Introduction Week

Why participate in an Introduction Week?

Orientation Week Leiden

Are you about to start studying at Leiden University? Then we invite you to take part in the best introduction to The Netherlands, the city and the University: The OWL! Enjoy five days of fun, music, culture, sports, games and making new friends. We designed the events during the week especially for people new to the city and University. It will definitely be an unforgettable start of your study period abroad!

The Hague Orientation Programme

If you’re going to live in The Hague and study at one of Leiden University’s The Hague based institutions, you can take part in the first official The HOPweek! It is a 5-day introduction programme for all Dutch and international students in The Hague. Two mentors will guide your group of about 15 students throughout an amazing programme. They will show you around the city and the beach, you will visit your faculty and meet students from all different studies. You will be introduced to all student initiatives and get to know The Hague’s vibrant night life. Also, The HOP will show you what The Hague has to offer in the area of politics and international relations.

Introductionweek EL CID

For full bachelor students who want to learn Dutch, speak it already and/or are interested in joining a Dutch student association, the introductionweek EL CID is very useful and great fun. This week (mainly Dutch) starts earlier than the OWL, mostly already in the second week of Augustus.

Choose your introduction week