About Studium Generale

Studium Generale (Department for General Studies) brings the research and teaching that is done at Leiden University to a broader audience (and sometimes, we have guest speakers, too). Students, university staff and anybody with an interest in science and scholarship is welcome to attend our activities.
With only a few exceptions, entrance is free and no prior registration is necessary.


Most of the activities of Studium Generale are lecture series organized around a particular topic of interest. However, individual lectures, film screenings, symposia, and other activities feature regularly in our programme.

Activities in English

While many of our activities are in Dutch, we do host lectures in English quite regularly, which we hope may be of interest to the international community in Leiden.


For queries, comments and suggestions, please contact Studium Generale.

Last Modified: 11-02-2016