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 consists of nine days of fun and contains two parts: a general Kick-In and your study-related programme. The Kick-In 2023 will take place from Wednesday, the 23rd of August, until Thursday, the 31st of August.
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 new friends, you will get to know the University of Twente, the campus and the city of Enschede. In other words, you will be familiarised 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.
At the start of the Kick-In you will choose a do-group: A group of about 8 to 12 first-year students from the same study programme. Oftentimes, these fellow students will remain your friends for the entirety of your student life! Besides your fellow first-year student there will also be do-group parents: Senior students who have already studied here for a year or more, and can therefore show you the best parts of student life! Together with your do-group you will join the activities of the 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 stay in Enschede during the Kick-In for an optimal experience!
We take care of the following:
The entrance fee for the General Kick-In
is 80 euros. In exchange for this entrance fee, we will organise 6 days full of activities! The activities organised can be found in the programme
During the general programme, there are extra costs bound to the Kick-In for some specific activities, such as having dinner.
The study programme 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.
- Sign up for the Kick-In. This is possible since the 7th of June 2023.
- Take care of a place to sleep during the Kick-In.
- Arrange a bike for 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 of 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: https://su.utwente.nl/en/unioncard/