News and events

What's Next: the Graduated Class of 2016

After three (or four) years of hard study, there are every year a lot of Bachelor students that say goodbye to go and explore the wide world. Where are they going next? And what will they miss most about our beautiful city? For the coming weeks, we will tell the stories of 6 recent Bachelor graduates in Public Affairs and Leiden University College, who we spoke about their future plans, most precious college memories and their favorite spot in the Hague.


Interview new Dean LUC: "Work hard, have fun, make a difference!"

From 1 July on prof. dr. Judi Mesman will be the new Dean of Leiden University College (LUC). Mesman is professor of Diversity in Parenting and Development and scientific director of the Institute of Education and Child Studies. Are you curious about her plans for the University College, or would you like to know what her biggest dream is and from what she learned most? You will read it here


WANTED: Volunteers for The HOPweek 2016

Would you like to be part of the first ever introduction week of Leiden University in The Hague? Are you excited to meet lots of new people and have a fantastic week? Can you not wait to tell all the new first years about your experiences in The Hague? Are you a very good bartender or are you a top chef? Do you prefer to be behind a camera or do you drive a van like a boss? Then we are looking for you to become a guide or a crew member! For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, come to our borrel, organised by the study associations in The Hague and The HOP on May 19 from 17.00-20.00 in Café Rootz! Check our event on Facebook:


Students in participation: read what Simon of the Faculty Council says

This week (9-13 May) you may vote for the student section of the Faculty Council (hereafter FC). Simon van der Staaij (LUC) is member of the FC now but will soon make place for new member. Read here how he feels about his year as FC-member and what he wants to say to all students of our faculty. And maybe the most important part: why you should vote for the new Council!


Van Bergen Fund Competition 2015!

Have you got a creative idea for how to improve the contacts between Dutch and international students? Present your plan and you could win up to 5,000 euros to put it into action.


'The Hague is perfect'

The more than 290 students who will shortly be starting their studies at Campus The Hague, met at some of the city's hotspots on 11 August to get to know one another and the city. 'The Hague is perfect, it's ideally located and it's very international.'


Leiden University Career Zone launched

Since April, the Leiden University Career Zone can be found on the university’s website. This portal provides students and young alumni with a lot of information in both Dutch and English about the job market and potential careers.


Registration for minors now open

Students who want to follow a minor can now register. Some minors are very popular, so do decide early. You can take a minor in Delft or Rotterdam (and their students can study in Leiden). Read more in the article on the website.


Leiden students visit the Youth Forum 2015

Four (former) students from the Leiden Leadership Programme represented Leiden University during the G200 Youth Forum 2015. András Pleszel, master’s student in the International Relations programme told us about his experiences.


2 June: Community Engagement Festival at LUC The Hague

On Tuesday, June 2, we will celebrate the completion of the Community Project Course  on "Multicultural Education in The Hague."  Ingrid van Engelshoven , Deputy Major of the City of The Hague and alderman for the Knowledge Economy, International Affairs, Youth and Education will open the festival. Please join us to learn about the interesting work LUC students have been doing in local schools, and to find out how YOU can get involved!


1-3 July: The Third Hague Peace Conference

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is organizing The Third Hague Peace Conference for students who have a keen interest in contributing to better ideas on how to improve the maintenance of peace and humanitarian law.


Leiden students admitted to prestigious Chinese master’s programme

Three Leiden students have been selected for the Yenching Academy, a prestigious master’s programme offered by Peking University. The students will receive a full scholarship (tuition fees, housing and allowance), and will be following various interdisciplinary courses together with students from all over the world.


The MOOC experience

Leiden University will add six new MOOCs in the coming year. The video shows how MOOCs work, and features Leiden students and lecturers talking about their experiences so far with these on-line courses.


BSA more stringent from 1 September

With effect from 1 September 2013 the Binding Study Advice (BSA) at Leiden University will be more stringent for new students starting their bachelor’s. This is part of a new set of measures aimed at achieving higher academic success rates among students.