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Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

We are very happy to welcome you to spend a semester or year studying with us at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology/Development Sociology (CA-DS). Here you will find practical information on studying CA-DS in Leiden as an exchange student.

Intake appointment

All exchange students coming from partner universities of the Institute of Cultural Anthropology/Development Sociology meet with our Exchange coordinator 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 will take place by appointment in the 2nd week of the semester. You must bring your learning agreements and other Erasmus documents like Arrival or Attendance Forms requiring signature to these appointments. Students will receive an invitation to make an appointment in August/January depending on the semester you are studying in Leiden. 

Please, do not sign up for an intake appointment if your studies at Leiden University are not on the basis of an agreement with our Institute of Cultural Anthropology/Development Sociology.

Useful app and websites

Our ICT services, including the Leiden University App, help to make studying easier. In the app you will find all kinds of services, which you can start using once you've received an ULCN account:

As a student of Leiden University you will receive a uMail address, where you can log in with your ULCN account. All correspondence from the university will be sent via uMail. Make sure to check it regularly, so you stay informed.
Tip: You can forward the mails to your private email address.

Leiden University offers a wide range of subjects in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology for Exchange and Study Abroad students. You will find more information about the content, books, learning outcomes, schedules and prerequisites in our online course-catalogue Prospectus.

We use offline and online forms of education. Brightspace is our online learning environment. Here, instructors place additional information about their course. You can enroll yourself in Brightspace once you are registered for courses in uSis. 

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