What is the EL CID?

Are you about to start your studies at Leiden University or the University of Applied Sciences Leiden? Then we invite you to take part in the biggest and best introduction week of the city: the EL CID. Each year about 3700 students participate in EL CID-week, so as a first-year student in Leiden you cannot afford to miss it! This year’s EL CID will take place from the 12th of August until the 16th of August. In this week you get to know the city, student life and your faculty.

The EL CID is not the only introduction week related to Leiden University. Most of the students participating in EL CID speak Dutch the programme will be in Dutch as well. The Orientation Week Leiden (OWL) is an introduction week that focusses on international students only. The Hague Orientation Programme (HOP) is organized for students starting their studies in the Hague. It is possible to combine the two or three introduction weeks.

Click here if you want to see which introduction week suits you the best.