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Tibetaans 5


Depending on the students attending the course will be taught either in English or Dutch.

Admission requirements

Tibetan 1-4 or equivalent knowledge of classical Tibetan


Introduction to and practical reading exercises of capita selecta of various genres in classical Tibetan literature.

Course objectives

Advanced skill in translating texts of various genres in classical Tibetan.


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Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Attendance is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course.

Course Load

Total course load (10 EC): 280 hours:

  • attending lectures (ca. 50 hours)

  • preparation for the lectures (ca. 100 hours)

  • writing paper and preparation for exams (ca. 130 hours).

Assessment method

Mid term written exam (20%)
Final written exam (50%)
Final paper (30%)
re-sit 70% (over midterm and final exam)



Reading list

Materials will be distributed by the instructor at the beginning of the course.


Students are requested to register through uSis&, the registration system of Leiden University for this course. General information about uSis is available in English and “Dutch:“

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Contractonderwijs


For more information contact, Dr. P.C. Verhagen