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Study associations

A study association is a good way to combine study-related activities with pleasure. Every faculty has one or more study association.

Many study programmes have their own study association. For more information take a look under the faculty tab, or speak to the administration of your study programme. 

Study associations are for students from a particular degree programme and focus on the academic aspects of student life. Students who are members of a Study Asociation support each other during their study period at Leiden, and organise course-related activities, such as lectures, seminars, field trips or excursions. 

English-language study associations

Albion Association 
English language and culture
Contact: albionesque@gmail.com
Visit the website, Facebook or Instagram

Urban Studies
Contact: astus.thehague@gmail.com
Visit the website 

International Studies 
Contact: info@basisthehague.nl
Visit the website

Leiden European Union Students & Alumni Association
MA European Union Studies

Leiden ISSA
MA International Studies
Visit the website

BA Art History and Arts, Media and Society, MA Arts and Culture
Contact: post@delkv.nl
Visit the website

L.S.V. Sheherazade
Middle East and Islamic Studies 
Visit the website

MSVL Floris V
MA History: Europe 1000-1800
Contact: bestuur.msvlflorisv@gmail.com 
Visit the website

South and Southeast Asian Studies
Contact: siitaa.leiden@gmail.com

Contact: bestuur.symposion@gmail.com

Visit the website

Join the Humanities Buddy Programme!

Are you a new master's student at Leiden University? Join the Humanities Buddy Programme! You will be matched to a buddy who can help you out with your academic and practical questions. Additionally you will be able to attend fun monthly activities and make friends from all over the world. Already a master's student at Leiden University? Join us and become a buddy instead.

Interested? Read more about the Humanities Buddy programme on the website.


BASIS (Bachelor Association for Students of International Studies) is the study association for International Studies students. BASIS represents the student voice within The University of Leiden, and works to strengthen communication between the University and International Studies students.

Making your university experience the best it can be

The Association consists of one main board of six students that oversee ten different Committees. At the moment these are the Academic Committee , Career Committee, Community Outreach Committee, Culinary Committee, Dance Committee, Drama Committee, Music Committee, Social Committee, Sports Committee, and Travel Committee. We also help to operate BAISMAG, our own student-run and student-written magazine.

Throughout the year BASIS organises a variety of activities such as book deals, Model United Nations events, guest lecturers and much more. ButBASIS is not just there to help you out academically; with events such as ski trips, Halloween parties, ‘90s parties, jam sessions and salsa lessons,BASIS can help you form new friendships and overall make your university experience the best it can be.


You can join BASIS and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.

For more information see the BASIS website or like the BASIS Facebook fanpage or follow them on Instagram

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