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Master's Open Day

16 March 2018

Today is the Master's Open Day of Leiden University. Registration is closed.

Our next Master's Open Day is Friday 2 November. It is not possible to register for our next Master's Open Day. However, if you leave your personal details, we’ll make sure to let you know when the registration process starts. Please keep me informed.

Discover our master's programmes

Are you exploring your options for a master’s programme? You can learn a lot by coming to our Master’s Open Day.

Visit us and:

  • attend presentations by the different programmes.
  • visit the information fairs and ask lecturers, students, alumni and study advisers all your questions.
  • discover Leiden and The Hague as one of the  best student cities right in the heart of Europe in the Netherlands.

Information per Faculty

Click here for the Master's Open Day programme overview.

Click here for the Master's Open Day programme of Archaeology.

Click here for the Master's Open Day programme of Governance and Global Affairs.

Click here for the Master's Open Day programme of Humanities.

Are you thinking about studying one of Leiden’s Humanities master’s programmes? Visit the Master’s Open Day and find out more about the programme of your interest. We look forward to welcoming you!

Studying Humanities in Leiden information session (11:15 - 12:00 hrs.)
If you are an international student or a Dutch student with a degree from another university than this session will provide you with all the information you need about studying a Humanities MA at Leiden University. The session offers information on important practical matters such as the application procedure and course registration. You will also learn more about social life, including the Humanities study associations. 
Location: Room 0.03 in the Lipsius building
Register now for this session 

Tour of Humanities buildings (12:15 - 13:00 hrs)
Join us for a tour of the Humanities buildings! During this short tour we will show you all of the Humanities buildings and you will learn more about the history of these buildings. The tour will also take you to the University Library.
Register now for the tour 

Meet & Greet (14:15 - 16:30 hrs.)
During the Master’s Open Day the Faculty of Humanities organises a Meet & Greet where you get the chance to get answers to your personal questions and enjoy a free drink. Just a few steps away from the other buildings, you will find representatives from our programmes, including lecturers, study coordinators and current students. 
Location: Arsenaal building. You do not need to register for the Information Market.
Meet us in The Hague (15:00 – 18:45 hrs.)

Are you a Leiden University student at our Campus The Hague and can’t make it to Leiden? The Faculty of Humanities will have a stand at the Meet & Greet in the Wijnhaven building. You will be able to talk to some of our staff and students. Come and visit us! 

Programme Information sessions (13:15 - 17:00 hrs.)
Find out more about the programme(s) of your interest by attending the information session(s). 

Click here for the Master's Open Day programme of Law.

Click here for the Master's Open Day programme of Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center.

Click here for the Master's Open Day programme of Science.

Are you visiting the Faculty of Science during the Master’s Open Day? Please read the additional information below.

Free shuttle bus Leiden Central train station – Main entrance Faculty of Science
Leiden University offers you free transportation between Leiden Central (train station) and the main entrance of the Faculty of Science. Shuttles run between 11:15 – 17:30 hrs., transfer time is approximately 10 minutes.

Accessibility Faculty of Science

Presentation Studying at the Faculty of Science
During the presentation you will find out more about our institutes, research and education. Vice-dean Prof. Han de Winde will also discuss practical matters like application and housing. Are you curious about what our Faculty has to offer? Sign up!

Science Career Service
Start your career at Leiden Science! If you would like to have more information about the career perspectives of a specific master’s specialisation, please visit the Career Service presentation.

Information minor market 
Your minor can be important for the choice of your Master’s programme. Visit the minors information market during the Master's Information Day.

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 hrs.

Location : ground floor Atrium

Register now!

Location Sitterzaal
Are you visiting a presentation of Biology, Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Life Science & Technology? Please note that the Sitterzaal is located near the registration desk.

Gathering labtours
The Astronomy, Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physics, Chemistry and LST programmes are offering lab tours, directly following the programme presentations. Starting point of the labtours is the information stand of the organizing programme.

Click here for the Master's Open Day programme of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Welcome to the Master’s Open Day at the Faculty of Social  and Behavioural Sciences!

The programme consists of a range of information sessions, as well as several meet and greet sessions with students and alumni. These meet and greet sessions take place in the Central Hall over lunchtime.

