Introduction Programmes

Leiden University organizes three different introduction programmes!
Curious which introduction week is the best fit for you? Open our flowchart and find out! We would strongly recommend you participate in one of the three introduction weeks. Of course, you can join them all if you want! By following the steps you will find out which programme is most suitable for you.

Flowchart which introduction week is for me?

Introduction week EL CID, August

The Introduction week EL CID (August ) is the official orientation week for all first year students of Leiden University and Hogeschool Leiden. It is mainly in Dutch. It introduces your new study, the city of Leiden and its student life.

Leiden University Orientation Week (OWL)

Great that you've opted for a study at Leiden University! Leiden University's Orientation Week is a significant first step in becoming well acquainted with Leiden University, and helps you to settle in your new city and it's community.