Welcome to your Master’s programme!

During the orientation you will meet your fellow students and future lecturers, and get acquainted with the study programme itself. You will also receive information on practical matters needed during your studies.

See you during the Orientation Week!

The orientation programme of the Earth Sciences master programmes takes place from Monday 6 until Wednesday 8 September 2021. Apart from a general introduction to the master programmes, it will contain a campus tour, workshops about career training, time management, and scientific integrity, a research and alumni symposium, and social activities/drinks.

Last updated: 2 September 2021

Monday September 6th

10:00 – 11:00 : Introduction Earth Sciences master (Marcel van der Perk) (online in MS Teams): 

13:00 – 15:00 : Introduction to the study (programme leaders) (on-campus)

15:30 – 17:00: Getting to know each other (on-campus; organised by UAV study association)

Tuesday September 7th

10:00 – 12:00 : Career perspectives and training (Franca Geerdes) (online in MS-Teams)

15:00 – 17:00 : Design your own study programme (programme leaders) (on-campus)

Wednesday September 8th

10:00 – 12:00 : Scientific Integrity workshop (Marcel van der Perk) (online and on-campus)

13:00 – 17:00:  Symposium per programme (on-campus organised by UAV study association)

17:00 Drinks organised by the U.A.V. study association

More detailed information about the programme will be communicated via email (you can also find the contents of the email here) and the Introduction Earth Sciences master programmes Blackboard community.

You will find information about your Master's programme, studying at Utrecht University and so forth on this Earth, Life and Climate students website. TIP: bookmark this page!

  • Read more about the content of your study programme, such as your compulsory and elective courses.
  • Your course schedule will be available two weeks before your courses begin. Also see the academic calendar.
  • You will be automatically registered for your courses for the first period only. After this you have to arrange the course registration yourself.
  • The course guide contains all course details, such as content, learning skills, instructions and study materials. It will become available about two weeks before the course starts via the course coordinator or Blackboard.
  • Study materials -such as books and readers- can be ordered online.
  • You will need to use your own laptop for computer practicals during your studies. You can also use it for other classes. There are specifications that your laptop needs to meet. 
  • Your Solis-id is your username for most university IT facilities (Blackboard, OSIRIS, WiFi, printing). You will receive your login details shortly before the beginning of your programme by email.
  • There are several people that can provide you with advice and counselling during your studies (tutors, study advisor, career officer, student counsellor or psychologist). There is also support if you are studying with a disability or chronic illness.

All practical matters will be addressed during the Orientation Week.

As an international student there are certain things you have to arrange when coming to Utrecht University, such as finding accommodation, paying your fee(s) and other practical matters. To help you on your way we have a special ‘Welcome to Utrecht’- webpage with:

Make sure to come to the general orientation for international students of Utrecht University on Wednesday 1, Thursday 2 and Friday 3 September 2021. Don’t forget to sign up on our special ‘Welcome to Utrecht’-webpage.

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It is also possible to participate in the Utrecht Introduction Time (UIT) week. This will take place from 16 - 18 August 2021. It is a general city introduction open to anyone who is going to study in Utrecht. Here you can meet students of Utrecht University (UU), University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU), University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) and University of Humanistic Studies (UvH) among others. But also get to know all the student organisations that Utrecht has and of course the city itself. Do you wish to join? Then register on time!