Are you an international student and planning to start your (pre)Master’s at the UvA next year? Or will you begin the second year of your Bachelor's without ever having been in the Netherlands before? Get in Touch! On this page, you will find all the information you need concerning the official introduction programme. The Get in Touch event will take place on Tuesday 24 August and Wednesday 25 August 2021.
The programme of Get in Touch will consist of both online and offline (physical) events. If you are unable to be present in Amsterdam for the introduction, you can still register for the online programme. In case of the latter, we offer a reduced fee of €5,-, instead of the regular €20,-. To give you the opportunity to get in touch with your fellow students, participants will be divided into small groups. The online events will consist of the Opening: an official welcome to you; the workshop Multicultural Teamwork; the Crash Course in Dutch, and other videos in the form of an online symposium. The physical part will include the Sit Down Festival at Thuishaven and various creative and sports workshops, which you can choose to join. Naturally, all events will be in line with the government’s COVID-19 regulations.
In addition to these events, a lot of digital content is available to you. It will help you to get to know the university, as well as Amsterdam itself! From tips about where best to hang out with your group, to find the most awesome art or where to head for a drink, to information about the facilities of the UvA, such as the library, study places and where to go if you need some study tips.
If you have any questions about Get in Touch, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you have been conditionally admitted to your (pre)Master's programme, you will receive an e-mail from us including your personal invitation link. Please note that registration for this event is now closed.
Apart from Get in Touch, 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 study programme. In case you have questions about this Faculty introduction, please contact the education desk of your programme directly. To do so, visit the main page of your study programme by selecting from this overview, and go to the Contact page there.
Article 1 – General provisions
1.1. General terms and conditions are the terms and conditions that apply to admission to and participation in the events organized by the University of Amsterdam for Get In Touch which are open and accessible to participants.
1.2. The University of Amsterdam is defined in these terms and conditions as the employees of Student Services of the University of Amsterdam who organise Get In Touch.
1.3. A Get In Touch participant is defined in these terms and conditions as any student or prospective student on a degree programme at the University of Amsterdam who has registered as a Get In Touch participant.
1.4. An event is defined in these terms and conditions as any activity organised by the University of Amsterdam that is open and accessible to Get In Touch participants.
1.5. Registration fees cannot be refunded after August 10th, 2021, two weeks prior to Get In Touch, regardless of the circumstances.
Article 2 – Admission
2.1. E-tickets or any other types of entry ticket are non-refundable.
2.2. Get In Touch participants may be granted admission to events on presentation of their e-ticket, supplied by the University of Amsterdam.
2.3. If an event for Get In Touch participants does not take place, Get In Touch participants shall not be entitled to any refund, in whole or in part, of Get In Touch registration fees.
2.4. The right to gain admission to an event shall lapse if it is decided by or on behalf of the University of Amsterdam that the maximum number of people for the event has been reached.
2.5. Get In Touch participants must show their e-ticket for events to the University of Amsterdam, security officers, and bar staff when first requested.
Article 3 – Other obligations
3.1. Get In Touch participants may not bring glassware, cans, fireworks, firearms, weapons, dangerous objects, drugs, or drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, to the place where an event is taking place.
3.2. Get In Touch participants must comply, during events, with rules and instructions issued by the University of Amsterdam, the operators of the area where the event is taking place, security officers, the fire brigade, and other authorised parties. Any Get In Touch participant who does not comply with rules or instructions, or who causes danger, is drunk, or behaves in a threatening or violent manner, may be denied entry to the event.
3.3. Get In Touch participants must lend their full cooperation to body searches by security officers when entering an event.
3.4. Get In Touch participants must observe smoking bans in force at events.
3.5. Get In Touch participants must prove their identities during events when first requested by any of the persons or parties mentioned in paragraph 2. This is to enable said persons and parties to meet their legal obligations in relation to events, including that of not supplying alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of eighteen.
3.6. Get In Touch participants who are younger than eighteen may not purchase or consume alcoholic beverages at events organised by the University of Amsterdam.
3.7. Without the express permission of the University of Amsterdam, Get In Touch participants may not carry out promotional activities at or during events, regardless of whether such activities are commercial or non-profit in nature.
Article 4 – Force majeure
4.1. In the event of force majeure in the broadest sense of the term, including but not limited to illness or cancellation by an artist, late or non-delivery of goods or services, strikes, fire, weather conditions, authorised orders or instructions etc, the University of Amsterdam shall be entitled to postpone an event to a later time or date, or to cancel it altogether.
Article 5 – Liability and damage
5.1. The University of Amsterdam is liable for direct damage sustained by any Get In Touch participant and which is directly and solely the consequence of failure attributable to the University of Amsterdam. Compensation is payable only for damage against which the University of Amsterdam is insured and which is paid out by the insurance company.
5.2. Any Get In Touch participant who, on the occasion of the event, including the setting up and taking down thereof, causes, no matter how, any damage to other visitors to the event, employees or property of the University of Amsterdam or third parties hired by the University of Amsterdam, to the event location and equipment, and to any property related to the event at the location of the event, shall be liable for said damage. Get In Touch participants shall indemnify the University of Amsterdam from all liability claims by third parties regarding damage for which an Get In Touch participant is liable pursuant to this provision.
Article 6 – Intellectual property rights
6.1. The University of Amsterdam has the right to take photographs and make film recordings on the occasion of an event for promotional publicity purposes. By entering the location of an event, Get In Touch participants give their permission to the University of Amsterdam to publish such material.
6.2. The University of Amsterdam shall ensure the availability of the agreed services, and shall take every reasonable effort to offer optimum availability thereof. The University of Amsterdam depends on the cooperation and services of, and supplies from, third parties, and is therefore expressly unable to guarantee that every service will be available.