The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Netherlands: In Quest for Historical Tie with Bengal

This year of 2016 has made me a LEIDENER! I never thought two years back to drop by here for next one year with Advanced Masters in Law and Digital … Continue reading

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December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

beach day in november

One funny habit of the Dutch is complaining about the weather. Let’s be honest though: we cannot really blame them for that – skies are grey pretty often. But then, the … Continue reading

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November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

A student survival guide: December (I)

Cheap weekend travel, some entertainment ideas and well…. wine. Because we can beat the bad weather mood and get out there doing fun things.

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November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

IBP: expectations vs. reality

You are interested in the International Bachelor of Psychology offered by Leiden University and curious about how first-years experience it so far? After having survived our first exam week, I asked some … Continue reading

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November 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oliebollen – No one can eat just one!

Christmas is coming. You can feel it! You can feel it with gradually temperature decrease, leafs changing their color from yellow-orange-red-brown, spectacular street lighting and the Oliebollen! Yes, the typical … Continue reading

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November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Leiden’s Bioscopen

Movie fans rejoice! Now that the sun has abandoned Leiden and left its miserable inhabitants to withstand six or seven months of intolerable wind, wet, and cold, students are elated that … Continue reading

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November 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Honours – Is it worth it?

Yesterday was Honours Graduation and I thought it might be interesting to quickly summarize what Honours program actually is (well, at least how I experienced it). “You will be able to develop your … Continue reading

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November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

How did I end up to Leiden and how do I feel about it now? 

I am one of those Leiden bachelor students who attained a degree from another field and some work experience before moving here. In October, I got to meet my fellow … Continue reading

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November 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

Orderly notes and no online distractions?

… or the dream of every student during exam period Every day, we let ourselves – we crave – to be exposed to more information than we could possibly take … Continue reading

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October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reading is Fun at Leiden University: The Law Library (Part 1)

Perhaps the biggest challenge in any well reputed and good ranked university is to cope up with the study load which requires a lot of personal reading. So the reading … Continue reading

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October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment