International Studies (BA)
Do you want to know more about the International Studies Bachelor, and experience what it’s like to study in The Hague? Leiden University offers you a variety of introductory activities to help you with your choice of study:
Online information activities
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have had to cancel our on-campus information activities. We are still here to help you with all your questions and provide you with the information you need. To do so we have set up alternative online information activities. You’ll find them on the right-hand side of the page (desktop) or at the bottom of the page (mobile/tablet).
Mini-lecture and Q&A session
On 22 April, 29 April, 6 May, 12 May, 20 May, 27 May and 10 June Programme Chair Prof. Giles Scott-Smith will host an online mini-lecture, where he invites you to explore the International Studies programme and the relevance of Europe as a region in today's world. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A session with a student ambassador.
Programme presentation and Q&A session
Want to know more about our information activities and what it is like to study at Leiden University? Come to our information events or experience it all online!
At the Open Day you can explore all the courses taught at the university. Get your bearings at the information fair, go to the programme presentations and experience the city. It is a great event to orient yourself and learn more about what Leiden University has to offer.
Read more about the Open Days
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You attend lectures and tutorials at International Studies in The Hague with other prospective students. Together with a tutor, you will review and discuss tasks that you have worked on beforehand. You will find out more about the content of the programme in an active way. You will also have the chance to talk to current students and staff about the programme, and have your questions answered.
Read more about the Experience Days
If you are thinking about enrolling in this programme at Leiden University and want to find out if it is right for you, you can take an online student experience. The experience consists of online mini-courses with a few assignments, just as if it were real first-year courses.
If you are unable to attend one of the Experience Days, it is also possible to spend a day as a real student, attend a lecture and meet one of our coordinators of studies. Please contact one of our student ambassadors to make an appointment.
Via Skype you can get in touch with our student ambassadors to find out more about any aspect of the International Studies programme. Send an email to contact our student ambassadors, in order to arrange a skype meeting!
Please note: Unfortunately we cannot answer detailed questions about admissibility because this depends on the assessment of your previous education.