Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges

Leiden University
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 38,961

Entry Requirements

  • Dutch VWO diploma (all profiles)
  • International or European Baccalaureate
  • 4 Advanced Placement Certificates
  • Students who are doing A-levels require the following:
    • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in three subjects with marks ranging from A-C
    • General Certificate of Education (GCE): three subjects at advanced level. One A-level can be substituted with two AS-levels.
    • GCE must contain Mathematics on A or AS level.

Proficiency in English

  • TOEFL: paper based 600, computer based 237, internet based 100
  • IELTS: overall score of 7.0 (7.0 in each component)
  • Cambridge Certificate: Certificate of Proficiency in English or Certificate in Advanced English grade A
  • English Language GCSE or IGCSE
  • Final grade of 8 on a Dutch diploma


Programme components

  • General Education
  • Global Challenges: Peace
  • Global Challenges: Sustainability-Earth
  • Global Challenges: Justice
  • Global Challenges: Sustainability-Energy
  • History of Philosophy
  • Academic Skills
  • Academic Writing
  • Area Studies
  • Numeracy
  • Research Methods
  • Designing Academic Inquiry
  • Methodology courses
  • Global Citizenship
  • Languages
  • Cultures
  • Capstone project

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