University of Leiden




Leiden University (founded in 1575) is one of Europe’s foremost international research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts as well as for functions outside academia.

The guiding principles of the University are:

  • a strong international orientation
  • a research-intensive profile
  • education and research of the highest quality

Leiden University is proud of its core values:

  • freedom of spirit, thought and expression
  • independent development of knowledge
  • societal responsibility
  • integrity

The University’s motto is: Praesidium Libertatis, Bastion of Liberty.

In the coming years, Leiden University aims to make major contributions to society in the areas of prosperity, well-being and culture. Talent is indispensable to realising these ambitions. The University is therefore committed to both recruiting and developing talented individuals, from secondary school pupils and university students to young researchers and academics.

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2. Pay by Check

If you would like to send a check for the American Friends of the University of Leiden, please complete this form and make check payable to “The Netherland-America Foundation”. Please mail your check to:

     The Netherland-America Foundation
     505 8th Avenue, Ste 12A-05

     New York, NY 10018


FOR U.S. TAXES The Netherland-America Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible for the purpose of U. S. federal and state taxes, to the extent permitted by federal and state law. CHARITY NAVIGATOR Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, gave the NAF a 4-star rating-their highest-for “its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances, demonstrating to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

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