To ensure that you get off to a good start, we organize a mandatory Introduction Programme for all new graduate students on Monday, 2 September and Wednesday, 4 September. You can download the detailed programme below as pdf.

New international students will also receive an invitation for the Utrecht University Orientation Days on Thursday, 29 - Friday, 30 August. We strongly advise you to attend this event as well. On Friday morning we will organize a session that specifically addresses issues on studying and connecting with your fellow students that are relevant for you.

If you haven’t received an invitation in the beginning of August, please contact science.gsns@uu.nl.

Download the detailed programme below (pdf)

Note: do check shortly before the Introduction if the programme has been updated.

  • Group A: Business Informatics, Game and Media Technology, History and Philosophy of Science, Human Computer Interaction, Mathematical Sciences
  • Group B: Climate Physics, Computer Science, Experimental Physics, Nanomaterials Science, Theoretical Physics
  • Group C: Artificial Intelligence

Overview Introduction Programme

On Monday 2 September we will welcome all new students of the Graduate School in a general introduction session. After that, you will meet the coordinator(s) and fellow students of your own Master’s programme. In this meeting the start of your studies will be organized, like the sign up for courses.

On Wednesday afternoon 4 September you can choose from a variety of information sessions and workshops, about topics like the Dutch PhD system, Honours programmes and the tracks and profiles you can choose. You also get the opportunity to learn more about 21st century skills and career networking.

After the workshops you are invited to drinks, play games, take a short campus tour or do a photo shoot to complete your LinkedIn profile. During the drinks, the Master’s Thesis Award and the Lecturer Award of our Graduate School will be presented. We conclude the Introduction with a barbecue.