Introduction days

Avans University of Applied Sciences has a short introduction programme in place for international students who have been officially accepted to a study programme. This introduction programme takes place on the campus where you will attend classes 1 week before the start of the academic year or semester.

Please note that this introduction and orientation programme is compulsory. Once you have been accepted to a study programme at Avans you will receive all the programme details.


You will receive an invitation email from the International Office following your acceptance. This will provide you with a detailed overview of the day’s programme. If you have been guaranteed accommodation through Avans, you will sign your lease and receive your keys on this day.

Birth certificate

Please remember to bring your birth certificate for registration at city hall. You are required to submit a copy in the Dutch, English, French or German language.

If this copy is a translation of your birth certificate, you will need to have it authenticated with an apostille stamp from a sworn translator. An apostille stamp is always square or rectangular. The text ‘Apostille, Convention de La Haye’ appears at the top. You can obtain an apostille stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country of birth.