Practical information

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

What is the Master Kick-In?

The Winter Kick-In is the introduction period at the University of fTwente for all pre-master, master- and exchange students who start studying at the University of Twente in February. The Kick-In takes one week and during that week a lot of activities will be organized to get to know your fellow students and discover Enschede. The Winter Kick-In 2021 will take place from Sunday the 31st of January until Saturday the 6th of February. 

We take care of the following:

The entrance fee for the Winter Kick-In is not known yet. 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. 
  • Take care of a place to sleep during the Kick-In.
  • Arrange a bike. 
  • [Optional] Get a UnionCard: The UnionCard is the card for sports and culture at the UT. With the UnionCard you can get discount at a lot of different activities in Enschede. You can swim in 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 33 sport associations and 16 culture associations. With the UnionCard you can also purchase an subscription for the Sports Centre on Campus. For more information you can visit the website:

Facility Market

Attendance to 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.


We put the safety of our participants, crew and external parties first. Physical activities will only take place if all measures can be met. We work closely with the University of Twente to guarantee safety for everyone, and we also follow the advice of the government and RIVM. For more information about the corona measures and the University of Twente, take a look at the following page.

Please note: It is mandatory to wear a face mask at the University of Twente when you walk around inside university buildings. Once you have taken a seat, you may remove your mask, but if you get up and move around, you must put it back on. The mandatory use of face masks is an addition to all other basic precautions; it does not replace the other measures. The general rules in the Netherlands can be found here


It might be possible that you have to self-quarantine when you arrive in the Netherlands. If you want to know if your country is on the list for self-quarantaine upon arrival in the Netherlands, please look at this website. Please take this into account when planning your trip to the Netherlands.