To give a warm welcome to all our new international students, we will organize a Welcoming day. On this 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 welcoming 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 a letter with 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 Student Office will be provided on insurance matters, registration as a citizen of Groningen, opening a bank account, housing in Groningen and immigration matters (residence permit).
On this day you can also register for the social introduction week that is organised by the student organisations. In this programme you will get to know the different social and cultural aspects of Groningen. It includes a city tour, parties, dinners and cultural events.
The school where you are going to study will also organise an introductory programme that will introduce you to the school 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.
You will receive an invitation for our Welcoming Day by e-mail. On www.hanzegroningen.eu/welcomingday we will publish the programme and more information about this day. You can also register for the event online here. Attending the day is free of charge. Please make sure you are there, because it will provide a good kick-off for your stay at the Hanze UAS!