Mission

Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Vision

Our vision is to be a premier U.S-based international university setting a distinct standard for global education. This vision is built on a foundation of excellence in teaching and enhanced by an international perspective that fosters dialogue, respect and understanding across boundaries and between peoples.

The educational endeavors in support of this vision are meeting the needs and enriching a global mix of learners within an ever-increasing network of students desiring a U.S. education in multiple parts of the world. The institution is committed to offering these students a distinct personal experience and building the resources required to achieve this vision. The actions of the institution are shaped by our core values.

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Celebrating A Century of Academic Excellence

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In 1915, the Sisters of Loretto had a bold vision of establishing a university that would admit and educate only women. Opening with five students, the institution’s first graduating class totaled just two women.

Today our community looks quite different than it did more than a century ago — and even different from when it was renamed Webster University in 1983.

Now, the University engages thousands of individuals living and working worldwide, honoring our legacy in the pursuit of academic excellence, equality and global citizenship.

Accreditations and Academic Quality Assurance

Webster University carries full institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is the highest-level accrediting agency for universities based in the United States’ north-central region.

We’ve maintained this accreditation since 1925, and this institutional accreditation applies to all locations where the University offers programs worldwide. Therefore, students at Webster Leiden earn the same degree as their American peers in the United States.

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Webster Worldwide

Our University stands out as one of the few institutions with its own network of campuses in cities on three continents and has a unified academic experience in all locations. The course catalog and the credit system are the same wherever one studies in our network.

Studying abroad allows students to fully immerse themselves in a new culture and language, as well as new ways of thinking. The decision to study abroad can be one of the most positive life-changing experiences one can make. Students returning home after their time abroad exhibit an enhanced sense of self-confidence and are ultimately better equipped for life after university.

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Our University’s main campus is in Webster Groves, located in St. Louis, Missouri. The campus is set in a sprawling park and offers state-of-the-art amenities and facilities. There are additional locations across the United States.

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Vienna, Austria

Webster Vienna Private University is in the Austrian capital center, in the beautiful historical Palais Wenkheim, which the city renovated in 2014 and transformed into modern learning facilities.

Leiden, Netherlands

Located within a short traveling distance from major cities like The Hague and Amsterdam, our Leiden campus in the Netherlands makes it easy to enjoy the surrounding vibrant and historically rich culture.

Athens, Greece

Visit the “cradle of civilization and democracy” by attending the University’s campus located in Athens, Greece, nestled at the foothills of the Acropolis and is within minutes of major museums and cultural venues.

Geneva, Switzerland

Webster Geneva is situated on the shores of the lake and at the foothills of the Swiss Alps, which means our students have the opportunity to visit and learn in one of our world’s most naturally beautiful and internationally diverse cities.

Tbilisi, Georgia

Webster Georgia is located in the capital city of Georgia in the heart of the South Caucasus between Europe and Asia.

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Webster Tashkent is located in the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, as well as the most populous city in Central Asia.

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Meet Our Faculty

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At Webster Leiden, our educators are creating effective change in the classroom and beyond. And with our small classroom settings, you’ll have access to personalized mentorship as these industry experts are united in providing you and your peers with the tools necessary for future success.

How to Find Us

Boommarkt 1, The Netherlands
2311 EA Leiden
+31 71 516 8000

Admissions

Naya Pessoa, Recruitment and Admissions Officer
pessoa@webster.nl

Jamie Wu, Recruitment and Admissions Officer
we@webster.nl

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Founded in 1915, Webster University is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Prepare for your next step and explore our community resources.

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