Welcome to Leiden University
You are about to start your studies at Leiden University. Make sure you are well prepared and get your studies off to a good start. Find out what you need to know and arrange by clicking on your faculty or study programme tab.
It looks as though we’ll begin the new academic year in September 2021 on campus once again, with no coronavirus restrictions. Read more
To arrange before your studies
An introduction week is the best way to get to know your new city, student life and your fellow students.
As a student of Leiden University you’ll receive a student account (ULCN account). This gives you access to the university’s systems and work stations. You'll first need to activate your ULCN account.
Your LU card is your university ID card. It gives you access to a range of facilities. Make sure to request your LU card before starting your studies.
You will find all your programme schedules in MyTimetable. MyTimetable offers you your timetable in a simple, personalised and clear manner and provides a complete overview of all your educational activities.
Log in on MyTimetable with your ULCN account.
Watch the instruction video or read the detailed instructions.
You will an overview of the courses that you will follow per year in the prospectus. Here you will also find information on electives and minors.
All Archaeology students are required to register in uSis for all lectures and tutorials, except for the BA1 students, they will be registered by the Education Office.
To summarise, you are required to register for courses, exams, thesis, and internships.
In the prospectus, per course, you will find a list of books you will need to read.
Supervision and advise
Your study adviser or coordinator is an expert on all aspects of your study programme. If you have any questions or concerns about your programme, whether they be of a practical or academic nature, you can contact your study adviser.
More information on the study advisors of Archaeology.
The Administration Office is responsible for the organisation and management of all mattters concerning students, such as the entry of study results, registration of examinations, graduations, etc.
More information on the Education Office Archaeology.
During your time as a student you will probably face a variety of challenges. Both in terms of studying and personal development, you might need a little help from time to time. Find out how you can boost your wellbeing and who you can turn to for support. Read more about wellbeing
Get to know the facilities
Here, on the student website, you can find a wide range of practical information about your studies. By selecting your programme when logging in, you can view information that is relevant to you. Find out how to get the most out of the student website
Your student card is your proof of registration as a student of Leiden University. The student card is a digital card and can be found in the University Leiden app after activation.
All the details of your studies are recorded in uSis. From your first registration as a student until your graduation.
Brightspace is Leiden University’s online learning environment.
As a student of Leiden University you will be issued with a university email address: uMail. All correspondence from the university will be sent to this address. You can set up your uMail account so that all mails will be forwarded to your own email address.
The indispensable app for Leiden University students. Here you can find all your personal study information in one place. Log in once and access your schedule, results, available computers and university news anytime and anyplace.
Get more out of your student life
By joining an association you'll meet lots of people and get more out of student life. As well as student and study associations, there are also a range of social associations in Leiden and The Hague, for example sports, religious or cultural associations.
As a student of Leiden University, you have access to a wide range of affordable sports via the University Sport Centre (USC) in Leiden and The Hague.