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Official UvA Introduction days

The Introduction days are a great way to get to know the UvA, explore Amsterdam and meet other students before you start your studies. The UvA offers three different introduction programmes, for students who start a Bachelor’s, for international Master's students, and students who join an Exchange programme.

What introduction programme can I join?



For Bachelor’s students at the UvA (not applicable for students at the Amsterdam University College - AUC).

The Intreeweek is the official introduction week for Dutch and international students doing a Bachelor’s programme at the UvA. Get to know the UvA, your fellow students and Amsterdam!


Get in Touch

For Dutch and international (pre)Master's students who have not studied at the UvA before.

Join this introduction programme to Get in Touch with the university, the city of Amsterdam and with students from all UvA faculties, through fun and playful informative events at multiple locations! Your welcome includes elements related to language, thriving in an intercultural setting and sports and culture. Of course, there will be plenty of time to exchange ideas and laughter with those going on the same adventure as you.

ESN Summer Introduction 2022

For all international UvA and AUAS students starting in September 2022 (except for students enrolled for the ABS Executive Programme, AUC and Oncampus).

This introduction programme is organised by the Erasmus Student Network Amsterdam and provides exchange students with an amazing start in Amsterdam by experiencing all the essential ins and outs the city and the university have to offer!

How do I apply?

Once you have been admitted to the UvA, you'll be invited to register for one of the introduction programmes. The invitations will be sent in July.

Do you want to coach new students?

Are you already studying at the UvA? This is your chance to relive the introduction programme as a coach! All of our introduction programmes rely on students as coaches or crew. So please sign up for:

Will I also get an introduction to my study or faculty?

Apart from these introduction programmes for all UvA students, 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.