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Dutch Studies


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For international bachelor’s students who want to develop true fluency in not just the Dutch language, but also the culture, history and mind set of the Netherlands, there is no better place than the Leiden University Bachelor in Dutch Studies!

Why study Dutch Studies?

The historical, cultural and philosophical impact of the Netherlands and the Dutch language is internationally significant – but while virtually everyone can recognise a painting from Van Gogh, few can properly pronounce his name! Hence the unique Leiden bachelor in Dutch Studies: the only programme in the Netherlands for international students who wish to specialise in the Dutch language (and Dutch culture, history and society) at a high academic level.

Why Dutch Studies at Leiden University?

  • Study in the historic city of Leiden, the international centre of Dutch studies.
  • Flexible study options depending upon your own ambitions, and the level of Dutch you already have: from ground-zero to relatively advanced.
  • The only programme in the Netherlands that offers international students the chance to specialise in Dutch language and culture.




Bachelor of Arts


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 12,500


Application requirements

Information not available

Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 12,500
Information not available
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 15 Jun '23 1 Apr '23


Leiden University

Main address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
071 - 5271111

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