Higher education institutions across Europe organise welcome events for students starting their studies to introduce you to your host university, your study destination and fellow students.
Normally, these events are free of charge and take place in the first week(s) of the semester. Generally you are not obliged to attend the welcome events, but it is highly recommended you do.
Most welcome programmes include campus tours, workshops, presentations and social events.
Through these activities, you’ll get to know fellow students, meet lecturers, discover your host university and study destination and find out more about student life and student organisations there.
Find out what welcome events look like at universities across Europe
2019 Orientation week - Modul University Vienna
2019 Orientation week - Sofia Medical University
2018 Orientation week - Technological University (TU) Dublin
2019 Orientation programme - Utrecht University
2019 Orientation week - Vilnius University
2019 Orientation week - Medical University of Gdańsk
2019 Orientation week - Sabancı University
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, introduction events might now take place online.
Check the website of your host university regularly for updates on welcome events.
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