Frequently asked questions

How many contact hours are there?

The minor Smart and Shared Cities is a full-time program that starts in September and ends in January. Each week consist of approximately 10 contact hours and 20 hours of self-study. There are designated days on which there are lectures and days on which you study the material and work together with peers on the projects.

Where do lectures take place?

Since this is a Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor, the location of where education is offered differs per module. Lectures take place in Leiden, The Hague, Delft or Rotterdam.

What is the difference between the 15 EC and 30 EC version of the minor?

The 15 EC version of the minor only includes module 1, 2, and 3 and ends in October. The 30 EC version includes all modules and ends in January.

Students from Leiden University and TU Delft follow the 30 EC version, while students from Erasmus University Rotterdam follow the 15 EC version. EUR students can also choose to complete the minor as a whole for 30 EC. The extra 15 EC is extra-curricular. To include the extra 15 EC in your Bachelor program, EUR students need to ask permission from their Exam Board.

How do I register for the minor?

You register for a Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor through your own university. Check the website of your own university for more information on the registration process.

Can I take this minor with my study background?

The minor is aimed at BA-3 students with different study backgrounds, particularly those in social sciences, humanities, design, and data-science programs, such as, but not limited to, Policy, Public Administration and Organization, Public Administration Science, Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Computer Science, and Urban Studies.

Students from all educational backgrounds are admissible for this minor, which means that students have different entry levels and there is diversity in study background. This is considered while designing the program and the prerequisites to participate. Deficiencies of students’ knowledge will be tackled at the beginning of each module.

Consult with the Exam Board and/or study adviser of you bachelor’s program to check whether the minor Smart and Shared Cities matches your bachelor program.

How many people can sign up for the minor?

The minor Smart and Shared Cities is not a selection minor. In between 40 and 90 students can participate. Students from LDE Universities have priority. Places are reserved per university so that there is an even distribution from the various universities.

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