International StudiesIn the English-taught bachelor’s programme in International Studies you will study the history, culture, politics and economy of a world region, and you will learn one of the region’s languages. You will be able to put world events in perspective by comparing regions in their worldwide context.You will study International Studies at the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University, one of the leading humanities faculties in continental Europe. International Studies is located in The Hague: international city of peace and justice.The English-taught full time Bachelor’s programme International Studies takes three years, and you will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts. In principle, you will be studying for 40 hours a week – a full working week. Around 16 hours per week will be spent in lectures, tutorial groups and language training. In the rest of the week you will be studying independently.First yearSecond yearThird yearFirst year International StudiesStarting with a broad introduction, after the first half year (semester) you will choose an area for further specialisation and a corresponding language to study.Area LanguagesEast Asia Mandarin, Japanese, KoreanLatin America Spanish, PortugueseMiddle East Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Modern HebrewNorth America French, SpanishRussia and Eurasia RussianSouth Asia and Southeast Asia Hindi, IndonesianAfrica Swahili, French, PortugueseEurope French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, GermanIn the second semester you will start to study the history of your chosen region, primarily focused on developments after the Second World War.
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- Full Time
International diploma equivalent of a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) diploma.
First year bachelor students: the statutory tuition fee of the academic year 2023-2024 for first-year bachelor students is €1157.
Application deadline for EU students is June 15.
- 3 years
- Full Time
- On Campus Learning