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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!


Study start events - autumn semester 2018-19

Monday, 27 August & Tuesday, 28 August

Movin' to Groningen

On 27 + 28 August 2018, 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, 29 August

Registration day for Non-EU/Non-EEA students who need a residence permit

All non-EU students will receive an invitation for this day at the Oosterpoort from the Immigration Service Desk (ISD) to collect their ISD materials, to receive their residence permit from the IND (if ready), to register with city hall, etc. Students will be invited for different time slots throughout the day (10:00 to 17:00).

More information will be provided by the Immigration Service Desk.

Thursday, 30 August

Welcoming Ceremony for all international students of University of Groningen

When? 13:00 to 16:00

Where? Oosterpoort

More information can be found here. During the Welcoming Ceremony, you can also register for the ESN Introduction week.

Welcome Party

When? 22:00 to 02:00

Where? Oosterpoort

Tickets? 12,50 Euro (online - tickets sold at the door will be more expensive)

The party will be an amazing festival with various acts, music (bands and DJs) and drinks. Students will have the chance to mingle with Dutch and other international students and to make first new friends!

The tickets include 2 drinks and a T-shirt especially designed for this event.
A welcoming invitation email with further information will be sent out to students starting about a month before the ceremony.

Monday, 3 September 


Faculty Introduction for incoming exchange students

During this session, you will receive your welcome kit. Also, we will provide you with a lot of practical information about studying at Faculty of BSS.

Monday, 3 September Start of lectures

Week of 3 September (t.b.a.)


Introduction to the Library : this introduction will start with a short presentation about the library services and finishes with a short tour through the building.

Friday, 31 August - Wednesday, 5 September

Start of ESN Introduction Week

"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! Make sure to join the biggest event, the ESN Introduction Week from August 31 – September 5 2018! Joining this week is the perfect kick-off for your study abroad, the chance to make new friends and discover the ins and outs of Groningen! Buy your tickets here and join the Facebook group ESN Fall Semester and add our mascot George as friend to get invited to all activities. To stay up to date check out the ESN Website , Facebook and Instagram !"

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!

Laatst gewijzigd:04 juni 2018 15:28