Student societies & clubs

International Student Network (ISN) Leiden

The International Student Network (ISN) is part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organisation and is one of the largest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe, founded in 1989 for supporting and developing student exchange.

Study associations

A study associations is a good way to combine your study activities and sociability. A study association is not the same as a student association or club. Study associations are for students from a particular degree programme and focus on the academic aspects of student life.

Social Student Clubs

Leiden has a rich student life, where students can become a member of numerous social student clubs (studentenverenigingen). In these, students have the opportunity to develop their organisational, communicative and social skills to complement their academic curriculum. Although Leiden University provides financial support and facilities for the student associations, they are independent and are run by students.

Student sports clubs

At Leiden University, you can take part in a large number of sports, both on a recreational and on a competitive basis.