Is your son or daughter about to start studying in Maastricht? Here is some more information about the introduction week for all new students
The INKOM Introduction week is organized to make your child feel at home in this new city. The INKOM is the primary introduction week for all freshmen starting their studies at Maastricht University or Zuyd Hogeschool. During one week, 16th-20st of August, participants get to know the city and the Maastricht student life. The INKOM is organized by a group of 5 students who are busy with the organization for an entire year. The INKOM participants, about 3000 in total, are being divided into different groups of about 10-12 people and will be guided by two senior students, called mentors. These mentors will get obligatory instructions before the INKOM to be perfectly prepared to guide a group of freshmen through the city during the INKOM. Next to these mentors, the organization works together with a lot of volunteers and the local government, the police, and the fire brigade to make sure that everything happens in the safest way possible. The main goal of the INKOM is to give all freshmen a perfect picture of a student's daily life in Maastricht through many cultural, sportive, festive and social activities and parties. To participate in the INKOM, first-year students will pay a registration fee for the total package. Unfortunately, because of the current uncertainty about the scenario in which the INKOM has to be organized, we cannot say anything about the price yet. In 2019, every participant paid a fee of 74 euros. The fee also included a meal every day, and we aim to supply that this year as well!
In all, participating in the INKOM is the perfect way for new students to get to know exactly what Maastricht has to offer!