What does it mean to be a member?

As a member of the SPIL you'll receive a lot of benefits:

  • You'll be welcome at all the activities that the SPIL organises. These are both academic activities (like readings, debates and excursions) as well as social activities during which you'll get to know your fellow students (parties and movie nights for example). You can also sign up for our foreign excursions and trips.
  • Four times a year you'll get send the semi-scientific magazine 'Debat', written by fellow students.
  • You'll receive a discount on your study books. Starting at the beginning of the study period you can order your books from our site. As a member you'll get up to 16% discount on your books!
  • You can develop your professional skills by joining a committee. 

And all this for only 16 euros per year! Which you'll quickly earn back because of the discount on your study books. 


Alumni membership

Have you finished your bachelor or master political science in Leiden or The Hague? You can get an alumni membership for only 10 euros per year! As an alumni member you'll still receive the Debat four times a year and you can stay subscribed to the SPIL newsletter. 

Cancelling membership

If you want to cancel your membership you will need to email the secretary two weeks before the start of the new school year. If you cancel your membership after this time you'll still need to pay your subscription for that year and you'll still have all the privileges associated with being a member for that year. Send your mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the subject “cancelation membership” and mention your full name and address.


Do you have any questions about membership? Don't hesitate to mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Opening hours

Openings hours
Leiden: Elke dag van 11:00 - 17:00
The Hague: 
Maandag 12.00-17.00
Dinsdag Closed
Woensdag 12.00-17.00
Donderdag 10.00-17.00
Vrijdag 12.00-16.00
Weekend Closed