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Egyptology in the Field: Research and Facilities in Egypt


Admission requirements

Regular MA admission.


A course of eight consecutive weeks that is taught at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and on various locations throughout Egypt. It usually includes: (1) a brief introduction to everyday life in Cairo; (2) an introduction to the practical aspects of research in Egypt, including work in museums and scholarly institutes;(3) the in-depth study of a selected number of archaeological or monumental sites, some of which will be visited during excursions. The details of the program are subject to variation.

Course objectives

Acquiring the basic knowledge and experience necessary to conduct (small-scale) research in Egypt, both in the field and in the relevant scholarly institutions of the country.


To be announced.

For an impression of last year’s program, see the NVIC website, but please note that the program is subject to variation annually.

More practical information will be provided during one or two meetings with the tutor some time before the start of the programme.

Please consult the Classics and Ancient Civilizations website.

Mode of instruction

Lectures, tutorials and site visits.

Course Load

15 ECTS (= 420 hours) of which: to be announced

Assessment method

To be announced


Not applicable.

Reading list

To be announced


Registration via uSis.

Registration through uSis alone does not suffice. It is compulsory to register with the Leiden coördinator well in advance.

Contact information

Prof.dr. J. van der Vliet


  • For further infromation, also on scholarships, contact the Leiden coördinator.

  • It is not possible to follow parts of this course.