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Introduction Week

Tilburg University advises you to participate in TOP Week as there is no better way to get to know Tilburg and your fellow students. TOP week is your ticket to Tilburg, and takes place in August (20 - 24 August 2018).

Are you already excited to participate? General information about the week can be found on this website. Detailed information about the program and how to register can be found the TOP Week website.

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General Introduction TOP Week

Tilburg Orientation Program, TOP, puts on a general introduction week each year for all first-year students (Dutch and international students) of Tilburg University and higher professional education (Fontys and Avans).

The aim is to provide new students with an opportunity to get acquainted with the city, student, study and sport associations, and fellow students, not only from their own study program, but also from other programs at Tilburg University.

Depending on whether you come to Tilburg as an exchange student or for a full-time study program, you will get paired in a group guided by mentors with other exchange students or students from your study program. You will get to meet your fellow students, which can come in handy if you end up sitting together in a lecture room (everything is new for everybody, after all), or if you need to work together in a group.

In addition to TOP Week, a separate Study Program Introduction will be organized by the School to which your study program belongs. You will receive more information about these days upon your arrival in Tilburg and in advance by your school or the International Office (Exchange Students). The Study Program Introduction will include an official welcome, a campus tour, and IT facilities introduction.

Please note: TOP Week does NOT include a Study Program Introduction, you have to register for both programs separately.

What is the difference between TOP Week and the Program Introduction?

During the TOP Week you will get to meet your fellow students and together with them you experience what Tilburg’s student life has to offer you. Throughout the week, current students from your study program will show you the way around Tilburg.

The Study Program Introduction introduces you to all the practical matters of your studies at Tilburg University. Participation in this program is mandatory, as you will learn how to find your way around campus by e.g. learning how to register for courses and exams.

In order to get the best start to your studies, we highly recommend you to participate in both programs.

Registration for TOP Week

Are you already excited to participate? You can register before arrival via the online registration form on the TOP Week website. It is possible to register from May 23 until August 11. By doing so you will avoid the registration queues during the registration days when it is also still possible to register for TOP Week.

General information about the week can be found on this website. Detailed information about the program and how to register can be found the TOP Week website.

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