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Start Your Studies: Kick-off Event Theology and Religious Studies

When:We 30-08-2017 13:30 - 17:00
Where:Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies organizes a Start Your Studies Event for all it's new Master's degree students and exchange students on Wednesday 30 August 2017. You will receive an invitation from the Faculty. On this day, you will receive information on the electives in your programme; you can register for these during the event. In addition, you will receive important instructions about our computer and study facilities, so it is highly recommended that you attend. Plus it's the best way to get to know your fellow students and lecturers and learn all about finding your way around the faculty building.


Time Activity Room
1.30 pm Walk-in with coffee & tea* Hall
1.45 pm Word of Welcome Court Room
1.50 pm Studying at our Faculty Court Room
2 pm Introduction student mentors + Guided Tour Court Room
2.30 pm Presentations student adviser & placement coordinator 253
2.45 pm Presentation computer facilities, Nestor and Progress 253
3 pm Meeting MA coordinators
- Religion and Cultural Heritage
- Religion and Pluralism
- Religion, Conflict and Globalization
- Exchange students


3.45 pm Introduction Study Association Gerardus van der Leeuw Hall / garden
4 pm Drinks & registration course units Hall / garden

* Research Master's students will start at 13.15 hrs with an information session with Professor Marjo Buitelaar, director of the Graduate School.

Movin' to Groningen

On Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th of August 2017 (7AM to 8PM) there will be a team of friendly, enthusiastic and very helpful UG students present at Schiphol Airport to help you on your way to Groningen. Please let us know (registration opens July 15th) when you are arriving, so we can say hello at the arrival gates!

Other Introduction Events

Welcoming Ceremony University of Groningen

Welcoming Ceremony
Welcoming Ceremony

The University organizes an official Welcoming Ceremony for all new international guests on Thursday 31 August 2017. All new international students should receive an invitation from the University.

During the Welcoming Ceremony of the University, all new international students will be addressed by distinguished speakers such as the mayor and the president of the university in Groningen's famous Martini Church. Also, an information fair will take place where students will be introduced to whatever the university and the city have to offer in terms of sports and cultural facilities, international student associations and much more! We will end the day in celebration of your arrival with live music, dancing, drinks and snacks. The Welcoming Ceremony is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow international students and staff of the university and its faculties!

Introduction Week ESN: 1 - 7 September

After the Welcoming Ceremony, there will be an additional Introduction Week, organized by Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Groningen. In this week you will be introduced to different kinds of social and cultural aspects of Groningen. The Introduction Week includes cultural events and tours of the city, sports, parties and dinners.

> Visit the ESN Groningen website and register for the introduction week

KEI-week: 14 - 18 augustus

And why not come to Groningen two weeks earlier and join the general introduction programme for all new students in Groningen, called the KEI-week? During this week you will be placed in an international KEI-group with about 12 to 15 other new students. Half of the students in your group will be Dutch and the other half comes from abroad. During the KEI-week you can visit information markets and get into contact with all the fraternities and student societies. You will have a taste of the cultural and sporting facilities that Groningen has to offer and get to know new people. So the KEI-week is the key (KEI) to your future!

> Visit the KEI-website

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