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Student associations

Becoming a member of a student association is the best way to quickly feel at home in The Hague. You’ll soon get to know people and you’ll make new friends for life.

Student associations: more than just partying

You might think that student associations are all about partying with your friends. Well, there’s much more to them than that. If you are a member of a student association, a whole new world will open up to you as you come into contact with first-, second- and third-year students from other programmes. Furthermore, by playing an active role in your association you’ll learn new things, such as organisational, delegation and negotiating skills.

The Hague’s student associations

As a student city, The Hague is growing in stature and is gaining more and more student associations. But don’t worry if you’re not sure which one you should join. During The HOP introduction week you can simply drop by them all, talk to existing members and visit their parties. Or, to get a better picture, you could check them out online first.

Social associations

Religious associations

Sport associations

  • Pelargos, The Hague’s students’ rowing association

Music associations

Study associations

In addition to student associations, Leiden University also has several study associations. These bring together students who are following the same programme. They also organise all manner of study-related activities, such as trips and readings, as well as social events like drinks and parties. Not just handy, but fun too!

  • BASIS (International Studies) 
  • Fortuna (Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global affairs) 
  • B.I.L. (Public Administration)
  • SPIL (International Relations and Organisations)

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