Welcome to the Global Sustainability Science Bachelor's programme!

During the orientation you will meet your fellow students, future lecturers and get acquainted with the study programme itself. It is a very fun and educational week, which will give you the best possible start to your first year. 

See you during the orientation week!

DISCLAIMER: Because of the updated Dutch corona guidelines, the orientation programme below is subject to change.

LAST UPDATED: 22 July 2021

Monday 6 September 2021

Time Activity Organizer Location
10:00 - 11:30 Welcome Study Association STORM
Programme leader Margien Boorsma
Dean Wilco Hazeleger
Group 1: BOL 1065
Group 2: BOL 1206
11:30 - 12:45 Enrolment Study Association Study Association STORM BOL - 1.070
BOL - 2.056 CLZ
BOL - 2.056 CLZ
BOL - 2.068 CLZ

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Time Activity Organizer Location
9:00 - 9:30 Explaining the day Study Association STORM Online
9:30 - 10:30 Pratical matters by study advisors Sacha Handgraaf & Pieter Louwman Online
11:00 - 12:00 Lecture Prof. ir. Klaas van Egmond Online

Wednesday 8 September 2021

Time Activity Organizer Location
10:00 - 13:15 Course: Sustainability Challenges Programme leader Margien Boorsma On campus
14:00 - 17:00 STORM Staff student drinks Study Association STORM On campus

Thursday 9 September 2021

Time Activity Organizer Location
9:00 - 12:45 Course: Mathemetics and Systems Analysis Angeles Garcia Mayor  
13:15 - 15:00 Quiz STORM Group 1: Ruppert Rood
Group 2: Ruppert Paars
  • 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 2 periods. 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 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!