Why South and Southeast Asian Studies at Leiden University?

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World-famous collections

Leiden University is one of the world’s most important centres of South and Southeast Asian Studies – not least because of the many unique book and document collections, and related research institutions, which are located nearby:

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Leading researchers

The teaching in this programme is based on top-level scientific research. Your lecturers and supervisors will include internationally recognised scholars in the field of South and Southeast Asia, such as professors Arps, Bisschop, Henley, Klokke, Silk and Wickramasinghe.

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What is it that stands out about this programme?
In all of Europe, South and Southeast Asia studies at Leiden University is unique in the breadth and depth that it offers. We have the best scholars and great students, whom we offer individual guidance. They can adjust the flexible program to fit their own interests. Leiden is internationally known as a center of knowledge and learning on Southeast Asia and has all sorts of institutions to support such learning, such as the national anthropological museum and the International Institute of Asian Studies.