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Attend the introductory meetings

To help you get started in Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam and your study programme will organise introductory meetings before the start of the semester. The programme introductory meetings will take place in the first week of classes, from 6 to 10 September.

Programme-specific orientation

Most programmes will be organising a programme-specific orientation during the first week of lectures (6 to 10 September). 

  • Bachelor's students receive information via the course Intake in Canvas. Here you will find instructions on how to register for the introduction course of your study programme. This is also the confirmation that you intend to take part in the programme.
  • Master's students will be placed in their programme's Canvas introduction page from mid-July, once they are unconditionally admitted to the programme.
  • Please note: the above does not apply to students who will start a programme at ACASA, in which the UvA collaborates with VU Amsterdam. They will be informed about the introductions by email.

For information about the introduction of your programme, go to the Introduction or Orientation page of your programme in Canvas.


The Intreeweek is the official introduction week of the University of Amsterdam and will take place from 30 August to 3 September. You can find more information on

Warm Welcome Week

Learning to find your way at the Faculty of Humanities in a fun way

The Faculty of Humanities will be hosting the Warm Welcome Week for new first-year Bachelor’s and Master’s students as well as second-year students for whom this week could not take place last summer because of the coronavirus situation. During this week, you will get to know our faculty in a festive way. The programme will not consist only of practical matters but will devote lots of attention to social activities in which you can get to know your fellow students, such as (city) walks, jam sessions, cooking workshops and yoga classes. You will have the opportunity to discuss the day's events and recover your breath over a drink and a bite.

The Warm Welcome Week was planned for the week of 13 September. Because social distancing rules by the Dutch government are still in place for non-educational activities until at least 20 September, the Warm Welcome Week has been postponed. Keep an eye on this page and your email for the latest information.