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UvA Master's Introduction

took place on Tuesday, 28 August 2018

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

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.

Master’s Day 2019

Information about the Master’s Day 2019 will be available in May 2019 at the latest.

Programme and participation

  • Programme

    On Tuesday, 28 August 2018

    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 2018, we have looked 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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 and registration

    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.


    If you have been admitted to a (pre-)Master's programme at the University of Amsterdam, you will be invited by email to join the UvA Master's Introduction Day.

    Free of charge

    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. This Faculty Introduction will take place on Wednesday 29 August and/or on Thursday 30 August 2018. 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.

  • Other Introduction Parties

    As an international (pre-)Master’s student, you cannot participate in the full programme of the Intreeweek or the ISN Amsterdam Summer Introduction Week, because these introductions are especially for Bachelor’s and Exchange students.

    You can, however, join the ISN Final Party and the Intreeweek Final Party.

    INTREEWEEK Final Party

    The Intreeweek (Introduction week for UvA Bachelor’s students) is hosting a grand closing party on Friday, 31 August, between 23:00 and 04:00 (am). You are, as a (pre-)Master’s student, more than welcome to join this party for only €15. It will take place in some of Amsterdam’s finest city centre venues: Paradiso, The Melkweg and The Sugarfactory.  From tech-house to R&B, from hiphop to pop - there is a style for everyone.

    ISN Final Party

    The International Student Network Amsterdam will organise - as part of the Summer Introduction (for international Bachelor’s & Exchange students) - a Final Party on Friday, 24 August 2018.

    It will take place in The Melkweg, one of Amsterdam’s finest city centre venues. You are more than welcome to join this party and have a great night out with other new international students.

    Tickets are low-priced for you as a UvA student: €10. You can buy a ticket at the entrance of The Melkweg before 00:30.

    Website ISN

    The Melkweg


If you have any questions or need further information about the UvA Master’s Introduction Day, please send an email to