The perfect beginning of your student life!

The HOPweek: 19 – 23 August 2019

To get a feel for the week, take a look at last years HOP Magazine! Download it by clicking on the link below:

HOP 2018 Magazine

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 19th until the 23rd of August.
  • An introduction to The Hague, study life and student life.

Click here for the programme from last year.


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.


Registration for The HOPweek 2019 will open on the 1st of April 2019! You will receive an email with a personal link with which 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 19. If you have experience any problems during the registration or if you have questions, you can contact Commissioner Participants Wijke Zimmerman at

You can register online until August 16, 2019. If you want to cancel your registration, email Commissioner Participants Wijke Zimmerman If you want to receive a refund, you have to cancel before August 16, 2019. Keep in mind that the process of getting a refund takes a while, so you will not have your money back immediately. 



Participation in The HOPweek costs €80. This includes all activities organised by the HOP board, as well as all lunches and dinners from Monday till Friday.