Introduction Weekend February 2020

Meet your fellow students, arrange practical matters and have fun!

Introduction Weekend International Students

VU Amsterdam is looking forward to welcoming all new international Master's students in Spring 2020!

During your first days in Amsterdam, the International Office will arrange several activities in order to help you become acquainted with the city of Amsterdam and the university campus, to get to know your fellow students and, of course, to have fun! Our introduction team is working hard to put together an engaging and informative programme especially for you. The Arrival Day and Introduction Day will take place on Friday 31 January 2020 and Saturday 1 February 2020. You don't want to miss out, so please mark these days in your agenda!

The Arrival Day and Introduction Day are offered by VU International Office and are free of charge for international Master's students.

Note: the information on this page is only meant for international Master's students who start their degree programme in the second semester of academic year 2019-2020.

  • If you are an international Exchange student, please click here

Programme

The Arrival Day offers you the perfect opportunity to easily arrange all practical matters in a short period of time: picking up your room key, registering at the municipality (Amstelveen only), arranging health/liability insurance (if applicable), joining the ESN student network, and so on.

You will also receive your student card and proof of enrollment. Also, the International Student Advisors can help you with questions related to you registration and courses. They are available to sign documents from your home university as well, for example your learning agreement and arrival/confirmation certificate. We kindly ask you to print these documents in advance.

The Arrival Day takes place between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Sports Centre on the Uilenstede campus. The address is Uilenstede 100, Amstelveen.

We strongly recommend that you arrive in Amsterdam on Friday morning, so that you have enough time to arrange everything.

Programme (subject to change)

10:15 a.m. - 12:00          Word of Welcome
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.     Walk-in

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.     Welcome by Frans Snijders, Director of the International Office

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.     Presentation by the introduction team

11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.     ESN Introduction

11:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.     Bike Boys presentation

Location:
Lecture hall KC-07, main building, VU campus

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.         Campus tour


12:45 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. Lunch


02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. Amsterdam Scavenger Hunt

What better way than to explore the amazing city of Amsterdam than through a scavenger hunt? We will end the hunt at a location in the city centre, and of course there will be prizes for the winners.

For this event you will need to use public transport. Please buy an OV-chipkaart (public transport card) beforehand. You can buy this card at Schiphol Airport or at any (metro)station. You can also buy a day-ticket for the usage of public transport.

04:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m. Drinks

The Arrival Day offers you the perfect opportunity to easily arrange all practical matters in a short period of time: picking up your room key, registering at the municipality (Amstelveen only), arranging health/liability insurance (if applicable), joining the ESN student network, and so on.

You will also receive your student card and proof of enrollment. Also, the International Student Advisors can help you with questions related to you registration and courses. They are available to sign documents from your home university as well, for example your learning agreement and arrival/confirmation certificate. We kindly ask you to print these documents in advance.

The Arrival Day takes place between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Sports Centre on the Uilenstede campus. The address is Uilenstede 100, Amstelveen.

We strongly recommend that you arrive in Amsterdam on Friday morning, so that you have enough time to arrange everything.

Programme (subject to change)

10:15 a.m. - 12:00          Word of Welcome
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.     Walk-in

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.     Welcome by Frans Snijders, Director of the International Office

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.     Presentation by the introduction team

11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.     ESN Introduction

11:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.     Bike Boys presentation

Location:
Lecture hall KC-07, main building, VU campus

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.         Campus tour


12:45 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. Lunch


02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. Amsterdam Scavenger Hunt

What better way than to explore the amazing city of Amsterdam than through a scavenger hunt? We will end the hunt at a location in the city centre, and of course there will be prizes for the winners.

For this event you will need to use public transport. Please buy an OV-chipkaart (public transport card) beforehand. You can buy this card at Schiphol Airport or at any (metro)station. You can also buy a day-ticket for the usage of public transport.

04:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m. Drinks

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