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.

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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