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Introduction Week

In order to quickly adapt to campus life, get to know your way around the city, and feel at home at Tilburg University and among your fellow students, the University offers an extensive introduction program called TOP Week.

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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) at Tilburg University (including students in higher professional education), organized by the TOP Foundation.

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 program, but also from other programs at Tilburg University.

You will get a lot of information, learn tremendous amounts from the second-year students, and it is a lot of fun (but tiring!). You will make friends for the rest of your life during the introduction week.

Will I miss out if I don't take part?

But of course! To begin with, you will miss a lot of important information and fun parties. Compared to secondary school, you are expected to demonstrate far more independence at university, and to look for help, advice and information yourself when you need it. You are expected to be aware of all relevant information, and that should be no trouble, because all the information you need is available on the internet. Before you suffer from information overload, it is probably better to meet fellow students and learn where things can be found during the introduction week and take note of what is important.

Furthermore, you will get to meet your fellow students in your program, 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 happen to fall ill and want someone to take notes for you, or if you need to work together in a group.

And last but not least, you will have a wonderful time and you will make friends for life!

By the way, some programs have a catch-up information day, in case you are absolutely unable to join us for the introduction week

Please note: TOP Week does NOT include a Program Introduction.

Will there be an Introduction for my Program?

In addition to TOP week, a separate Program Introduction will be organized by the relevant Schools. You will receive more information about these days upon your arrival in Tilburg or in advance by your school or the International Office (Exchange Students). The Program Introduction will at least include an official welcome, a campus tour, and IT facilities introduction.

TOP week takes place in January (22 - 26 January 2018) and August (20 - 24 August 2018).

Please check our website regularly to see if there are any changes in the organization of the TOP Week or the Program Introduction.

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!

The upcoming TOP Week takes place January (22 - 26 January 2018). Are you already excited to participate? More information about the program and how to register can be found the TOP Week website.

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