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International student adviser

Dutch student life is very new and often unfamiliar to international students. The international student adviser can help international students find their way in Leiden, The Hague and within the university.

The international student adviser can provide information about a wide range of subjects such as:

  • Student psychologists, counsellors, advisers and coordinators
  • Training courses and workshops
  • Complaints procedures
  • Help with housing issues (except DUWO accommodation)
  • Academic concerns
  • Financial concerns
  • Assistance in requesting a DigiD-code (required for rent and healthcare benefit)
  • Questions about health insurance
  • Requesting rent benefit
  • Finding a doctor
  • Childcare facilities
  • General questions about living in the Netherlands and everyday matters

Open consultation hours

You are welcome to visit us during the open consultation hours in Leiden and The Hague.

Student Centre Plexus (Student Support Services)
Kaiserstraat 25 - Leiden

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 -12:00am.

The Hague:
Wijnhaven (Information desk on the second floor)
Turfmarkt 9, The Hague

Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm – 4pm.

Due to summer holidays there are no open office hours of the International Student Adviser on:

Tuesday 19 June, 26 June, 3 July & 10 July

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Please come by during the open office hours on Thursdays (13:30 -16:00) in The Hague or in Student Centre Plexus in Leiden every Monday and Wednesday (9:00 -12:00)

To be sure, please call the Student Support Services (071 527 8025) beforehand to check the availability.


Organising an event

If you want to organise an event for international students and would like assistance from the university please get in touch with the international student adviser.

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