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Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives


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A unique programme: it offers comparative perspectives from around the world to enable you to be part of the next generation of thinkers: studying and shaping philosophy for a globalised 21st century.
Philosophy challenges you to question prejudices and to be open to different perspectives. This philosophy bachelor programme is unique in that it offers a cross-cultural dimension of comparative philosophy in which the world's thought traditions mutually inform and enrich one another. Studying the philosophies of India, Africa, East Asia, and the Arab world alongside those of the West will give you a global context for thought and make you the kind of professional that today's global world is simply crying out for.

Why study Philosopy: Global and Comparative Perspectives?

  • Leiden is the only Dutch university, and one of only a few in the world, to offer a philosophy programme that combines Western perspectives with those of India, East Asia, and the Arab world.
  • It’s taught in English and has a distinctly international flavour.
  • You’ll have access to the Leiden University Library, with its world-famous collections of Asian manuscripts and materials.
  • You’ll study with academics that are leaders in their fields.
  • Leiden is a genuine university city, with several museums and other research and cultural institutions




Bachelor of Arts


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 12,500


Application requirements

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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 12,500
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 15 Jun '23 1 Apr '23


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