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Study programme introduction

At the study programme introduction you will receive important information you'll need during your studies. Participation is highly recommended.

At the study programme introduction you will receive important information about your programme and studying at VU Amsterdam. You can also meet your fellow students. Participation is highly recommended, so make sure you are there! The introduction is considered the start of the programme and you will miss out on important information if you do not participate.

Below you will find more info about your study programme introduction, please note its date in your agenda. The full programme and location will be announced soon. Keep an eye on this page.

Bachelor's programmes

  • VU Introduction Days (2 or 5 days)

    The Study programme introduction days for bachelor students is part of the VU Bachelor Introduction Days (21 until 27 August 2024). So, if you’ve signed-up for the VU Bachelor Introduction Days you will automatically join the Study programme introduction as well. For the Bachelor Introduction Days you can choose between going all in including an evening programme (5 days) or participating in a shorter introduction programme with a focus on getting to know VU Amsterdam and your studies as well as the faculty (2 days). More information and the answers to many questions can be found here.

  • Faculty of Science (BETA)

    During the study programme introduction you will receive important information about your study programme and studying at VU Amsterdam. You will also meet your fellow students, the program coordinator, FSR and study advisors. The study programme introduction is free of charge. Soon you will receive an invitation with more information.

    Artificial Intelligence - Monday 26 August

    Mathematics - Monday 26 August

    Farmaceutische Wetenschappen - Tuesday 27 August

    Computer Science - Monday 26 August

    Medische Natuurwetenschappen - Monday 26 August

    Gezondheidswetenschappen - Tuesday 27 August

    Gezondheid en Leven - Tuesday 27 August

    Aarde, Economie en Duurzaamheid - Tuesday 27 August

    Aardwetenschappen - Tuesday 27 August

    Biologie - Tuesday 27 August

    Biomedical Sciences - Tuesday 27 August

    Business Analytics - Tuesday 27 August

    Science, Business and Innovation  - Tuesday 27 August

    Scheikunde (joint degree) See the University of Amsterdam website for more information about the study programme introduction.

  • Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences (FGB)

    Psychology
    Date: Monday 26 August
    Time: 13:00-15:00
    Location: Main Building Aula
    Programme: Welcome and general information by programme director, information to prepare for classes by bachelor coordinator, VSPVU present.

  • Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT)

    BA Theology
    BA Theology and Religious Studies

    Your bachelor programme is hosting a programme introduction on the VU campus. You do not need to register, but we do expect you to attend. Important information will be given so you can get off to a good start with your studies.

    Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2024
    Time: 13:00 – 16:45
    Starting location: 12A33, Main Building 

    Monday afternoon, August 26, there will be a field trip for all students to the Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. You are welcome to come along!

    You can find the full programme in Canvas (the digital learning environment of VU Amsterdam). Students with a valid VUnetID will receive invitations to their program's Canvas course in the second half of August. Don't have a VUnetID yet? Make sure you complete your programme application as soon as possible

  • Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)

    The digital education platform Canvas will have the full programme of the introduction for your programme, the links will be posted here soon. Don't have a VUnetID yet? Then make sure you register for your study programme as soon as possible.

    Communication Science, Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Political Science

    These programmes have a joint introduction afternoon on campus, because all these programmes are part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. During this afternoon, you get to know the Faculty, your programme and your fellow students. You will first be welcomed by the Faculty and then you will meet your fellow students from your own study programme for important information about your studies. The Study Association of our faculty EOS will provide a social part with introductory activities and a closing drink. If you have any questions about registering for courses, you can also drop by during the Education Office's walk-in hour. You can also read the manual of all VU's digital systems such as Canvas and VU.nl. You do not have to register for this afternoon, nor is it compulsory, but we do think it is very important that you come.

