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Introduction Days: a good start

With a good start of your programme, a good start of your student life is of course also appropriate.

Introduction: online and on location

A lot of work is currently going into preparing activities for the different introduction week programmes. The format of these weeks is very much dependent on the coronavirus measures in place. The introduction week teams are planning for every possible scenario to make sure you have a memorable experience, whether this be online, face to face, or a combination of the two. The main goal is and remains that you have the chance to get to know your study programme, the city, student life and one another. The introduction programme should be an unforgettable start to your student years, and we want to make sure you have every opportunity to enjoy this experience! Further information will be published here as soon as we have more certainty.

Monday 30 August till Friday 3 September

The OWL is Leiden University's introduction programme for all new international students who are going to study in Leiden. At the moment we are working hard to offer you a hybrid programme where you can get to know each other, associations and other student organisations online and on campus. In addition, as every year, students will participate in groups to take part in the on campus programme. Completely online is also a possible option. The main goal remains that you get to know the study, the city, student life and each other well. In this way, you will get to know everything you need to know to start your student time at Leiden University in the right way.

Monday 23 Augustus till Friday 27 August

The HOP is Leiden University's introduction programme for all new students who are going to study in The Hague. At the moment we are working hard to offer you a hybrid programme where you can get to know each other, associations and other student organisations online and on campus. In addition, as every year, students will participate in groups to take part in the on campus programme. Completely online is also a possible option. The main goal remains that you get to know the study, the city, student life and each other well. In this way, you will get to know everything you need to know to start your student time at Leiden University in the right way.

Thursday 12 August till 21 August

The EL CID is Leiden University's introduction programme for all new (mainly Dutch) students who are going to study in Leiden. At the moment we are working hard to offer you a hybrid programme where you can get to know each other, associations and other student organisations online and on campus. The main goal is that you get to know the study, the city, student life and each other well. In this way, you will get to know everything you need to know to start your student time at Leiden University in the right way.

We do not yet know exactly what the possibilities (and limitations) will be because of the corona pandemic. It means that we will organise both a digital and a physical programme. Subject to change, the digital programme will take place on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 August 2021.

We also strive to offer the first year student a programme on location of three days. We will offer these three days twice, to take into account the 1.5 meters distance. This way there are fewer participants in the city at the same time and it is easier to safely offer fun events spread over several days. The physical programme will take place from (1) Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 August 2021 and (2) from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 August 2021. This means that mentors and participants, in addition to the digital programme, will be divided into one of these two shifts.

This scenario is being coordinated in close collaboration with Leiden University and the Municipality of Leiden. Of course, the above plans are subject to change and the safety of our participants, volunteers and partners is paramount. We hope to be able to provide you with more information as soon as possible.

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