Introduction days

Twice a year, Avans University of Applied Sciences organises an introduction programme for new international students who have been officially accepted to an English-taught study programme at Avans. This introduction programme provides you with lots of useful information that you may need as a new international student in the Netherlands and at Avans.

For the upcoming semester, starting in September, the introduction days will take place from August 21st to August 23rd, 2023 in the week before the start of the semester. All students who have been formally admitted to Avans will receive more information and an invitation to register for the introduction days in their email linked to the application at Avans before the end of July. Don’t forget to also check your spam folder regularly.

Please note that the introduction programme is compulsory.


Once you have been accepted to a study programme, you will receive an invitation email from the International Office, before the end of July. This email includes a detailed overview of the introduction programme. The 21st of August is our advised arrival day and on the 22nd and 23rd of August there will be a (physical) informative and social programme.

If you have been guaranteed accommodation through Avans, you will sign your lease and are able to receive your keys during the Introduction Days.