeschool Leiden) is a medium-sized University of Applied Sciences with approximately 7.800 students and 700 employees. We encourage and support students to develop their knowledge and skills in order to prepare them for their future career. University of Applied Sciences Leiden provides education that makes a difference. Passion, talent and human standards are important values to us. UAS Leiden pays attention to individual students, believes in open communication and focuses on practical training.

Our Faculties and Programmes

UAS Leiden offers Bachelor Programmes, Master Programmes, Postgraduate Programmes, Associate Degree Programmes and trainings in five faculties:

  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Social Work and Applied Psychology
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Management and Business
  • Faculty of Technology

Here you can find an overview of our Bachelor Programmes

Applied Research

UAS Leiden has 'lectors' and one 'Kenniskring'. These lectors occupy chairs at our University of Applied Sciences and are at the centre of a network called 'kenniskring'. Our lectors conduct applied research in a specific area of expertise and maintain contacts within the relevant branch of business or industry. The areas of expertise of our 12 lectors are Anthroposophical Health Care, Mental Health Care, Inclusive Education, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, Innovative Molecular Diagnostics, Youth Care and Youth Policy, People with Chronic Illnesses, Talent Management and Future Research in ICT, Nature and Development Child, Professionalism and Productivity and PR & Social Media.

International Activities

Internationalization of education is one of our ambitions. Look here for a summary of our internationalization policy issues for the period 2008-2012. As participant in the Lifelong Learning Programme, UAS Leiden cooperates with more than 30 institutions for higher education throughout Europe and beyond. Students from foreign education institutions with which we cooperate are welcome at UAS Leiden to participate in our international minors.

Our institution is a centre of expertise with regard to projects in the field of development cooperation.
Since 1995 we have been active in a variety of countries, including Guatemala, Uganda, South Africa and Ghana. We cooperate with education institutions in these countries and other consortium partners in "training-the-trainers", thus strengthening and building capacity in education.


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