The study association for Political Scientists at Leiden University


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  • Join all activities such as lectures, excursions, social events and parties!
  • Join one of our many yearly trips:
    • Two weeks outside of Europe
    • One week inside Europe
    • Three days inside the Benelux
    • Two days to Brussels
  • Free copy of our quarterly magazine DEBAT.
  • Lowest price guarantee on your studybooks and a lifelong discount on all other books provided by INDEX books.
  • Entitled to apply for a committee of your choice in order to develop your professional skills. 

Countdown to the Interim GA:




Frederika Togtema



Salomé De Bona

commissioner global relations


Ruchi van Zoelen

commissioner internal relations


Gijs Verhoeff


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Most frequent questions and answers

There are a few opportunities for this, for example during the Freshmen Weekend in August. The SPIL also has stalls during the EL CID (Intro week Leiden) and the HOP-week (Introduction week Den Haag). During the first week of the new academic year, there will also be multiple activities to get involved. You could also always come say hi in our office (SB03 in Leiden, Student Pavilion in The Hague) or join an activity.

It is of course essential to improve upon your academic capabilities during your time as a student. It is just as essential for students to improve upon their professional capabilities, which are not directly taught in the study. For students of Political Science, the SPIL is the ideal environment in which one can develop these capabilities. At the beginning of each school year the board sets up interview rounds during which students can apply for a position in a committee. 

1. Go to https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/

2. Click on All Bachelors

3. Select the Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty.

4. Click on Political Science or Political Science: International Relations and Organizations.


1. Go tohttp://www.fsw.leidenuniv.nl/studenten/studie-ondersteuning/osc/roosters/politieke-wetenschap/

2. Click on Political Science or Political Science/IRO

  1. Click on Lectures


For the first block you will already be enrolled. You can look this up from the 28th of August

1. Go to https://usis.leidenuniv.nl:8011/psp/S4PRD/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG&

2. Log in

3. Click on Main menu

4. Click on Self Service

5. Click on Student Centre

6. Go to links other academic

7. Click on Class Schedule

8. Navigate to the first week of the college year.

1. Go to  https://usis.leidenuniv.nl:8011/psp/S4PRD/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG&

2. Log in

3. Click on Main menu

4.  Click on Self Service at Student Centre

5.  Click on Enrolment add

6. Enroll by My requirements

7. Find your first block subjects

8. Click these

9. Enroll

10. Select your study year

12. Find the lecture or exam

13. Check that they are correct. 

14.  Click on to shopping cart

15. Go to Shopping cart

16. Select enroll

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