The Career Service also have a stand – drop in to check the career prospects for your preferred master’s specialisation. You can find out where alumni  are currently working and what kind of jobs they have.

Especially for international students, we have a stand where you can ask questions and get advice about living in Leiden or housing, for instance.

Coffee/tea and fruit are available free, and you can buy a special Master’s day sandwich in our restaurant for just €1.50.

Below, you can find additional information about the programmes for Psychology, Political Science, Education and Child Studies, and Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology:

From 12:30 to 15:15 hrs. there is a meet and greet and information market in the Central Hall. Current students, alumni, and lecturers will all be on hand to answer any questions you have about the master’s or pre-master’s programme. We  recommend that you attend the general information session “How to plan your Master’s programme to prepare for a career?” before going to one of the specialisation sessions.

Political Science:
The general information session ‘Studying Political Science in Leiden’ will take place in Leiden, in the Pieter de la Court building. This is also the venue for the information sessions about four specialisations: International Politics; Political Legitimacy and Justice; Parties, Parliaments and Democracy; and Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict and Development.
From 12:00 to 13:30 hrs. there is a meet and greet where you can talk to students, alumni, and study advisors and ask any question you may have.

The information sessions about the other two specialisations – International Organisation and Dutch Politics – will take place at our campus in The Hague at 15:15 hrs.

Education and Child Studies:
The information sessions take place in the Poort building (het Poortgebouw), 3 minutes’ walk from the Faculty building. Come to the Faculty building before the information session for a Meet & Greet with students. This will also give you a chance to get to know the building where you will be studying.

The information market in the Poort building is from 13:00 to 16:00 hrs.; here you can ask more detailed questions about your preferred specialisation.

Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology:
Two information sessions are scheduled in a row. We recommend you to come to both in order to get a good idea of the Master’s possibilities and hear students’ experiences. After the information sessions there is a meet and greet lunch with students and lecturers.

Discover student cities Leiden and The Hague

Free time between presentations? Experience the beautiful city of Leiden!  There are many things to discover, see and experience. These are our favorites hotspots in Leiden you really need to know about:

Coffee and tea


  1. Anne & Max: Gangetje 2
  2. City Hall: Stadhuisplein 3
  3. Aan de Rijn: Nieuwe Rijn 37
  4. Waag: Aalmarkt 21
  5. Koetshuis de Burcht: Burgsteeg 13 
  6. Van Maanen: Nieuwe Rijn

Must sees

  1. De Burcht fortress: Van der Sterrepad
  2. De Waag: Aalmarkt 21
  3. Hooglandse Kerk church: Nieuwstraat 20
  4. Koornbrug bridge: Koornbrug
  5. Rapenburg (old houses and city canal): Rapenburg

Discover Leiden: visitleiden.nl/en

Coffee, tea, snacks and sandwiches are also available at our faculties. You can even order a Master’s Open Day sandwich at some faculties.

Free time between presentations? Experience the beautiful city The Hague! These are our favorites hotspots in The Hague you really need to know about:


  1. Lebkov & Sons: Turfmarkt 236
  2. Coffee-star: Spui 68
  3. Hometown: Buitenhof 4
  4. Lola bikes & coffee: Noordeinde 91
  5. Kaldi: Haagsche Bluf 70


  1. Food Hall MingleMush: Anna van Buerenplein 712
  2. Foodcourt Hofhouse: Rijnstraat 10
  3. Rooftopbar Bleyenberg: Grote Markt 10
  4. One of the cafes at town square 'Het Plein': Plein
  5. One of the bars at the market square ‘Grote Markt’: Grote Markt

Must sees

  1. House of Parliament / Binnenhof: Binnenhof
  2. Hofvijver: Lange Vijverberg
  3. Peace Palace / Vredespaleis: Carnegieplein 2
  4. Noordeinde Palace (working palace of The King): Noordeinde
  5. Oldest Dutch shopping centre/ De Passage: De Passage

Discover The Hague : denhaag.com/en/routes

Coffee, tea, snacks and sandwiches are also available at our faculties. You can even order a Master’s Open Day sandwich at some faculties.

