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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!



Tuesday, 29 January

Movin' to Groningen

On 29 January 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!

Thursday, 31 January

Welcoming Ceremony for all international students of University of Groningen


Martini Church, Martinikerkhof 3

More information can be found here.

Friday, 1 February -
Wednesday, 6 February

ESN Introduction Week

From Friday, February 1 until Wednesday, February 6 2019, 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 !

Monday, 4 February

Start of lectures

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

Monday, 4 February


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).

Presentation: 17:00 - 18:00
Questions & signing certificate of arrival: 18:00 - 18:30

Bouman building, Grote Rozenstraat 31
Room 0126 ("Gadourekzaal"), 1st floor

Wednesday, 6 February


Introduction to the Library

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

Group 1 (family names A-L): 14:00-15:00
Group 2 (family names M-Z): 15:00-16:00

University of Groningen Library, Broerstraat 4
Jantina Tammes room, 4th floor

Thursday, 7 February


Workshop "Studying successfully @BSS"

When + where?

Group 1: Family names A – E
11:00 – 12:00, Heymans building, Hv. 0320 (3rd floor)

Group 2: Family names F– L
11:00-12:00, Heymans building, Hv.0321 (3rd floor)

Group 3: Family names M – Q
17:00-18:00, Heymans building, Hv. 0406 (4th floor)

Group 4: Family names R – Z
17:00-18:00, Heymans building, Hv.0407 (4th floor)

Heymans building, Grote Kruisstraat 2/1

Alette Arendshorst, LLM
Dr Tekke Terpstra

Monday, 11 February

Get-together & Dutch course

Learn some basic Dutch and get to know your fellow exchange students while having some (free) drinks and snacks at a downtown pub.
We look forward to seeing to there!

16:00 - approx. 18:00

De Drie Gezusters
Grote Markt 36-39
9711 LV Groningen

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:05 March 2019 09.43 a.m.