RUG Welcoming Ceremony

The RUG organizes an official Welcoming Ceremony for all new international guests at the beginning of both the first and second semester. All new international students should receive an invitation from the University in the first weeks of January. Attending the ceremony is free of charge; new international students are strongly advised to attend. The first upcoming welcoming ceremony will take place on 1 February 2018 from 4 p.m.

During the Welcoming Ceremony all new international students will be welcomed by distinguished speakers from the university, city hall and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in the Martini Church. Students can visit the information fair to learn more about what the university and city of Groningen have to offer (in terms of, for example, sports and cultural facilities, international student associations and university facilities) and celebrate the start of their time in Groningen with us with music, drinks and delicious food.

The Welcoming Ceremony is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow international students and staff of the university and its faculties! Visit for more info.

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