International Introduction Weeks (IIW)

The Intro 2017 and TU/e Master Kick-off 2017 are only available at the start of semester 1 of the academic year. Students starting in semester 2 will be invited to the International Office after arrival in Eindhoven to arrange enrollment and other administrative matters.

The Intro 2017 and TU/e Master Kick-off 2017 are obligatory for all new international students enrolling in semester 1 of a TU/e Bachelor's or Master's program.

The first week if this activity is a week of events specifically aimed at the International students (students from countries outside the Netherlands). In the second week there is a cross-over of events and activities for both International and Dutch students.

There is a separate activity for exchange students.

The Intro's contains activities and events designed to introduce our international students to life in the Netherlands and Eindhoven, and to studying at the TU/e. This is not just a great social event, but also an important program for you to settle in! 

large-scale survey among international students at TU/e showed that they are very pleased with the practical assistance they receive when they arrive at TU/e and experience shows clearly that students get a better start to their studies by participating in the Intro's .


The Intro 2017 will start on Friday August 18, 2017 and will be until Friday August 25, 2017.

The TU/e Master Kick-off 2017 will start Monday August 28, 2017 and will be until Thursday August 31, 2017.

We advise you to arrive in Eindhoven a couple of days before the start of the Intro.

Please be aware that the Intro's are a compulsory event and all students are expected to attend. Only students with a serious reason for not attending will be exempted from attending.

If you are unable to attend request an exemption by sending a motivated letter, including proof of why you are unable to attend the Intro, addressed to:
The Coordinator of the International Office
P.O. Box 513
The Netherlands

How to sign up

In May all students who have been admitted to a TU/e Bachelor's or Master's program will be contacted by the International Office with details on how to register for all TU/e services for international students, including the Intro.

By completing and submitting the online confirmation statement you will automatically register for the Intro. The costs for the Intro 2017 are €100 and for the TU/e Master Kick-off 2017 €25 and will be deducted from your guarantee fee.

Once you have confirmed that you will be joining TU/e this summer, we will send you full details of the program for this year and all kinds of information on TU/e, Eindhoven and your new life in the Netherlands.