The perfect beginning of your student life!

The HOPweek: 21 – 25 August 2017

Are you going to study at Leiden University in The Hague? Join The HOPweek!

We offer you:

  • An unforgettable introduction week for you, your fellow group members and your guides.
  • Plenty activities in the week of the 21st  until the 25th of August.
  • An introduction to The Hague, study life and student life.

Click here for the programme, which will be updated regularly.


Participation in The HOPweek costs 80 euros. This includes all activities organised by The HOP Committee, as well as all lunches and dinners from Monday evening until Friday. There is also a possibility to reserve a spot in the dorms if you do not have a place to sleep yet during the week. These spots will not be guaranteed though. When you register for the week, you can let us know if you are interested in such a spot and then we will keep you updated on the sleeping facilities.



I’m a Bachelor student

The HOPweek is the perfect start for a new student. You will get to know associations and organisations, and also learn where all University buildings are located. Learn about all our student hacks. 


I’m a Master student

The HOPweek is the perfect start of your stay in The Hague and the last phase of your student life. HOP into your future. We have created special groups with only Master students, and have organised a special programme, which you can check out here.


I’m an international student

The HOPweek is the perfect opportunity to get to know the Netherlands, The Hague and everything that goes with it. Learn more about customs, student life and the international side of The Hague.


On the 1st of May 2017, the registration will open. You will receive an email with a personal link when you can register. After you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation email. In August, you will receive more information about the programme, your group, and where and when you will be expected on Monday August 21. If you have experience any problems during the registration or if you have questions, you can contact Commissioner Participants Jorieke Besselink at

You can register online until August 14, 2017. After that, it is only possible to register in person by stopping by our office at the 15th-19th of August from 13:00 until 16:00. If you want to cancel your registration, email Commissioner Participants Jorieke Besselink at If you want to receive a refund, you have to cancel before August 14, 2017. Keep in mind that the process of getting a refund takes a while, so you will not have your money back immediately.