Mandatory introduction GSNS

Welcome to your new Master’s programme at the GSNS!

To ensure that you get off to a good start, the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (GSNS) organizes an Introduction Programme for all new graduate students on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September 2022. All students who are (conditionally) admitted to one of the GSNS Master's programmes, will receive more information about the introduction programme in July.

Participation in these two days is mandatory and will grant you 0,5 EC. Please make sure you register when asked to!

Read the Welcome booklet

Make sure to also read the Welcome Booklet. This booklet contains a lot of practical information for students who are new to Utrecht University.

On this webpage, you can find all the current information about the Introduction programme and the practical aspects. It will be updated in July with the programme and information about workshops. If you still have any questions after reading the information here, you can contact us at

Introduction programme (overview)

Wednesday 7 September (online and on-campus)

08:30 - 09:00 
Session for students new to Utrecht University
09:15- 12:15
Plenary session
14:00 - 17:00
First programme specific session

Thursday 8 September (on-campus)

09:00 - 09:45 
Information sessions (profiles and honours)
10:00 - 12:00
Second programme specific session
13:30 - 15:00
Workshop round 1*
15:30 - 17:00
Workshop round 2*
17:00 - 20:00
Drinks and bites

*Please note that for the workshops, you need to register separately (see below).

For more detailed information on the sessions and the locations, please click the tabs below.

Details of introduction programme

Choose your workshops

Practical information

Any questions?