Back on track study group

Difficulty with getting yourself to start working and using your study time efficiently? Come to our weekly Back on Track study group.

Target group

International/exchange students at the VU who can/are willing to use English as the common language in a study group and who recognize one or more of the following:
- you know how to study, if only you could find the time;
- you need more structure to study efficiently;
- you are lagging behind with credits or deadlines;
- you are still trying to find the right balance between studying ambitiously and enjoying student life in Amsterdam.


Do you put off studying and working on assignments? Do you often wait for that 'perfect' timing? Do you struggle with completing a task? If so, you might benefit from attending this ongoing group.  Once a week, in a group of 5-10 students, you will get feedback on your weekly planning and anti-procrastination tips for better concentration, motivation and discipline. You can also learn various skills that will help you manage your procrastination habit. Activities include individual planning, group discussions, mindfulness exercises and practical exercises.


‘You realize that you are not the only one struggling, others are in a similar situation.’
‘Every Monday morning my week started with a plan that was helping.’
‘These realistic schedules allow me to finish my assignments on time and still have free time.’

Practical information

VU student only
Monday 11:00-12:00 AM
Wednesday 11:00-12:00 AM
Friday 11:15-12:15 AM 
Location: online (Zoom)
Costs: no charge, normally € 25,- 

The Back on Track study groups are quite popular. We try to assign to you to your preferred times, but this might not always be possible. 

The Back on Track groups continue online! You can sign up for a group by sending an email to [email protected]. This is also the address to send any questions. Before you join the group, you will read the starter package and do some exercises, or join the Study Wise workgroup. Upon registering, you will receive more information about this.