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Registration Day (Spring 2018)

Make the best of your first days in Tilburg

  • Date: the date of the upcoming Registration Day: Friday January 19, 2018
  • Times: from 09.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m.
  • Location: Building Academia (A) see map

During the Registration Day, Tilburg University will provide you with a warm welcome and a pleasant arrival. You are expected to arrive during the Registration Day, where you will check in and meet your Exchange Coordinator or Admission Officer of Tilburg University. In addition, we provide you with all kinds of amenities / services that will contribute to a relaxed and organized start to your stay. All practical matters can be arranged at the same time upon your arrival! This gives you a lot of benefits and also saves time! All of this is achieved in a pleasant atmosphere, whilst enjoying a drink and listening to music in a typically Dutch setting.

During the fun-packed, interactive and useful Registration Day you will get it all!

What can you expect during Registration Day?

  • Make use of our Travel Assistance at Schiphol and Eindhoven Airport to arrive safely at Tilburg University.
  • Pick up service by minibus from the railway station 'Tilburg Universiteit' to our campus.
  • Register your presence at Tilburg University.
  • Meet & Greet your Admissions Officer or Exchange Coordinator.
  • Make an appointment to open your Dutch bank account.
  • Pick up your Tilburg University Student Card (if you apply for this online no later than January 7, this will be ready for you to collect during the Registration Days).
  • Register for TOP Week, if you have not already done so (not applicable for CentER students).
  • Buy a bike!
  • Meet I*ESN our international student association.
  • Purchase your membership for the Sports Center (Win a FREE 1 month membership).
  • Obtain a free Dutch sim-card at I*ESN.
  • Arrange your insurance (ABN Amro and AON).
  • Get your International Student Handbook (only for degree students).
  • Rent your furniture package at StuFu.
  • Get information about housing and immigration matters.
  • Practical information about Tilburg and the hotspots in town.
  • Information about public transport in the Netherlands.

Furthermore you can enjoy live music, typically Dutch snacks and sweets and refreshing drinks. Former students will be available to answer study-related questions and you meet your new fellow students from all over the world!

What is next?

Once you have completed the above, you (and your luggage!) will be taken by private minibus to your accommodation at Professor Verbernelaan, Talent Square, the office of Kamerbemiddeling Tilburg OR you will be taken to the Tilburg Central railway station to find your way to your accommodation.

During the first weekend in Tilburg, various events will be arranged by our international student association I*ESN to help you get to know Tilburg and your fellow students.


We strongly recommend that you plan your travel to Tilburg University to arrive on the Registration Day! If you do not visit the Registration Day you will have to arrange all of the above by yourself, which will take you much longer. For example, you must make separate appointments with all the involved parties and you must travel to different locations in Tilburg yourself. See 'Late Arrival information' below.

Contact Details

For questions before arrival or during the Registration Day, please do not hesitate to contact the International Office:


Phone: +31 (0)13 466 4657

  • Monday to Friday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • During the Registration Day on January 19, 2018: 09.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m.

Late arrival information: where to go to during the weekend

If you arrive after the Registration Day you will need to arrange everything yourself. If you have any questions during the weekend you can go to Carpe Noctem (meetingpoint I*ESN) in the city center on Saturday or Sunday.

  • Saturday January 20, 2018: 01:00 p.m to 05.00 p.m.
  • Sunday January 21, 2018: 01:00 p.m to 05.00 p.m.

Address Carpe Noctem: Heuvelring 45, 5038 CJ TILBURG.

Please find the route from Tilburg Central Station to Carpe Noctem here.

If you arrive during the weekend you will still need to register your presence at the Late Arrival Desk on Monday January 22, 2018.

Late Arrival Desk (from January 22 - January 26, 2018)

If you are unable to be present during the Registration Day, which means that you arrive AFTER the official Registration Day (between Saturday 20 and Friday January 26, 2018) you will be asked to register at the Late Arrival Desk of Tilburg University.

The Late Arrival Desk will be open between Monday January 22 – Friday January 26, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Academia Building, Student Desk (3th Floor).

Late Arrival Registration from January 29 2018

If you arrive after Monday January 29, 2018 we kindly ask you to register at the International Office (Academia Building, room A404 – 4th floor). We are open between 09.00 a.m. - 17.00 p.m.

Where to stay?

If you have made a room reservation, please do not forget to check the opening hours of your housing agency to see whether it is possible to pick up your key directly after your arrival. If it is not possible, you will need to arrange your own accommodation or stay in a hotel until you can collect the key to your room. In that case, Tilburg University recommends the following hotels.

Ensure you have a head start in Tilburg, and visit our Registration Day!

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