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Leiden University College The Hague: Liberal Arts & Sciences: Global Challenges

Leiden University

Bachelor Undergraduate Den Haag

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Leiden University College The Hague is a Liberal Arts & Sciences programme that focuses on the global challenges of today: Peace & Justice, Sustainability, Prosperity, and Diversity.
Course description Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) is the international Honours College of Leiden University, offering an innovative and cutting edge Liberal Arts & Sciences programme to highly talented and motivated students from all over the world. It offers a broad, flexible and interdisciplinary residential Bachelor's programme with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. We want to enable students to respond critically and creatively to the flow of a rapidly changing world and we aim to enable them to look at issues from creative and novel perspectives. Our clearly defined international profile creates an intercultural experience that proudly culminates in our community of global citizens. No less than around 40 different nationalities are represented in both student body and staff. Linking your studies to the Global Challenges of the 21st century, you will specialize in relevant fields like world politics, economics, governance, international justice, human & cultural interaction, global public health and environmental sciences. The goal of LUC is encapsulated by its motto: 'Building Knowledge for a Better World,' which is what our students and alumni aim to do!
Study subjects LUC The Hague allows students the flexibility of creating their own curriculum based on their major. Whether your interests are in questions of international justice, world politics, diversity and integration, health and the environment, climate change and alternative energy strategies, or decision-making processes and human security.
Course objectives The general education programme is called 'Global Challenges' (25 EC) and is aimed at educating students to contribute to solutions for these challenges in a positive way. All students are therefore required to take four general education courses which contribute to their broad perspective on dealing with these challenges as well as introducing them to several fields of study.
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 36 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes -
Accreditation NVAO, NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculteit Governance and Global Affairs
Information about the institution High-quality education, a broad choice of programmes and all complemented with personal support make Leiden University the perfect option for successfully taking your studies to the next level.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
IELTS listening 7
IELTS overall band 7
IELTS reading 7
IELTS speaking 7
IELTS writing 7
TOEFL computer based 237
TOEFL internet based 100
TOEFL paper based 600
Professional experience required -
Duration 36 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 15 Jan 2020 1 Jan 2020
1 Sep 2021 15 Jan 2021 1 Jan 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 11500n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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