Physics in Leiden for students from abroad

About The Leiden Physics Institute (LION)

The Leiden Institute of Physics has about 30 staff members who are all involved in both research and education. Within the institute, experimental (about 70%) and theoretical (about 30%) research is conducted, in both cases of a fundamental character. The educational system prepares for this type of research which is also called curiosity-driven.


Leiden is very strong in Fundamentals of Science, with research ranging from quantum effects on Nano scale to the origin of the universe (cosmology), but also physics of life processes. Leiden has already brought forward three Nobel price winners: Lorentz, Zeeman and Kamerlingh Onnes!


Master of Physics: program & specialisations

For a detailed description of the study program see:


Summer School Modern Physics 10-20 July 2016


General Information

General Information for prospective exchange/study abroad students


Exchange/Study abroad programme


Erasmus Contracts


Admission, Application and Tuition fees

Admission requirements and application


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Tuition Fees



LExS scholarship

LION scholarship


Practical Information & Contact

Practical Information


International Office


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