THE LEIDENER

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

On graduating and becoming a Leiden University alumni

Tomorrow I will graduate from the two-year Research Masters I studied at the Faculty of Archaeology and will officially become an alumni of Leiden University. This also means that this … Continue reading

September 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

Visit to the CJEU: Part 1 – Luxembourg

As a part of my studies, I have just been to Luxembourg, to visit the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In this two-part series, I will tell … Continue reading

June 18, 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

5 reasons to apply for the European Union Studies programme

The Master Programme in International Relations at the University of Leiden offers different specializations to students who want to pursue their studies in the city of Rembrandt. I applied for … Continue reading

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finishing All Lectures of Your Master’s Degree

  It feels like it is an eternity away when you are struggling through countless assignments, presentations, group projects and exams. All those beautiful days you spend in the classroom … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · Leave a comment