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Welcome to our new international students at the Faculty of Philosophy 2016-2017

Starting your studies at the Faculty of Philosophy
A pleasant start of your studies abroad is essential for study success and for enjoying your time in Groningen. In order to make the most of your stay in Groningen, it is necessary to get introduced to your new (academic) environment. In the week before the courses start, the University of Groningen and its faculties organize various activities that will help you arrange practical matters and find your way around the city and the University.

We expect all students to attend these compulsory events. When booking your plane ticket and/or accommodation, please keep the dates in mind in order to arrive in time.

For more information, read the Pre-Departure Guide.

Autumn semester

Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 August 2016
Schiphol Welcoming service: from 7:00 till 20:00 hour there will be a team of friendly, enthusiastic and helpful (international) students at Schiphol Airport to help you on your way to Groningen. You can register for this by filling out the registration form.

Wednesday 31 August 2016
Non-EU students only: mandatory sessions concerning residence permit/registration at the city council and taking the TBC test (if required). Non-EU students will receive more detailed information per email in due time. Note: if you miss out on your appointment, you will need to make an appointment yourself with the IND (Immigration Authorities). This will be less convenient and time-consuming, as they are located in Zwolle (about 1 hour by train from Groningen).

Thursday 1 September 2016
Welcoming Ceremony for all international students of the university. This event starts at 13:00 hour. Location: city centre. More detailed information can be found here. During the Welcoming Ceremony, you can subscribe for sports and cultural activities, and e.g. get acquainted with all students services the University has to offer. Exchange students can register for the ESN Introduction week.

Friday 2 September 2016
Welcome at the Faculty of Philosophy - introduction event (10:00 - 13:00 hour). During this event, you will receive all practical information about studying at our Faculty of Philosophy, about student services and student support. Also, you will be introduced to some of the people you will be in touch with most during your stay in Groningen. Of course there will be ample time to ask all the questions you may still have. To round off the event, you are kindly invited for a lunch.

Details of the event will be communicated at a later stage.

Monday 5 September 2016
Start of 1st semester courses.

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