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Summer School in Languages and Linguistics

The Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics offers a varied program of specialised courses in Descriptive linguistics, in Chinese, Germanic, Indo-European, Indian, Iranian, Semitic languages and linguistics, as well as a number of introductory linguistic courses.

During these two weeks of intense learning, you will be able to deepen and broaden your knowledge, at the same time enjoy the company of linguistics students and enthusiasts from all over the world.

Course information

  • All courses are taught in English, which means that good knowledge of the English language is a basic requirement. Only the course on Russian literature is taught in Russian.
  • Active participation in a course stands for 2 ECTS. At the end of the Summer School, every participant will receive a certificate, which will indicate the courses followed and the amount of awarded ECTS credits. In order to get 5 ECTS credits (in total per course), participants can ask their teacher for an extra take-home examination, which will then be corrected and graded after the Summer School. If the student passes, he/she will receive a new certificate with the extra3 ECTS from the organisation.
  • LOT students that take courses at the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics can find more information on the conditions, credits and fees at the LOT website.



Course fees


Cancellation policy

  • If you have already paid the tuition fee, but are no longer able to attend the Summer School, please contact the organisers as soon as possible.
  • Refund deadlines: TBA

*Please note that for a refund we will ask you to pay €30,- administration costs. Refunds will be issued no earlier than September.

Contact information

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Margot Starkenburg and/or Anieka Dijkman by emailing summerschool@hum.leidenuniv.nl


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