Welcome letter - exchange students (Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics)

Dear Exchange student Engineering,

Welcome! ‬

The Staff Team and buddy students of Fontys Technology and Business Bachelors (FTB) warmly welcome you to our university. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

As from August your home will be in the Netherlands! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
From 14 August 2017, your accommodation will become available if you applied for accommodation through Fontys.

Next to the classes, Fontys Engineering has a study association to support you through your education. SV. Innovum offers you a way to relax, have fun and gives an extra support with your learning process. Various activities like bowling, laser gaming, team-building and parties are organised by SV. Innovum. To support the learning process there are lunch lectures from various engineering companies. Next to that, company excursions are organised to give a more detailed indication of their work process.

The introduction week is one of the big events organised by SV. Innovum, you can meet us there. Or find us during your study in R1_1.218 - the Innovum room - where you can meet fellow students from all engineering in Fontys, both Dutch and International.

Feel free to become a member any time, or if you want to help organizing our events and activities feel free to become an active member!

Introduction week

The introduction week will take place from Monday 21 August till Friday 25 August 2017.‬‬‬‬
It will fully be organized by the student association of the Engineering department, called INNOVUM. We strongly advise you to take part in as many activities as possible because it will help you settling in more easily and you will also meet all your fellow students. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

To join these activities you need to register first by filling out the application form. Detailed info about the program, registration etc can be found at the following website.

Program Monday, 21 August 2017:

From 8:00 till 9:30 you need to show your original secondary school diploma and transcript at the secretariat, which is in room 2.47, building R1. You then also receive a time slot for making a registration at the town hall (if required). At 9:30 you are expected in room 1.01, building R1, where the official introduction for all engineering students (except industrial engineering) will start.

Program Tuesday 22 August - Friday 25 August 2017:

On the first day of the introduction you will listen to a lecture about the path of an engineer, the different possible routes of the engineering sector.
We’ll play some fun games to get to know each other a bit better and then we’ll go get crazy with a game tour around the city.
We'll also inform you about the other introduction activities that will take place till Friday, 25 August.

Time: 9:00 hrs
Location: Ground floor, building R5

For all questions related to the introduction program at Fontys Engineering, you can contact the coordinator internationalisation: engineering-international@fontys.nl.
For questions related to the Purple festival, you can contact the study association INNOVUM: international-innovum@fontys.nl.

Start up meeting Monday, 28 August 2017

‬On 28 August we organize the official start of the academic year, with a meeting for all new students (attendance is COMPULSORY). In this meeting you will receive all information regarding the first educational week, such as class schedule and class lists. You will also meet your study mentor.
The meeting will take place on:

Date: 28 August 2017
Time: 9.30 hrs
Location: Building R1, 1st floor, Innovum square (next to room 1.243)
Address: Fontys UAS Engineering, Rachelsmolen 1, 5612 MA Eindhoven

General information about Fontys School of Engineering can be found here.

Practical information

For all new Engineering students please find bellow all kind of information like book-lists, use of laptops, year schedule etc.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering List of books and dictations Electrical Engineering: Download pdf: here
Mechatronic Engineering List of books and readers Mechatronic Engineering: Download pdf: here
Mechanical Engineering List of books and readers Mechanical Engineering: Download pdf: here
Advice laptop for
Automotive,
Electrical Engineering,
Mechatronics
and Mechanical Engineering
students
Download pdf: here

Opening Bank Account

After you have arrived in the Netherlands, you can open a Dutch bank account.
You will receive detailed information upon arrival.

For opening a bank account and for buying a sports card, you will need a proof of enrolment. You will receive this letter from the secretariat on Tuesday 23 August (or earlier on request).

Accommodation and visa

For all questions related to accommodation and visa, please contact our colleagues of the international office: international-innovum@fontys.nl

Registration city hall Eindhoven

Fontys already has arranged appointments at the city hall for all students who are going to live in Eindhoven; the city hall will refuse individual registrations.

GGD (Municipal health center)

Fontys already has arranged appointments; this is only meant for a specific group of visa applicants (non EU).

Preparation at home

To prepare yourself we strongly advise you to read the information in the Student Guide ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬2017 / 2018.

“Digital” buddy service

‪Student buddy’s from FTB will help you with all your questions related to coming to Eindhoven, your accommodation, information about the campus, first things to do and exploring the city of Eindhoven. Please send all your questions to: digitalbuddy@fontys.nl‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‪We hope to see you soon at Fontys in Eindhoven! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Best Regards, ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
‪Staff team and student buddies Fontys Technology and Business Bachelors ‬‬‬‬‬(FTB)‬‬‬‬