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Visit the Bachelor's Open Day on 22 February

Study Information

Bachelor's Open Day

Saturday 22 February 2020
Several locations
in Leiden

Discover our bachelor's programmes

Experience the university in person
At the Bachelor's Open Day on Saturday 22 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.

Register now for the Bachelor's Open Day

If you want to visit a presentation during the Bachelor's Open Day on Saturday 22 February, you must register in advance. Don't wait too long: presentations from popular bachelor's programmes will be fully booked pretty quick. What if the presentations of your favorite programmes are fully booked? Then you can still attend the Bachelor's Open Day and visit the Information Market, where you can go to students, teachers and study advisers of all programs with all your questions.

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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 Bachelor's 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.

Fancy doing an elective in art and music? At the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts you can combine your studies at Leiden University with courses at the Royal Conservatoire or Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Students from Practicum Artium and Practicum Musicae can tell you all about it. In an exhibition and short concerts they will give you an impression of what to expect.

Would you like to know what it's like to audition for Practicum Musicae? Come see us for a try-out audition at the Bachelor's Open Day! Register via acpa@hum.leidenuniv.nl and keep an eye on www.universiteitleiden.nl/acpa for the timetable!

P.J. Veth Building
10:00 - 15:30 hrs

Take a Dutch-spoken tour of Leiden with students from Leiden student associations and take a look at a student room and student association. Or put on your headphones and join our enthusiastic guide for an English-spoken silent disco city tour.

The Dutch tour starts on the left of the City and Student Life Square in Pieterskerk. The English tour starts on the right of the Square.

10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 14:00 and 15:15 hrs.

Specially for Bachelor's Open Day visitors, Leiden’s restaurants are offering a tasty but affordable lunch for no more than €10.

Tip: make a reservation, we expect a large amount of visitors!

Or you can have lunch in the Lipsius and Kamerlingh Onnes Buildings between 11:30 and 13:30 hrs.

11:30 - 13:45 hrs.
Different locations

Parking spaces in Leiden are limited, so we advise you to come by public transport. Students and city guides posted at Leiden Central Station and other key places in the city will be able to point you in the right direction and answer all your questions.

You can also hop on a Tuk Tuk to get to your location. At the station and other locations there will be Tuk Tuks waiting for you. A short tour around the city centre is also possible!

Please check the NS site before coming to Leiden for any delays due to maintenance work.

Here you can find all the locations and addresses.

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 Bachelor's 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 Bachelor's 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 market in the Pieterskerk.

2. Can I really only bring one parent with me?
Because the Bachelor's Open Day is so popular, you really can only bring one parent to the presentations. Of course, you can bring two parents with you to the information market 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 Bachelor's Open Day?
In any event you can come to the information market 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 Bachelor's 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.

This is what you will learn when you visit an open day

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