Your introduction week

The new academic year starts in September... But before your studies start, you'll first take part in the introduction week. That's Purple 2022! During this introduction week (Monday 22 to Friday 26 August), getting to know each other is key.

Get to know your course and make friends for life

You get to know your fellow students and meet friends for life. You will be introduced to your study programme and study city. You will eat together, discover the city together, get to know each other and the study programme, make memories together and much more... What that will look like, what you need, where you need to be, who you can contact, you can find all that here! We will make it a fantastic week, of course within the Corona rules.

* If necessary, the programme may be changed to take account of the Corona measures in force at the time. Check this page regularly to stay informed.


The Fontys Engineering introduction programme has lots of fun activities and moments. An experience that you definitely do not want to miss! Below we have very briefly summarised what your days will look like.

First day of a week full of fun for all new international Engineering students (bachelor & master). You will start at 10.00 hrs with a Meet & Greet at Nexus building (De Rondom 1, Eindhoven). Introduction groups (families) ares made by speed dating with other students. After lunch there will be fun games to get to know your new family members, mamas and papas. We will end in a bar for an amazing silent bingo.
Wake up! The second day of your introduction is about to start. After breakfast you will get tips & tricks from older students about student life in the Netherlands. Do not forget to take your diploma today as you can let it checked at the Student Adminstration Office. In the afternoon there is a treasure hunt around the city of Eindhoven where you will get to know all the hotspots. The day will end with a karaoke party and beer pong.
This day will be more engineering and Dutch themed as you will get to know the new students who will start in the Dutch programmes. After breakfast you will be building a secret project which will test your technical skills. In the afternoon we will travel by bus to a camping outside Eindhoven to compete with the self-build projects against Dutch students. We finish the day with a fun party and a BBQ at the camping site before a bus will bring you back to Fontys again.
Thursday will be coloured purple as you will get to know the Fontys community during the amazing Purple festival. After breakfast we will travel together to the festival in Tilburg by bus. You will enjoy live performances and have a nice party. The bus will bring you back to Fontys at the end of the day.

Wake up with a hungover breakfast. This will be followed by some chill games. You will finish the introduction week with a Hawaii party in the pub.
We hope you enjoyed it and made many new friends. Good luck during your studies and see you at Fontys!

If you have energy left, please join us for a Fontys event called The Introduction Day, a BBQ & drinks with all students of international programmes at 16 hrs. You have to apply for it separately. Please read the information below.

The Introduction Day

On August 26th, from 4PM to 8PM, Fontys organizes the Introduction Day. This event is all about getting to know fellow international students. From 4 PM to 8 PM the campussites will be filled with conversations, info and 'gezelligheid' as the Dutch would say. We would like to invite you to the Fontys Introduction Day!

Be aware that this is a Fontys event and not a study or institute-specific event!

Costs to participate

Participating in the International day will cost you only 5 euros. In return for that, you will get food from the BBQ and 3 drinks!


Campus Rachelsmolen, Rachelsmolen 1, Eindhoven


Please let us know if you will join the BBQ & drinks before August 19th. You can do this via Eventbrite.

Questions and more info

For any questions that you may have, send an e-mail to

More information can be found in this flyer.

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Photos and videos

During this introduction week, many photos and videos will be made. They will include selfies and videos made by students on mobile phones as well as photos and videos made by professional photographers. By participating in this introduction week you automatically agree that these photos and/or videos are being published (i.a. social media, flyers, ads and websites).


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Additional information

If you follow a diet for medical reasons, have certain (food) allergies or are vegetarian, please indicate this on the registration form. We try to take this into account as much as possible. If you have any questions about this, please contact the organisation at

Study Association Innovum
Nexus Building
De Rondom 1


Telephone number of the organisation:
Martijn van Aerle: +31-(0)6-51486891

It is forbidden to consume strong drinks and drugs. If we do find liquor and/or drugs, they will be confiscated and you cannot join the introduction any longer. Although alcohol may be served, Innovum has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to alcohol use under the age of 18 and drug use in general. Students aged 18 or older will receive an 18+ wristband at the start of the introduction week upon presentation of their ID card.
During the entire introduction week, First Aid and/or Inhouse Emergency is present. Employees can be recognized by their yellow vests.
Participation in the introduction costs a total of € 30 per person. Register and pay here do this before August 22, 10 hrs.
We would like to be informed in advance if there are medical matters that we need to be aware of. This includes illnesses, (food) allergies (epipen) etc. Please mention it on the registration form or inform Martijn ( / +31-(0)6-51486891.
Due to work on the tracks, there will be no trains on the routes 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch)-Eindhoven and Eindhoven-Tilburg from August 9-26. Train passengers can use substitute bus transport from Boxtel. The expected extra travel time is 30 minutes.
During the entire introduction week photos and videos will be taken. These may be made public or used for promotional purposes. By participating in the introduction you give permission for this.

