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Introduction events

The move to higher education can be quite exciting. You will meet many new people and may even discover a new city. To help you get started, introduction weeks offer you a chance to settle in quickly and feel right at home in your new study environment.

International kick-off

For all new international students who start their studies at Breda University of Applied Sciences next September, we host a special International Kick-Off event on Thursday 29 August 2024. Make sure to mark this date in your calendar!

Why should you attend? 

You will be informed about all sorts of practical matters, such as:

  • insurance-related, municipal and legal issues
  • opening a Dutch bank account
  • the Dutch medical system
  • and so on.

These are our introduction weeks

Frequently asked questions

When are the introduction weeks?

The introduction weeks for the 2024-2025 academic year will take place in the week of 26 August 2024. Programmes and dates will be different for each introduction event. You can find more detailed information about this on the website of the introduction week itself.

What does participation in an introduction week cost? 

You can find the exact costs on the website of your introduction week. In general, the costs of an introduction week range from 100 to 250 euro. This contribution covers the full programme as well as meals, among other things. 

Which introduction week belongs to my study programme?
  • Camp Lost: 
    Applied Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Creative Business, Creative Media and Game Technologies.
  • InterSib: 
    Hotel Management and International Facility Management.
  • Unexpected Journey: 
    Leisure & Events Management, International Tourism Management, Associate Degree Tourism Management, Bachelor of Science Leisure Management and Bachelor of Science Tourism.
  • Intro ABEL: 
    Built Environment, Logistics Engineering and Logistics Management.
What about the introductions for the master's programmes? 

Every master's programme has it's own introduction programme. You can find more information on the pre-study portal.

Is an introduction week the same as hazing?

No, definitely not. The introduction event marks the all-important start to your studies and is much more than just a week of partying. It is a perfect chance for you to meet your fellow students and your lecturers so you can get off to a good start. These weeks are organised by educational institutions in collaboration with students. Any tales of ‘hazing’ do not apply an introduction week. Although such incidents may occur in certain student associations, they are definitely not part of our programme.  

How do I register for the International Kick-Off event? 

After you have enrolled on a study programme, you will receive an e-mail from us with an invitation to the International Kick-Off event. This e-mail contains all the information you need. It is a good idea to block the date in your diary so that you don’t miss this event!