Start of the study

Most frequently asked questions about the Master programmes.

When and where are the introductory meetings?

Introductory Meetings: 7 September 2016 (Wednesday)

There will be an introduction day on Wednesday 7 September 2016 for all MA Linguistics and Research MA Linguistics students, with separate meetings for each specialisation (see the schedule below). This will be followed by drinks, which will give you the opportunity to meet staff members and other students in the programme.

Introductory Meeting for Research MA Linguistics students
Lipsius Building, room 3.08

12.30–14.00 Meeting and lunch with Prof. Dr. Marian Klamer, Chair of Research MA Linguistics, and Else van Dijk, Coordinator of Studies. Lunch will be provided.

Introductory Meeting for MA Linguistics (one year) students
Lipsius Building, room 0.28

14.00–14.30 Word of welcome by Prof. Dr. Claartje Levelt, Chair of MA Linguistics
14:30–15:00 Introduction by Patse Casse, Coordinator of Studies
15.00–15.30 Introduction by the track coordinators:

Chinese Linguistics
Vrieshof 2, room 0.06A

Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
Vrieshof 2, room 0.06B

English Language and Linguistics
Lipsius Building, room 307

French Language and Linguistics
Eyckhof 1, room 0.03b

German Language and Linguistics
Eyckhof 1, room 0.03a

Italian Language and Linguistics
Van Wijkplaats 4, room 0.03a

Language and Communication
Van Wijkplaats 2, room 0.02

Language Diversity
Van Wijkplaats 4, room 0.03b

Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics
Van Wijkplaats 4, room 0.01

Translation in Theory and Practice
Huizinga, room 0.04

15.30–16.30 Drinks (location to be announced)

For any questions, please contact the coordinators of study.

How do I get hold of my prospectus and lecture timetable?

The electronic prospectus with the programme and course information is available online:

The timetables for ResMA Linguistics as well as all the specialisations of MA Linguistics are available here.

Is there anything more I need to do to complete my enrolment?

For questions about your enrolment as a student of Leiden University you can contact the Plexus.

How do I register for my classes?

You need to register for each course via uSis. If you need help with using uSis, please contact the Student Information Desk.

Where can I buy my books and teaching material?

Information about the literature is included in the course descriptions in the e-prospectus. Books can generally be bought in (online or regular) bookshops.

How can I catch up with any shortfall in my previous studies?

If you have difficulties with any of your courses, you can ask advice from the lecturer.

Where do I go for any further information I may need?

Master Linguistics:
You can contact your Student Administration at

Research Master Linguistics:
You can contact your Student Administration at

Last Modified: 08-08-2016