About us

SCIS for international staff

SCIS helps you on your way at Leiden University!

Making the choice to move to a new country can be a huge step in your career, a wonderful opportunity to work and collaborate with peers at the other side of the world or in a neighboring country. At Leiden University we understand that apart from the excitement of being able to do the research of your choice, moving to and settling in a new country can also feel like quite a challenge at the same time. Therefore we have a specialized team at SCIS who will be your guide throughout the whole process of your move to and stay in the Netherlands. Our SCIS officers will contact you before you move to the Netherlands and after your arrival you are welcome to stop by at our office during our open office hours between 8.30-12.30 on weekdays. If you prefer you can also schedule an appointment with us in the afternoon.

SCIS will lend you a helping hand in:

  • visas and permits
  • taxes
  • health insurance
  • housing
  • other immigration requirements 

Service Centre International Staff Leiden University (SCIS)
You can find us at:

Rapenburg 70, room c.0.02
po box 9500, 2300 RA Leiden
Tel: +31 071 527 7300

We work together with a number of housing associations. 

SCIS Team Housing

We are Simone (left) and Saskia (right) and together we are ''Team Housing'' of SCIS.

Enthusiastic, thoughtful, helpful and creative, we are here to assist you in finding accommodation in Leiden and the surrounding area. Although this is sometimes quite a challenge, we always remain positive.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us!