Start of your BA South and Southeast Asian Studies

All the information you need to get a proper start of your BA South and Southeast Asian Studies at Leiden University.

Introduction day first year students: Tuesday, 6 September 2016

10.00 - 10.30 hs

Coffee and cookies

 Coffee Room Matthias de Vrieshof 4

10.30 - 12.00 hs

Introductory meeting with Student Advisor and Professors

 Matthias de Vrieshof 4, rm 005

12.00 - 13.00 hs

Meet and greet lunch

 Coffee Room Matthias de Vrieshof 4

13.00 - 13.30 hs

Information on uSis

 Matthias de Vrieshof 4, rm 005

13.30 - 14.00 hs

Registration in uSis for courses

 Matthias de Vrieshof 4, rm 112

14.15 - 15.00 hs

Opening Lecture by Prof. dr. Jonathan Silk

 Academy Building / Klein Auditorium

15.00 - 15.30 hs

Handing out of Propeadeutics diplomas

 Academy Building / Klein Auditorium

15.30 - 16.00 hs Handing out of Bachelor diplomas  Academy Building / Klein Auditorium
16.00 - 17.00 hs Drinks  Faculty Club

Introductory Language Classes

On Thursday and Friday all first year students are required to attend the introductory language classes offered.






Wednesday, 7 September

10.00 – 12.00 hs

Vrieshof 4 / 005


A. Avtans

Wednesday, 7 September

13.00 – 15.00 hs

Vrieshof 4 / 005


D. Cuneo

Thursday, 8 September

10.00 – 12.00 hs

Vrieshof 1 / 006


A. van Engelenhoven

Letter of welcome to the first year students

Letter of welcome to the first year students by the chair of the programme, Prof.dr. P.C. Bisschop.

Introduction form for the first year students of the BA South and Southeast Asian Studies.

Start of the classes

Regular classes will start on Monday, 12 September.

Provisionary time tables.

For English speakers there is a translation of the Dutch phrases commonly used in the time table documents.

More information on the programme and the courses

In the e-guide (or prospectus) you will find more detailed information on the programme. Click on Bachelor’s programmes and look under “S” for South and Southeast for Asian Studies.

Registration for courses

Once your registration with Leiden University is complete and you have received your Student Identity Number, log in name and password, you need to enroll online for all courses (and later for exams) through uSis. You will also have to enroll for courses at Blackboard.

If you encounter any problems in registering, our secretaries will be able to assist you. You can find them at Matthias de Vrieshof 4, room 112a.

Study books and teaching material

The books used in the courses can be purchased from regular booksellers. Booksellers in Leiden such as Van Stockum (Breestraat) and Atleest (Kort Rapenburg) usually have the books mentioned in the course descriptions in stock.


The programme is completely taught in English. This means that you will also have to write all your assignments in English. If you are not confident whether your English has a sufficient level you may want to contact the Academic Language Center. You can take an on-line test and, if needed, get advise on how to improve your English by, e.g. taking one of the courses offered by the Center. 

More information

You may also refer to the Student Information Desk in the Lipsius building for questions regarding your study, registration in courses, etc.

For questions related to more general issues of registration, housing and other practicalities around your coming to Leiden and Leiden University, please, refer to the FAQ base of the International Office.

Another useful booklet is "Finding your way" (2015-2016 version).

If you still have any questions, please send an email to Ms. Nicole van Os.


Directions and map

Directions on how to get from Leiden Central Station to the Faculty of Humanities.

Map of the Faculties of Humanities and Archaeology.

Most rooms are situated at the Witte Singel Doelen-Complex. Other locations of the University are available on this interactive map.