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Student life

The Hague is a real student city and has everything you’ll need to turn your time as a student into the time of your life.

The Hague student city

Studying at Campus The Hague means that you have full access to all the services and facilities Leiden University offers, both in Leiden and The Hague. In the beautiful student city of Leiden, you will find several libraries, sport facilities and international student services among the many options available for you. Additionally, you can join the various student associations as well as enjoy different activities offered, such as courses by the Leiden Academic Art Centre (LAK).

The Hague is located about 10 minutes from Leiden and 40 minutes from Amsterdam by train. It is home to the Dutch government, national and international courts, countless European institutions, embassies and companies, which can provide you with many research and professional networking opportunities. More about studying in The Hague.

Sonja Albrecht


Sonja Albrecht

''I love the mix of high rise and historic buildings in The Hague. There is a lot of greenery around the city and the beach is nearby, which is great.''

The fact that I can study in the Peace Palace library and do research in places where history was made in international law is amazing. I cannot believe that I can do that on a daily basis. We are located closely to the political center, so we often see prime-minister Mark Rutte pass by on his bike on this way to work. Furthermore, you get a lot of opportunities to meet important people, because they visit The Hague. Recently some students got the chance to meet Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations.

Study associations

You can take advantage of Leiden University’s active student life by becoming a member of:

• The International Student Network (ISN), which organises trips, cultural events and social events, as well as helps with academic and practical questions

• The Leiden University Sports Centre, or buying a The Hague Sports Pass 

• An independent sports club in either city, for football (soccer), running, rowing, yoga or many other sports

• One of the other international student networks in Leiden or The Hague, such as Leiden United, the Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe (AEGEE), or the United Nations Students Association (SIBLeiden)

• The student association B.I.L. which organises debates, lectures, symposiums, field trips and social events