Leiden University Medical Center

A. Medicine Courses (Period: Sept.- Dec. 2016)

  • Mechanisme of Disease I
  • Mechanisme of Disease II
    • Max.participants: 6 students
      • 2 students will get full grant for acommodation and living cost from Erasmus
      • 2 students will get grant for airlines
      • 2 students will have to bear all the cost
      • Transfer Credits
        1. the transfer of credits from MD1/2 into the elective module in FKUI curriculum (don’t need to repeat the basic clinical skill exams but only to repeat the courses)
        2. this offer apply for regular medical students only

B. Half Minor Program (Period: Sept. – Nov. 2016)

  • Max.participants: 20 students
    • 2 students will get full grant for acommodation and living cost from Erasmus
    • 2 students will get grant for airlines
    • Other students will have to bear all the cost


GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 and at least 2 years of prior academic study (Half Minor), 1 or 2 years of prior study (MD1/2)


  • IELTS Academic test: 6.5
  • TOEFL test: 90 (internet based test) or 575 (paper based test)
    • Test have to be recent, not older than 2 years, institutional TOEFL is not acceptable

Credit Earning:
The Mechanisms of Disease course I & II are both 6 weeks each and both worth 7 credits
The Half Minor courses are 10 weeks each and worth 15 credit per course

Required document:

  • Motivation letter (500-1000 words, A4)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Passport
  • Capture of SIAK NG

Students Experience:

Leiden Half-Minor Review
Maria Rossyani E. (Rossy) – Universitas Indonesia class of 2009

image2 (1)I came to experience the half-minor program offered by Leiden University by a stroke of luck. My supervisor in my local university is in long-standing partnership with another professor from Leiden University. I was one of the two people from Universitas Indonesia who finally went and experienced the program this year. It was really a one-of-a-kind course and I wished more people have come and get this great learning experience.

The course that I took is Infections in Health and Disease. Each two weeks, there are a major theme and an exit exam/assignment. By no means it was to be considered obsolete, it was challenging and fun, and demand both hard work and creativity. The topic that this half-minor cover include primary immunodeficiency, vaccination, and host-pathogen interaction, to mention a few. We went deep into the basic science of immunity, as well as applying it clinically. As a medical student with deep interest in biomedicine, it was a fun switch to go through. We were always guided by experts in the fields, so our knowledge is ever-expanding.

I particularly enjoyed several rare opportunities presented by the course; including patient demonstration (children with primary immunodeficiency that survived through stem cell transplantation – unfathomable in my local clinic), visits to the primate research centre, and the national centre for disease control.

The best major theme for me was vaccination. I always wish to be a powerful advocate for pro-vaccination campaign, and this course take vaccination topic to a whole new level. I now understand how the immunology works with different vaccine, how a vaccine is developed, how a vaccine is approved and finally marketed, as well as different type of vaccines and the types of challenges we have. So it’s not just about knowing the table of which vaccine should be given when, I understand a lot about why it should be given when. It’s good because I think a general practitioner shouldn’t just nod their head to the national health program. We should understand as well why we’re doing what we’re doing.

We were also required to work a lot with local Dutch student, it was made sure that we mix among classmates and learn to work with everybody. Working together and exchanging knowledge with the local students were enjoyable. There were a lot of local wisdom I brought home, especially in terms of punctuality, active participation, and work ethics. During our final project, we were also challenged to work really closely with our partner to come up with a grant project that is innovative and creative under the help of two supervisors; it was very rewarding.

All in all I really enjoyed the program. Not to mention, everyone was just really kind and generous. We really learnt a lot – and what’s important is that we learn a lot about something we won’t otherwise get in Indonesia. I would recommend this program to every medical student who enjoys learning new things, meeting new people, and expanding their horizons on topics that matter.

Leiden Half-Minor Review
Anastasia Lantang – Universitas Indonesia class of 2009

IMG_1142My experience taking Half Minor course in Leiden University was definitely one of the best times throughout my medical study. It all started from a conversation with my colleague as he offered me a very interesting medical course in Holland. Considering very positive feedbacks from former exchange students, I made my decision to apply right away. Through some selections, including motivational letter and interview I was accepted to join this course. The course lasted for 2.5 months and everything was well arranged. From the moment I prepared for my accommodation and register myself in the university, I was assisted by the former exchange students and Leiden University staffs who were very helpful. I chose infections, vaccine and immunology module for this half-minor course. This medical programme turned out to be a very dynamic course, in which it consisted of interactive lectures, patient demonstration, group works, as well as laboratory practical works. I was fascinated by all the knowledge taught,asall were very up to date and novel. The course was well delivered by all the medical professionals in the field and learning facilities were well accommodated. Some highlights of my experience include seeing number of patients with genetically related primary immunodeficiency, visiting primate research-centre, learning how to develop a vaccine, as well as conducting a novel research proposal. Not to mention, I also learned so many new insights about infection and immunity that I believe is a great investment for my future career. On top of that, learning process in Leiden University has allowed me to interact with local students and medical professionals. I would not have widened my social networking this much if I had not been involved in this course. Also, it is no doubt that Half-Minor course from Leiden University has changed my perspective on how I see a disease and its management. I am sure this course will also benefit other medical students in Indonesia, as it will help them improving their knowledge and skills in medicine. 

Leiden Half-Minor Review
Atikah Isna Fatya – Universitas Indonesia class of 2009

image1 (3)When I first got an offer from my Professor to join the half minor program at Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), I did not have any idea about how great the program was. It was truly once in a lifetime experience. Back then, I applied for three different courses and got accepted at my first choice class: Clinical Immunology. During a 10-week course at LUMC, I got a lot of knowledge and skills in both basic science and clinical cases. The program itself allowed students to think critically and to participate actively in the class and lab. It was designed to promote more biomedical science, clinical assessment and research to develop a major breakthrough in Immunology. The lecturers were among the greatest educators who challenged us to be involved in every exciting discussion. I was also surprised by how deep the basic science was learned at LUMC. It helped students to have a better understanding about the diseases and how to find a cure for them. I also learned many advanced, innovative medical therapies which were the latest ones in the field. Beside having to write several reports, giving presentations and attending seminar, I got a chance to see patients with rare diseases, examine them, do clinical round, visit drug research center, and design our own innovative therapy research proposal. There were many new insights which successfully changed my standpoint in medicine and life. This experience will surely be useful for my personal development as physician and scientist.

Furthermore, it was not only about scientific things but also to taste a different culture. Studying abroad means having many new best friends, living like a local, learning how to speak Dutch, biking like a pro, struggling to stay still in windy weather, trying authentic delicious culinary spots, traveling to every corner of the country and, of course, having fun! Undoubtedly,it was really a dream came true to get such global education experience, and Leiden is the right place.

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