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Linguistics (BA)

Student life

Study association T.W.I.S.T.

Your experiences at Leiden University will be just as memorable outside the classroom as in it. T.W.I.S.T. is the study association specifically for students of Linguistics at Leiden University. In T.W.I.S.T. you get to combine linguistics-focused activities with fun, making it a great way to get to know your classmates.

T.W.I.S.T. organises activities like camping weekends, dinners and parties, lectures, and film nights with a touch of Linguistics. Members receive Twister magazine, which features interesting articles on your area of study. Take a look at the website or the Instagram page for more information.

Luuk Suurmeijer


Luuk Suurmeijer

"The T.W.I.S.T. student association brings you into contact with other students and helps you make friends quickly. We just had a career afternoon where different alumni talked about their jobs. They also organise pub tours, parties, and even trips abroad." 

"Leiden is a great city for students. Even though it’s quite big it feels really cosy, and everything’s within easy cycling distance."

Leiden student city

Leiden is a lively university city that’s brimming with history and with a ubiquitous student culture. Leiden University is renowned for its many student associations, organised around sports, music and social clubs, as well as cultural associations. These associations will also give you access to a sizeable network, which will be very useful if you’re looking for accommodation or if you want to make new friends. A compact and manageable city, it’s never more than a short bike ride from your accommodation to the University.

The Leiden experience

International student Anna made a video about her Leiden experience.

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