The study association for Political Scientists at the Universiteit Leiden



  • Join all activities such as lectures, excursions, social events and foreign excursions.
  • Free copy of our quarterly magazine DEBAT.
  • 16% member discount on your books.
  • Entitled to apply for a committee of your choice in order to develop your professional skills. 


Lisa Pieters


Pien Wissink


Catrin Böcher


Frits Weyne

commissioner global relations

Niels Bosman

commissioner internal relations

Gaia Gamaggio



Most frequent questions and answers

There are a few opportunities for this. During the first year weekend for example in August. The SPIL also has stalls during the EL CID (Intro week Leiden) and the HOP-week (Introduction week Den Haag). There will also be a sociable drink organized in the first week of the new year college year. You could also always come say hi in our office (SB03) 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 and Political Science – International Relations and Organizations the SPIL is the ideal environment in which to 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. (An exception is the EJW committee which has interview rounds in December.) Every board member decides upon his or her own interview procedure for the committees which they’ll chair that year.

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

2. Click on Bacheloropleidingen

3. Click on the letter P

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

5. Then look at block 1.


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 à Student Centre

5.  Click on Enrolment add

6. Enrol by My requirements

7. Find your first block subjects

8. Click these

9. Enrol

10.  Click on Study year 2015-2016

11.  Click on Continue

12. Find the lecture or exam

13. Check these

14.  Click on to shopping cart

15. Go to Shopping cart

16. Select enroll

1. Go to https://blackboard.leidenuniv.nl/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_8_1

2. Log in

3. At the top click on Courses

4. At the right click on Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen

5. Click on Browse Categories

6. Click Polticologie/Political Science

7. Click on Go

8. In the same window choice Bachelor year 1 Leiden

9. Click on Go

10. With your mouse hover over the Course ID of the course

11. Click on the arrow

12. Click on Enroll