Introduction Weeks First-years

In order to give our first-years a warm welcome, T.W.I.S.T. organises two weeks of special activities! First-years can enjoy a free lunch on the 12th of September, the First-Years’ TWeekend from the 13th to the 15th of September, a boat tour on the 18th of September and, as the cherry on top, a dinner at restaurant VIP before we go and sing karaoke!

For any details, check the monthly newsletter or the events in our Facebook group!

Buddy system 2019-2020

Hey language-lover!

Are you and international that’s going to study (or is still going to be studying) Linguistics in Leiden next year? T.W.I.S.T. offers you a chance to get a Dutch buddy that helps you out with all your questions!

This buddy, an (enthusiastic) member of our association, can help you out with important matters, study-related questions or other difficulties. Other than that, your buddy can also be your guide into the Dutch studentlife full of parties and other fun activities! You and your buddy get matched by both of your preferences, to be filled in on our buddy matching form.

Interested? Fill in the matching form before the 2nd of September, and we’ll match you with a buddy before the classes start! 

For more information, feel free to contact the responsible committee, the InterCom (, or send us a message via our Facebook page.

T.W.I.S.T. Conference 2019

This year marks the 13th edition of the T.W.I.S.T. Conference and again it promises to be spectacular. This year’s theme is ‘Discover the World through Language’, about how studying language aids us in learning about people, culture, and history. We proudly present this year’s keynote speakers: Michäel Peyrot, Eugénie Stapert, Maaike van Naerssen, and Jenneke van der Wal. The conference will be on the 12th and 13th of April in the Lipsius building. For more information, please visit our Facebook page or immediately buy your tickets here.

LUF – Linguistics Career Day

Interested in the options after obtaining a degree in Linguistics? On June 2, T.W.I.S.T., VOS and Babel, study associations of linguistics of Leiden, Amsterdam and Utrecht, will organise the very first LUF-Linguistics Career Day (sponsored by the LUF). This event will feature linguistics alumni talking about their career path after graduation. You will also find several companies that are interested in having linguists on their team.

The afternoon will be divided into three rounds during which individual presentations take place and one round to visit the information market. The day will end with the opportunity to expand your network while having a drink.

When? June 2nd, 14:00-17:00
Where? Lipsius building (Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden)
How? Sign up for the event using this link:
Price? Free!


T.W.I.S.T. Student Conference in Linguistics

Tomorrow is the last day to get your Early Bird ticket for the T.W.I.S.T. Student Conference in Linguistics! The conference takes place on the 13th and 14th of April, 2018.
Sign up at and the entrance fee will be €6 for one day and €10 for both days. If you decide to register later than this, the fee will be €7,50 for single day entrance and €15 for both days.

The T.W.I.S.T. Conference is organized by T.W.I.S.T., the students’ society for Linguistics students at Leiden University. Each year, it provides a truly academic yet open and informal platform for undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and postgraduate (PhD) students to present their original research to fellow students and researchers from all over The Netherlands (and abroad!). With 4 keynote lectures and many more student talks, we strive to bring together students interested in language from the most diverse research fields and subdisciplines.

For more information about the conference, like the conference Facebook page or take a look at the conference website!