Mission

Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

 

Vision

Our vision is to be a premier U.S-based international university setting a distinct standard for global education. This vision is built on a foundation of excellence in teaching and enhanced by an international perspective that fosters dialogue, respect and understanding across boundaries and between peoples.

The educational endeavors in support of this vision are meeting the needs and enriching a global mix of learners within an ever-increasing network of students desiring a U.S. education in multiple parts of the world. The institution is committed to offering these students a distinct personal experience and building the resources required to achieve this vision. The actions of the institution are shaped by our core values.

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Celebrating A Century of Academic Excellence

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In 1915, the Sisters of Loretto had a bold vision of establishing a university that would admit and educate only women. Opening with five students, the institution’s first graduating class totaled just two women.

 

Today our community looks quite different than it did more than a century ago—and even different from when it was renamed Webster University in 1983.

 

Now, the University engages thousands of individuals living and working worldwide, honoring our legacy in the pursuit of academic excellence, equality and global citizenship.

Accreditations and Academic Quality Assurance

Webster University carries full institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is the highest-level accrediting agency for universities based in the United States’ north-central region.

We’ve maintained this accreditation since 1925, and this institutional accreditation applies to all locations where the University offers programs worldwide. Therefore, students at Webster Athens earn the same degree as their American peers in the United States.

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Webster Leiden is a recognized institute of higher education under Dutch law.

 

Examination Board

The Examination Board, consisting of teaching faculty, is governed by Dutch law, WHW article 7.12. The Exam Board as an independent body determines the policies related to the examination procedures. The Board is responsible for determining, in an objective and professional manner, whether a student meets the conditions with respect to the knowledge, insight and skills required to obtain a degree.

 

The Board appoints examiners and can give directions for the assessment of the examinations. The Exam Board approves the transfer credits (“vrijstellingen”) that individual students can apply to their major. Currently the Exam Board consists of two faculty members per department, an external member (from Regent’s University, London UK), and a non-voting secretary.

 

The Leiden Exam Office assists and facilitates the Board. The Exam Office assists faculty by electronically collecting all written work weighted at 20% or more. Students submit this type of work to the Exam Office, not to instructors. The Exam Office staff checks whether the papers were submitted before the required deadline (announced in the course syllabus) and sends the students’ work to the appropriate instructor for grading.

 

Students’ work may be graded down or rejected if submitted after the deadline (this policy is posted in all syllabi). Instructors return the graded scripts (with feedback) within one or two weeks to the Exam Office which in turn distributes them back to the students. All student work may be (spot-)checked for plagiarism using Turnitin.com. and is archived electronically.

Webster Worldwide

Our University stands out as one of the few institutions with its own network of campuses in cities on four continents and has a unified academic experience in all locations. The course catalog and the credit system are the same wherever one studies in our network.

Studying abroad allows students to fully immerse themselves in a new culture and language, as well as new ways of thinking. The decision to study abroad can be one of the most positive life-changing experiences one can make. Students returning home after their time abroad exhibit an enhanced sense of self-confidence and are ultimately better equipped for life after university. 

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Our University’s main campus is in Webster Groves, located in St. Louis, Missouri. The campus is set in a sprawling park and offers state-of-the-art amenities and facilities. There are additional locations and sites in 22 states and 50 cities.

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Vienna, Austria

Webster Vienna Private University is in the Austrian capital center, in the beautiful historical Palais Wenkheim, which the city renovated in 2014 and transformed into modern learning facilities.

Leiden, Netherlands

Located within a short traveling distance from major cities like The Hague and Amsterdam, our Leiden campus in the Netherlands makes it easy to enjoy the surrounding vibrant and historically rich culture.

Athens, Greece

Visit the “cradle of civilization and democracy” by attending the University’s campus located in Athens, Greece, nestled at the foothills of the Acropolis and is within minutes of major museums and cultural venues.

Geneva, Switzerland

Webster Geneva is situated on the shores of the lake and at the foothills of the Swiss Alps, which means our students have the opportunity to visit and learn in one of our world’s most naturally beautiful and internationally diverse cities.

Cha-Am/Hua Hin and Bangkok, Thailand

With two locations in Thailand, Cha-am and Bangkok, our students are immersed in a culture embracing significant economic change while balancing customs and traditions.

Accra, Ghana

Located in the heart of East Legon, Accra, a host of other schools, businesses, banks, recreational spaces and health services surrounds our Ghana campus.

Additional Student Resources

Boommarkt 1, The Netherlands

2311 EA Leiden

+31 71 516 8000

 

Admissions

Naya Pessoa, Recruitment and Admissions Officer

pessoa@webster.nl

Jamie Wu, Recruitment and Admissions Officer

we@webster.nl

GDPR Compliance

Webster University takes seriously the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will affect our students and employees who are EU residents and/or citizens seriously. It is our goal to be sensitive and respectful of your personal information and to adhere to all facets of the GDPR regulation. Please be aware that all personal data you provide are subject to our privacy policy which can be found at webster.edu/gdpr.

 

We have created Privacy Notices for our main constituents that reflect our commitment to transparency and best practice when it comes to handling your personal data. In the notices, we outline how we collect your data, why we collect your data, when we share your data and inform you of your rights with regard to access, deletion and the ability to update that data. 

 

Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

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How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case, they are used to provide a service that you use.

 

Disabling Cookies

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The Cookies We Set

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From time to time, we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

 

When you submit data to through a form, such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

 

Third Party Cookies

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In some cases, we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.

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Meet Our Faculty

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At Webster Leiden, our educators are creating effective change in the classroom and beyond. And with our small classroom settings, you’ll have access to personalized mentorship as these industry experts are united in providing you and your peers with the tools necessary for future success.





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