International & Master students

The HSVL is the historical study association of Leiden University. As a study association primarily of the BA History most of our activities are in Dutch.  While Dutch is the primairy language of the HSVL many events throughout the year happen to be in English. You will find many lectures, symposia, or even the occasional dinner throughout the year which will be in English. In addition at least once a year we organise an activity, especially for our international and master students. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding these activities. You can send an email to and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible!

Join the whatsapp group

In addition to the Dutch whatsapp group for our international members we have an English orientated group aswell. The focus of this group is sharing English-friendly events, lectures and activities organized by the HSVL as well as getting in contact with each other. Feel free to join at any time! 

advantages of membership

Meet fellow history students

Discount on all study and history books

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