Study association

Study association BASIS

BASIS (Bachelor Association for Students of International Studies) is the study association for International Studies students.

BASIS represents the student voice within The University of Leiden, and works to strengthen communication between the University and International Studies students.

The board of BASIS

Making your university experience the best it can be

The Association consists of one main board of six students that oversee ten different Committees. At the moment these are the Academic Committee , Career Committee, Community Outreach Committee, Culinary Committee, Dance Committee, Drama Committee, Music Committee, Social Committee, Sports Committee, and Travel Committee. We also help to operate BAISMAG, our own student-run and student-written magazine.

Throughout the year BASIS organises a variety of activities such as book deals, Model United Nations events, guest lecturers and much more. But BASIS is not just there to help you out academically; with events such as ski trips, Halloween parties, ‘90s parties, jam sessions and salsa lessons, BASIS can help you form new friendships and overall make your university experience the best it can be.


You can join BASIS and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.

For more information see the BASIS website or like the BASIS Facebook fanpage.

General student associations

Furthermore, there are many, very active, general student associations. Some of them are specifically geared to international students. They organise events throughout the year. The main focus of the International Student Network (ISN Leiden) is to help foreign and internationally minded Dutch students to integrate. They have several special interest committees and organise a great deal for all international students. The SIB focuses on international relations and Aegee is for European students. These associations have their basis in Leiden. Furthermore, there is the international student organization of The Hague, called Inter-Access.

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