UK (Birmingham) or Netherlands(Leiden)


linny

Dear fellow mates,

I have been following this discussion board closely but was never active until this post.
I am an Asian from a country where UK is always the first choice for post grad/undergraduates,

I received an offer from the University of Leiden (LLM in Advanced studies) and some other offers from universities in UK.

For some reasons (mainly financial), I have shortlisted the University of Birmingham and University of Leiden, which I am in a dillemma in. I am not familiar with Netherlands, even if the course is taught in English, I am wondering if I will face difficulty living in Leiden due to language problem compared to UK?

I would also appreciate it if you can share your invaluable thoughts/views on which university is more preferable than the other?

regards,
linny

Dear fellow mates,

I have been following this discussion board closely but was never active until this post.
I am an Asian from a country where UK is always the first choice for post grad/undergraduates,

I received an offer from the University of Leiden (LLM in Advanced studies) and some other offers from universities in UK.

For some reasons (mainly financial), I have shortlisted the University of Birmingham and University of Leiden, which I am in a dillemma in. I am not familiar with Netherlands, even if the course is taught in English, I am wondering if I will face difficulty living in Leiden due to language problem compared to UK?

I would also appreciate it if you can share your invaluable thoughts/views on which university is more preferable than the other?

regards,
linny

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Denning123

Hi Linny,

As I do not know why you want to pursue graduate studies abroad my general advice would be that Leiden is a very good school (perhaps the best law school in the Netherlands). Birmingham, as far as I am aware, is rather mediocre in the UK. Having lived in the Netherlands for a few years, I can reassure you that you will not have any linguistic problems, everyone speaks English. So I wouldn't worry about that at all.

Hope this helps!

Hi Linny,

As I do not know why you want to pursue graduate studies abroad my general advice would be that Leiden is a very good school (perhaps the best law school in the Netherlands). Birmingham, as far as I am aware, is rather mediocre in the UK. Having lived in the Netherlands for a few years, I can reassure you that you will not have any linguistic problems, everyone speaks English. So I wouldn't worry about that at all.

Hope this helps!
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linny

Hi Linny,

As I do not know why you want to pursue graduate studies abroad my general advice would be that Leiden is a very good school (perhaps the best law school in the Netherlands). Birmingham, as far as I am aware, is rather mediocre in the UK. Having lived in the Netherlands for a few years, I can reassure you that you will not have any linguistic problems, everyone speaks English. So I wouldn't worry about that at all.

Hope this helps!



Dear denning,

Thank you for your reply, it is very encouraging. Apparently I have checked with the locals in my country (a commonwealth country in asia), 10/10 is not familiar with the Netherlands, not to mention the university. I understand this is because my country adopts common law system most of the people that do law will go to UK. Leiden is definitely the path less taken if i opt for leiden, i will be going through a path which is not a norm (in my country), risking whether or not it is worthy.

Did you study in leiden before?

<blockquote>Hi Linny,

As I do not know why you want to pursue graduate studies abroad my general advice would be that Leiden is a very good school (perhaps the best law school in the Netherlands). Birmingham, as far as I am aware, is rather mediocre in the UK. Having lived in the Netherlands for a few years, I can reassure you that you will not have any linguistic problems, everyone speaks English. So I wouldn't worry about that at all.

Hope this helps!</blockquote>


Dear denning,

Thank you for your reply, it is very encouraging. Apparently I have checked with the locals in my country (a commonwealth country in asia), 10/10 is not familiar with the Netherlands, not to mention the university. I understand this is because my country adopts common law system most of the people that do law will go to UK. Leiden is definitely the path less taken if i opt for leiden, i will be going through a path which is not a norm (in my country), risking whether or not it is worthy.

Did you study in leiden before?
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