Practical information

Here you can find practical information concerning the Kick-In.

What is the Master Kick-In?

The Kick-In is the introduction period at the University of Twente. The Master Kick-In takes 5 days and consists of two parts: the general Kick-In and your study-related programme. The general Kick-In will take place from 29 August until 2 September. The study-related programme is from 31 August until 1 September. 


General Kick-In 

During the general Kick-In, you will participate in various activities that will give you an impression of what you can expect as a student at the University of Twente and what opportunities await you. Besides getting to know your first friends, you will get to know the University of Twente, the campus and the city of Enschede. In other words, you will be familiarized with the environment where you are about to live and study. There is also the possibility to arrange formalities such as a house or a bicycle. 

You will be divided into groups with students from your own study or faculty, with whom you will participate in various activities. 

We offer (if possible) both physical and online activities. We recommend attending the Kick-In physical, however, in case you are not able to attend physical, you can still participate in the online activities!


Study-related programme 

The study-related programme is mainly focused on your studies. You will get detailed information about your studies, you can meet your study association, there is an opportunity to purchase study materials and you will receive your study schedule. You will be informed about this session by the management of your study.  


Both the general Kick-In and the study-related programme are very useful for the rest of your studies, so make sure you are available for the entire period! It is also highly recommended to be in Enschede during the Kick-In, for an optimal experience! 

We take care of the following:

The entrance fee for the Master Kick-In is not yet known. Keep in mind that you may have to pay for additional drinks etc. So, it might be possible that there are other costs for food and drinks, next to the entrance fee, when participating in the Kick-In. 


You should take care of the following:

In order to optimally experience the Kick-In there are certain aspects that you should do.

  • Subscribe yourself for the Kick-In. You can subscribe from the 14th of June on. 
  • Make sure you have a place to say during the Kick-In.
  • [Optional] Get a UnionCard: The UnionCard is the card for sports and culture at the UT. With the UnionCard you can get a discount on a lot of different activities in Enschede. You can swim in the whole Enschede for free, play tennis or squash for free and use music studios for free. You can also become a member of one or more of the 39 sports associations and 22 performing arts associations. With the UnionCard you can also purchase a subscription for the Sports Centre on Campus. For more information, you can visit the website:


Facility Market

Attendance at the Facility Market is highly recommended for international students. During this day, you will be given the opportunity to ask questions to the Student Services officer, Visa officer, and AON insurance officer. Furthermore, you will get to know the various facilities the University has to offer (for instance the student library, student counselling, the general practitioner, ESN, and ICT/Notebook Service Centre), you can ask questions to the available faculty contact person. Please take this day into account when preparing your trip to the Netherlands. All the information on the Facility Market can be found here



You can find more information about the corona virus in relation to the Kick-In here