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 Saturday the 5th of February until Saturday the 12th 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 familiarized with the environment where you are about to live and study. There is also the possibility to arrange formalities such as a bicycle. 

You will be divided into groups with students from your own study or faculty, with whom you will participate in various 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 still unknown. 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.
  • Make sure you have a place to stay during the Kick-In.
  • Arrange a bike for transport. There is the possibility to purchase bike during the Kick-In.
  • Make sure you know what the current corona measures are and what you should do to be able to attend 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 the online session, you will receive important information to help you prepare for your stay in the Netherlands. You will find out about the various facilities, services, and student associations the UT has to offer, such as the library, student counseling, on-campus medical services, Notebook services, and Erasmus Student Network. You will also have the opportunity to ask a Student Services Officer, Visa Officer, and Aon Insurance Officer all your questions. Please ensure you can attend the session (on the 6th of February). To register and find more information, visit Facility Market




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