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Start your studies right with the VU Master's Introduction

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.

Note: the information on this page is only meant for international (Pre)Master's students who start their degree programme in the second semester of academic year 2020-2021.

  • If you are an international Bachelor's student, please click here
  • If you are an international exchange student, please click here

Feeling at home on campus and in the city

During the VU Introduction Days you can check out online videos that will tell you everything you need to know. From student counselling to an online campus tour, and from safe biking to cultural differences. We will also organise online events where you can meet fellow students. You will receive an invitation for this via e-mail - if not, please send an email to The VU Introduction Days are free of charge this year. All times mentioned are CET (Amsterdam-time).


8 & 11 February, 4.00pm - Virtual work outs
There are no excuses not to work out, since you can now enjoy a workout from the comfort of your own home. Check out the Online Sessions by VU Sports Center! You can join an invigorating Kickboxing training, an exciting Zumba class or a relaxing Yoga session. All times mentioned are CEST (Amsterdam-time).

9 February, 4.00pm - Connection event
The Connection event will consist of two parts, a short introduction workshop and a speed dating lottery. The workshop will be about how to present yourself to possible employers, colleagues, friends and more.

In a fun and interactive way our professional networking coach Jolanda will give you some tips and tricks about what you can do to make a good first impression. In the second part, you will put what you have learned to the test in the online speed dating lottery. Everyone will be put into the same room, after which you will be connected with random students for 2 minutes at the time.

10 February, 2.30pm - Amsterdam City trail
Want to get to know the city of Amsterdam in a fun way, while getting to know other students as well? Then join the virtual Amsterdam City trail! Via riddles you will get to know the city that you will hopefully soon call home.

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