THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

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

Bikes in the Netherlands – Practical tips

If you are already living in the Netherlands, you know, and if not, you will know soon: Bikes are Life here!  Seriously, coming from a big city where bikers are … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perks of living in Leiden southern suburbia

Once you get admitted as a student at Leiden University, you might feel as if the most difficult part is behind you; which in a way it is. However, one … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Leiden for a Sushi Lover

Are you also addicted to the small rolls of different flavors? Looking for places to get sushi with good taste and affordable prices? Let me list my favorite 3 sushi … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Active Resting

Most of us are trying to handle the huge workload of numerous exams, assignments, thesis and also other tasks outside the faculty. As striking a balance between all of those … Continue reading

May 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to get Cheap Deals? Top 4 Apps

As a student, who is by definition constantly broke, finding cheap deals is the gate to enjoy an event or a dinner out in an affordable way. Today I would … Continue reading

May 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lost motivation? Read this rather than stress about it!

Losing motivation happens to us all, whether it’s for your thesis, an essay, piece of group work, (or sometimes your degree choice). Here are four tips for regaining your motivation, … Continue reading

May 11, 2019 · Leave a comment