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Leiden University, Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs

Since its formation in 1575, Leiden University (LU) has carved a reputation for excellence that’s known around the globe. This is a space in which students become lifelong members of an influential and international research community, preparing for a rewarding future powered by LU’s elite learning culture.

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at LU stands at the leading edge of modern Security Studies. In a world plagued by natural disasters, terrorism and cybercrime, Leiden’s BSc in Security Studies is both relevant and impactful.

A convenient and connected study location

A truly unrivalled student experience

The Hague is a quintessential student city, hosting everything you need to make your European study experience truly unforgettable.

Whether you’re a cosmopolitan city lover or one who craves the natural world, there’s no need to break your back with the decision between city and beach when The Hague offers both. Breathe in that fresh sea air as you browse the city centre, with The Hague offering Scheveningen's eleven kilometres of sandy beach just a bike ride away. On top of this, many student and study associations contribute to a vibrant student life, ensuring every day is different from the last.

Nestled at the heart of the international city of peace, justice and security, LU’s Campus The Hague is the at the beating pulse of contemporary security and safety governance. This city is home to a vast array of international organisations – including the Peace Palace and the International Criminal Court – serving as a strategically located, dynamic student hub.

While some international applicants prefer to feed their quest for knowledge in the historic city of Leiden, others find a wealth of enrichment at The Hague. Here, you’ll find Leiden University College The Hague (LUC); the international Honours College of Leiden, and an intensive, small-scale institute offering innovative liberal arts and sciences programmes to dedicated students.

LUC’s motivation lies in building knowledge for a better world, and graduates of this renowned institution make a tangible difference in a complex global environment.

At the vanguard of 21st century security studies