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ICT systems - introduction for new students

Welcome! Both during and before your studies you have to undertake a few steps in order to follow courses. On this page, you can find a useful overview of the steps, with video tutorials. Good luck!


Have your student number (f.e. s1234567) and password ready!

Step 1: Always start at the Student Portal, your gateway to all information

Via the Student Portal, Study Info tab you can also find the current Study Guide and Teaching and Examination Regulations (OER).

Student Mail
Student Mail | Your university email address
Step 2: Check and/or forward your Student Mail

Messages from your teachers, the faculty or university the are sent to your Google student Mail. Therefore it is important that you check this account regularly. It is also possible to link your Studentmail to your private email address, so that all the e-mails will be forwarded.

  • Go to your Student Mail (find the direct link on the Student Portal)
  • Go to settings in the upper right corner of your RUG-mailbox, choose 'Settings'
  • Go to 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP'. There you can enter the email address you want your RUG-mail to be forwarded to

Student Mail | Your university email address

Step 3: Check detailed info about your upcoming courses via Ocasys

Step 4: Enroll for your first courses via Progress

More info about the rules and regulations on course and exam enrollment (login Student Portal)

Step 5: Find your personal schedule of the first block via the Schedule Generator

Step 6: Find info by your lecturers via the digital learning environment (Nestor) in the Student Portal

Step 7: Work with your documents and university software online on UWP, the virtual desktop


Eduroam | University WiFi network
Step 8: Connect your device to the wireless network

Within the University buildings you can access the wireless network of Eduroam. Common settings are: PEAP, MSCHAPV2,, your RUG password).

Eduroam | University WiFi network

Surfspot | Software with student discounts
Extra opportunity: Buy cheap software

You can purchase software and other computer-related products with student discounts. To place an order, visit and use your student number and password to login.

Surfspot | Software with student discounts

Last modified:06 June 2016 5.53 p.m.