Start of the Study: Egyptology
Frequently asked questions about the start of your study year:
- Does the department have an introductory programme?
- Where and when is my first lecture?
- How do I get hold of my prospectus and lecture timetable?
- How do I register for work groups?
- Where can I buy my study books and teaching material?
- How can I catch up with any shortfall in my previous studies?
- Does my student association organise any opportunities to get to know other students?
- Where do I go for any further information I may need?
All students of the MA in Egyptology are invited to join our introductory meeting on Monday, September 5, 14.00-16.00 hrs in room VRIESH4/208B (Matthias de Vrieshof 4, rm 208B) which is inside the NINO library.
You are also welcome to join us for a drink on Tuesday, September 6, 17.00 hrs in (t.b.a.).
Students of the MA Egyptology and the ResMA CLANEC, specialisation Egyptology will have intensive courses on Ptolemaic and Egyptian Inscriptions on Wednesday, 7 September; Thursday, 8 September and Friday, 9 September.
Regular classes start in the week of September 12. Depending on the courses you choose and the day and time they are scheduled, your first class will be on one of these dates, unless stated otherwise in the course description:
- Monday, September 12
- Tuesday, September 13
- Wednesday, September 14
- Thursday September 15
- Friday, September 16
You can register for the courses through uSis once you have received your student registration number. If you encounter any problems in registering, our secretaries will be able to assist you. You can find them at Matthias de Vrieshof 4, room 112a.
The books used in the courses can be purchased from regular booksellers. Booksellers in Leiden such as Selexyz Kooyker (Breestraat), Van Stockum (Breestraat) and Atleest (Kort Rapenburg) usually stock the books mentioned in the course descriptions. Readers can be purchased from the Student Desk ‘Studiepunt’ for Humanities in the Lipsius building.
Please, make an appointment with the programme adviser, Ms Nicole van Os, if you suspect you may have such a shortfall.
Send an email to Ms Nicole van Os.
The Pleyte student organisation of the Department of Egyptology regularly organises activities for the students of Egyptology. Check their website for activities.
Leiden also has an International Student Network (ISN)
You can also find relevant information (staff, research topics and publications) via the website of the Leiden Institute of Area Studies (look under “People: Middle Eastern Studies”)