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 2022 will take place from Wednesday, the 24th of August, until Thursday, the 1st of September


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 house or a bicycle. 
You will be divided into groups with students from your own study, with whom you will participate in various activities. 

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 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 75 euros. In exchange for this entrance fee, we will organise 6 days full of activities! Those activities 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 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 15th 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 the applicable corona measures are and know what you have to do to still be able to participate in 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

The Facility Market consists of two parts and attendance on both days is highly recommended for international students. The first session will take place online, on the 14 July 2022. During this session, you will receive all the information necessary to prepare for your stay in the Netherlands. This includes information about administrative and visa matters, housing, public transport, language courses and Notebook services. In the second session, on the 28 August 2022 at the Vrijhof on the campus of University of Twente, you will hear about the various facilities and services the University of Twente has to offer. You can register and find more information here.