Between 10:15 and 16:15 hrs. Leiden University organizes city tours every hour.  The city tours start at the Academiegebouw in Leiden (Rapenburg 73)  Walk along and discover all the typical student places that Leiden has to offer! You can apply for the city tour via our default Master's Open Day register form.  

How to add a city tour to your programme if you already signed up for the Master's Open Day?
You can add a city tour to your programme via the link in your entrance ticket. Please note that you will then be sent a new entrance ticket (this will appear, also as an image on screen, once you have registered).

  • 10:15 – 11:00 hrs.
  • 11:15 – 12:00 hrs.
  • 12.15 – 13.00 hrs.
  • 13:15 – 14:00 hrs.
  • 14.15 – 15.00 hrs.
  • 15:15 – 16:00 hrs.

Practical Information Master's Open Day

Public Transport Leiden and The Hague

We strongly advise everyone to use public transport to travel to Leiden and The Hague, as parking spaces in the city centre are very scarse. All Leiden venues are within walking distance of Leiden Central train station (the furthest is only 20 minutes away). The Hague Campus is within 5 minutes walking distance of The Hague Central train station.

Parking Leiden

For those who plan take the car: parking is easy and affordable on the Haagweg car park. While slightly out of the centre, it does have a free city shuttle bus that will bring you to the centre in a matter of minutes. At the end of the day you can either simply walk back to the Haagweg, or phone the shuttle to come pick you up (contact them at +31 (0)71-5120017). 

It can be busy at the Haagweg, and you might have to wait a while for the shuttle, so you could also consider parking at one of the other locations throughout the city.

Parking space Leiden
1. Haagweg: Haagweg 8, 2311 AA Leiden
2. Centrum Morspoort: Bloemfonteinstraat 2, 2312 ZD Leiden
3. Langegracht: Langegracht 3, 2312 NV Leiden
4. Maliebaan: Navigate to the middle of the Maliebaan
5. Lammermarkt: Lammermarkt 9, 2312 CK Leiden

Parking The Hague

For those who plan take the car: parking costs are €4,- per hour at the parking lots around the The Hague Campus. Because these parking spaces are very scares we strongly advise everyone to use public transport to travel to The Hague.  

  • Make sure there are no delays or cancellations on your route and visit travel website 9292.nl before travelling.

Parking space The Hague 
1.    Q-Park - Rijnstraat 8, 2515XP Den Haag 
2.    Parkeergarage Turfmarkt, Schedeldoekshaven 100, 2511 Den Haag
3.    Q-Park (Helicon), Zwarteweg 40, 2511 VS Den Haag
4.    Parkeergarage Den Haag Centraal, Kon. Julianaplein 10, 2595 Den Haag 
5.    Q-Park Centraal Station New Babylon, Pr. Irenestraat 1, 2595 BD Den Haag

Most of these parking lots are within 5 minutes walking distance from the The Hague Campus.

If you have any questions during the Open Day about the programme, the route, the presentations or anything else, please contact the Study Line (+31 (0)71- 527 1111). Do you already have questions? You can call during office hours (9:00 to 17:00 hrs local time in The Netherlands) or send an email: studielijn@leidenuniv.nl

We are happy to answer your questions.

Entrance ticket

1. I haven’t received an entrance ticket. What should I do?
If you haven’t received an entrance ticket in your inbox, check that it isn’t in your spam folder. If it’s not there, click here to receive a new e-mail with your entrance ticket.

2. Why do I have to have an entrance ticket?
Because the Open Day is so popular, it’s important to register in advance so that you are sure of a place at the presentation of your choice. When you register, you will be sent an entrance ticket which gives you priority over people who decide to come to the Open Day on the spur of the moment (without having registered first).

3. I’ve deleted my entrance ticket by mistake. What can I do now?
Click here to receive a new e-mail with your entrance ticket.

4. Do I have to print out my entrance ticket and bring it with me, or is it enough that I can show the ticket on my telephone?
You can also show your ticket on your telephone.


1. I want to change my programme. How can I do that?
You can change your programme via the link in your entrance ticket. Please note that you will then be sent a new entrance ticket (this will appear, also as an image on screen, once you have registered).

Here you can find the  Master’s Open Day locations.

Click here for a print version of the map and the routes to the different faculties.

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