To give a warm welcome to all their new international students, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences organises an international introduction day each semester. The next Welcome Day programme for both EU and non-EU students will take place on Friday 2 February 2018. Specifically for non-EU students we organise a Pre-Welcome Day on Thursday 1 February 2018.
During the Welcome Day, you will be officially introduced to the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen and get your first real taste of Dutch culture. The programme includes introductory speeches by the Executive Board and other representatives of the university, an information market, an introduction into Dutch Culture, lunch, and sessions on important practical issues that you need to take care of. Of course you will also get the chance to meet your new fellow international students while we present lots of interesting topics in various settings.
You will receive your student card or information on what you still need to do to receive your student card and your login details for your Hanze e-mail account. Information sessions and assistance by the International Service Desk will be provided on insurance matters, registration as a citizen of Groningen, opening a bank account, and immigration matters.
During that day, you can also sign up for a social introduction week that is organized by one of the student organizations (ESN or IBS-U) attending the event. During an introduction week you will get to know the different social and cultural aspects of Groningen. It includes a city tour, parties, dinners and cultural events.
The study programme where you are going to study will also organize an introductory programme that will introduce you to the programme and its staff. You will get information on schedules, counselling, facilities, modules, projects, et cetera, and you will get to know the students that you will be studying with. Information on dates and times for this programme will be sent to you by the school itself.