    When: Tuesday 27 August

    • Programme: follows as soon as possible

    Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

    See below under 'Philosophy, Politics and Economics (John Stuart Mill College)'

  • Faculty of Humanities (HUM)

    Bachelor Communication and Information Studies
    Bachelor Literature and Society
    Bachelor Media, Art, Design and Architecture
    Bachelor History
    Bachelor Philosophy

    Your bachelor programme is hosting a programme introduction on the VU campus. You do not need to register, but we do expect you to attend. Important information will be given so you can get off to a good start with your studies.

    Date: Monday, August 26, 2024
    Time: 13:00-17:00  
    Starting Location: KC-07, Main Building 

    You can find the full programme in Canvas (the digital learning environment of VU Amsterdam). Students with a valid VUnetID will receive invitations to their program's Canvas course in the second half of August. Don't have a VUnetID yet? Make sure you complete your programme application as soon as possible.

    ACASA: bachelor Archaeology, bachelor Griekse en Latijnse Taal en Cultuur en bachelor Ancient Studies

    The introduction for bachelorstudenten Archaeology, Ancient Studies en Griekse en Latijnse Taal en Cultuur is organized together with the UvA. In the summer you will receive more information about your study programme and the specific rules that apply to your study.

    Bachelor Creative Technology

    The programme introduction of Creative Technology will take place on August 26, 27 and 28 at the University of Twente in Enschede.

  • Faculty of Law (LAW)

    During the obligatory study programme introduction, you will receive important information about your degree programme and studying at VU Amsterdam. You will also get to know your fellow students and can familiarise yourself with the academic advisors, the PPI trajectory, the study associations and the FSR (Faculty Student Counsil). The programme introduction is free of charge. Make a note of the date in your agenda! 

    Bachelor Law in Society

    Date: Monday, August 26 

    Time: 13:00 - 14:00 hrs

    Location:  MF-D665 (Medische Faculteit)

    For the complete programme and more information, check this Canvas course (log in with your VUnetID)

  • Faculty of Medicine (MED)

    More information will be available soon.

  • School of Business and Economics (SBE)

    We’re looking forward to meeting all upcoming bachelor students at School of Business and Economics (SBE) on Monday 26 August during the Study Programme Introduction 2024-2025!

    The Study Programme Introduction is the best way to prepare for the start of your bachelor's programme; you will receive essential information about the bachelor's programme and what it's like to study at VU University Amsterdam. You’ll meet the programme management and your fellow students, you can get help with registering for your courses and you get to know the university. Participating in the Study Programme Introduction will ensure a good start to your academic journey, so don't miss it!

    We highly expect your attendance at the Study Programme Introduction, please register here. There are no costs involved. You can find the detailed programme of the Study Programme Introduction of your bachelor on Canvas.nl (log in with your VU-id).

    Part of your introduction will take place at the VU, the other part will take place at a location in the center of Amsterdam (details will follow). Make sure you know at which location your introduction starts!

    Monday 26 August, 13.00h – 17.30h

    BSc Business Administration

    12.45 – 13.00 | Walk-in, building Initium, room IN-0B60 (ground floor)

    BSc Economics and Business Economics

    12.45 – 13.00 | Walk-in, Main Building, room HG-12A00 (12th floor)

    BSc International Business Administration

    12.45 – 13.00 | Walk-In, location in the center of Amsterdam (details will follow)

    BSc Econometrics & Operations Research/ BSc Econometrics & Data Science

    12.45 – 13.00 | Walk-in, Main Building, room HG-14A00 (14th floor)

    In addition to the Study Programme Introduction, our study associations Aureus (Business Administration, EBE and IBA) and Kraket (Econometrics) are organizing various activities related to the Bachelor Introduction 2024-2025. You are very welcome! For all information about the introduction activities, visit the website of  Aureus and Kraket.

  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (John Stuart Mill College) 

    More information will be available soon.

Master's programmes

  • Faculty of Science (BETA)

    During the study programme introduction you will receive important information about your study programme and studying at the VU. You will also meet your fellow students, the programme coordinator, FSR and study advisors. The study programme introduction is free of charge. Make a note of the date in your agenda. Soon the full programme and location will be available. 

    Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship - Thursday 29 August

    Neurosciences (research) -Thursday 29 August

    Biomedical Sciences - Thursday 29 August

    Biomolecular Sciences  - Thursday 29 August

    Ecology and Evolution - Thursday 29 August

    Global Health (research) - T.B.D.

    Health Sciences -Thursday 29 August

    Drug Discovery Sciences - Thursday 29 August

    Biomedical Technology and Physics - Thursday 29 August

    Artificial Intelligence - Friday 30 August

    Computer Security - Friday 30 August

    Earth Sciences - Friday 30 August

    Science, Business and Innovation - Friday 30 August

    Computer Science (joint degree)- Friday 30 August

    Computational Science (joint degree) - T.B.D.

    Mathematics - Friday 30 August

    Hydrology - Friday 30 August

    Information Sciences - Friday 30 August

    Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (joint degree) - Friday 30 August

    Business Analytics - Friday 30 August

    Environment and Resource Management - Monday 2 until Wednesday 4 September 

    The study programme introduction days for the master Environment and Resource Management will take place from Monday 02.09.24 until Wednesday 04.09.24. 

  • Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences (FGB)

    Master Psychology
    There is a general introduction for all students who have completed the Bachelor's programme at another university and are not yet familiar with VU's systems, after which there is an introduction to the different tracks. 

    General introduction
    Date: Friday 30 August
    Time: 9:30 - 10:30
    Location: HG KC-07

    Work and organisational psychology
    Date: Friday 30 August
    Time: 11:00 - 13:30
    Location: NU-3B19

    Research Master Pyschology
    Optional programme in the morning in Amsterdam for which students can register later. In the afternoon there will be a welcome speech and practical information for each track by the programme director.

    Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (Research)
    Date: Thursday 29 August
    Time: 14:00 - 16:00
    Location: MF-A307

    Cognitive Neuropsychology (Research)
    Date: Thursday 29 August
    Time: 14:00 - 16:00
    Location: MF-D665
    Programme:
    14.00 Welcome - Mieke Donk
    14.05 Introduction Cognitive Psychology - Heleen Slagter
    14.20 Introduction Clinical Neuropsychology - Lydia Krabbendam
    14.35 Practical information RMCNP - Mieke Donk
    14.50 How about you? - Sander Los
    15.00 The big mentor show - Sander Los
    15.10 Time for questions - all

    Genes in Behaviour and Health (Research)
    Date: Thursday 29 August
    Time: 14:00 - 16:00
    Location: MF A505
    Programme:
    14.00 – 14.20 Welcome & mutual Introduction
    14.20 – 14.50 Introduction to the program, practical information, & meet the staff
    14.50 – 15.05 Break
    15.05 – 16.00 Poster Market and Meet the 2nd year students

    Social Psychology (Research)
    Date: Thursday 29 August
    Time: 14:00 - 16:00
    Location: MF-D565

    Human Movement Sciences
    Date: Monday, 26 August
    Time: 15:00 - 17:00
    Location: Theater 3 NU-2C33
    Programme: Welcome and general information to prepare for programme. Programme director, study advisor, FSR and V.I.B. introduce themselves. 

    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences
    Date: Thursday 12 September
    Time: to be announced
    Location: to be announced

    Human Movement Sciences (Research)
    Date: Thursday 29 August
    Time: 14:00 - 18:00
    Location: MF-A611
    Programme:
    14:00 – Information about curriculum and presentation various committees
    15:30 – lab tours
    17:00 – drinks

  • Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT)

    MA Theologie en Religiewetenschappen
    MA Theology and Religios Studies (research)
    MA Theology and Religious Studies

    Your master programme is hosting a programme introduction on the VU campus. You do not need to register, but we do expect you to attend. Important information will be given so you can get off to a good start with your studies.

