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Introduction programme BA Religious Studies

From:Fr 30-08-2019 09:00
Until:We 04-09-2019 17:00
Where:Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen / Schiermonnikoog

Leaving your home and going to University can be quite overwhelming, especially when you are moving to another country. That is why we organize an extensive introduction programme that takes several days. At the Faculty, you will be introduced to the IT-systems we use, you will learn how to register for course units and examinations and how to order books in the University Library. The best part of the programme is the introduction camp on Schiermonnikoog, organised by your mentors and the faculty's student association Gerardus van der Leeuw. The contents of this particular part of the programme will remain a secret, it is something you have to experience!

Can't wait to get to know the Faculty? Check out the Guide to the Faculty, which will be handed out to you in print during the introduction programme.


Friday 30 August Location: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen
9 a.m. Welcome
9.30 a.m. Start introduction programme
11 a.m. Start journey to Schiermonnikoog
Saturday 31 August Location: Kampeerboerderij Binnendijken, Van der Molenpad 13, Schiermonnikoog
Entire day Introduction Camp!
Sunday 1 September
10.30 a.m./1.30 p.m./4.30 p.m. Return to Groningen

Other parts introduction programme

Monday 2 September
11 a.m. Welcome Room 253
11.15 a.m. IT-instructions Room 253
noon Tour Faculty Building
12.30 p.m. Information study support Court Room
Tuesday 3 September
9 - 11 a.m. English reading and listening skills test Aletta Jacobshal 2, Zernike
Wednesday 4 September
11.30 a.m. Welcome at PThU for Theology students PThU
1 p.m. Lunch with lecturers Faculty Hall
3 p.m. College Tour with the King's Commissioner in Groningen René Paas Court Room
4 p.m. Opening Academic Year Mennonite Church
5.30 p.m. Drinks Faculty Hall
Wednesday 11 September
2 p.m. First meeting with mentors
5 p.m. Presentations committees study association Gerardus van der Leeuw
7 p.m. Presentations 'disputen'
10 p.m. Faculty party

All first-year students will receive an invitation for the introduction programme by mail. In case you did not receive a letter from the introdcution committee, please contact .

Other Introduction Events

Opening Academic Year faculty of Theology and Religious Studies: 4 September

On 4 September, the Faculty organizes the official Opening of the Academic Year of our Faculty. During the opening and drinks afterwards, you can meet fellow students and all the lecturers of the Faculty.

Immigration Day - Wednesday 28 August

The Immigration day for Non-EU students will take place in the Oosterpoort, and 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. You will be invited in certain time slots throughout the day - emailed to you personally by the ISD.

Welcoming Ceremony University of Groningen: 29 August

The University organizes an official Welcoming Ceremony in the Oosterpoort for all new international guests on Thursday 29 August 2019. 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. 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, DJ's and VJ's during a big Welcoming Festival in the Oosterpoort.

Introduction Week ESN: 30 August - 4 September

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 30 – September 4 2019! 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! To stay up to date check out the ESN Website, Facebook and Instagram!

KEI-week: 12 - 16 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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