Policy and regulation

Educational Profile Leiden University

Leiden University’s Institutional Plan 2015-2020 ‘Freedom to Excel' sets out a number of strategic goals and ambitions in the field of education, research, social responsibility and academic entrepreneurship.


Course and Examination Regulations (OER)

The Course and Examination Regulations (Onderwijs- en Examenregeling, OER) describes the most important rights and duties of students with regards to the content of their programmes, the validity period of exams, the type of exams, exemptions and admissions, and student counseling.


Board of Examiners

Each degree programme has its own Board of Examiners. Some degree programmes, however, share their Board of Examiners with other programmes.


All about Academic Integrity

It is essential that all universities adhere to the principle of integrity in academic practice. Academic research must enjoy the full trust of other researchers and of society.


Student Charter

This version is a translation of the Dutch, official “Studentenstatuut”. It informs Leiden University students (who are enrolled in an regular government funded degree programme) about what they can expect from the University and what the University expects from them.


Study success report

One of the top priorities of Leiden University’s 2010-2014 Institutional Plan ‘Inspiration and Growth’ is promoting study success. The need for an improved rate of study success derives from our vision on education as articulated in the Institutional Plan.


Leiden Register

The Leiden Register has a recording function, but it also forms the basis for testing the programmes offered against the Leiden quality standards and quality assurance requirements. All the study programmes offered in Leiden are included in the register.


Academic Affairs

The Department of Academic Affairs (Academische Zaken, AZ), a component of the Administration and Central Services, is responsible for devising strategy and advising the Executive Board on policy regarding broad issues such as teaching, research, internationalisation, collaboration and legislation.