Do you want to get your stay in Leiden or The Hague off to the best-possible start? If so, you cannot afford to miss Leiden University’s introduction weeks for international students. In addition to having lots of fun, you’ll make new friendships and start getting to know the University and the city.
Adapted programmes due to corona measures
As a result of corona measures, alternative programmes have been arranged that will consist of both online and on-location activities. The organisers will ensure that all the necessary safety measures are in place. You will receive further details after signing up for your introduction week.
Will you be studying at Leiden University in Leiden?
What is the OWL?
The OWL (Orientation Week Leiden) is Leiden University’s introduction week for international students, including visiting exchange students, in Leiden.
In an event-packed five-day programme, OWL has been specially designed for students who are new to the city and the University. In five days of fun, music, culture, sightseeing, sports and games, newcomers get to learn about the Dutch people and culture. And to help them get to know Leiden a bit better, the events take place at various locations around the city. It’s an unforgettable start to studying at Leiden University.
How do I sign up for the OWL?
Once you have accepted your offer of admission to a degree, exchange or study abroad programme in Leiden, you will receive an email inviting you to sign up for the OWL. Haven't yet received your invitation? Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to know more about the OWL?
Do you have any questions, or would you like more information?
Will you be studying at Leiden University in The Hague?
What is The HOP?
The HOP (The Hague Orientation Programme) is the official introduction week for new Leiden University students studying in The Hague. During a five-day, festive and varied programme you’ll be able to get acquainted with the city and the student life that awaits you.
How do I sign up for the HOP?
Once you have accepted your offer of admission to a degree, exchange or study abroad programme in The Hague, you will receive an email inviting you to sign up for the HOP. Haven't yet received your invitation? Send a mail to email@example.com.
Want to know more about The HOP?
Do you have any questions or would you like more information?