Leiden University College

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges

Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) is the international Honours College of Leiden University and offers an innovative Liberal Arts & Sciences programme to highly talented and motivated students from all over the world. LUC teaching is intensive and small-scale, offered in a residential setting which also stimulates students to develop outside the classroom through a range of extracurricular activities. Students live on-campus for the first two years of their 3-year programme.

LUC is part of Leiden University and Faculty Campus The Hague. It can draw on broad ranges of expertise throughout the University as well as excellent academic facilities. In addition, the location in The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice, offers a great many opportunities for students and staff alike. At LUC the best of these worlds is combined.


Six majors with flexibility in choosing tracks, plus minors allows for a world of choice for students. The six majors are:

Minors include the the above and Business & Entrepreneurship (BSc), Psychology (BSc), Gender Studies (BA), Journalism (BA), Languages (BA), TU Delft Minor: Green Blue City – Future Proof Neighborhoods.

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Testimonial Judi Mesman - dean LUC

Welcome to Leiden University College The Hague, an international honours college of Leiden University situated in the world’s capital of peace and justice. LUC The Hague provides a unique combination of world-class scholarly depth, drawn from the oldest university in the Netherlands, with a cutting-edge and globally conscious curriculum that capitalises on its location in the vibrant, international atmosphere of The Hague. It represents a very special opportunity for talented, open-minded, and ambitious students from all over the world to engage in socially and globally responsible education at the very highest level available to undergraduates.