Universiteit Leiden

nl en

PhD Introductory meeting

Your career as a PhD candidate at Leiden University or Leiden University Medical Center starts with the introductory meeting. These meetings are organised five times a year, and are compulsory for all new PhD candidates.


In 2024, introductory meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • 1 March – Online, 13:15 – 14:45
  • 20 March – Academy building, Rapenburg 73 Leiden, 13:30 – 17:00 (incl. drinks!)

New PhD candidates can sign up for the PhD Introductory meeting via Success Factors

Sign up

No access to Success Factors (yet) ore are you employed at LUMC? Please register via this link.


The introduction days are organised both online and physically. In both forms, you become familiar with doing a PhD at Leiden University: what is expected of you, which facilities and services you can count on and which training courses you have to follow as a PhD student. You will also meet a member of the Executive Board.

We advise you to join the physical day, if you are in the Netherlands. The Academy building in which we meet, the theatre performance and the opportunity to meet fellow PhD students all make this meeting worth the trip to Leiden!

Studyload in Lucris

Participation in the introductory meeting carries a study load/workload of five hours.Your attendance is tracked online and automatically processed in LUCRIS (Converis).

Already curious about university and a doing your PhD here? Then check out our online module for new PhD students.

This website uses cookies.  More information.