About the Honours College

If you enjoy going the extra mile, the (extracurricular) Honours College programme might be something for you. This programme is created for students with good academic results who want to deepen and/or broaden their knowledge.


Honours College Fair

The Honours College opens its doors! Come and experience what the Honours College has to offer whilst enjoying some free drinks and snacks. The Honours College Fair takes place on Wednesday 6 December from 16.00 till 19.00 hrs. at the Oude Sterrewacht (Old Observatory) in Leiden.

Refugee Roads: Biking the Balkan refugee route

In less than two years’ time, Florian Volz and Timo Schmidt, both German students studying International Studies in The Hague, went from knowing each other only vaguely to sharing a small tent and a bank account. Sounds like any other ordinary relationship, right? Well, not exactly. These two honours students spent two and a half months biking the Balkan route, which takes many Middle Eastern refugees from the Greek island Lesbos, the stepping stone to Europe, to the Calais jungle, the last stop before boarding a ferry to the UK. Last week they screened the first episode in the series, chronicling their experiences travelling to refugee camps.

'The right to vote' and Catalan independence

Politicians in Barcelona are preparing for a new political battle. Nationalists fighting for Catalan independence have announced that they will organize a referendum this autumn, just as they did in 2014. Other parties claim that it will lead to new court cases because the referendum is unconstitutional.