Summer 2017 projects at Leiden University Medical Center

Summer placements at Leiden University Medical Centre for University of Edinburgh students

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases will support two students to undertake summer projects in Leiden University Medical Center in summer 2017.  This is the continuation of a very successful collaboration between the two institutions which has been running for the past three years.

Apply for this year's places by Friday 2 December 2016.

    Projects in parasitology and medical microbiology

    University of Edinburgh undergraduate students who are in the third year of their studies and are intending to pursue an honours programme focussed on infectious diseases are eligible to apply for the two funded studentships to work in the Netherlands for 2 months.

    Projects are available in parasitology and microbiology on 6 - 8 week placements.

      The students will be expected to take up the placement during July and August 2017 and will each be awarded a £1600 stipend, plus return Edinburgh-Amsterdam airfare on a budget airline (e.g. easyjet).  We will liaise with colleagues in the Netherlands to help find suitable accommodation for your stay. 


      Students taking the following third year courses are eligible to apply for the Leiden Summer Projects.  Priority will be given to those students intending to pursue infectious disease-focussed Honours programmes.

      • Molecular Microbiology 3
      • Medical Microbiology 3
      • Parasite Biology 3
      • Immunology 3
      • Clinical Immunology and Haematology 3A
      • Clinical Immunology and Haematology 3B

      How to apply

      Your applications should include

      • A CV, with details of your grades in all exams taken at the University of Edinburgh, the courses you are intending to take in your third year, and the title of the Honours Programme on which you are currently registered
      • A statement explaining your interest in infectious diseases research and why you would like to work in Leiden (max 500 words)

      Please send your application (in pdf format if possible) to Edinburgh Infectious Diseases ( by noon on Friday 2 December 2016.

      For further information please contact Hilary Snaith at Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (

      What do the students think?

      Read more about previous students experiences here

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