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The Meeting Point

Assistance for refugee students, first-generation students, and students from Suriname and the Caribbean region of the Netherlands.

The Meeting Point is a meeting place for students who could use a little extra help finding their way in the Netherlands or within the university.

  • Want to improve your language skills?
  • Could use some support from (higher-year) students?
  • Or have questions about topics such as:
    • Admission procedures
    • Study choices
    • Finances
    • Applying for jobs

Drop by the Meeting Point or get in touch.

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In collaboration with the UAF (foundation for refugee students), we can help you to remove obstacles to study success and bring you into contact with fellow students, buddies and university staff.

‘The refugees of today are the Dutch citizens of tomorrow!’

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Speech by Lesage Munyemana at the opening of the academic year.
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Need assistance with your university application? We can help you with, for example, drawing up your CV and the evaluation of your diplomas.

Want to improve your language skills? We can lend a hand.

Questions? Get in touch with us.

Our partners:

  • Are you the first person in your family to go to university? It will certainly be fun and exciting but might also feel like a step into the unknown.
  • Via the Start je toekomst programme (in Dutch) you can receive all the information you need to help you feel at home and be successful in your new environment.
  • International students might sometime also need a little help in finding their way. If that applies to you, drop by or get in touch.

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Together with our education partners, we can help you to remove any obstacles to study success and bring you into contact with fellow students and staff members.

Need help with study planning or study choices? We can put you in touch with the right people.

Want to improve your language skills? We can lend a hand.

Questions? Get in touch with us.

Agenda Meeting Point

Date: Friday November 17th, 2023, 17:00 - 21:00
Location: Leiden
Language: English
Target Group: All students

The yearly event where international and domestic students with different backgrounds meet to celebrate diversity. We of course drink and eat together and there is room for arts and culture.

More information on the programme and registration will follow.

Date: Wednesday December 20th, 2023, 16:00 - 20:00
Location: Plexus Student Centre, Leiden
Language: Dutch/English
Target group: All students, in particular students with a refugee or migration background.

Eating, laughing and being together. Being a spot of light in the sometimes dark month of December. Please feel welcome at our Winter Dinner.

More information about the programme and registration will follow.

Student support groups

Did you know you can also join a student support group. These offer a safe, confidential space in which you can learn, share and connect with others. Learn more about student well-being at Leiden University. 

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