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Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges (BA/BSc)

Admission requirements

In order to be admissible to LUC’s Liberal Arts & Sciences programme, you need to meet certain requirements. Please view the Diploma, English and Mathematics requirements below.

LUC The Hague is an honours programme of Leiden University and therefore admissions requirements are higher than the general admissions requirements to other programmes of Leiden University. If you meet the admission requirements for Leiden University, but not the additional ones stated for LUC The Hague, you can still submit an application for our programme. Please note that in this case you have a lower chance to be selected.

Please check this list to view the general and additional diploma requirements.

If your diploma is not on the list, please contact the Admissions Office to inquire about your specific admission requirements before you apply.

The entire programme at LUC The Hague is taught in English and therefore all students need to prove English Proficiency.

You need to meet the requirements in one of the three categories below:

A. English waiver due to diploma

If you obtain any of the diplomas listed here, you qualify for an English waiver.

B. VWO diploma and German Abitur

Different requirements apply for applicants with either the Dutch VWO Diploma or Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur). Click on the diploma name to view the requirements. If you still need to graduate and cannot prove your English proficiency yet, the selection for LUC The Hague is based on your average English grade. Please note that you will need to meet the requirements below before the start of the programme.

C. All other diplomas

If you obtain(ed) a different diploma than stated in category A or B, you must take one of the following English proficiency tests and obtain the required scores before the start of the programme. Please note that test results cannot be older than two years by the time you apply. All students in this category are strongly advised to take an English proficiency test as soon as possible, preferably to have these results by the time of applying.

As LUC offers a Liberal Arts and Sciences programme all students are expected to have a general understanding of mathematics. Therefore, LUC compiled a list with mathematics levels considered sufficient for admission. Please check the information below to determine if your mathematics level and grade meet the requirement.

Applicants who meet the mathematics requirement or still need to graduate and are likely to meet the Mathematics requirement as stated in Category A, will have a higher chance to be selected for the programme.

A. I graduated and obtained one of the following results

Please check this list to see if you meet the minimum mathematics requirements for admission to LUC.

B. I still need to graduate

If you obtain one of the results listed in category A before the start of the programme, you meet the mathematics requirement. If not you fall in category C.

C. I do not have the required mathematics results

If you do not have the required mathematics results or mathematics at the required level, you are still allowed to start at LUC The Hague, but will be required to take an online Mathematics Diagnostic Exam at the start of the academic year. This exam is meant to assess your mathematics level. It provides an indication whether more training is needed in order to be able to successfully complete the compulsory mathematics course in the second semester of the first year.

For those students who need more training, a Remedial Mathematics course is offered before the start of the second semester. The Mathematics Diagnostic Exam is free of charge for students but participating in the Remedial Mathematics course is at the student’s own expenses. Following the Remedial Mathematics course is not compulsory. It is the student’s own responsibility and decision to follow the advice given at the end of the Mathematics Diagnostic Exam or not.

In order to successfully complete LUC’s Mathematics course, students must be able to comprehend the following skills, as well as being able to combine those:

  • Basic algebra (fractions, roots, and exponentials)
  • Linear and quadratic functions and their graphs
  • Basic exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Basic trigonometric identities
  • Inequalities and derivatives

These are the skills that will be assessed in the Mathematics Diagnostic exam and further trained in the Remedial Mathematics course. In the LUC e-prospectus you can find more information regarding mathematics courses offered at LUC. You are strongly advised to read the information there and to improve your mathematics by following free online courses such as at the Khan Academy. It will be your own responsibility to improve your skills and to prepare for the (Refresher) mathematics course at LUC if admitted to the programme.

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