An outward-looking attitude is vital in top-level teaching and research. Internationalisation is consequently of great important to Leiden University.

International staff

The internationalisation of the University is visible in its global partnerships together with the presence of students with different nationalities from different cultures. In addition, the University staff come from different countries and cultures. The University therefore wants to be an environment in which all staff feel at home, because the presence of talented international staff contributes to the quality of the University’s research and teaching.


There are a number of formal requirements for coming to live and work in the Netherlands. You may also have questions about accommodation, schools and all the issues at play when you are settling in a new environment.  

For questions about procedures and all matters relating to your arrival in Leiden and at the University, please contact your HR Department.

Further information

International staff

Last Modified: 17-02-2016