ABOUT THE UIT
This year’s UIT is available both physically and online. Physically, there will be activities to visit in various places in and around the city center to get acquainted with all that Utrecht has to offer: culture, sports, associations, parties and with a festival featuring great artists. All this in a mentor group that you will experience a great week with. For the online UITloper, there is a one-day program for a soft price in an interactive platform with exclusive online content, an online city tour, livestream, pub quiz and opportunity to chat with your UIT group and associations.
Want to know more in advance about what to expect from the UIT? Click here to watch a short video about it!
As a senior, you cannot participate in the UIT this year. We could use you as a crewer or mentor! Here you will also have the opportunity to experience the UIT, but then also contribute so that everyone has a crazy introduction. Find more information here!
If you are drawn, you may contact Participants Officer Flore Samsi at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your registration undone.
The goal is to assign each participant to an appropriate group. This way you can get to know fellow students (online) Each group will be guided by mentors. These are senior students. You will be randomly assigned with other participants from different courses.
Types of groups:
– Standard: This is the most frequently selected option. This option is for prospective first-year students in Utrecht.
– Master: As a beginning master’s student in Utrecht, you will be assigned with other master’s students.
– International: You will join a group with other new international students. The working language here is English!
Coming a day or two later is always possible. Just let us know and your group will host you then. If you are on vacation during the entire UIT, however, you can still access the app. This contains all the best places in Utrecht and a short piece about most of the associations.
For info on sleeping spots click here.
The UIT is an intensive week full of program you don’t want to miss. However, the UIT organization is not responsible for finding your sleeping place. Therefore, it is bealng important that you arrange a place to sleep! So look below for the various options.
Family or friends
The vast majority of participants find a place to sleep with family or friends who live in Utrecht. They already live in the most beautiful student city in the Netherlands and will surely love you coming there too!
You can also get a place to sleep through many student organizations. You will stay with members of the association in their homes, for free. Below is a list of the student organizations offering dormitory housing and a link where you can apply.
If you can’t manage to arrange a place to sleep through a family member/friend or student organization, you can also look into hostels in and near Utrecht. Sometimes you can also stay with your mentor or someone in your group. However, you cannot assume this in advance.
Do you have a bag of stuff with you on Monday morning? Don’t worry, you can leave them at the luggage claim area at the opening show at TivoliVredenburg. Then you can pick up your bag here again until 5 p.m.
It is only possible to participate in the UIT if you will be studying at one of the participating Utrecht educational institutions. Utrecht University and Utrecht University of Applied Sciences are the principals for the UIT and, in addition, the HKU, University for Humanistics, Marnix Academy, Nimeto, ROC Midden Nederland, MBO Utrecht and Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht also participate. They organize and fund the UIT, therefore it is only open to their own students. Therefore, if your institution is not among those listed above, unfortunately you cannot participate in the UIT.
It is definitely recommended to have a bicycle during the UIT so that you do not have to depend on Public Transportation or other participants. Several locations in Utrecht offer bicycles for sale or OV bikes for rent.
Everyone is welcome at the UIT! We feel it is important that all parts are as accessible as possible. You can indicate if you have a disability when you purchase your ticket and we will take it into account when we assign you to your group. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Flore Samsi at
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