We are very happy to welcome you to spend a semester or year studying with us in the Faculty of Archaeology. Here you will find information on your course timetables and more.
Studying at the Faculty of Archaeology
Lecture timetables 2018-2019
Keep in mind when selecting your courses that you may need to reshuffle a little once the course schedules are available to avoid course clashes.
Due to the many courses and the limited number of class rooms, it is impossible to schedule all the exams before the Christmas holidays. If you need to be back at your home university by the beginning of January, discuss this with your instructor at the beginning of the term. Requests for an exam at a different time or in a different manner than scheduled, should be directed to the Board of Examiners of the study programme that offers the course.
If you are taking courses in other faculties you should check with them what their regulations are on this matter.
All courses taken at Leiden University for credit must be registered in usis. Read the important information here regarding this process.
In order to receive credit for courses, and a transcript containing your results, your courses at Leiden University must be registered in usis.
All exchange students' courses in the Faculty of Archaeology will be registered for them in usis by our administration. Students should not try to register their own courses in usis.
During the admissions process, students are approved for a number of courses. Our administration will register you in all Archaeology courses for which you have been approved. All courses approved before August/January will be registered in usis by 1 week prior to the start of the fall/spring term, respectively. All courses approved after these dates will also be registered in usis by our administration, but we cannot guarantee by which date.
Please note that while you must be registered in usis in order to receive credit, registration in usis is not a requirement for you to attend the class. In order to attend class, you must have approval from the Exchange coordinator of Archaeology, either as a part of your admissions process, or after arrival before the start of term. If you have been approved for a course, but do not yet see it in usis, you may still attend the class.
You cannot apply for new courses after arrival so make sure your study plan is complete when you arrive in Leiden.
At the beginning of the semester we cannot answer all incoming e-mails quickly due to other activities that require our presence, during which we cannot answer e-mails (OWL, Intake appointments). If you have urgent matters or questions/problems with regard to your courses, please come to the drop-in hours where we can help you immediately.
There are 2 mandatory appointments with our Incoming Student Coordinator for incoming Faculty of Humanities exchange students.
All incoming exchange students from Faculty of Archaeology partners meet with our Incoming Student Coordinator for an intake appointment at the beginning of the semester to help you get settled in our faculty and to get your studies off to a good start.
These intake appointments for Fall 2018 will take place – by appointment - in the week before the start of the classes. For Erasmus students, you must bring your learning agreements and other Erasmus documents requiring signature to these appointments; these forms will NOT be signed during regular drop-in hours. Students will receive an invitation to make an appointment in August.
If your studies at Leiden University are not on the basis of an agreement with our Faculty of Archaeology, please do not sign up for an intake appointment.
Transcript Request Form appointments
All Faculty of Archaeology exchange students (those incoming students who have come on the basis of an agreement with Archaeology) must meet with the Exchange coordinator towards the end of their stay at Leiden University for a transcript request appointment. During this appointment you can touch base with the office on your semester, let us know how you're doing, ask us to sign any forms you may have relating to your semester abroad, and submit your transcript request form.
This form will be used to cross-check the courses you have taken during your time with us in order for us to prepare your transcript. Transcripts will not be issued without this form. Those students who have submitted this form during this appointment will have their transcript sent to their home university approximately 2 months following the end of their semester/year in Leiden.
Going home again
Erasmus students leaving at the end of their studies usually need to have a departure form signed by the exchange coordinator.
Students can drop by to see our Exchange Coordinator during her office hours for a signature. Please do not leave this form until your last day in the country as you will run into problems should the coordinator be away that day.
A transcript will be made for all students who receive credits at Leiden University as exchange students.
The Educational office of Archaeology will make transcripts for all exchange students from Archaeology partners who are studying in our faculty.
In order to have their transcript issued, Faculty of Archaeoly exchange students must sign up for a transcript request appointment with the Exchange coordinator prior to departure.
Students who are in Leiden on the basis of a university-wide agreement will have their transcripts made by their admissions officer in Student and Educational Affairs. If you are on exchange to a different faculty, but just happen to have taken a course with the Faculty of Archaeology, the international coordinator from your host faculty will make your transcript. Your transcript will be sent to the international coordinator at your home university, approximately 2 months following the final exam period.
If you're wishing you could stay with us a little longer following your exchange programme, have a look at our 1 or 2 year master's programmes:
All master's programmes in the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University are fully English-taught. As an exchange student, you have had the advantage of being able to try out several different areas of study at undergraduate level. You have also had the opportunity to meet a number of our professors and instructors. If you choose to apply to a master's programme at Leiden, those factors can help you make an advised decision.
Applicants who have previously studied at Leiden University, including exchange students, are not required to pay the application fee.
All information about the programmes on offer and the application process can be found on the master's in Leiden website.
If you have any questions, you can of course ask our Exchange coordinator and we can point you in the right direction.