Why study at Webster?










Webster Leiden Campus is the only institute for Higher Education offering American-accredited degrees in the Netherlands. It offers both BA/BS (undergraduate) and MA/MBA (graduate and postgraduate) programs. Since its foundation in 1983, over 2,000 students from over 50 countries have graduated.

Webster Leiden’s five schools and colleges include Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology, Communications and Education & Fine Arts. In addition to undergraduate programs on subjects like Business Administration, Psychology and International Relations, students can pursue masters degrees in New Media Production, Cybersecurity and more. Several of these degrees can be earned not just in Leiden but online as well.

Webster Leiden currently has 350 students that represent over 50 nationalities and its alumni network numbers nearly 2,000 graduates. Webster Leiden’s staff and educators are fully committed to providing a multicultural academic experience. These key elements make it one of the most culturally diverse learning centers in not just the Netherlands but the entire world as well. Webster’s global focus and small class sizes (on average just 10 students) further contribute to the quality of its programs, which help students gain real world skills that will enable them to pursue fulfilling careers in Europe, their native countries or beyond.

Along with select courses available at its Webster Amsterdam WTC, students can take classes at the Webster Leiden Campus. A multitude of shops, bakeries, historic sites and museums can be found mere footsteps from its main entrance. Leiden’s numerous cozy cafes are also great places to catch up on some assigned reading or simply enjoy a leisurely afternoon lunch. After dark, Leiden’s taverns, theaters and music clubs spring to life. 

Leiden is also home to three movie theaters and the Leiden International Film Festival. The event, which takes place annually in October and November, features a program packed with not just some of the best arthouse films from Europe but big budget Hollywood flicks as well, often a few weeks prior to their release in the United States. October third, a yearly festival at the beginning of October, draws attendees from around the country and elsewhere. It commemorates the anniversary of the 1573 - 1574 Siege of Leiden during the Eighty Years' War with live performances, a carnival, historical reenactments, parades and other activities. Additional seasonal events like Monument Day allow locals and visitors alike to tour historic buildings or explore some of the city’s most interesting corners. On April 27th the Dutch celebrate King’s Day, a colossal celebration in late April that honors the birthday of king Willem-Alexander.

Those eager to experience what else in the Netherlands has to offer in addition to other European countries will find that Webster Leiden is a great place to do so. Webster Leiden Campus is located a short distance from Schiphol International Airport, one of the largest airports on the continent. The Netherlands’ extensive rail network makes it easy to reach not just Dutch cities like Rotterdam and Amsterdam but also Antwerp, Paris, Munich and many other exciting destinations.