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Study Start Events

A good start is essential for study success and enjoying your time in Groningen. In order to make the most out of your stay in Groningen, it is necessary to get induced to your new (academic) environment. In the week before courses start, the university organizes various activities that will help you arranging practical matters and finding your way around the university and the city. When booking your plane ticket and/or accommodation, please make sure to arrive in Groningen on time!

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STUDY START EVENTS AUTUMN SEMESTER/ FULL-YEAR 2019-20

Monday,
26 August 
+
Tuesday,
27 August

Movin' to Groningen

On Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 August 2019, 07:00 to 20:00, a team of friendly, enthusiastic and very helpful students will be present at Schiphol Airport to help you on your way to Groningen. Sign up here and you will be welcomed at the arrival gates!

Wednesday,
28 August

Immigration Day

The Immigration day for Non-EU students is a day for students to register with city hall, pick up their residence permit card from IND (if ready), and receive other useful information where required. They will be invited in certain time slots throughout the day - emailed to them personally by the ISD. 

When?
10:00-17:00

Where?
De Oosterpoort, Trompsingel 27

 Thursday,   29 August

Welcoming Ceremony for all international students of the University of Groningen

When?
13:00-16:30

Where?
De Oosterpoort, Trompsingel 27

More information can be found here.

Thursday,
29 August

Welcoming Festival

This festival will have a mix of Dutch and international students present and have various stages with different acts.

When?
22:00-02:00

Tickets will be sold (price t.b.d.). More information t.b.a.

New date 
t.b.a.

ESN Introduction Week

ESN Groningen is organising the Introduction Week for all new incoming exchange students! It is the biggest introduction week for international students in Groningen.

Information and registration: see here

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Groningen is the biggest international student organisation in Groningen that organises more than 150 social, cultural, travel, career and sport activities throughout the year! To stay up to date check out the ESN Website , Facebook and Instagram !

New date 
t.b.a.

Start of lectures

Check schedule generator for the exact start date of your lectures!

New date 
t.b.a.

>>> MANDATORY!

BSS Faculty Introduction for Incoming Exchange Students

The Mobility Office team will hold an introductory presentation on important practical and study-related matters. You will need this information in order to make the most of your exchange semester @BSS. You will also receive your welcome kit.

After the presentation, you will have the possibility to ask questions and get your certificate of arrival signed (if required by your home university).

When?
Presentation: t.b.a.
Questions & signing certificate of arrival: t.b.a.

Where?
t.b.a.

New date 
t.b.a.

>>> MANDATORY!

Introduction to the Library

This introduction will start with a short presentation on the library services and finishes with a tour through the building.

When?
t.b.a.

Where?
University of Groningen Library, Broerstraat 4
t.b.a.

New date 
t.b.a.

>>> MANDATORY!

Workshop "Studying successfully @BSS"

When + where?
t.b.a.

Tutors:
Alette Arendshorst, LLM
Dr Tekke Terpstra

New date 
t.b.a.

Social event

When?
t.b.a.

Where?
t.b.a.

ESN Buddy Program

Sign up for the buddy program of ESN Groningen ! Your buddy can pick you up from the station, help you get through the first few days after your arrival and can help you with some practical things that need to be done. Your buddy will help you further with getting familiar with activities of the association and all the other possibilities of extra-curricular activities provided for you!

Last modified:03 April 2019 10.52 a.m.