Frequently Asked Questions

Questions concerning the INKOM? Have a look at our FAQ! You might just find the answer you were looking for.

General

The INKOM is the general introduction week for all students of Maastricht University and Zuyd Hogeschool. The INKOM usually is one of the most significant events in Limburg. During the INKOM, you will meet many new people, and you will get to know all aspects of Maastricht and its student life, such as sports, culture and student associations. The INKOM will take place this year from 22 to 26 August 2022.

During the INKOM, you will get to know all aspects of Maastricht. Attention is paid to general information about the city and studying in Maastricht. In addition, you will also become acquainted with all cultural, sports, study and student associations in Maastricht. Attention is also paid to music, dance, cabaret, diversity and inclusiveness and many other relevant aspects for students. Together, this forms the INKOM the perfect preparation for your student days!

The INKOM is intended for all first-year bachelor and master students of Maastricht University and Zuyd Hogeschool. If you are a Master's student, you can indicate this when registering so that you will be placed in a Master's group. The INKOM is also frequently visited by international students, namely about 53%. This year you can indicate whether you would prefer to be placed in a Dutch or English speaking group. This is new, and for this reason, we, unfortunately, cannot guarantee that your preference can always be taken into account, but we do strive for this!

No, absolutely not! The INKOM is a week full of fun activities to get to know new people and the city. The INKOM is a week full of information and activities and cannot be compared to an initiation. You are not obliged to attend all activities of the INKOM when you register. You choose yourself where you want to be.

Our events will be organized following the rules of the government and the RIVM. 

Registration

As a participant, you can buy MECC tickets through the regular registration system. Even if you later decide to buy a MECC ticket, you can adjust this via your account.

The date on which the registrations will be opened is not yet known. Keep an eye on our social media to stay informed! Please note: the INKOM has been sold out for 5 years in a row.

Since the INKOM is different this year than in a regular year, many are still unclear about the registration fee. The registration fee of the INKOM last year was €55 plus €1 transaction costs. 

You can register via the website until Friday, August 19 2021. During the INKOM, it is still possible to register yourself on Monday, August 22, provided the INKOM is not sold out.

It is impossible to cancel, cancel or get your money back when you have registered for the INKOM. We recommend that you only register for the INKOM if you are sure that you have been selected for your study.

Special requests

Of course! Indicate during your registration what you are allergic to so that we can take this into account during all eating moments!

When you register, you can indicate how you want to eat during the week: vegetarian, vegan or meat. We will, of course, take this into account!

We do our best to make the INKOM as accessible as possible for everyone! Contact us at inkom@maastrichtuniversity to discuss what we as INKOM organization can do for you.

Good to know

It can be helpful to have the following items in your pocket: Cash, ID, debit card, credit card, insurance card, loaded public transport card, your INKOM ticket (paper or on your phone), your phone (including data connection) and a bicycle. In addition, a well-functioning laptop, equipped with a webcam and microphone, may be required if the INKOM is to take place in a more digital form. If you sleep with someone else, it is helpful to have the following with you: toiletries, a towel, enough clothes, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, pillow, sportswear (if you want to participate in the Workouts), shoes that you can walk in for a week, an umbrella, raincoat and of course a good mood! If you stay overnight with someone, this is entirely at your own risk.

If you need help and your mentors can't help you, you can contact the Central Post, which is open 24/7. The Central Post is located at the back of the UM Student Service Center, at 2 Bonnefantenstraat, on the Academieplein. You can also reach the central post at +31 (0) 43 388 53 35. In addition, someone from the Central Post is present at every INKOM event. You can recognize them with the pink sweaters and polo shirts.

At the outdoor events of the INKOM there will be no lockers available. At the big parties in the MECC there will be lockers. These lockers can be rented in advance or during the parties. Please note that the locker system is a full = full system.