Practical information

What is the Master Kick-In?

The Master 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 takes place from Sunday the 26th of August till Thursday the 30th of August 2018.

Formality 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 Formality 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 (the required page can be found here once registration has opened)
  • Make sure you have a place to stay. 
  • Get an UnionCard: with the UnionCard you can get discount at a lot of different activities in Enschede. You can swim in hole Enschede for free, play tennis or squash for free and go to the cinema for a reduced rate. 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:

Formality Market

Attendance to the Formality Market on Monday 27 August 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. 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 of a Dutch police officer about rules and safety, and an opportunity to buy a bicycle. Please take this day into account when preparing your trip to the Netherlands.