Joint minors

Taking a minor at two or three universities

Are you in the process of looking for a minor? Do social issues matter to you and are you eager to learn how to make a difference in a multidisciplinary team? Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam offer you 17 joint multidisciplinary minors. These Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors are accessible to all Bachelor's students. They offer the perfect opportunity to expand your world!

These are the reasons for choosing a Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor:

1. Joint education programmes provided by three top universities.
2. Urgent social issues and new potential solutions.
3. Lecturers and students from a range of specialisms.
4. Case studies from businesses, government authorities and NGOs.
5. A network in Leiden, The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam.

Curious about experiences of students who have gone before you? Hear from them in the video clips below. 

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What are the key features of the multidisciplinary Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors?

  • Admission requirements: Most Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors are open to all students of Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam. A small number also require prior knowledge or involve a selection process.
  • Number of places: Although it varies according to the minor, between 40 and 90 students can participate (see the link below for numbers for each minor). A number of places are reserved for each university in order to ensure a balanced distribution from the different programmes.
  • Language: All Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors are taught in English.
  • ECTS credits: 30 ECTS for students of TU Delft and Leiden University. Erasmus University Rotterdam students can only do the first block of 15 ECTS. This may vary according to the minor.
  • Location: The lectures and seminars are held in one or more of the following cities: Leiden, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam. 
  • Applications: You apply for a Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor via eduXchange.
  • Selection: Some Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors are selection minors, which means you will need to write a motivation letter. Make sure you check the application date.
  • Courses: The course descriptions can be found in the prospectus of the coordinating university. For further information and student experiences, see the links for each minor below.

- For an overview of the joint minors, we list them here below.

- For descriptions of the joint minors, go to

- For more information on choosing and applying, look here.

These are the multidisciplinary Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors:

  1. Responsible Innovation

  2. Geo-resources for the Future

  3. Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development

  4. African Dynamics

  5. Smart and Shared Cities

  6. Public Risk and Disaster

  7. Modes of Existence: Architectuur en Filosofie

  8. (Re)Imagining Port City Futures: Understanding Space, Society and Culture

  9. Sustainable Chemistry and Biotechnology

  10. Geneeskunde voor Technische studenten

  11. Space Missions

  12. Living Education Lab

  13. Co-creating a healthy society

  14. Collaborative Science for Biomedical Breakthroughs

  15. Authenticity and Art Crime

  16. Future Challenges Lab: Co-creating sustainable practices in and beyond the Indonesian City

  17. SDG-based entrepreneurship in organizations


Apply for joint minors via eduXchange