Student and sports associations
During your stay at Leiden University it's a great idea to join a student or sports association. It's the perfect way to get to know people quickly and build a network, whilst also being a whole lot of fun.
Student Associations for international student
At Leiden University you can also join student associations that are specifically for international students, for example: ISN Leiden and Leiden United. By organising and holding cultural, social and informative events, they ease international students’ integration into the environment in which they will be studying. Typically, they bridge the gap between Dutch students and students from outside the Netherlands.
Other types of student associations
In addition to those student associations specifically for international students, there are a number of other types of associations at Leiden University. Due to space limitations and the annual commitment that can be required, not all associations may be able to welcome exchange students as members. However if you are particularly interested in any of the options below, you can always contact them to see what the possibilities may be.
Most of the student organisation are based in Leiden although some may have chapters in The Hague.
- Asopos de Vliet rowing club
- Aquamania swimming club
- De Blauwe Schuit sailing club
- Njord rowing club
- LSD diving club
- Levitas canoeing club
- Plankenkoorts surfing club
- SDA Leidance
- Leiden Students Rugby Club
- LVV Football Factory
- Leiden Students Fencing Club
- LUSV Badminton
- LUSV Basketball
- Qravel Tennis Club
- SKC Student Volleyball Club
Associations in The Hague
Students studying in The Hague may also be interested in one of the following study associations: