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.


Below you can see all the activities in which you will participate:

Pay attention: on Monday we only have activities for students from abroad. There is no programme for Dutch students.

We will welcome you on August 22nd 2022 at 09.40 a.m. in the central hall of building R5. On this day you will receive all the information you need to get started and you will have fun with all new international students at International Business and International Communication Management! The end of the day will be around 3 p.m. At the end of the day programme at Fontys you can join the intro parents for more activities in the city centre of Eindhoven. Lunch on campus is included (other food and drinks are on your own expense.)

This day will start at 10:00 and you are expected at Fontys R3/R4 in your respective classes which will be sent to you by email. You will meet your tutor, study assistant, and fellow classmates. We will introduce you to the International Business study program, and the campus, and provide all other relevant information.

We will organize activities in the classes to get to know each other and ask any questions you may have. The introduction is the perfect opportunity to get to know your new classmates and often friendships are made here for the rest of your university career. A delicious outdoor lunch will also be provided as a part of the Introduction Week. This day is mandatory for all students, so please make sure you are there!

The official program will end at 15:30. After this, the study association of IB, ‘The Business Club’, has organized some activities that you can join in the city centre.

On Wednesday you will get to know your fellow students better during a fun picnic & sports and games event at the IJzeren Man (our city beach!) in Eindhoven. The day starts around 11:00 with a brunch and ends around 18:30 after a yummy BBQ dinner (including vegan & halal food) but more information will be provided to you at the beginning of the week.

In the evening, you have the opportunity to join more festive activities such as a HORECA Party & Pub Crawl organized by PURPLE, which will take place at Stratumseind in Eindhoven.

Please bring an extra set of clothing, your ID card, and some cash with you.


After a couple of years of strict COVID rules, the PURPLE festival is finally back!

Busses will take us to Tilburg, where the festival will take place. At this festival, more than 10.000 students from all Fontys locations will party together with performances & acts from DJs from around the Netherlands.

The International Business introduction programme is done. However, all international and Dutch students of international study programmes are invited to join 'The Introduction Day' on Campus Rachelsmolen in Eindhoven. This day is all about meeting other international students! You will find more information on that below. Please note: this is a Fontys wide initiative, which means that you will be able to meet internationals from other study programmes as well.

After this, your introduction week is done! Time to pack your things and head home. We hope you enjoyed it and made many new friends. Good luck during your studies and see you at Fontys! Be prepared for the start of the academic year upcoming week. 

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.

Ambience photo Fontys

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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