Twice a year, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), organizes a Welcoming Day for all new international students.
The next Welcoming Day will take place on 31 January 2014
9.00 – 10.00 hrs Arrival at Hanze UAS Campus, tea & coffee reception
10.30 – 13.00 hrs
Welcoming speeches by the deputy major of the city of Groningen and a member of the Executive Board of Hanze UAS;
explanation of social programmes by representatives of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and IBS-Union;
introduction to Dutch Culture and Education
13.00 – 14.30 hrs Lunch and information market, possibility to:
- register for a social introduction programme
- opening a bank account
- insurance matters
- Only for non-EU students:
Immigration session: the IND will be present to issue residence permits, the GGD will be here to do a TBC check-up (which is mandatory for most non-EU students) and the Municipality will be here to register you as a citizen of Groningen.
For your registration as a citizen of Groningen, you need to complete the following form and you need to bring the following documents:
- Your passport or ID
- Your rental agreement
- Your residence permit (non-EU/EEA nationals)
- Your legalized* birth certificate
- Your legalized* marriage certificate (if applicable)
Atrium, Van OlstToren
Zernikeplein 7, building L
9747 AS Groningen
Click here for a route description to Zernikeplein 7.
- The Welcoming Day will be followed by the following event:
ESN Social Introduction programme
Erasmus Student Network Groningen (ESN) will organize a social introduction programme for all new international students in Groningen, see the ESN Introduction Week.
Get an impression of a Welcoming Day
Our previous Welcoming Day, on 30 August 2013, welcomed more than 600 new international students. The students are from a wide range of countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, South Korea, Spain, and the United States.
For an impression, take a look at the pictures on our Facebook-page.
You can also watch the following video of a Welcoming Day and hear what the international students say about it: