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 8 days,  and consists of two parts: the general Kick-In and your faculty-related programme. The general Kick-In will take place from the 3rd until the 10th of February


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 familiarised with the environment where you are about to live and study. There is also the possibility to arrange formalities such as a bicycle. 

At the start of the Kick-In you will be assigned to a do-group: A group of about 10 to 20 first-year students from your study programme of faculty, with whom you will take part in the activities of the Kick-In. Besides your fellow first-year student there will also be do-group parents: Senior students who have already studied here for a year or more, and can therefore show you the best parts of student life! Together with your do-group you will join the activities of the Kick-In. 


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 50 euros. 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.

  • Sign up for the Kick-In! The sign-ups are open since June 7th 2023.
  • Make sure you have a place to stay during the Kick-In.
  • Arrange a bike for transport. 
  • [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: