Sports and Sport associations

There is ample opportunity to recharge your batteries. At Leiden University you can practise a large number of sports, both on a recreational and on a competitive basis.
Whether you want a cozy sports association or to individual fitness whenever it suits you: it's all in Leiden.

University Sports Centre

The University Sports Centre (USC) offers a choice of over 55 different sports. There are two well-equipped fitness rooms, spread over Leiden. So come and have a workout, individually or together with your fellow students. Recreational or competitive. The sports center is for university students, college students, graduate students, PhD students and staff of Leiden University and the LUMC.

The accommodations at the University Sports Centre are completely renewed. The main complex which officially reopened in May 2013 gives home to a large sports hall, two gymnasiums with a large number of exercise machines, a ballroom, budo room, a multipurpose hall, a large gym equipped with cardio and strength equipment and a spinning room.

Outside the University Sports Centre has access to eight tennis courts, two volleyball courts, a hockey field, and a soccer field combined with a rugby field. In early 2013 the new playing fields were officially reopened. With cardiac 2 certified smash court tennis courts and a fifa 2 star certified soccer field, they are the most modern of their kind.

With the opening in August 2014, of the "new" Plexfit in the center of Leiden students now have the opportunity to train functionally, do track circuit training and also group training is available now. The circuit consists of several functional training exercises in which you use, among others, the Kettlebell, Corebag, Battle Rope and Sling Aero. Training according to daily movement patterns is an effective way to strengthen the body and lighten activities of daily living. It is also good for losing weight, get a muscular body and to create a better figure overall.

University Sports Centre

Student sport associations

For almost every sport there is an association. That could be SKC, the volleyball association. Or LSD, which stands for Leidse Studenten Duikvereniging, the diving association. The outdoor watersport associations, which today are independent from the Sports Centre, have a beautiful new building on the waterfront of the Dwarwetering in Leiderdorp. An ideal location! Student sport associations organize parties, sports weekends, cocktail nights and other fun activities.

Go to the sports on offer and select 'sport association'.

Combining your studies with top-level sport

Would you like to combine your studies with top-level sport? This requires a great deal of effort and meticulous study planning. If you are an athlete competing at the highest level in your sport, Leiden University can offer you personal guidance to further develop your talents.
Combining your studies with top-level sport

Last Modified: 03-07-2017