For Political Science Students

Short Trip: Budapest

The destination of the short trip has finally been announced! After the retake exams in January we will be traveling to Budapest in Hungary. Been before? This time you will be able to discover a whole new side of the city, namely its political one. We will be leaving Tuesday evening the 28th of January and will return on Sunday February 2nd. Are you coming? 

If you are interested then write a motivation letter where you mention why you would like to join. Please include the following in your letter (it should not exceed two pages):

  • Why you would like to join this SPIL trip
  • Why you would like to travel to Budapest
  • An overview of its current political situation 
  • A creative idea for a politics related activity and a cultural activity that can be part of the trip program

Please turn in your letter in on paper (printed 3 times) in the common room in Leiden or The Hague on October 30th, 31st or November 1st! 

Inspiration Dinner Dies Week

The first event for the Dies week will be the inspiration dinner! It will be an evening filled with delicious food, nice drinks, exciting people and inspirational talks from former board members of the SPIL. Get excited about what students of political science have achieved after their time in Leiden, ask questions and get to know new people. This perfect start of our Dies week will be unforgettable! Sign up now to secure a place at our table! Join us here.

Sign up Brussels Trip CLOSED

The yearly SPIL Brussels trip is back! Do you want to visit NATO and discover the political sphere in Brussels? Then don't hesitate to sign up for a two day trip from 25-26 November. You can sign up October 8 at noon. Be quick to sign up as spots fill fast! You can join here

International Criminal Court Visit

Ever wanted to visit the International Criminal Court here in The Hague and learn more about what goes on behind the scenes? Join this SPIL excursion for a tour of the building, a short presentation and maybe even a hearing on September 18 free of charge! There are limited spots available to sign up so make sure to do it now. Click here to sign up.



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Openings hours
Leiden and The Hague
Monday 10:00-17:00
Tuesday* 10:00-17:00
Wednesday 10:00-17:00
Thursday 13:00-17:00
Friday 10:00-17:00
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On Thursday the room is closed due weekly boardmeetings until 13:00