THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Moving out from Leiden

The good times come to an end, the semester and even the summer has (almost) ended. Time to face the truth: you will be leaving your home for the last … Continue reading

August 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Con-grad-ulations! Graduation Season & You

So, you’ve finished all your modules, your thesis is marked and it’s time to graduate? Or, you’re day dreaming of what will happen once all your work is done, and … Continue reading

August 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

What Now? Finding a Job in the Netherlands

Finished your studies and cannot have enough of this country so you want to look for vacancies? Or you are starting your degree and hope to find something to start … Continue reading

August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hacking your degree: Tips and tricks for finishing your degree on time

When getting started with your degree, the number of modules and the length of the thesis can seem intimidating. University courses (especially Masters and Postgraduate degrees) rely more on you … Continue reading

August 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Long haul? No problem!

For many internationals, the move to the Netherlands may be one of the first long haul flights you take! As I moved here from the UK this wasn’t my experience … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Housing in The Hague Part 1

It’s the time of year again! The time of sun, beach and parties, summer holiday!! But for many students this is also a time of stress and anxiety, the time … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Road to an Academic Career: PhD Application Procedure

Can’t have enough of doing research? Want to become a lecturer in a prestigious university? Is your dream career in academia? The Netherlands is the perfect country to pursue a … Continue reading

June 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Before the dream arrival……(Part 1)

Hello everyone, your new blogger extraordinaire here! This series that I’ve concocted will attempt to show you all you need to ready before you even arrive in Leiden. In today’s … Continue reading

June 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Studying IBP – What you should know before

It is eleven pm, my eyes are definitely working against me and I am sitting at home with my statistics textbook unopened lying next to me. I should be studying … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

How to Buy Uni Books Cheaply

Soon enough the incoming students of September will receive the list of reading materials they will need for the courses. This may not be true for other faculties, however, in … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · 2 Comments