Orientation week


27 January - 31 January
27 January - 31 January


NEXT WINTEROWL: 27/1/25-31/1/25! 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).


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.