Introduction

The Introduction Period of Tilburg University forms the ideal opportunity for all Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) students to kick start their academic career.

Below, we have included a thorough planning of all activities taking place during the Introduction Period. This upholds every activity, the date at which it is taking place, and the location where you should be present.

Kick-off Sessions

The Kick-off Sessions are mandatory for all starting bachelor students who subscribed for a study at Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), except for pre-master and master students. Masters can attend their own kick-off session, which is organized by the university. During this day, you will receive vital information in order to ‘kick-start’ your study at Tilburg University. If you would like to receive more information related to these days, please click here.

TOP-week

Every year, before the academic year starts, TOP Week takes place. TOP is the abbreviation of Tilburg Orientation Program. This is the general introduction week for all new Tilburg University students.
This week forms the ideal opportunity for you to get to know your fellow students! More Information about TOP-week can be found here. Registration for TOP-week has been closed.

MAK Introduction Day

TOP-week always starts with the MAK Introduction Day for TiSEM students. This day is the start of the PASS Mentoring Program and forms the ideal opportunity for you to get to know your fellow students with whom you will spend the rest of your Bachelor period. If you participate in the TOP-week you will automatically partake in the MAK Introduction Day.

Kick-off Sessions

MAK Mentorship System organizes the Kick-Off Sessions for all starting students who subscribed for a study at Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM). The Kick-Off Session is the best way to start your student life at Tilburg University. During this day you will get more information about your study program and about Tilburg University in general. You will also get to know your fellow students and explore the campus of Tilburg University. Please carefully read the information below applying to your situation: Bachelor, Pre-Master, or Master student.

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Bachelor student

For the Bachelor programs, the Kick-Off Day will take place to kick-start your academic career. Participation is mandatory for all students.

During this day, you will meet your Program Coordinator, Academic Director and mentor group, which will also be your tutorial group throughout the year. Your Program Coordinator will provide you with detailed information about your study program. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to get assistance from experienced students in navigating the Digital Learning Environment of Tilburg University, Canvas and OSIRIS. Finally, you will meet organizations offering services especially for Tilburg School of Economics and Management students.

Important: do not forget to bring the email you received from the student administration. This email contains your student number (U-number) and your password. You will need this information during the Kick-Off Day to enroll for courses and exams!

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Pre-Master or Master student

  • Registration has been closed for Program Introduction on August 16th.
  • Participation is not mandatory

For pre-master and master students the Program Introduction Day will take place to kick-start your academic career. This day is not mandatory, but useful if you never studied at Tilburg University before.

Throughout the Program Introduction Day you will receive more information on:

Digital Learning Environment: registering for exams, how to see your schedule, grades and much more.

Information per Study: further information will be provided about your program.

Campus: you will experience the campus and obtain some important information about Tilburg University.

Orientation Fair: you will get to know some parties who are active at campus of Tilburg University. They can help you with the orientation of your future career.

Important: do not forget to bring the email you received from the student administration. This email contains your student number (U-number) and your password. You will need this information during the Program Introduction Day to enroll for courses and exams!

Registration

Registration for Program Introduction on August 16th, 2019 and TOP-Week has been closed. Participation is not mandatory.

You are automatically subscribed for the Program Introduction if you subscribed yourself for TOP Week.

A Perfect Start

In this booklet, you can find all information you need to know when starting a program at Tilburg University. It includes information about courses, examinations, studying at Tilburg University, study progress and the possibilities to become active besides your studies. Furthermore, you will find an overview of the academic year and the important contact information.

Dutch version of A Perfect Start

English version of A Perfect Start

Digital Learning Environment

During the Kick-Off Sessions, you receive assistance in navigating the Digital Learning Environment of Tilburg University. If you need further assistance or would like a recap, MAK Mentorship System has made a series of instruction videos (link naar instructievideos toevoegen). The videos will be posted as soon as possible.

TOP Week

  • Registration for TOP-Week has been closed, because TOP-Week has sold out!

TOP-Week provides you the ideal opportunity to get to know fellow students, discover Tilburg University and explore what being a student in Tilburg has to offer you.

Every year, before the academic year starts, TOP-Week takes place. This is the general introduction week for new Tilburg University students.

TOP-Week is the first time freshmen have the opportunity to get to know each other. Throughout the whole week all kind of fun activities will be organized that will stimulate the introduction and integration of the students. During this week, all freshmen will be divided into groups of approximately 15 people who all have the same study program. The group will be guided by two senior students (student mentors), who will show them all aspects of student life in Tilburg. The week gives you an impression of all sport clubs, study associations and student groups Tilburg has to offer. You will meet many new people and make great friends of the same study program.

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