Practical information

What is the Master Kick-In?

The Master (Winter-) Kick-In is the introduction period at the University of Twente for all all pre-master, master and exchange students that start studying at the University of Twente. The Kick-In takes one week and during that week a lot of activities and dinners will be organised to get to know your fellow students and discover Enschede. The Master Kick-In will take place from Sunday 25th of August until the 29th of August 2019. 

Facility Market

During the Kick-In, you also have the opportunity to arrange all the formalities that are necessary for your stay in The Netherlands during the Student Services Market. There also is the possibility to arrange many other practical things, such as buying a bicycle.

We take care of the following:

The entrance fee for the Master Kick-In is 42,50 euros. Keep in mind that you may have to pay for additional drinks etc. During the general programme there are extra costs bound to the Kick-In for foods and drinks.

What should I take care of?

  • Subscribe yourself for the Master Kick-In.
  • Make sure you have a place to stay. 
  • 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 18 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 national and 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. Besides this, 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 will also get to ask questions to the available faculty contact person, to attend a presentation about the Dutch language, and an opportunity to buy a bicycle. Please take this day into account when preparing your trip to the Netherlands.