Interested in becoming a member?

Being a member of Sophia Aeterna has many benefits. You get discounts on study books and our activities offer a great opportunity to get to know your lecturers and fellow students. Sophia organises a lot of activities, such as drinks, lectures, museum trips and book auctions. Don’t hesitate to join us at bigger events, like study trips as well! In addition, a small association like Sophia also provides the opportunity to take part in committees and to help organise activities.

How to become a member

You can choose to become a member of Sophia Aeterna at any moment you like. Apart from paying a yearly contribution, there are no obligations attached to the membership. To become a member, please send an e-mail to When your registration is approved, you’ll need to pay the annual contribution of €15. Please remit the amount in name of Sophia Aeterna on the following account: NL30 RBRB 8836 8404 34.


Only (former) Classics students, (former) lecturers of the Classics department or other departments linked to Classics, of Leiden University or any other (university) institution can become a member of Sophia Aeterna.

Cancellation of membership

After registration, you are a member of Sophia Aeterna for an indefinite period (at least one year). This means that you must cancel your membership yourself by sending an email to sophia.aeternaleiden@gmail.comPlease cancel your membership before September 1, otherwise you are obliged to pay the contribution for the next year must as well. There is the possibility to be included in the former member file after deregistration: then, you will be kept informed of major events and reunion activities.