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African Studies





1 year



This multidisciplinary programme offers ambitious students the opportunity to explore the African continent from a wide range of perspectives: historical, literary, cultural, socio-economical and political. A three-month internship at an organisation of your choice in Africa will give you the chance to gain invaluable cultural and professional experience.


Your degree prepares you for roles in cultural organisations, education, policy-making, tourism, development, publishing, public relations, and journalism.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree. Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon graduating from the Bachelor’s programme in African Language and Cultures at Leiden University.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 6.5 / TOEFL internet-based: 90

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.