Making a successful start at university is something all students want. As a ‘first-generation student’, you will be the first in your generation or in your family to study at a (Dutch) university. A new phase in your life has begun and we know that you are highly motivated to get the best out of yourself and your studies.
Do you want to start your studies well prepared? The Better Prepared programme will help you do just that! You will get to know VU Amsterdam, meet fellow students, get the chance to improve your academic and study skills and gain insight into your own motivation, choice of study, talents, competences and pitfalls.
Senior students and well-known (VU) guest speakers will share their experiences and talk about their successful (study) choice moments, their academic career, but also the struggles, (mis)steps and decisive moments that shaped their academic course. With a group of involved VU lecturers and students, we will do interesting and effective workshops, all focusing on your successful start at university. All workshops will be given partly online and partly on campus, alternating between lectures and active seminars, so that you can get started yourself!
Note: this programme is only offered in Dutch and aimed specifically at students who are familiar with and/or attended the Dutch secondary educational system.
Make sure your level of Dutch is sufficient before applying.