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The link to the timetables of the lectures and exams can be found underneath the course description in our online course catalogue Prospectus. Once you’re enrolled for the courses, it will be possible to view your personal course timetable in uSis. In your personal uSis timetable, lectures are indicated with LEC and exams are marked with EXAM.

Course clash?

To avoid course clashes, you may need to change courses after being enrolled for the courses you selected. Please make sure to check if any of the courses and/or exams in your personal schedule have an overlap. If you have courses in Leiden and The Hague, make sure you have enough time to travel from or to The Hague. Please contact your exchange coordinator in case you encounter a course clash and provide her with an alternative course selection:

Leids kwartiertje

All lectures have a so called ‘Leids kwartiertje’: an academic quarter. This is the quarter-hour (15 minute) difference between the defined start time for a lecture or lesson in the timetable and the actual starting time. This means that lessons start 15 minutes late to give students the opportunity to walk (or bike) from one building to another between classes.

Academic calendar

Academic calendar

  • Semester 1 (block 1 and block 2): end August/start September – end January.
    Block 1 exams are scheduled in October. Block 2 exams are scheduled in December. Block 1 and block 2 retakes are scheduled in January. It is not possible to make alternative arrangements for Political Science exams or retake.
  • Semester 2 (block 3 and block 4): start February – start July.
    Block 3 exams are scheduled in March. Block 4 exams are scheduled in May. Block 3 and 4 retakes are scheduled in June. It is not possible to make alternative arrangements for Political Science exams or retake.

If you are taking courses in other faculties as well, you should check there what the regulations are on this matter.

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