LUMC Global is fostering a model where research and education are intertwined. It has a focus on several selected centres worldwide.

The LUMC acts as a magnet for talent. We have a significant number of international students and encourage our students to gain international experience.

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Biomedical Sciences

  • Year 2, semester 1 or 2; courses at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Year 3, semester 1; half minors (Cuba, UK, Indonesia, France and Scotland) or find something yourself 
  • Research internship year 3;  16 weeks: student research project in Leuven, Belgium or Stockholm, Sweden for example


  • Half minors in year 3; (Cuba, UK, Indonesia, France, Scotland and Finland) or find something yourself 


Biomedical Sciences

  • Frontiers of Science (FOS) courses at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Research: Junior Research Project I or II; 6 to 9 months


  • Research: internship (Dutch: wetenschapsstage) 18 to 28 weeks in year 1 or 3 of the master
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Elective area year 6 (10 weeks)

Vitality & Ageing

  • Research: internship (10 weeks)


  • Elective area (10 weeks)
  • Research: internship (21 weeks)

Technical Medicine

  • Elective area
  • Research: internship


The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) believes in giving all her students the opportunity to go abroad. There are several options during the bachelor or master phase.

Read more about the opportunities for LUMC students to do their studies or part of their studies abroad.

Summer schools

Every year, the LUMC organises several high impact summer schools for (international) (PhD/MSc) students wanting to obtain specific knowledge and skills on specific topics.

Our upcoming summer schools will be available virtually.

Online courses

The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) offers a large variety of interesting free online courses in the field of medicine and about many other, often related topics. Feel free to join one!

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