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Start your studies right with the VU Introduction Days

The ideal way to get to know the university, your fellow students, your student city and to learn about everything that has to do with studying.

Any initial introduction can be a bit stressful, but of course 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 fifteen fellow students and two experienced mentors—senior students who already know their way around the VU campus and Amsterdam.

This year, of course, everything is different, but one thing remains the same: we want to prepare you as well as possible for your studies and make you feel at home at VU Amsterdam.

How are we going to do that? Mainly online. It depends on your degree programme whether you can come to campus. Whatever your programme looks like, we will make sure you have an enjoyable, informative and unforgettable VU Introduction Days. 

Feeling at home on campus and in the city in three days

During the VU Introduction Days you will meet your fellow students for the first time and find out everything you need to know about your degree programme. You will prepare for your time as a student by taking part in interesting workshops and you’ll be attending an online concert or comedy show. The virtual tour will show you all the hotspots on campus - from sports and culture to restaurants and the best study areas - you name it, we have it, here at VU Amsterdam. You will also become acquainted with all the study, student and sports associations Amsterdam has to offer. And of course, as always, we will conclude the event with a smashing party - join us online and dance to the best beats imaginable!

Participating in 2020?

In 2020, the VU Introduction Days will take place on 24, 25, and 26 August. We will invite you via email and from then on you can register. The VU Introduction Days are free of charge this year.  Check out the programme.

You can also register directly (all degree programmes except Mechanical Engineering).
Students of the Mechanical Engineering degree programme must register here.

You will find the registration link on this website soon. Also check our VU Introduction Days App, available in the App store and Google Play Store. There, you will find more detailed information about the programme and all that VU Amsterdam has to offer.

Want to know more?

Please contact us

Send an email to contact@vu.nl