'Dads and moms'

'Dads and moms' are students of the bachelor programmes. They are your contact point during all days and will guide you around the introduction. Our 'moms and dads' are there for you 24/7 during the introduction week. You get to know your dad and mom on Monday August 22.

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Packing list

To make sure you are fully prepared for the introduction week, tick off the packing list below. You will stay overnight at your own room, flat or (parent's) house. Each day you will get a fresh T-shirt from the organisation.

  • ID card
  • Easy clothes and shoes that may turn dirty
  • Enough water every day (tap water is drinkable and has excellent quality in the Netherlands)
  • Good mood
  • Medication (if necessary)
  • Diploma (on Tuesday)
  • Enough credit on your bank account and/or cash money!
  • Rainwear or poncho on rainy days

But the most important things to bring are your good sense and a lot of energy!



During the introduction you get to know your future classmates and students from other international Engineering programmes. It is not compulsory, but we strongly recommend it. It is the start of a (new) social life in Eindhoven.
It can be discussed with the introduction committee to join later or end earlier. Please send an email to
The contribution for the introduction is € 30. Should the introduction week not take place due to the corona measures, you will receive a full refund.
No, unfortunately that is not possible
Short but sweet: yes! You can register via this link. Please register yourself before 22 August 2022, 10 hrs!
You can pay either by cash on the spot or by card.
Yes you do! Everyone will get their own introduction shirt sponsored by the partners of Study Association Innovum. In fact, you don't just get one shirt, but one for each day of the week. This way the intro stays fresh and you don't have to wash your favourite shirt every day :).
No, every institute has its own programme but also takes part in central activities (such as the Purple Festival). At Fontys Engineering you will have an introduction week with all new bachelor and master students of English Engineering courses in Eindhoven. On Wednesday you will also meet the Dutch new Engineering students.
The programme starts each day at 10 hrs. End times are different; your mom and dad will keep you informed.

Monday:  Sandwich lunch included.

Tuesday: Breakfast included. Lunch can be bought during the treasure hunt in the city centre.

Wednesday: Breakfast, sandwich lunch & BBQ included.

Thursday: Breakfast included. At the Purple Festival there are plenty of food stalls to buy lunch and/or dinner.

Friday: Hungover breakfast included. From 16 hrs you can join the Fontys event Introduction Day, a BBQ with drinks and a DJ. Your have to apply seperately.

There are almost always vegetarian and halal options. Do you have a food allergy? Please contact the introduction committee ( as soon as possible and mention it in your registration. We will then do everything we can to provide an appropriate meal.
You can ask all your questions to the introduction committee of study association Innovum. Mail to: or call Martijn van Aerle at +31-(0)6-51486891.
Please call Martijn van Aerle +31-(0)6-51486891 or Jack Comyns +31-(0)6-81481764.
The introduction week ends on Friday 26 August around 15.30 hrs. We hope you had a super intro by then!

If you still have some energy left please join the Fontys event Introduction Day, a BBQ for all students from the international programmes from 16-20 hrs. This is not organised by Innovum, but by Fontys. Costs are € 5 for food from the BBQ, 3 drinks and a DJ. You have to apply seperately.

Let's stay connected

Staying connected in these times is sometimes quite a challenge. Now that you are going to study you might have been looking forward to many new contacts, parties and other things that are part of a student's life. On the page 'Let's stay connected' we show all kinds of fun initiatives in the field of sports, social events and offers for help. Take a look and take advantage of it. You really don't have to study alone now!

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Contact with Fontys Engineering

Nexus Building
De Rondom 1

tel: +31-(0)885077333

Contact with the Introduction Committee

Do you have questions about your Introduction Week? Please contact Martijn van Aerle from Innovum during the summer and the entire introduction week.

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