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What does my study program introduction look like?

Each International student should take part in the introduction to their program or School. Here you get all kind of important information about studying and the curriculum of your study program. In addition, various introductory activities are organized by the schools, study and student associations.

The mandatory day(s) will fully prepare you to make a good start at Tilburg University by being able to meet all your classmates and the people within university you can contact. Moreover, you'll get a detailed explanation of your study program and the School you are part. The program of this year’s study program introduction is still unclear due to the corona virus.

Do I need to sign in for the program introduction?

You do not need to sign up fort his introduction activity, because we expect you to present. For more information about the program of your day, please visit the following web pages per School.

Introduction activities per School

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

The main difference is the focus of the introduction and the mandatory/voluntary character.  

Program Introduction

The Study Program Introduction will introduce you to all the  practical matters of your study at Tilburg University and is at the same time an introduction activity with your classmates. Participation in this program is expected from you and thus mandatory, as you will learn how to find your way around campus by e.g. learning how to register for courses and exams.  

The School to which your study program belongs will organize this introduction. You will receive more information about these days in advance by your School or the International Office (for Exchange Students). The Program Introduction will include an official welcome, a campus tour and IT facilities introduction. 

TOP Week

During TOP Week you will get to meet your fellow students and together with them you experience what Tilburg’s student life has to offer. Throughout the week, your mentors will show you the way around Tilburg. This is a voluntary program, which you can sign up for and requires a participant’s fee. 

Read more about the TOP Week

Are there more ways to get to know other international students?

I*ESN Tilburg is a non-profit student association which organizes introduction activities for all foreign and Dutch internationally minded students.