Some 9% of the student body in the Netherlands has come here to study from abroad, according to new figures out just this week. But students have more than Dutch colleges and universities to choose from. Webster University in Leiden, for example, is the only certified US university in the Netherlands, offering both bachelor and master’s courses taught by experts in their field.
Leiden is a city with a rich past and a bright future – where you see students, bicycles, canals and charming buildings all in one place. The city has been a centre of historical and commercial importance for centuries, where new ideas and philosophies were explored and education cultivated. This heritage of education is still very much alive today.
In the heart of Leiden is Webster University, the only certified US university in the Netherlands. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degree courses in business management, the behavioural and social sciences, international relations, and media and communications to a small, highly motivated and international group of students.
Webster students are encouraged by both staff and professors to develop their leadership skills. This might include starting up a new club to participate in, attending the university’s Signature lectures on a variety of current affairs, or creating a piece of art to be shown at the Art gallery in the Living and Learning Center. Student life at Webster is filled with discoveries, interaction with people from all over the world and new experiences.
‘Our classes are small, you really get to know your teachers and it is a great way to build up an international network,’ says spokeswoman Joijcelyn Hoost.
And if you are already forging ahead with your career, Webster even has an Amsterdam annex where you can study for an MBA or other Master’s programme part time.
On October 10, Webster is holding an open day for prospective students at its Leiden campus where you can learn about its degree courses, study options, flexibility and what you can expect from the only accredited American University in the Netherlands.
You will also be able to meet heads of department, students, staff and faculty members. Sign up online.