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UvA Master's Introduction

on Tuesday, 27 August 2019

All new international (pre-)Master students at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are cordially invited to attend the general UvA Master's Introduction Day on Tuesday, 27 August 2019.

Warm welcome

The main purpose of this event is to give you a warm welcome and prepare you for your time in Amsterdam. You will have the opportunity to meet many other international (pre-)Master’s students from the UvA.

This (pre-)Master’s Introduction Day is organised exclusively for international students starting a full-time Master’s programme and for international students starting a full-time pre-Master’s programme.

  • Programme

    Tuesday, 27 August 2019

    09:00-09:15  Walk-in at De LaMar Theatre

    09:15-09:45  Official welcome

    09:45-11:00   Info session Get Connected

    11:00-11:30   Coffee break

    11:30-13:00   Crash course Do Dutch

    Details programme

    During the UvA Master’s Introduction Day, we will look into some factors that positively influence a successful completion of your (pre-)Master’s programme.

    Furthermore, we would like to provide you with tools to help you get the most out of your study and time in Amsterdam:

    Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Prof. Geert ten Dam, President of the Executive Board
    1. The programme includes an official welcome and important speakers, such as
      • Prof. Geert ten Dam, President of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam
      • Anouk Tso, Senior Policy Advisor International Relations
      • an international Master’s student who will talk about his experiences at our university and the city of Amsterdam
    2. The Get Connected info session helps you to get familiar with your new life in Amsterdam. We will cover important social and practical topics, so you can easily get connected to our university, our city and our student community. Reboot, connect and ... hit start.
    3. Next, the Institute of Dutch Language Education will introduce you to the Dutch culture, language and urban buzz of Amsterdam: a crash course called ‘Do Dutch’.
  • Participation

    Participation is not mandatory, but is highly recommended, since it will be a good start of your time as an UvA student and as a (temporary) citizen of Amsterdam.

    Fees and registration

    • Registration for this event will open as of July. You will be sent a personal invitation by email, which also contains instructions on how to sign up and pay the fee.
    • The UvA Master’s Introduction Day has an early bird fee of €7,50, which is valid until 31 July 2019. If you sign up after 31 July 2019 you will have to pay €15. Please note the fee is non-refundable.
    • In addition to this general introduction day, your Faculty or study programme will organise a study specific introduction shortly afterwards.

    Please note

    The UvA will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may result from participation during the UvA Master's Introduction Day. Read more about taking care of your safety in Amsterdam.  

  • Faculty introduction day(s)

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

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


If you have any questions or need further information about the UvA Master’s Introduction Day on 27 August 2019, you can send an email to: