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Visit the Bachelor's Open Day on 23 february

Study Information

Bachelor's Open Day

23 February 2019
Several locations
in Leiden

Discover our bachelor's programmes

Experience the university in person
At the Open Day on Saturday 23 February you can explore all the programmes taught at the university. Get your bearings at the information fair, go to the programme presentations and experience the city where you will be studying. It is a great event to orient yourself and learn more about what Leiden University has to offer.

Take your research to the next level
Making your study choice seems like the biggest decision of your life. It probably is, up until this point! However, keep calm. You’ve got this. You can be well-prepared and make an educated decision after visiting the Bachelor's Open Day at Leiden University.


Visit presentations of our English-taught bachelor’s programmes, and take the opportunity to ask students and teachers all of your questions at the information market. Collect all the information you need to find the bachelor’s programme which best fits your interests and future plans! There is also a special session for international students.

You need to be registered in advance if you plan to attend the Open Day. You are welcome to bring 1 parent or supervisor to the presentation. If you wish to bring both your parents, one of them is welcome to look around at the information market in the Pieterskerk and talk with the teachers, students and study advisers.

Come and listen to young Leiden scientists and music during Soul & Brains – and you may well be surprised.

All lectures are in Dutch.

12:00 Sanne Frequin (Art History): Why did people in the Middle Ages fear the Grim Reaper?
13:00 Meike de Boer (Linguistics): How recognisable is your voice?
14:00 Rob van Wijk (Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences): Is medication becoming smarter?
15:00 David Ehrhardt (Liberal Arts & Sciences: Global
Challenges): How to govern a corrupt oil state?

Put on your headphones and join our enthusiastic guide for an English-spoken Silent Disco City Tour. It’s a great way to get to know the city!

Assemble at the Square City & Student Life in the Pieterskerk.

Specially for the Open Day visitors, Leiden restaurants have put together a tasty and reasonably priced lunch for a maximum of €10.

Tip: make a reservation, we expect a large amount of visitors! You can also eat between 11.30 and 13.30 hrs. in the Lipsius Building and the Kamerlingh Onnes Building. 

Entrance ticket


1. I haven’t received an entrance ticket. What should I do?
If you haven’t received an entrance ticket in your inbox, check that it isn’t in your spam folder. If it’s not there, click here to receive a new e-mail with your entrance ticket.

2. Why do I have to have an entrance ticket?
Because the Open Day is so popular, it’s important to register in advance so that you are sure of a place at the presentation of your choice. When you register, you will be sent an entrance ticket which gives you priority over people who decide to come to the Open Day on the spur of the moment (without having registered first).

3. I’ve deleted my entrance ticket by mistake. What can I do now?
Click here to receive a new e-mail with your entrance ticket.

4. Do I have to print out my entrance ticket and bring it with me, or is it enough that I can show the ticket on my telephone?
You can also show your ticket on your telephone.

Bring one of your parents

1. Originally I said I would be coming alone, but I have changed my mind. Can I still bring one of my parents with me?
You can change this via the link on your entrance ticket, if there is still room in the presentation(s). If a particular presentation is full or almost full, it may be that your parent can’t come to the presentation. In that case, he or she can enjoy a cup of coffee while waiting for you, or talk to some of the students and advisers at the Information Fair in the Pieterskerk.

2. Can I really only bring one parent with me?
Because the Open Days are so popular, you really can only bring one parent to the presentations. Of course, you can bring two parents with you to the Information Fair and one parent can wait with a cup of coffee while the other parent goes with you to the presentation.


1. I want to change my programme. How can I do that?
You can change your programme via the link in your entrance ticket. Please note that you will then be sent a new entrance ticket (this will appear, also as an image on screen, once you have registered).

2. All the presentations I would like to attend are full. Is it still worth coming to the Open Day?
In any event you can come to the Information Fair in the Pieterskerk, and talk to students, lecturers and advisers there. You can pick up all kinds of information material and join a tour of Leiden.


1. Are the presentations at the locations where normally the lectures are given?
The Open Day is organised in various locations in and around the city center and not in the faculty buildings (except the Lipsius Building and the Kamerlingh Onnes Building). So everything is within walking distance and you get to the presentations quickly. Unfortunately you can not have a look at all faculties, but during the presentations you will  certainly get a good idea of where you will be studying.

Get an impression of the Bachelor's Open Day at Leiden University

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