Book Sale Semester 2

The second semester is about to begin, which means you need new study books. Starting now, our book sale is online!

Click here to reach our webshop.

You get to see exactly which books you need, and as a member you can order at a significant discount.

National physics masterday

Saturday 6 March

The National SP↑N Physics Masterday is an initiative from SP↑N, the national association for physics students in the Netherlands. The goal of the event is to give each bachelor Physics (or Physics related) student the opportunity to have an informal yet informative talk with universities from all over the Netherlands. The day is designed to check out all the Physics masters within a few hours, so there is no need to visit the different master fairs individually. 

This year the event will take place online at Here you can ‘walk’ through the event with your own avatar. And just as in the physical fair you can go to different master specializations, view posters and talk to students through video chat. 

The Masterday will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in two different time slots (10:15-12:00 and 13:00-14:45).

For more information and to register for one of the time slots, visit the website.


Sunday 14 March

Would you recommend your study to a friend? What do you think of your courses, your teachers, your timetable, the facilities? Raise your voice through the National Student Survey (NSE), that is offered to every student by Dutch authorities. Via the survey, you can provide your study programme and your university with information on which education and infrastructure can be improved. On top of that, Leiden University donates a certain amount of money to corona research of the LUMC for every student who fills out the NSE!

Don’t hesitate and fill out the NSE before March 14. You will find the link in your uMail box, but if you lost it, you can log in to with your uMail address. On behalf of Leiden University: thank you!

Leiden Science Magazine

The new student-made faculty magazine, 'Leiden Science Magazine', is now online! On, you'll be able to read new articles on a weekly basis, about science and student affairs from all corners of our faculty.

Also, we're looking for new members, so if you like writing or proofreading, or you enjoy working with webdesign or social media, send us an email at!

SCIENCE Buddy Programme

Are you ready to become a SCIENCE Buddy?

The SCIENCE Buddy Programme is offered to all new international students of the Faculty of Science. A SCIENCE Buddy is a current student of the Faculty of Science, who is easily approachable and can share his/her experience with our new international students. Especially during these uncertain COVID times, internationals can use a listening ear!

Being a buddy is not only a good way to learn more about different cultures, it allows you to start your international network and practice your language skills.

More info about the programme can be found here. For questions, you can contact Victor van der Horst and Tess Hoppenbrouwers (Science International Office) at

Corona buddy system

For (international) students who are in need of support during the corona situation, the university has developed a couple of services. Learn more about those on the website of Leiden University.

As a reminder

Do not come to the University if

  • you have any health symptoms that could indicate coronavirus. Stay at home and make an appointment with the GGD for a test: 0800-1202. If you also have shortness of breath and/or a fever, all the members of your household must stay at home and get tested too.
  • you have recently returned from a country with an orange or yellow travel advisory in which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises a ten-day quarantine. You must not come to the University during these ten days.

Lustrum ideas

De Leidsche Flesch is 100 years old! Not quite yet, but the lustrum is coming. The lustrum committee has been established and is busy brainstorming for themes, activities and much more. Do you want to stay informed of the latest updates from the lustrum committee and provide input to the committee? Then fill in this form to receive updatemails, polls and more!