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 Twente 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 10 euro. 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. 
  • Arrange a good working internet connection for the online activities. 
  • [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. In 2021, the Facility Market will take place online.


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