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Heard and seen

At Leiden University of Applied Sciences, we see who you are, what you can do, and what you need. We also recognise what our society requires. Bearing this in mind, students, teachers, researchers, and professionals come together to shape the future.


Learn all about your studies at Leiden UAS and our exchange programmes.

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Leiden University of Applied Sciences

The Dutch education system features two types of institution of higher education: research universities and universities of applied sciences. Leiden UAS is a university of applied sciences. 

We offer Bachelor's and Master's programmes, exchanges programmes, and (post-graduate) courses and we perform applied research in a variety of domains ranging from healthcare and social work to economics, and from technology to education. Our education is focused on competencies, offers freedom of choice and challenges students to realise their potential. We encourage and support students in developing their knowledge and skills so that they are well prepared for their future careers.

With an eye on tomorrow

We are a modern educational institution and learning community, more than just a transmitter of knowledge, but also a place that shapes our students. This is where lifelong development is the starting point. In this way, we aim to equip our students with all the tools they need to make a valuable contribution to society.

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The ECHE and Erasmus+

Following the submission of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education and based on our latest performance within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, Leiden University of Applied Sciences has been successfully assessed by the National Agency for Erasmus+ (Nuffic). The European Commission has therefore decided to award Leiden UAS with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) for the period of the Erasmus+ Programme which runs from 2021-2027. 

Exchange programme at Leiden UAS

Leiden UAS has cooperations and agreements with institutions within and without the confines of the European Union and Erasmus+ programme. All students from foreign institutions with which we have an exchange agreement, are welcome to come to Leiden UAS to participate in our Exchange programme.

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Faculties and programmes

Leiden UAS offers Bachelor's programmes, Master's programmes, Exchange programmes, (post-graduate) courses, associate degree programmes and other types of education in five faculties: 

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

Leiden UAS has associate professors (lectoren in Dutch). These associated professors occupy chairs, and are at the centre of a network referred to as a kenniskring (or 'knowledge circle'). Our associate professors conduct applied research in a specific area of expertise and maintain contacts with the relevant branch of business or industry. The four main areas (in Dutch) of interest for applied research programmes are Youth, Health, Life Science and Sustainable Organisation.