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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  (only for biomedical students)
  • Year 3, semester 1; half minors (Cuba, UK, Indonesia, Scotland and Tanzania) or find something yourself 
    • 4 different cities in UK: Edinburgh, Galway, Dublin, Newcastle  
  • Research internship year 3;  16 weeks: student research project in Leuven, Belgium or Stockholm, Sweden for example
    • A lot is possible if you arrange it yourself
  • Summer/Winter schools → see link


  • Half minors in year 3; (Cuba, UK, Indonesia, Scotland, Finland and Tanzania) or find something yourself 
    • 4 different cities in UK: Edinburgh, Galway, Dublin, Newcastle
    • Helsinki (Finland) is only for medicine students
  • Summer/Winter schools → see link



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

Population Health Management

  • Multiple options can be discussed for studying abroad during this international master’s programme


The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) believes in giving all her students the opportunity to go abroad. 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.

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!