Any initial introduction can be a bit stressful, but at VU Amsterdam you are not alone. You will embark on this adventure with around 4000 other first-year students. You will be divided into a group with around fifteen fellow students and two experienced mentors—senior students who already know their way around the VU campus and Amsterdam. You can choose between going all in or participating in a shorter introduction programme.
Note: the information on this web page is meant for Bachelor's students. For the Master's introduction, please see here.
What you will be doing:
- You will become acquainted with your degree programme and fellow students.
- You will find out more about the countless associations you can join at VU Amsterdam or in the city itself.
- You will discover all the hotspots on campus and of Amsterdam.
- You will take part in interesting workshops that help you prepare for your studies.
- The five-day event will be concluded with a party in Amsterdam clubs.
The VU Introduction Days will take place on 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31 August in Amsterdam. If, for whatever reason, you are unable or unwilling to attend the full five-day programme, because of covid-restrictions for example, instead opt for the two-day (online) programme on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 August. The focus during those days will be on preparing you for your degree programme. These two days will be on campus and for those unable to attend, online.
Please sign up no later than 18 August 5 p.m. (CET) via the link in the invitation you received by email or on this webpage. Keep your VUnetID at hand while registering. You should have already received your VUnetID by email.
Must-have: VU Introduction Days App
Any updates before and during the Introduction Days will be placed in the VU Introduction Days App. So download the app to stay informed about the latest news, also concerning corona measures. The app will also be the first place to view the programme and we will give you a sneak peek of what you’ll be doing! Download the app now and get a chance to win a great prize!
This summer, we will most likely still have to deal with corona measures. We will do our utmost to organise a fun programme, but it may be that we have to adapt it to the measures in place at that time.
The transition to university live is fun but can also be exciting and scary. Especially if your parents did not study at a (Dutch) university. Before the VU Introduction Days take place, VU Amsterdam offers the Better Prepared programme, in which you, as a first-generation student, are introduced to studying, academic skills and research. You will also gain insight into your motivation, talents, competencies and pitfalls. For more information and to apply, take a look on our website.