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Urban Studies

Leiden University

Bachelor Undergraduate Den Haag

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Arts
Field of study General programmes
Course summary Do cities fascinate you? Would you like to gain insights into the nature and origin of problems and learn more about, and help solve, cities' health, safety, multicultural and sustainability issues?
Course description Are you unfazed by statistics and economics and excited at the prospect of following an international, English-taught programme? If all these questions elicited a “yes”, then our Urban Studies bachelor's is definitely for you. Currently, some 70 per cent of Europe's population live in cities and in a few decades this is expected to hold true for the whole world. In the Urban Studies programme you will learn how cities are currently coping with economic growth, social cohesion, safety and sustainability, and how they'll do so in future. And all this in an international classroom in the Netherlands' political capital, The Hague.
Study subjects
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 36 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, research, research proposal, project, seminar, internship, tutorial, working group, self study
Accreditation NVAO, NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Humanities
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
  1. Dutch VWO diploma or equivalent (for example a German Abitur or an International Baccalaureate) and proficiency in English
  2. Accepted English Language Proficiency Tests: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English. For details, visit
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration 36 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 15 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Sep 2021 15 Jun 2021 1 Apr 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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Contact information for the study programme

Dennis van Leeuwen

Coordinator of Studies

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