Mandatory Introduction GSNS

Welcome to your 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 Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 September 2023. All students who are (conditionally) admitted to one of the GSNS Master's programmes, will receive more information about the introduction programme over the summer. 

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. Make sure to check out the Master's Science Starter Guide as well!

On this webpage, you can find all the current information about the Introduction programme and the practical aspects. It will be updated over the summer 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)

Tuesday 5 September

09:00 – 09:30
How to get started - Session for students new to Utrecht University
09:45- 12:00
Plenary session 
14:00 - 17:00
Programme specific session + GSNS Quiz: Battle of the programs

Wednesday 6 September (on-campus)

09:00 - 09:45        Information sessions (profiles and honours)
10:00 - 13:00*  Second programme specific session
13:30 - 15:00  Workshop round 1*
15:30 - 17:00  Workshop round 2*
17:00 - 18:30  Closing drinks 

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

*Note: Not all programmes will host a second session, or they might start later. Make sure to check with your programme coordinator on the first day. 

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?