THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

Being A Leidener

As I graduated from my LLM programme at Leiden University, my journey as a blogger at the Leidener also comes to an end. The best way to say farewell to … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Farewell Leiden: LLM Graduation

I am still not sure whether this year was short or long, but it sure ended, officially yesterday. My programme, Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law LLM, had … Continue reading

August 31, 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

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

My university experiences in Italy and in the Netherlands: a comparison – Part 2

An advantage of workgroups is that students are compelled to form their own opinion and to intervene during class. However, the participation grade might push many to speak even if … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

My university experiences in Italy and in the Netherlands: a comparison – Part 1

When I applied to study at Leiden University, I was aware of the profound differences between my home country’s higher education system and the Dutch one, but spending a year … Continue reading

July 31, 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

My trip to Brussels to visit the EU institutions

It was a cold early morning of end October when I left Leiden with my fellow colleagues to embark in a three-days trip to the Belgian capital. The European Union … Continue reading

June 29, 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

Visit to CJEU: Part 2 – The Court

In the second part of my CJEU visit, following the first one on the city of Luxembourg which you can read from here, I want to share my experience from … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

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