News and events

Find out more about the ILLP at our information evening!

Are you an international master’s student looking for a challenge? Do you want to know more about leadership and your personal leadership style? Visit our information evening on 1 November and find out whether the International Leiden Leadership Programme (ILLP) is something for you!


3 October holiday: university closed

October 3rd is a local holiday in Leiden: the ‘Leids Ontzet’. For this reason, the university buildings are closed and there will be no lectures. This is also in effect for International Studies in The Hague.


Join lectures by Manuel Vicuña

On September 27th and 28th, two lectures will be held by Prof. Manuel Vicuña, Dean at the Faculty for Social Sciences and History, Universidad Diego Portales de Santiago de Chile.


Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme: get yourself a buddy!

Are you about to move to Leiden to obtain your Master’s degree? We want to help. To facilitate your integration into the university and student life in Leiden, The Humanities Faculty has set up the Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme. Our aim with this programme is to welcome new students and create a social and academic network from day one.


Become a buddy in the new Humanities Master's buddy programme

Every year, international students flock to Leiden to obtain their Master’s degree. To facilitate their integration into the university and student life in Leiden, the Humanities Faculty has set up the Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme. Our aim with this programme is to welcome new students and create a social and academic network from day one. Be a buddy - register now!


Leiden through the eyes of a student

Students Sjors Keijzer and Kasper van Alphen won the finale of the Student and City film competition on 29 June. Their promotional film puts Leiden on the map as the best student city.


Political Crisis in Brazil: Roundtable and Public Debate

On Wednesday 11 May 2016 the Brazilian Senate will have voted on starting the impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff. This vote may lead to her immediate suspension and eventually to her dismissal. This is yet another crucial step in the gathering storm of political crisis Rousseff has been facing since her narrow re-election in October 2014.


Authoritarianism in Mexico. Political and criminal violence against journalists and activists

Since the early 2000s—particularly after the launch of the war on drugs in 2006—Mexico has experienced a dramatic increase in different forms of violence against journalists, community leaders, and (international) human rights activists, contributing to Mexico’s current reputation as the country with the most missing journalists, according to international NGO Article 19. In order to begin a constructive dialogue on this, a roundtable will be held, with the participation of scholars and specialists on Mexico and political science, and members from international NGOs.


Writing Tip #7: Structure of your paper

When writing an academic paper, it is always important to have a clear structure. This does not only help the reader to understand your arguments, it also helps you to create a more convincing paper.


35% response NSE survey: cookies for everybody!

This week we passed the 35% mark on the NSE survey response meter! This is a great response for our study programmes and our faculty. The Faculty Board would like to thank all students and is treating everyone on cookies this Thursday.


VIDEO: The Rhythm of Leiden

It’s February, and that means that many new students from all over the world will start at Humanities Leiden this month. A big welcome to all. Immerse yourself in the rhythms, sensations and experiences of the beautiful city of Leiden and Leiden University.