LEIP! stands for: 'Leeuwarden First Year Introduction Period’. The Dutch word LEIP also means weird/crazy. The LEIP! week is the general introduction period for all students in Leeuwarden. During this week you will meet a lot of new students, maybe even new friends and you will get to know all aspects of Leeuwarden and student life, such as sports, culture and student associations.
LEIP! is organized by an introduction board consisting of five students together with five committees, which also consist of students. They are supported by employees of Leeuwarden Student City.
LEIP! is intended for all first-year students who study in Leeuwarden. The master students who come to Leeuwarden are also welcome. LEIP! can also be visited by international students (if you are an international student, you can be placed in a 'mixed group': a group with Dutch and English students).
The LEIP! Week is meant for first year students. LEIP! Festival is open to everyone. What we like to say; the more people at the festival the more fun it is, right?
Tickets for the LEIP! Week are on sale until Sunday, the 22nd of August. For the LEIP! Festival you can also buy tickets online until this date, but there is a maximum number of tickets available. So don't wait too long to buy!
You can pay for your ticket very easily without transaction costs through iDEAL. We also support credit cards, bancontact and SofortBanking, but you do pay a small surcharge for this. Those transaction costs are automatically stated at checkout.
If you can no longer come during leip week, you can sell your ticket at https://www.ticketswap.nl/. Your own name must be on the ticket.
You will receive your ticket immediately after checkout. Keep it somewhere safe, because it is your key to an unforgettable introduction week! All information about the LEIP! Week and LEIP! Festival you will receive from us through e-mail a week before it starts.
Indeed, you will be divided into groups based on your studies. So this is the perfect way to see in advance what kind of fellow students will be on your course.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer you a place to sleep during this introduction period. If you have not yet found a room in Leeuwarden or are not moving into your own room, you could ask a senior to sleep there. The activities of LEIP! Week continue until 11:00 PM. Check the travel times of public transport in advance, or provide an alternative way to get home if you do not (yet) live in Leeuwarden.
During LEIP! you will get to know all aspects of Leeuwarden. We pay attention to general information about moving in to your student room and studying. You can also get acquainted with all kinds of cultural, sports, study and social associations in Leeuwarden. And ofcourse there is music, information about the city, work and many other aspects that are relevant to students.
No, far from it! LEIP! is only fun. It is a week full of information, activities and parties. LEIP! is in short a general introduction week to get to know Leeuwarden.
Most information can be obtained from our website www.LEIP.nu. In addition, you can "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and you will be kept informed of all ins and outs regarding LEIP!. If you still have a question that you cannot find an answer to, you can mail to firstname.lastname@example.org