Welcome to your Master’s programme!

Your Orientation Week will take place from 2 - 6 September 2019. You will: 

  • meet your fellow students and lecurers.
  • get acquainted with the programme, department and graduate school.
  • receive information on practical matters needed during your studies. 

Check the programme below for the time schedule and the locations. Participation in the programme is compulsory. Study association NWSV Helix will organize additional activities to get to know each other even better! Visit their website for more information and to sign up

See you during the Orientation Week!

Monday 2 September

Afternoon | Welcome to the Department Sustainable Development

Tuesday 3 September

  • 11:00 – 12:00 | Introduction for students new to Utrecht University* | Ruppert Building (room Wit)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 | Lecture Scientific Integrity | Educatorium (room Gamma)
  • 14:15 – 15:00 | Scientific Integrity workshop | Ruppert Building (room 135** / 136***)
  • 16:00 – ... | Activity by study association Helix 

* Compulsory if you did not do a UU BSc
** Group 1: students whose surname starts with A - L
*** Group 2: students whose surname starts with K - Z

Wednesday 4 September

Thursday 5 September

You will find information about your study programme, studying at Utrecht University and so forth on this Innovation Sciences students website. TIP: bookmark this page!

  • Read more about the content of your study programme, such as your compulsory and elective courses.
  • 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 be available four weeks before your courses begin. Also see the academic calendar.
  • 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.
  • Students need to apply for the introduction week through Helix.

All practical matters will be addressed during the first week of your 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!