Refugees Studying - Academic Return Track

Restart is a two-day preparatory training offered by Incluusion. Incluusion students who got accepted in UU courses follow Restart before their course starts. The training is compulsory for ALL new students. It will help prepare you for your course.

Restart bridges the potential gap between you and the UU, the Dutch education system, and even the Dutch culture. You will learn about the Dutch academic culture and about how the UU can help students finish their course succesfully.

The course helped me eliminate almost all my fears about my upcoming class

Incluusion student

Restart program
We decide each block which topics will be in day 1 and 2 precisely, but in general the programme is as follows. The tour might also be on day 1, depending on the weather and when the tour guide is available. 

Day 1: 

  • Introduction of the UU and Incluusion    
  • General ground rules at UU     
  • Communication with UU teachers and cultural awareness 
  • Where can you find support and help at the UU  

Day 2:  

  • Study attitude and academic skills 
  • Technical skills     
  • Comparison to your home country’s education and your motivation    
  • Tour around UU campus 

Between day one and day two you will work on your homework. It will teach you about the technical information that you will need during your course at UU. You can do the homework together with some fellow Restart-students.

During the training you will: 

  • Learn everything you need to know to be well prepared for your Incluusion course  
  • Meet other Incluusion students
  • Meet Incluusion team members
  • Material of the training will be offered after the training

Upon successful completion of the training, you are entitled to receive the EDU badge recognizing your efforts and accomplishments.
Edubadges are digital certificates offered  by Utrecht University, which show that the owner has acquired certain skills or knowledge.

Block 4 dates and time: 
Day 1:
 Thursday 11th of April from 10 hrs until 17 hrs
Day 2: Thursday 18st of April from 10 hrs until 17 hrs


Ruppertgebouw, room: 116
Leuvenlaan 21, 3584 CE, Utrecht
Ruppertgebouw, room: 111
Leuvenlaan 21, 3584 CE, Utrecht

If you are accepted to a course, please write down the dates for Restart in your agenda.  

If you have any questions, please email 

Restart not only prepares you for UU courses in terms of your academic skills. It is also a safe environment to discuss your uncertainties and learn how you can deal with them.

Nour Alhalbouni (Restart teacher)
“Restart helps refugee students with their transition into Dutch academia.” Ragna Senf (project manager Incluusion)
Restart students after the first pilot with the teacher Nour Alhalbouni