During your studies at Humanities

Life in the Netherlands

No matter where you come from, life in the Netherlands will be a little (or a lot) different to your home country. Although we could fill a book or blog with the characteristics that make the Dutch Dutch (others have done this already: see " the Undutchables " and '" Stuff Dutch People Like " to get started), we've highlighted a few points in this section that may help you prepare for your time with us, and to get your studies and semester off to a good start!


The Faculty's course schedules are found on each programme's website. Read the information below for advice on how to navigate through this information.

Course Registration / Usis

All courses taken at Leiden University for credit must be registered in usis. Read the important information here regarding this process.

Where to go with Questions

As Leiden University is not located on a campus, but is spread throughout the city of Leiden (and now also the Hague), it can be a little confusing to know where you need to go for what. Please read the below for some helpful tips.