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An introduction week called OWee (Ontvangst Week) is arranged for new students arriving at TU Delft, Hogeschool INHolland and the Haagse Hogeschool every year, usually taking place sometime around the 22-25 August. The OWee organisers put together a program of entertainment, information, and orienteering, to help you better integrate into student life in Delft.
You will be put together in a group of ten new students of the same study group, along with two senior students who will guide you through the OWee program and get you help and advice about living and being a student in Delft. Student societies throw parties at nighttime, with bands and live DJs, and it’s a fantastic way to meet new people and settle in to your new home quickly.
You can find more information about OWee online.
Delft has the largest number of active student societies (Studentenvereniging) in the Netherlands. These societies are open to all students, whereas there are also study associations (studievereniging) which are part of a particular study programme.
The student societies organise different events which give you an ideal chance to get to know people. As well as helping with this social side though, if you get properly involved they also give you an opportunity to be a part of the organisational side, to develop personal skills and ideas, and help to be constructive as well as have fun.
Check out the list of TU Delft student societies to see what you can get involved in.
As another option, each programme at TU Delft also has its own study association attached. Each association also organises events, activities and entertainment, and members usually benefit from large discounts on course textbooks.
As per tradition in the Netherlands, TU Delft has an academic organisation called Studium Generale which aims to broaden knowledge of the areas of science, culture, and society to both students and non-students. TU Delft’s SG organises lectures and workshops on subjects in these areas, which as a TU Delft student you will be able to attend mostly free of charge. Unfortunately the majority of these lectures are in Dutch, however there are some English lectures too. You can watch videos of previous lectures and find information about upcoming lectures too via the Studium Generale link.
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