Welcome to the Global Sustainability Science Bachelor's programme!

Your orientation programme takes place in the first week of the academic year, from the 2nd to the 8th of September 2019. During this week, you will meet your lecturers, the study association Storm, and of course your fellow students. Thereby, this week is designed for you to get to know the city of Utrecht. 

Since it is the first 'study week', participation during day time (until 17:00) is compulsory. You can choose to join the evening activities and the weekend, this is all up to you. However, we strongly advise to participate in the whole week, as this is the best way to truly get to know each other. 

You will receive an information booklet with all information that you need, which from June onwards can also be found on the Storm website

See you during the orientation week!

Monday 2 September

  • 8:30 – 9:00 | Walk-in
  • 9:00 – 12:00 | Welcome/Introduction: Meeting with the study association Storm, study advisor Pieter Louwman, programme leader Margien Bootsma and director of education Jacco Farla Bolognalaan 101 room 1.206
  • 12:00 - ... ​|  Programme organised by study association Storm

Tuesday 3 September

Wednesday 4 September

Thursday 5 September

Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September

  • 12:30 – ... | Introduction weekend by Storm
  • On this Global Sustainability Science students website you will find information about your study programme, studying at Utrecht University and so forth. TIP: bookmark this page!
  • Read more about the content of your study programme, such as the compulsory and (extra) optional components.
  • You will be automatically registered for your courses for the first period only. After this you have to arrange the course registration yourself.
  • Your course schedule will become available four weeks before your courses start. You will have to add your courses manually once. Group division will be made during the first week of the courses. Also make sure that you take a look at the academic year calendar.
  • The course guide contains all course information, such as the content, course materials and learning skills instructions. It will become available about two weeks before the course starts via the lecturer or via Blackboard.
  • Study books for the first period can be ordered at a discount via study association Storm. Readers can be ordered online. Read more on study materials.
  • 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.
  • You will need to use your own laptop for computer practicals during your studies. You can also use it for other classes. There are requirements that your laptop needs to meet. 
  • There are several people that can provide you with advice and counselling during your studies (tutors, studiy advisor, career officer, student counsellor or psychologist). There is also help if you are studying with a disability or chronic illness

All practical matters will be addressed during the orientation programme.


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 Thursday 29 August and Friday 30 August. 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 12 - 16 August 2019. 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!