UvA Master's Introduction

Each year, the University welcomes (international) Master's students before the start of the Academic Year.

The main purpose of this event is to give you a warm welcome and prepare you for your studies. You will have the opportunity to meet many other international Master’s students in Amsterdam. The Master’s Introduction is organised exclusively for international students starting a full-time Master’s degree in September.

The programme for the summer of 2017 has not been established yet. This information will be updated in 2017.

Enrolling in February 2017?

This general Master's Introduction is not offered for students enrolling in February. Instead, your Faculty will organise a mandatory introduction day or days.

Last year on 30 August 2016

All new, international Master's students at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) were cordially invited to attend a special introduction day on Tuesday, 30 August.


An impression of the Master's Introduction 2016

Programme 30 August 2016

09:00-09:30           Registration at DeLaMar Theatre
09:30-10:00 Official welcome
10:00-11:00 Info session Get Connected
11:00-11:30 Coffee break with Dutch sweetness
11:30-13:00 Crash course Do Dutch
13:00-15:00 Typical Dutch lunch & Canal Cruise through Amsterdam's historical city


During the Master Introduction Day, we will look into some factors that positively influence a successful completion of your Master’s programme. Furthermore, we would like to provide you with tools to help you get the most out of your international Master's.


Participation is not mandatory, but is highly recommended, because it will be a great start of your international Master’s experience at the UvA and in Amsterdam.

Faculty introduction day(s)

Apart from the Master’s Introduction Day, your Faculty will organise a mandatory introduction day or days. It will be focussed on practical study information, and is a great opportunity to meet your fellow students and staff and teachers of the Faculty.

You will receive an invitation for this particular Faculty introduction from your programme. In case you have questions about this introduction, please contact them directly.

Published by  Studenten Services

7 October 2016