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Welcome to Saxion! You have arrived in the Netherlands, in one of the Saxion cities, and are about to start your first year of university. You have prepared for this for many weeks, or perhaps even months. And now the moment has arrived: you are a Saxion student. It is our pleasure to have you here! Together, we will prepare you for a kick-start to your academic adventure. Join our First Six Weeks Programme and we will make you feel welcome, inspired and ready for all the opportunities that will arise in the coming period.

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About the programme

We offer this programme because we know how important it is to get a little bit of help in the first few weeks of your university life. It might all feel overwhelming in the beginning, but this is normal. Stay curious and always try to be present. During the First Six Weeks Programme, we offer you a range of activities that you can join, together with other international students. This will quickly help you to feel at home in your new environment. The programme is free of charge and no registration is required, so all you have to do is show up :) Check the event calendar at the bottom of this page.

Highlighted activities

Wednesday, 28 September - 15:30 - 16:15 - Enschede

Ekaterina will host an inspirational talk about her life and the life lessons she learned so far. It is her goal to share her lessons and to let students believe in their dreams. How impossible they sometimes seem. Go for it. Find the courage to pursue them. Often Ekaterina had a obstackles in her life which she turned into challenges. 

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

Follow your heart, and listen when it speaks to you


Anna Willems is a curiosity- and mindset expert, public speaker and founder of The Curious School. Specially for Saxion she will give an inspirational talk about the power of curiosity and online power workshops!

Online Power workshop - every wednesday, online via Instagram

Anna will be your online instagram mentor. Every wednesday she will host a short interactive wellbeing workshop and talk about various topics from mindset to the power of mistakes.



More info!
Curious School by Anna Willems

Create your own inspirational painting, 29 September, Deventer & Enschede, 17:00 - 18:00 hrs

A positive affirmation is very powerful. Even more when you repeat (or see) it every day. Let’s make a very cool small painting to decorate your (perhaps still empty) student room ;). Make it nice, personal and colorful! What will be your mantra for this study year? Put your quote on the painting and inspire yourself every day.

More info!

All Activities

Studies show that students wellbeing is coming under increased pressure and we at Saxion believe in a programme in which we can inspire, inform and empower all of our new students where we can. In the following passages we hear from two students, James from Physiotherapy and Daria from International Human Resource Management as they reflect on the challenges and support they had in their first 6 weeks at Saxion.

Do you need help?

We will try to answer your question immediately or bring you in contact with somebody at Saxion who will be able to help you out.