    Date: Monday, September 2, 2024
    Time: 13:30 – 16:00
    Starting location: 08A33, Main Building  

    You can find the full programme in Canvas (the digital learning environment of VU Amsterdam). Students with a valid VUnetID will receive invitations to their program's Canvas course in the second half of August. Don't have a VUnetID yet? Make sure you complete your programme application as soon as possible.

  • Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)

    Public Administration(track Artificial Intelligence and Governance), Communication Science, Culture, Organization and Management, Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology

    On the digital education platform Canvas, you can find the full programme of the Faculty Introduction for the premasters. Don't have a VUnetID yet? Then make sure you complete your study application as soon as possible.

    All Masters programmes have a joint introduction afternoon on campus, because all these programmes are part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. During this afternoon, you get to know the Faculty, your programme and your fellow students. You will first be welcomed by the Faculty and then you will meet your fellow students from your own study programme for important information about your studies. The Study Association of our faculty EOS will provide a social part with introductory activities and a closing drink. If you have any questions about registering for courses, you can also drop by during the Education Office's walk-in hour. You can also read the manual of all VU's digital systems such as Canvas and VU.nl. You do not have to register for this afternoon, nor is it compulsory, but we do think it is very important that you come.

    When: Friday 30 August

    • Programme: follows as soon as possible
  • Faculty of Humanities (HUM)

    MA Communication and Information Studies*
    MA Heritage Studies
    MA Philosophy
    MA History
    MA Filosofie van Cultuur en Bestuur
    MA Arts & Culture
    MA Literary Studies
    MA Linguistics
    Humanities Research Master

    Your master programme is hosting a programme introduction on the VU campus. You do not need to register, but we do expect you to attend. Important information will be given so you can get off to a good start with your studies.

    Date: Thursday, August 29, 2024
    Starting location: KC-07, Main Building
    Time:
    13:30 – 17:00 (for students new at VU Amsterdam)
    14:30 – 17:00 (for students who already studied at VU Amsterdam)

    * A different introduction programme is organized for students of the master CIW - track Journalism. Your study programme will inform you further about this.

    You can find the full programme in Canvas (the digital learning environment of VU Amsterdam). Students with a valid VUnetID will receive invitations to their program's Canvas course in the second half of August. Don't have a VUnetID yet? Make sure you complete your programme application as soon as possible.

    MA Curating Arts and Cultures

    Your programme will inform you about your programme's induction programme in the summer.

    Ma Archaeology, Ma Classics & Ancient Civilizations, Ma Classics & Ancient Civilizations (research)

    The introduction for masterstudents of Archaeology, Ancient Studies en Ancient Studies (research) is organized together with the UvA. In the summer you will receive more information about your study programme and the specific rules that apply to your study.

  • Faculty of Law (LAW)

    During the study programme introduction you will receive important information about your programme and studying at VU. You can also meet your fellow students and get to know the student advisors, Career Services, the study associations and the FSR (Faculty Student Council). The programme introduction is free of charge. This introduction is compulsory if you obtained your bachelor's degree at another university. If you already study at the VU, the meeting is also useful, but not all information will be new to you. Make a note of the date in your agenda!

    Please note: in addition to this general study programme introduction, there will also be introductory meetings for the various master's programmes and specialisations. Dates and locations can be found in our Canvas course

    For all English master programmes and specialisations

    Date: Thursday, August 29 

    Time: 14:00 - 15:20 hrs

    Location: HG-02A00 (Main building)

    For the complete programme and more information, check this Canvas course (log in with your VUnetID).

  • Faculty of Medicine (MED)

    More information about the faculty introduction days of MED will follow at a later time. Keep an eye on this page.

  • School of Business and Economics (SBE)

    We’re looking forward to meeting all upcoming master students at School of Business and Economics (SBE) during the Master Introduction 2024-2025!

    The Master Introduction is the best way to prepare for the start of your master's programme; you will receive essential information about the master's programme and what it's like to study at VU University Amsterdam. You’ll meet the programme management and your fellow students, we highly expect your attendance. Participating in the Master Introduction will ensure a good start to your new academic journey, so don't miss it!

