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 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
During the general Kick-In you will take part in several activities which will give you an impression of what you can expect as a student of the University of Twente and what is ahead of you. You will get to know new friends, the university, the campus and the city Enschede. Next to this, it is also possible to arrange formalities necessary for your student time in the Netherlands.
 
Study-related Kick-In
The study-related Kick-In is mainly focused on your studies. You will get detailed information on your studies and a 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. 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 regular Kick-In is not known yet. In exchange for this entrance fee, we will organize 6 days full of activities! Those activites can be found in the programme, which will be published to the website when it is known. During the general programme there are extra costs bound to the Kick-In for specific activities.
 
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. 
  • 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. 
  • [Optional] Get a UnionCard: The UnionCard is the card for sports and culture at the UT. 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 use music studios for free. 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/

Facility Market

Attendance to the Facility Market 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), you can ask questions to the available faculty contact person, and there is the opportunity to buy a bicycle. Please take this day into account when preparing your trip to the Netherlands. All information on the Facility Market can be found here.

Corona 

We put the safety of our participants, crew and external parties first. Physical activities will only take place if all measures can be met. We work closely with the University of Twente to guarantee safety for everyone, and we also follow the advice of the government and RIVM. For more information about the corona measures and the University of Twente, take a look at the following page. 

Please note: It is mandatory to wear a face mask at the University of Twente when you walk around inside university buildings. Once you have taken a seat, you may remove your mask, but if you get up and move around, you must put it back on. The mandatory use of face masks is an addition to all other basic precautions; it does not replace the other measures. The general rules in the Netherlands can be found here

Self-quarantine

It might be possible that you have to self-quarantine when you arrive in the Netherlands. If you want to know if your country is on the list for self-quarantaine upon arrival in the Netherlands, please look at this website. Please take this into account when planning your trip to the Netherlands.