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 2021! During this introduction week (Monday 23 to Friday 27 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.

Only the International students are expected. The International Office will inform these students about what time and where they have to be in the week of August 16.

On this day, the staff of the International Office will inform you about diploma validation, studying at Fontys, and your study period in the Netherlands. The end of the day will be around 4 p.m.

This day will start at 13.00 and end at 17.30 for a class introduction. The exact location for you to be will be send to you by email. You will meet your tutor, study assistant and fellow classmates. There will be a lot of time to get to know each other and ask any questions you may have, and we will have a lot of fun together! The introduction is the perfect opportunity to get to know your new classmates and often friendships are made here for the rest of your school career. This day is mandatory for all students, so make sure you are there!

During the evening there will be activities organised by our student association.


On Wednesday, August 25th at 10.30 a.m., the third (mandatory) introductory day starts in the Fontys building R4. (More detailed information you will receive on Tuesday, August 24th.) We will start at the Fontys building with a programme introduction and you will hear more about IB.

In the afternoon you can join the general Purple city programme, for all Fontys students. Through the various assignments and activities, you will get to know the city of Eindhoven and its student associations, student sports clubs, local bars, etc. This day is filled with lots of fun activities, music, and games.

Please be aware that you need to acquire a proof of being COVID free (max 24 hours old) / fully vaccinated to be able to join the afternoon programme.


Today you will get to know your fellow students better during an amazing sport and games event at the IJzeren Man (our city beach!) in Eindhoven.

The day starts around 11:30, and ends around 19:30 after a nice BBQ (including vegan & halal food) but more information will be provided to you on Tuesday August 23!

Please bring an extra set of clothing, your ID card, cash and do a self-test before you come!

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. 

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).


We would love to see how you experience Purple. Add #purple2021 to your photo's and videos!

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In order to register yourself for an amazing introduction week, please follow these steps:

Step 1:
Please fill in the form to register yourself for your introduction week.

Step 2:
Pay the participationfee via the button below that states "complete the payment for your introduction" in order to complete your enrollment in this week.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Mambwe via

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Additional information

Fontys International Business

Rachelsmolen 1, 5612 MA Eindhoven
It is forbidden to consume strong drink and drugs. Alcohol is only served and drunk from 4 p.m. In addition to soft drinks, beer and wine are served at the overnight locations during the festivities (from 4 p.m.). If we do find liquor and/or drugs, they will be confiscated and we may send you home. Under the age of 18, alcohol is completely prohibited. 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 / In-house Emergency and First Aid is present. Employees can be recognized by their yellow vests.
Participating in the introduction week costs €27.50. For information about payments, please contact
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. You can report this to
Photos will be taken during the entire introduction week. These may be made public or used for promotional purposes. By participating in the introduction you agree to this (give permission for this).


It is expected that the current restrictions on the opening up of buildings and the provision of physical education will apply for a longer period of time. We therefore assume a blended-learning offer, a mix of physical and online education. This mix may vary per training course. When distributing the possibilities for physical education, priority is given to the first-year students because of their connection with the course.

We advise you to visit the page 'Your start in times of Corona'

The Fontys introduction week is called Purple and will take place from 23 to 27 August 2021. The programme starts with getting acquainted with fellow students and teachers at our location on the Campus Rachelsmolen. There you will form your own introductory group (including 'intro parents').

The Purple Introduction Week is all about getting to know each other. Getting to know classmates, getting to know the study programme, getting to know the city where the new students will be studying and, of course, getting to know the Fontys community!

Just like previous years, we are planning to make the Purple Introduction Week just as beautiful and fantastic as every year, of course within the measures that are in place at that time. All the 'new' measures will create a challenge, but Purple is motivated to make it a great week again!

No, every course has its own programme and also takes part in central activities (such as the city day and the Purple Festival). Check the programme on this site to see how your intro will look like

During the introduction week a lot of photos and videos will be made. Ranging from selfies and videos on a mobile phone by fellow students to photos and videos by professional photographers and filmmakers. By participating in the introduction week you agree that the photos and/or videos will be published (on social media, flyers, advertisements and websites).


Mariëtte Mambwe (Programme coordinator)

Get in touch with Ms. Mambwe about the introduction week.
Rachelsmolen 1, Eindhoven

Bharat Motiyani (intro committee)

Get in touch with Bharat for practical information about the introduction week.

+31 6 87 83 06 76

Dorine de Boer (First Year coordinator)

Get in touch with Ms. De Boer about the start of the academic year.
Rachelsmolen 1, Eindhoven