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Honours Class (Honours College FSW)


Admission requirements

Honours Classes are open to Honours students from all Leiden University Honours Colleges. In case of extra places available motivated non-honours third year students may also choose to apply.

Honours students in the Science and Society track must participate in one, and may participate in up to three Honours Classes during their trajectory over the 2nd and 3rd year. Each Honours Class consists of a series of lectures on a specific theme. They all take an interdisciplinary perspective.


Honours Classes are organized by the various faculties of Leiden University. They all take an interdisciplinary perspective. See for the description of the Honours Classes the e-prospectus.


See for the application and admission procedure the website. You will be asked to include a letter of motivation and your average grade. Deadline for registration can be found here.


Honours Classes are organised in semester 1, semester 2, or as a summer course. You can find the time table for each specific class in the e-prospectus.

Number of participants

A maximum of 15-20 students can participate in each Honours Class.

Assessment methods

See for the assessment methods the e-prospectus of the specific Honours Class.
The faculty that offers the Honours Class will be responsible for registering students' results.


Questions can be asked directly via e-mail or check the website.
The course coordinator of the Honours Class can be contacted during the course for questions regarding the Honours Class.