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[Lecture series by the Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies; t.b.a.]


Admission requirements

No restrictions on admission.


Every year there is a Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies in Leiden, offering a series of extra-curricular lectures on a topic of Buddhist Studies. The contents of this years course will be announced.

Course objectives

Students will gain an appreciation for and understanding of developments in the doctrine, ritual and practice of Buddhism, and surrounding social traditions and institutions, while thinking about larger issues of religion in society.


This will be a second semster course.

The timetable will be available on the Student website under Education information, Schedules

Mode of instruction


Assessment method



Paper can be resubmitted in case of failing grade.

inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

To be announced.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website

Registration Studeren à la carte en Contractonderwijs


Please contact Prof dr Jonathan Silk with questions


Students with disabilities

The university is committed to supporting and accommodating students with disabilities as stated in the university protocol (especially pages 3-5). Students should contact Fenestra Disability Centre at least four weeks before the start of their courses to ensure that all necessary academic accommodations can be made in time conform the abovementioned protocol.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to be familiar with Leiden University policies on plagiarism and academic integrity. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you submit any work with your name affixed to it, it is assumed to be your own work with all sources used properly indicated and documented in the text (with quotations and/or citations).