36 months
10716 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
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At Leiden University College The Hague you will study the global challenges of the 21st century by specializing in one of six interdisciplinary majors (BA/BSc). The flexibility of the Liberal Arts and Sciences - Global Challenges programme allows combining academic disciplines with students from all over the world.

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Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences?

Leiden University College The Hague offers a broad, flexible and interdisciplinary residential Liberal Arts and Sciences - Global Challenges Bachelor’s programme. Linking your studies to the Global Challenges of the 21st century, you will specialize in relevant fields like world politics, economics, governance, international justice, human & cultural interaction, global public health and environmental sciences. The goal of LUC is encapsulated by its motto: ‘Building Knowledge for a Better World,’ which is what our students and alumni aim to do!

Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences at Leiden University?

LUC The Hague is a joint initiative of Universiteit Leiden and the City of The Hague. It combines Leiden’s long academic tradition with the contemporary relevance of the International city of Peace and Justice. It offers:

  • A unique, student-centred and intensive academic and residential programme, being ranked as one of the top University Colleges in The Netherlands
  • Small-scale classes with research-active staff
  • A focus on Global Challenges: Peace and Justice, Sustainability, Diversity and Prosperity

After LUC

Upon receiving their diploma from LUC, our students spread their wings to pursue prestigious master’s degrees, PhD studies or to start their professional careers. Considering the emphasis on global citizenship, it is unsurprising that many of our graduates move abroad for their next step in life.

Programme Structure

  • In your first year, you receive rigorous academic training (Academic Writing, History of Philosophy, Mathematics, and Statistics) The content of these global challenges courses also form an introduction to the major or study specialization of your second and third year. You finish the programme with a research or capstone thesis project.
  • The flexibility in the programme from your first semester on allows you to combine different academic discplines creating your own unique field of academic expertise. Students will declare a major after their first year. Students select from an array of courses that fall within the chosen major, minor, or other elective options.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Required Documents

  •  Copy of valid passport/European ID Card
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  •  LUC Motivation Letter Form
  •  Copy of most recent transcripts
  •  LUC Application Form
  •  Proof of application fee payment
  •  Proof of English and Mathematics proficiency
  •  Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10716 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10716 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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