Apply for the OWL board

We are looking for the OWL Board of 2025!

Are you ready for it?

OWL stands for Orientation Week Leiden and is the introduction period for international students at the beginning of each semester


  • Dutch or international students (Bachelor or Master)
  • Have a flexible attitude
  • Are internationally oriented/have international experience
  • Thinking out of the box attitude and a hands on approach
  • Team player
  • Available up until October ’25!

The board…

  • Will consist of 4-7 members, preferably a balanced mix of nationality and gender and experiences
  • Uses the format of the previous Orientation Weeks, with plenty of room for  your own ideas and creativity
  • Will have a variety of tasks, this includes making a suitable programme (winter and summer) maintaining the app and the website and other social media, sponsoring, Public Relations, recruitment, organisation and execution of the activities that will take place during the Orientation Weeks. The functions we have are: President, Treasurer, Participants, Guides & Crew, Partners, Logistics, Secretary.

What do you gain?

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • A fun and informative professional experience
  • Ability to work independently in a flexible environment
  • Experience Leiden University from a whole new perspective
  • Improve your organisational and collaboration skills by working in a dynamic team
  • A valuable addition to your résumé
  • Great boost to your social network
  • Financially: you will receive a compensation in the form of a monthly part-time-board allowance.


  • From October ’24 till 30 September ’25
  • Starting approximately 10 hours a week
  • Full time in January, July and August

Not sure yet?

Still thinking about it or want to know more about what it takes or what functions we have in the OWL Board? You can email us at and ask all your questions. 


Send us an application letter with a short motivation (please no more than 1 page) and a CV with some relevant information (including name, age, nationality, study).

You are welcome to apply Please send CV and cover letter asap. Interviews will be held soon following, we will contact you with the details. You can email your application to:

Kind regards,

OWL Board selection committee

LeidsePas Discount Card

During the OWL online registration you will be offered the option of buying a LeidsePas discount card. This card will help you discover Leiden even on a (tight) student budget. With the LeidsePas you will receive discounts up to 50% at over 150 different venues in Leiden!

  • Discounts at shops with books, bikes & accessories, clothes, shoes, etc.
  • Discount on beer at various bars
  • Up to 50% off the museums entry fees
  • Reduced prices at a wide range of restaurants
  • Reduced membership fees for a vast amount of gyms
  • Valid until July 1st 2025
  • And much, much more…

Make sure you order through OWL and not the website to get the discount!!
For OWL we have a special offer, only valid for OWL Week Participants:
A LeidsePas for €19,95

The card can be purchased during online registration for the OWL and picked up during the week. You will be informed on details.