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Are you at a crossroads in your career and looking for a path that encourages your professional growth and personal development? Discover the opportunities for continuing education at Leiden University of Applied Sciences, located in the vibrant heart of this historic city. Our education, training and courses offer flexibility, hands-on knowledge and support tailored for working professionals like yourself.

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Welcome to our campus

Leiden UAS

On our campus, we create an inspiring environment with modern facilities and inviting study spaces, perfectly suited to your learning needs.

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Type of education

Successful studying

At our institution, you are at the forefrontcentre: whether you aim to deepen your craftsmanship or venture into a new direction. We focus on your professional and personal growth.

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We are here for you

Learn, Work, Grow

Balancing further education or taking a course alongside your work or other commitments can sometimes present challenges. From sessions with a psychologist to practical workshops, we are here to help you succeed in your further education.

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Why Leiden?

Ten Compelling Reasons

  1. The Beautiful Leiden: Leiden, a city steeped in history and culture, with a vibrant student community and a rich academic atmosphere. Enriched with engaging cultural and social activities.
  2. Accessibility: Leiden University of Applied Sciences offers various special programmes for working professionals, including side-entrants and those looking to expand or deepen their skills.
  3. Top Scores: We are a 'top-rated programme' with an above-average score for content, instructors, and atmosphere, based on high scores in the Keuzegids HBO (Higher Education Guide) 2022-2024.
  4. Flexibility and Balance: Our evening courses and online modules are specifically designed for working professionals, allowing you to study without disrupting your work or family life.
  5. Practical Applications: With our courses, you develop not only theoretically but also practically. You will work with tools and techniques that you can immediately apply within your current field of work.

6.  Industry Experts as Instructors: Learn from knowledgeable instructors actively engaged in the field, providing you with practical insights and skills alongside theory.

7. Central Location: Our university, situated in the Leiden Bio Science Park and near various healthcare and educational institutions, offers many opportunities for collaboration, internships, and research. 

8. Study Support: The university provides study guidance, tutoring, and other supportive services to assist you in your academic progress.

9. Networking Opportunities: During your part-time studies, you can connect with fellow students and instructors, all working in the same field, fostering valuable professional connections.

10. Career Opportunities: A part-time education enhances your prospects for promotion, career changes, or advancement within your current field.

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1. Historical Charm: 
Leiden is renowned for its beautiful historic city centre with canals, monumental buildings, and picturesque streets. As a student, you can enjoy the ambiance of centuries-old architecture while strolling or cycling through the city.

2. Vibrant and Inviting: 
With two major universities - Leiden University and Leiden University of Applied Sciences - Leiden stands out as a student city. It bustles with activities such as student associations, cultural events, sports clubs, and vibrant nightlife. Whether you study full-time or part-time at Leiden University of Applied Sciences, you'll find an abundance of warmth and dynamism in the city.

3. Always Something to Experience: 
Despite being a relatively small city, Leiden offers a rich cultural experience. With museums, theatres, cinemas, music venues, and festivals, there's always something to experience. Next to that, Leiden is conveniently located between major cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam.

More information on the Dutch page

For more detailed information on Further Education, please visit our Dutch page by pressing 'Nederlands' at the top of this page.