    MSc Econometrics & Operations Research (all tracks):

    Date: Thursday August 29, 2024

    Time: 10.30h – 18.00h

    Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building (HG-16A00 Kerkzaal, 16th floor)

    Please register (free of charge) here.

    MSc Accounting, MSc Business Administration (all specializations), MSc Digital Business and Innovation, MSC Economics, MSc Entrepreneurship, MSc Finance (all specializations), MSc Marketing, MSc Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics, MSc Transport and Supply Chain Management

    Date: Friday August 30, 2024

    Time: 12.00h – 18.00h

    Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building (Aula, first floor)

    Registration starts July 15th, 2024. Please revisit this page for the registration link or check your email.

Premaster's programmes

  • Faculty of Science (BETA)

    Premaster students participate in the study programme introduction of the master's programmes, except the premaster students of the Health Sciences programme. This programme has a separate study programme introduction. The study programme introduction is free of charge. Make a note of the date in your agenda. The full programme and location will follow soon.

    Ecology and Evolution - Thursday 29 August

    Health Sciences - Friday 30 August

    Biomedical Technology and Physics - Thursday 29 August

    Artificial Intelligence - Friday 30 August

    Science, Business and Innovation - Friday 30 August

    Computer Science (joint degree)- Friday 30 August

    Mathematics - Friday 30 August

    Hydrology - Friday 30 August

    Information Sciences - Friday 30 August

    Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (joint degree) - Friday 30 August

    Business Analytics - Friday 30 August

    Environment and Resource Management

    More information will follow soon.

  • Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences (FGB)

    Premaster Human Movement Sciences
    Date: Thursday 29 August
    Time: 10:00 - 11:00
    Location: NU-3A57
    Programme: Welcome and general information to prepare for the programme. Programme director, study advisor, FSR and V.I.B. introduce themselves

  • Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT)

    Premaster Theology and Religious Studies

    Your premaster programme is hosting a programme introduction on the VU campus. You do not need to register, but we do expect you to attend. Important information will be given so you can get off to a good start with your studies.

    Date: Monday, September 2, 2024
    Time: 13:30 – 15:15
    Starting location: 1H 26, BelleVUe building

    You can find the full programme in Canvas (the digital learning environment of VU Amsterdam). Students with a valid VUnetID will receive invitations to their program's Canvas course in the second half of August. Don't have a VUnetID yet? Make sure you complete your programme application as soon as possible.

  • Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)

    Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology,

    On the digital education platform Canvas, you can find the full programme of the Faculty Introduction for the premasters. Don't have a VUnetID yet? Then make sure you complete your study application as soon as possible.

    All Premasters programmes have a joint introduction afternoon on campus, because all these programmes are part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. During this afternoon, you get to know the Faculty, your programme and your fellow students. You will first be welcomed by the Faculty and then you will meet your fellow students from your own study programme for important information about your studies. The Study Association of our faculty EOS will provide a social part with introductory activities and a closing drink. If you have any questions about registering for courses, you can also drop by during the Education Office's walk-in hour. You can also read the manual of all VU's digital systems such as Canvas and VU.nl. You do not have to register for this afternoon, nor is it compulsory, but we do think it is very important that you come.

    When: Friday 30 August

    • Programme: follows as soon as possible
  • Faculty of Humanities (HUM)

    Premasters Faculty of Humanities

    Your premaster programme is hosting a programme introduction on the VU campus. You do not need to register, but we do expect you to attend. Important information will be given so you can get off to a good start with your studies.

    Date: Thursday, August 29, 2024
    Starting location: HG-02A00, Main Building
    Time: 15:00 – 17:00

    You can find the full programme in Canvas (the digital learning environment of VU Amsterdam). Students with a valid VUnetID will receive invitations to their program's Canvas course in the second half of August. Don't have a VUnetID yet? Make sure you complete your programme application as soon as possible.

Want to learn more about the introduction days?

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