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The Humanities Lab is one of the seven tracks of the Honours Academy, the department that coordinates all honours education in Leiden. At the same time it is a university-wide community encompassing all students on an honours track.


The Humanities Lab offers optional activities for all students. For example the Humanities Lab café, where students and professors debate hot topics such as the migration crisis. Every year a weekend excursion is organized about a local topic. And of course every now and then we all come together for drinks and socialising.

Making contacts

Signing up with the Humanities Lab is about more than taking courses and tutorials; it also means being part of a group of active students just like yourself who are motivated and interested. These students come from all sorts of bachelor programmes and have all sorts of backgrounds, insights, ways of thinking and assumptions. You make contacts that not only broaden your horizons, but that may also prove useful later in life.

Study association

To encourage these contacts, there is a study association for everyone at Leiden Universityin an Honours programme. The Leiden Honours Community (LHC) organises all sorts of activities, ranging from day trips (last year’s went to Brussels) and a major trip (this year to Istanbul) to a concert for and by students, in collaboration with TU Delft. You are all welcome to get to know your fellow community members during an LHC or Honours Academy activity. Naturally, you can also work on your practical or organisational skills by serving on one of the committees.


If you are a current student of Humanities Lab and looking for your timetable, you can find it here


The most frequently asked questions about Humanities Lab, and their answers.


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