Orientation week


30 January - 2 February
30 January - 2 February


During the Orientation Week Leiden (OWL), you will have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the Leiden University Student life and all that it has to offer. Throughout the week, you will engage in a range of informative and social activities, geared towards exploring the resources of the university, your new city and the Netherlands. You will gain valuable insights into the Dutch student experience and by the end of the week, you will be better equipped to start your study and you may very well have built some lasting friendships!


Registration is by invite only and the programme is meant for international students who are new to Leiden University. Students who will be studying in The Hague are also invited to partake in the WinterOWL. Although primarily taking place in Leiden, you will be introduced to your fellow The Hague students, the faculty and the city of The Hague by a dedicated The Hague day organised by the HOP (Hague Orientation programme).