Practical Information

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

What is the Kick-In?

The Kick-In is the introduction time of the University of Twente. The Kick-In takes nine days and consists of two parts: a general Kick-In and your study-related programme. The Kick-In 2021 will take place from Wednesday, the 25th of August, until Thursday, the 2nd of September


General Kick-In

Physical 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 house or a bicycle. 
You will be divided into groups with students from your own study, with whom you will participate in various activities. 
We offer (if possible) both physical and online activities. We recommend attending the Kick-In physical, however, in case you are not able to attend physical, you can still participate in the online activities!
Please note: This year, there will be activities with the use of 'Testing before Entry'. Please take a look here to see what it exactly entails. 
Online Kick-In 
In case you are, due to circumstances, not able to attend the physical activities, you can register for the online programme. Please note: if you subscribe for the online programme, it is not possible to attend any physical activity. You will not receive a participant bracelet or bag when attending the online programme. 

Study-related Kick-In

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 study, so make sure you are available for the entire period! Please bear in mind that the Kick-In continues during the weekend. It is recommended to be in Enschede during the Kick-In, for an optimal experience!


We take care of the following:

The entrance fee for the physical regular Kick-In is 75 euros. In exchange for this entrance fee, we will organize 6 days full of activities! Those activities can be found in the programme (Please note: The entire programme is provisional, we will always adhere to the rules of the Dutch government regarding Covid-19, which might cause changes in the programme!).
During the physical general programme, there are extra costs bound to the Kick-In for some specific activities.
The online regular programme will cost 5 euros. In exchange for this, we will arrange a few online activities so you can meet a few of your fellow students. 
The study programmes will ask for a contribution as well. This contribution is different for every study.

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. This is possible from the 14th of June on. 
  • Take care of a place to sleep during the Kick-In.
  • Arrange a bike, you can also arrange this together with your subscription for the Kick-In. 
  • Make sure you know what to do before attending a 'Testing before Entry' activity. 
  • [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 sessions, 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 sessions (on the 11th and 26th of August). To register and find more information, visit Facility Market.



More information regarding the coronavirus can be found here