One-semester Exchange to Leiden University, the Netherlands

Exchange Period: Spring Semester 2018

Information about Leiden University

Leiden University (Dutch: Universiteit Leiden), located in the city of Leiden, is the oldest university in the Netherlands. The university was founded in 1575 by William, Prince of Orange, leader of the Dutch Revolt in the Eighty Years’ War. The Dutch Royal Family and Leiden University still have a close relationship; Queens Juliana and Beatrix and King Willem-Alexander are all former students.

The university is divided into six major faculties which offer approximately 50 undergraduate degree programs and over 100 graduate programs. In recent years the university has also expanded to The Hague which is home to Leiden University College The Hague a liberal arts and sciences college and the departments of Public Administration, International Relations and Politics. It occupies a number of buildings in the historic centre of the city including a college building in Lange Voorhout.

To know more about Leiden University, please visit here: http://www.leidenuniv.nl/

Who can apply for this exchange program?

All FSS undergraduate students with a GPA greater than 3.2 out of 4.0 (slightly below is acceptable) are eligible to apply. Candidates must have completed their first two years of study in UM by the start date of the exchange period.

Estimated Costs for One-Semester Exchange (Around 5 Months)

Students will pay their tuition fees to the University of Macau (no further tuition costs will be charged by the Leiden University) and meet all the expenses associated with this exchange, such as but not limited to, air tickets, visa application fee, boarding fee, subsistence etc.

On average, the estimated living expenses are around €860 – €1400 per month. For more details please visit below website provided by the Leiden University: http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/study-abroad-exchange/money-matters/living-expenses.html

** Please be reminded the estimated costs are for reference only. All depend on the lifestyle of the student.**

Application Period

4th – 20th September 2017

Documents of Application

  1. Application form (Download here)
  2. CV
  3. A Cover letter (Describing why you are interested in applying this exchange program and what your objective is; What are your strengths and weaknesses. Why should we pick you?)
  4. Transcript in English (since year 1) (Students are required to obtain an official transcript from the Registry)
  5. A certificate or official document of your English proficiency, i.e. TOEFL or IELTS scores (results could be submitted later if necessary)

IELTS Academic test: at least 6.5 / TOEFL test: 90 (internet-based) or 575 (paper-based). No institutional TOEFL test is accepted.

  1. Any other supportive documents that will help you get into this program.

Please note that all selected students have to apply visas on their own.

Please send the soft copy of a complete application package to Ms. Maisy Chao at maisychao@um.edu.mo and hand in one set of original copy to Ms. Maisy Chao at FSS General Office located in Room 4031, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21).

For inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Maisy Chao / Ms. Mandy Fong

Room 4031, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21)

Email: fss.exchange@um.edu.mo

Tel: 8822 4018 / 8822 4015