Studying at a university requires good planning skills and self-discipline. It takes more time than you are used to in high school or college. Exams are more difficult, cover more material and consist of very different questions. Sitting down to study these complex materials may not always be easy. And collaborating with fellow students comes with its own challenges.
In other words, studying may be more difficult than you anticipated. To help you succeed, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) offers guidance, coaching and support on many levels.
Making your own choices
Making your own career choices is an important skill; a skill you start building in university. That is why our bachelor’s degree programs have fewer fixed subjects than your high school or programs at other universities.
But building a skill is a process. That is why we also believe in providing good supervision.
In your first year in the Bachelor College, you will have a teacher coach, who is a member of your program’s teaching staff. You will first meet with your coach in quartile 1, to choose your first elective. After your first year, you may get a different coach.
You will also be assigned a student mentor, who you will meet with several times in the first six months. Your student mentor will help you with practical matters such as study habits and where you can find everything.
If you have applied for a bachelor’s degree program without selection, you will do a study-choice check before you start your first quartile. This check helps you determine whether the program you signed up for is a good match with your skills and interests. Read more about the study-choice check.Read more
The TU/e Education and Student Affairs office (ESA) offers courses on becoming a more effective student. Look at the course catalog.Read more