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TOP week welcomes 3800 new students in Tilburg

Published: 23rd August 2021 Last updated: 23rd August 2021

TOP Week has started again. This year around 3800 participants take part in the introduction week of Tilburg. Of this number of new students, 31% is international.


During TOP Week there are many different activities for the participants, allowing them to adapt their program to their personal preferences. There are events with a more formal character, such as the 'Lust for Life' symposium Monday evening, August 23 at 19:45 and various workshops on Friday.

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This year all activities take place in shifts to guarantee the safety of the participants and of the organization. In addition, we work with Testing for Access, in which the student shows the CoronaCheck app QR code upon entry. By means of the TOP Week application and the program the participant are exactly informed when Testing for Access is necessary.

Lust for Life' symposium

In collaboration with Studium Generale, this year TOP Foundation is organizing a talk show with scientists about the impact of the corona crisis on everyone's mood. They discuss with several professors of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. In addition, they will give tips on how students can get the most out of their college days.  More information


The TOP ON is the very first party of TOP Week 2021. Here the students sing along with songs of different artists who will perform during this opening party. The TOP OFF is a theme party, where the groups conclude their TOP Week adventure. Both parties will take place at the Koepelhal, one of the largest locations in Tilburg and home to the TOP Foundation.


As an alternative to the cantus, this year a Bingo show will take place in the wagenmakerij. Numbers on a bingo card are replaced by songs and together with their group students sing along and hopefully have BINGO.

(Pre-)Master Dinner

There is also plenty for pre-master and master students to do during TOP Week. There is a specially arranged dinner where students in groups get to know each other better and expand their network.

TOP Festival

Once again, a festival will take place in the Muzetuin, in the center of Tilburg. In different shifts, students can enjoy performances of artists and the nice atmosphere in the beautiful courtyard garden.

Into the Waves

A new location has been added to the TOP Program this year: Experience Island which this year is organizing the relaxation activity on the Friday afternoon together with TOP. Here students can relax and recover by the water from a week with many impressions.