The interuniversity institutes works relatively independently from Leiden University. Leiden is part of the institutes, but together with other universities and other organisations.
|ASC||African Studies Centre|
|IIAS||International Institute for Asian Sudies|
|INL||Institute for Dutch Lexicology|
|KITLV||Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies|
|NHN||Naturalis Biodiversity Center|
|NINO||The Netherlands Institute for the Near East|
|NISIS||Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies|