News and events

Master’s Information Day 4 November: register now!

Have you already chosen your master’s? Visit our Master’s Information Day on 4 November and find out what Leiden University has to offer you. Choose the programmes you want to visit and drop in at the Job Market Café where you can find out more about your prospects on the job market.


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!


Winner of the Job Market Café puzzle!

Maybe you have visited the Job Market Café during the Master’s Information Day on Saturday the 15th of October 2016, if so, you must be curious about the winner of the Job Market puzzle! About 200 people participated. After careful deliberation, we can proudly announce that the winner is: Puck van Gendt!


Elections Departmental Teaching Committees: make your voice heard!

The faculties have developed a quality assessment system for the purpose of safeguarding the quality of the teaching programmes. The main body involved in this system is the Departmental Teaching Committee (in Dutch opleidingscommissie or OLC). Each department has its own OC. The student members of the OLC are chosen every year by their fellow students. You can vote until October 17. Check your university mail and don't let the opportunity to vote slip through your hands.


Elsevier: Five Leiden humanities degree programmes rated best

The Humanities Faculty bachelor’s degree programmes in History, and Greek and Latin language and culture were rated by students as the best. The master’s programmes in Classics and Ancient Civilisations, Dutch Studies and North American Studies also received the highest scores. These were the results of a survey conducted by the weekly news magazine Elsevier.


Nominate your lecturer for the Leiden Teaching Prize

Is your lecturer the best at teaching you about his/her subject or research and does he/she stimulate studying with innovative and interactive courses? Nominate him/her for the Leiden Teaching Prize of 2016-2017! By winning this prize he/she is admitted to the Leiden Teachers’ Academy and receives 25.000 euros to spend on his/her teaching or research.


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.


Humanities Career Event 2017

The Humanities Career Event will be held on 12 April 2017. Make sure to put this date in your calendar. Want an impression of the event? Check last years’ aftermovie!


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!


Video: African Studies at Leiden University

Leiden University is one of the best universities to learn about Africa. There is no other institute in continental Europe that offers a same kind of interdisciplinary master's programme in African Studies that combine social sciences and humanities.


Writing Tip #8: Take a break!

Are you experiencing a writer’s block? Take a break and do something that does not require much thinking. Go for a walk, take a shower or take a nap. Such activities give your brain the opportunity to rest and to process information, which helps with finding inspiration to write.


Humanities Campus Exhibition

The exhibition Humanities Campus opens on Thursday 16 June. It will show the process of investigating the spatial and functional options for the Witte Singel Doelen Complex, and is therefore not about the location of the new study facilities.