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Introductionprogramme BA Religious Studies

From:Fr 28-08-2020
Until:We 09-09-2020
Where:Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen

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 programme 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 28 Augustus: Welcome at the Faculty and introduction programme by mentors and Gerardus van der Leuw
  • Monday 31 Augustus : IT instructions and introduction studying at the Faculty
  • Wednesday 2 September: Faculty Opening Academic Year
  • Wednesday 9 September: Mentor meting + introduction disputations Gerardus

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

Other Introduction Events

Opening Academic Year Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies: 2 September

On 2 September, the Faculty organizes the official Opening of the Academic Year of our Faculty. It will be online, the main theme will be religion and slavery.

Immigration Day: 27 August

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. You will be invited in certain time slots throughout the day - emailed to you personally by the ISD.

Welcoming Ceremony University of Groningen: 27 August

The University organizes an official Online Welcoming Ceremony for all new international guests on 27 August 2020. All new international students should receive an invitation from the University.

Introduction Week ESN: 28 August - 2 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 28 – September 2 2020! 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!

KEI-week: 10 - 14 augustus

In contrast to the previous 51 editions, the Groningen general introduction week for first-year students is mostly online this year. The focus is on the informative character of the KEI-week. There will be a full afternoon and evening programme for the entire KEI-week in which participants (KEI participants) can participate. Online programme components are made available via an online platform. KEI participants will have access to the platform prior to the start of the KEI-week. In addition to the online activities, the KEI board is also looking at options for a number of physical components. The ultimate progress depends on the measures that are in effect during the KEI-week. KEI participants will be divided into KEI groups this year to reinforce the social aspect of the KEI-week. These groups are supervised by senior students (KEI leaders). With these KEI groups, KEI participants are able to get to know new people in their new student city and they can ask questions to their KEI leaders.

> Visit the KEI-website

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