Introductie studenten, © Michael Kooren

For international Bachelor's students the UU-wide Orientation will be on 31 August, 1, 2 and 3 September 2021.


Orientation programme

For all Bachelor's students the U.S.E. orientation week will start on Tuesday 7 September 2021. You will meet your fellow students, Study Association ECU'92, the Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies and the Study Advisors. 
The schedule of the Orientation programme is shown below. 


We are following the measures from the Dutch government, so it could be that the programme will be adjusted should the current measures change.

Welcome to the Utrecht School of Economics! 

10:00 - 11:00: Welcome by Dr. Rients Galema (Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies)
Location: MS Teams (link will be shared in August)

Social activities*

*Social activities are hosted by the study association ECU’92 and not mandatory.

15.00 – 17.00 Colour walk
Location: from International Campus Utrecht to Utrecht Science Park

19.00 - Late Pub quiz
Location: Nieuwe Dikke Dries



  • International Campus Utrecht (Kriekenpitplein 21-22, 3584 EC Utrecht)
  • Nieuwe Dikke Dries (Oudkerkhof 36, 3512 GL Utrecht)

Programme U.S.E.

11.00 – 16.00 (Exact time t.b.a.) Carrousel: meeting your tutor, committee market, registration for ECU’92, picking up books, lunch, canoeing.
Location: International Campus Utrecht and De Rijnstroom     

Social activities

17.00 – 20.00 ECU’92 dinner
Location: Florin/ Kartoffel

20.00 – late Beer walk
Location: Park (t.b.a. which park)


  • International Campus Utrecht (Kriekenpitplein 21-22, 3584 EC Utrecht)
  • Botenverhuur De Rijnstroom (Weg naar Rhijnauwen 2, 3584 AD, Utrecht)
  • Florin (Nobelstraat 2, 3512 EN Utrecht)
  • Kartoffel (Oudegracht aan de Werf 145, 3511 AL Utrecht)

Social activities

16.00 – t.b.a. Scavenger hunt
Location: City centre

Online video will be published before the Orientation week starts. 

Online video will be published before the Orientation week starts. 

For the students that will be joining us during the orientation week at campus, your books will be available for pick up on Wednesday during the caroussel. The exact programme of the caroussel will be emailed to you before the Orientation week. 

For any more questions regarding the book pick up, you can send an email to  

Please note! You will be enrolled for your semester 1 courses by the Student Information Desk Economics. This will happen in August.

At the end of July you will receive an email with an online form in which you can indicate whether you are going to start the Bachelor's programme in September. Once you filled out the form, you will be enrolled you for the courses.

Study Association ECU 92

Make the most of your time as a U.S.E. student and get involved with the Study Association. ECU is also the place to order your books for all your courses as Utrecht School of Economics (USE). All students who follow courses at USE can order all literature through the ECU website at a discount. Visit their website:


Curious who will be your classmates?

Since we wish you the best experience at the Utrecht University, it is important that you get to know your classmates and other (international) students. Therefore we suggest you to check the app called: Goin’ (find internationals!). This app, developed by students for students, allows you to get in contact with other students based on your hobbies, interests, your study and more before even being in Utrecht!

You can download the app down here:



Login with the following code to get access: 46835


Team up with a Dutch buddy

We know that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your international experience and education will look and feel very different next semester (and perhaps beyond). To make sure that you feel sufficiently supported within our faculty, we are therefore offering a customized Academic Buddy programme this year, where you will be matched with a buddy from Utrecht University who is planning to study in your home town or country in the future. To take part in this scheme, you should sign up for the Academic Buddy programme. See

Online videos of the first lectures of Introduction to Economics and Business Economics and Introduction to Finance and Accounting will be published before the Orientation week starts. 

Due to the ongoing Covid situation the orientation activities are subject to change. Please read about the latest measures and developments on Information Coronavirus