Practical Information

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

What is the Kick-In?

The Kick-In is the introduction time at the University of Twente. The Kick-In takes nine days and consists of two parts: a general Kick-In and your Faculty Kick-In. The Kick-In will take place from Wednesday the 22nd of August until Thursday the 30th of August 2018. 

General Kick-In
In the general Kick-In you will be introduced to your fellow students, the campus, the city of Enschede and the whole range of associations. You will be familiarized to the environment where you are about to live and study.
 
Faculty Kick-In
The Faculty Kick-In is mainly focused on your studies. You will get detailed information on your studies and guided tour in the building where you are about to follow most of your lectures and seminars. There is an opportunity to meet your study association, buy your study materials and receive your timetable. You will be informed about this session by the management of your study.
 
Both parts of the Kick-In are very useful for the rest of your study, so make sure you’re available! Please bear in mind that the Kick-In continues in the weekend.

We take care of the following:

The entrance fee for the regular Kick-In is 70 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 specific activities.

The faculties 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 (the required page can be found here once registration has opened)
  • Take care of a place to sleep during the Kick-In
  • Arrange a bike, you could also arrange this together with your subscription for the Kick-In
  • Get an UnionCard: with the UnionCard you can get discount at a lot of different activities in Enschede. You can swim in whole 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: https://su.utwente.nl/en/unioncard/

Formality Market

Attendance to the Formality Market on Sunday 26 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. Furthermore, 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), to ask questions to the available faculty contact person, and the opportunity to buy a bicycle. Please take this day into account when preparing your trip to the Netherlands.