Regulations for students

Institute, faculty and university regulations for international students in philosophy.

Course and Examination Regulations (OER)

The Course and Examination Regulations (OER) state the contents of your programme and the specialisations within the programme. They also state the attainment levels of your programme. Furthermore, they contain regulations on examinations and the order in which courses should be taken. On the one hand, the Course and Examination Regulations provide you with the rules you need to comply with in order to finish your studies. On the other hand, you can derive certain rights from these regulations.

Course and Examination Regulations 2016-2017 (in English)
Onderwijs- en examenregelingen 2016-2017

Protocol Graduation Phase

The objective of this Protocol relating to the graduation phase is to provide clearer information as to what is expected of whom in the graduation phase of the MA programme. In addition, it is anticipated that a better structured graduation phase will lead to a reduction in study delays.

Protocol Graduation Phase MA Philosophy 60 EC and 120 EC

Agreements relating to the MA thesis

The agreements relating to the planning and supervision of the writing of the MA thesis are set out in writing by the student and the supervisor in the Agreements relating to the MA thesis form. The agreements relate to the choice of subject of the thesis and the phasing of the research leading up to the thesis.

Agreements relating to the MA thesis form

Regulations of the Faculty of Humanities

The regulations of the Faculty of Humanities (pdf)

Student Charter

The university and its community are bound by the Student Charter and a number of additional regulations which cover various subjects.

The Student Charter (Dutch: Studentenstatuut) informs Leiden University students (who are enrolled in an regular government funded degree programme) about what they can expect from the University and what the University expects from them. The charter is first and foremost a complete collection of the students' rights and obligations, but it also contains information about student facilities at our University. Furthermore, it offers an overview of the legal protection afforded to students.

The English version is a translation of the Dutch, official "Studentenstatuut" and focuses on international students, and their rights and obligations.
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Plagiarism is understood as presenting, intentionally or otherwise, someone else's words, thoughts, analyses, argumentations, pictures, techniques, computer programmes, etc., as your own work. In this document, Leiden University will explain its views on plagiarism, how it is defined, and what consequences may be faced by students who commit this offence.
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More university regulations

Apart from the two regulations mentioned above there are several other regulations that are applicable to all students of Leiden University, such as:

  • Protocol on studying with a disability at Leiden University
  • Regulation on enrolment, tuition and examination fees
  • Regulations for admission to master's programmes
  • Code of Conduct for teachers and students in ICT supported education
  • Code of conduct on standards of behaviour

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Last Modified: 30-06-2016