Programme HOPweek 2021

Registration for HOPweek 2021 is CLOSED

Dear future HOP 2021 Participants,

You probably want to know what the HOP week will look like! After all, the measures taken by the Dutch government against the spread of the coronavirus also have consequences for Leiden University and thus for your introduction period. Together with the university, the municipality, the study and student associations and many other parties, we have done our utmost to develop the best possible programme that should suit everyone’s need: this year we are offering a hybrid week which can be completed online if you are joining from home, and also a physical variation of HOP if you are able to come to The Hague. For more information on the current Covid measures and how HOPweek ensures the safety of its participants and volunteers, visit the HOPweek updates page

After a long wait, at the bottom of this page, we present the HOPweek 2021 programme! The HOP has been hard at work creating programmes for different scenarios, to ensure all new students have a great introduction time, no matter the Covid measures. We now present to you 3 different scenarios in which the introduction week can take place. HOPweek takes place 23-27 August 2021 in a hybrid format. We have several great days in-store, where you can get to know the associations, your fellow students, the city and student life.

Your mentor group

. During the programme, you will join a group of fellow first-year students, your group will be guided by two mentors. These mentors will support you during both an online programme, as well as on location. We try our utmost best to create diverse mentor groups where you can meet your fellow students. Your mentors will have knowledge of your study programme and will be able to answer most of your questions. The main language spoken during the introduction week is English. 

Unable to travel to The Netherlands?

Participants that are unable to travel to The Netherlands can sign up for our online programme. Through live streams and virtual solutions, you will be able to follow along with the activities and meet new people. All new students at Leiden University The Hague will also receive a sign-up email at the address that you are registered with at Leiden University. If you don’t, check your spam or simply register on this website. Make sure to register as either a physical or online participant. Physical participants will still receive access to the online platform, including the HOPweek app.


During the HOP all participants will have access to a digital platform on which all sorts of information can be found about your time as a student in The Hague. It will be possible to sign-up for events on our very own HOPweek app and join several online events and activities. In the app, you will also be able to find all information about the physical programme, updates, student support and the ability to chat. with like-minded students. During these five days, you will explore your study, city, and student life.

For questions regarding participation or our safety precautions please contact

Kind regards,

The HOPboard 2021