Start of the study

Most frequently asked questions for the Master programme Classics and Ancient Civilizations.

Does the department have an introductory programme?

Yes, an introductory meeting for all MA/Research MA students Classics and Ancient Civilisations (1 year and 2 years) will be organized on Tuesday 6 September 3pm in Lipsius, room 227. During the introduction meeting all important information regarding the Master’s programme will be explained. There will be drinks afterwards.

Where and when is my first lecture?

All classes part of the MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations will start on Monday 12 September. If you also plan to take courses in other departments, please note that starting dates might be different.

How do I get hold of my prospectus and lecture timetable?

Please consult the e-prospectus of the MA Classics and Ancient Civilizations and click on your specialization to see the courses on offer. The timetable can be found on this website:

Is there anything more I need to do to complete my enrolment?

After receiving your Leiden student ID card, you are enrolled in the MA. The coordinator of studies will send you a letter with important information. Enclosed is a registration form for the secretary’s office Huizinga. N.B. This form does not have anything to do with your formal registration as a student at Leiden University.

How do I register for my classes?

Students are required to register for this course via uSis, the course registration system of Leiden University. General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Where can I buy my books and teaching material?

The required reading is listed for each course, either in the e-Prospectus or via Blackboard. Books are available in most good bookshops. You can also visit the University Library in order to consult the required books. Some texts are provided by the professors.

How can I catch up with any shortfall in my previous studies?

Students who have been admitted unconditionally to the programme meet the criteria and should not have any deficiencies. Students who have been admitted to the programme on the condition that they complete additional courses, can contact the programme coordinator to determine their study programme.

Where do I go for any further information I may need?

Most information is available online on the Classics and Ancient Civilizations website. We advise you to consult the website to have a look at the programme requirements of the specialization you have been admitted for before the introduction meeting.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can contact the secretary's office for general information or information concerning registration in uSis. For specific questions concerning the programme, please contact the programme coordinator.