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    I am extremely interested in studying humanities or social science in the Netherlands at a University College, I have done a lot of research in to different courses, uni rankings, student life etc however am quite overwhelmed. I am currently looking at University College Utrecht, Amsterdam University College, Maastricht and Leiden. I was wondering if anyone could tell me their opinion on where is best to study based n course content, uni rankings, nightlife etc... any advice would be appreciated, thanks!!!
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    Hi Lucy! Have you also already looked at University College Groningen? The university is a top 100 university (number 74 in the Times Higher rankings!) and the city of Groningen has great atmosphere as there are so many students around. There are always events and happenings in and around the city (both during the day and at night!) so you'll never be bored outside of school hours.
    Our Liberal Arts and Sciences programme has a general first year and after that you can choose from a variety of majors, depending on which direction you'd like to go into. Have a look at the website if you want to learn about course contents, and send us an email if you'd like to receive more information
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    Hi Lucy! You've got a great list there! I would say that each university college will have a different perspective and teaching style, and therefore one will normally "fit" better than another. For example, Leiden University College has a focus on Global Challenges in its curriculum. This means that all the majors are focused on issues in the world and how to tackle them (World Politics; International Justice; Global Public Health; Human Diversity; Earth, Energy and Sustainability; and Governance, Economics and Development). It is our honours college, and is therefore selective in admissions based on a number of factors, including an interview. We want to get to know our applicants to see who is a good fit for the community at LUC.

    LUC is a tight-knit community and students live and learn together at our campus next to the central train station in The Hague. It is a very social place with many committees and clubs to join, parties to go to and the student organisation Fortuna. There is a bar on the first floor where social events take place, in addition to the entire city of The Hague and the beach suburb of Scheveningen just minutes away for beach pavilion hang outs.

    Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and a Top 100 university - in the top 5 in the Netherlands as well. Our LUC is located in The Hague - which is the most international city in the Netherlands. It is The International City of Peace and Justice, which is also a reason why we chose it as a location - it makes for a great environment for the programme and the students. It is a wonderful city with loads of pubs, restaurants, multi-cultural neighbourhoods, music and cultural festivals, minutes from the beach and right in the heart of the Ranstad, the cosmopolitan part of the Netherlands (close to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Leiden). However, it takes very little time to reach nature or The Green Heart of the Netherlands if you like to get out of the city.

    However, you can contact students who are currently studying at LUC or alumni (Chloe Fonk is an alum and can be reached at [email protected]). Facebook has a number of opportunities too.
    Carolyn



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    I am extremely interested in studying humanities or social science in the Netherlands at a University College, I have done a lot of research in to different courses, uni rankings, student life etc however am quite overwhelmed. I am currently looking at University College Utrecht, Amsterdam University College, Maastricht and Leiden. I was wondering if anyone could tell me their opinion on where is best to study based n course content, uni rankings, nightlife etc... any advice would be appreciated, thanks!!!
 
 
 
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