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What will I learn?

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 our programme allows combining academic disciplines with students from all over the world.

Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences?

Leiden University College The Hague offers a broad, flexible and interdisciplinary residential 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!

LUC The Hague offers a three year bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The challenging curriculum offers six majors based on Global Challenges.

6 reasons why you should study at LUC in The Hague

The unique programme at Leiden University College offers you:

A Liberal Arts & Sciences programme focused on Global Challenges such as Peace & Justice, Sustainability, Diversity and Prosperity.
The chance to tailor your studies by choosing from 6 thematic Majors.
Exchange programmes for high-achieving students in your third year.
Strong emphasis on academic skills training and career relevance.
Very international programme in content, student population and faculty.
An intensive residential study and living experience in The Hague.

Study at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) is Leiden University’s newest faculty, launched in response to increasingly urgent socio-cultural issues. The FGGA is an internationally acclaimed academic knowledge hub that studies world-wide issues from the perspectives of governance, politics, law, sociology and economics. FGGA is active in its quest for multidisciplinary academic networks; through its academic institutes and knowledge centres, FGGA contributes to far-reaching socio-cultural debates.

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€10,716.00 (8,75,490) per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


Leiden University Campus The Hague

Wijnhaven Building,

Turfmarkt 99, DP,



2511, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants can be admitted with an equivalent of a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) diploma. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic modules only. Minimum score of 6.5 overall; The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum score of 90 overall (internet based). Original test results should be sent directly by the Educational Testing Service, Institutional TOEFL tests are not accepted; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English/ Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (grade A-C) or CPE/CAE 180. Cambridge A-Levels in three general, academic subjects with grades A-C. Must have High School Diploma, College Preparatory programme with: A minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0, and Three College Board APs (grades 4-5) in different subjects (not accepted are: AP studio Art, AP Capstone, AP Research, or AP Seminar). When applying, please upload your SAT (or ACT) exam scores, College Board results and information on your schools accreditation. In exceptional cases, if sufficient AP scores and/or GPA cannot be submitted, SAT general scores > 1200 (or ACT composite scores > 28), may be taken into account.

For international students

Diploma requirements

As LUC The Hague is an honours programme of Leiden University, admissions requirements are higher than the general academic requirements for admission to other programmes of Leiden University. If you meet the admission requirements for Leiden University, but not the additional ones of LUC The Hague you can still submit an application for our programme. Please note that in this case you have a lower chance to be selected.

If your diploma is not on the list, please contact the Admissions Office to inquire about your specific admission requirements before you apply.

The entire programme at LUC The Hague is taught in English and therefore all students need to prove English Proficiency.

We accept the following tests and minimum scores:

  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 on each item and 7.0 on overall band
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBt). 25 on each item and total score of 100
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English/ Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English grade: 185 on each item and overall score of at least 185

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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