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Russian and Eurasian Studies (MA)

Why Leiden University

Leiden University offers ambitious students the latest knowledge and the freedom to develop their own area of expertise.

A top-ranked university

Leiden University's Faculty of Humanities is consistently ranked among the top 30 Humanities faculties worldwide in the THE World University Ranking. The programme Russian and Eurasian Studies was also voted as a top rated programme by the Keuzegids 2018. At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can access resources found nowhere else in the world, such as those of the famous Leiden University Library and its collections of original manuscripts and periodicals.

Benefit from specialist expertise

Leiden University is one of Europe's top international research universities and an international centre of expertise. You will benefit from the expertise of specialists from the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, the Leiden University Institute for History and the Centre for the Study of Arts in Society as well as visiting professors and external specialists.

Go abroad

The programme has a network of international contacts through which exchanges in Russia can be arranged. There are also a limited number of competitive scholarship and internship programmes available in Russia, Georgia and other countries.

A head-start to your career

Our reputation as a centre of excellence means that your qualification is respected by potential employers at organisations worldwide. Our graduates enjoy successful careers thanks to their mix of relevant professional skills and excellent academic grounding.

Diversity and inclusion

We are convinced that our education can only flourish if everyone within the programme feels supported, respected and empowered to do their best work. We find it important to offer a learning environment that allows for different perspectives and points of view that students bring with them, depending on their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, health, religion, age or socio-economic background. Every new generation sees the world from a new perspective – and our students are the newest generation. We look forward to hearing more about your perspective. Leiden University has been pursuing diversity policy since 2014, with the aim of creating a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment for all staff and students.

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