Below you find all the frequently asked questions about the Kick-In. Can't find your question? Don't hesitate to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +31 53 4892356 during office hours.
As soon as you subscribe to the University of Twente (UT) you will receive a student number. You will receive this student number and an associated password in the first letter we send to you regarding subscription for the Kick-In. These logon details will only work on our website.
You will later receive a letter containing your student number and related password from the ICT Service Desk (ICTS). This password will be different, but also allow you to log on to our website.
If you lose the data of your ICT account, unfortunately we can’t help you any further here. To solve this, you need to contact the ICTS helpdesk to ask for a new password.
What is the difference between the general Kick-In program and the faculty Kick-In program? (5121 hits)
The Kick-In is an orientation period for first year bachelor, (pre-)master and exchange students to get to know your study programme, the Campus and student life in Enschede. During the general programme you will get to know the campus, the cities of Enschede and Hengelo, all sorts of sport and culture associatons, student societies and student life in Enschede. During the faculty programme you will meet your fellow students and receive important information about your study.
We strongly recommend you take part in the faculty Kick-In. This will guide you around the study programme, faculty and study association - information that will prove useful to you throughout your entire student career.
If circumstances such as a holiday prevent you from being able to attend the faculty Kick-In, you can choose to solely attend the general programme within the subscription wizard on the website.
That's possible! The entire Kick-In consists of two parts: the general part and the study programme specific part (the faculty Kick-In). In the subscription wizard on the website you can choose not to subscribe for the general Kick-In, but only for the faculty programme.
When will the Kick-In take place? (1804 hits)
The Winter Kick-In 2017 for (pre-) Master and Exchange students will take place from Saturday 4 February till Sunday 12 February.
The Bachelor Kick-In of 2017 takes place from Wednesday 23 August till Thursday 31 August.
Is there a special Master Kick-In program? (1406 hits)
Yes, there is a specific programme for (pre-)Master en exchange students. International students have the oppurtunity to arrange formalities such as visa and required administration at city hall. You'll find more information about the Master Kick-In at this page.
How can I pay for the Kick-In programme? (1891 hits)
When you enroll to the Kick-In online, you can pay with iDEAL or SOFORT. You can also pay with PayPal, but you will not receive any discount then. During the central registration of the Kick-In on Wednesday 23 August there is also the possibility to pay by debit card (Maestro-compatible) or in cash, but you will miss out on the discount. In case you miss the central registration, you will be able to pay by debit card (Meastro-compatible) or in cash.
The participation fee for the general programme of the Kick-In 2017 are €70. When you register before the Kick-In, you receive a €5 discount. For this you will get four days with free lunch and a cheap evening meal (between €1,- and €2,50), besides that you will get an unforgettable time with numerous fun activities.
During the general programme there are extra costs bound to the Kick-In for specific activities.
The costs for the faculty Kick-In and what you will get for this money depend on which study programme you have chosen and is determined by the faculty Kick-In committees.
The participation fee for the (pre-)Master Kick-In in 2017 is 35 euros. If you pay online (SOFORT or iDEAL) before the start of the Kick-In you will receive a 2.50 discount.
There are extra costs bound to the Master Kick-In during the programme for foods and drinks.
It is not uncommon that some participants don't yet have a place to stay in Enschede during the Kick-In. This problems is always solved within a do-group. This group of future classmates and senior mentors that you are assigned to on the first day will almost always have someone who can offer you a place to stay for the Kick-In.
Of course it's a good idea to take a sleeping bag with you, and possibly a pillow. We provide a place to store your luggage during the first day until you've found a do-group.
The organisation does not provide places to stay.
The Kick-In for Bachelor students starts at 23 August and the Kick-In for (pre-)master en exchange studenten starts at 27 August. You should sign up before the start of your Kick-In. If you would like to make use of the pick-up service, please register for the Kick-In before 14 August.
Can I also participate if I am disabled? (1255 hits)
Are you having doubts about joining the Kick-In because you are disabled or because you have a chronic illness? Please contact us at +31 53 489 2356 or at email@example.com so we can take this into account. Every year there are students with a handicap or chronic illness that have much fun joining the Kick-In, so don't let this withhold you to participate!
I already know Enschede, is the Kick-In for me? (1575 hits)
Definitely! During the Kick-In you are not just getting to know Enschede, but also your fellow students and the numerous sports, cultural and student associations. Besides this, you will also be familiarized with the university and the campus.
Who can participate in the Kick-In? Can I join? (1529 hits)
The bachelor Kick-In is for national and international students who start doing a bachelor programme at the University of Twente. If you start your studies here next year, the Kick-In is organised for you.
If you switched study or just want to meet new friends, you are welcome to participate in the Kick-In too.
The master Kick-In is for national and international students who start doing a premaster, master or exchange programme at the University of Twente.
If you did your bachelor at the University of Twente you can be a mentor during the Kick-In. This way you can get to know your fellow students and guide them trough Enschede and the University.
Who organises the Kick-In? (1208 hits)
The Kick-In is organised by six students. They are the Kick-In Committee of the University of Twente. More information about them is displayed here.
During the Kick-In a large team of volunteers perform every single small or big task to make the event a succes. This is the crew. More information about the crew can be found here.
Participants will be guided by do-group parents or mentors. They are students who just like to do this.
Where can I register for the buddy programme? (1565 hits)
You can register for the buddy programme on this website: https://buddy.utwente.nl/#arriving-student.
The Kick-In and buddy programme are easy and fun to combine.
What is the Kick-In? (1227 hits)
The Kick-In is the official introduction period of the University of Twente. The Kick-In is the perfect opportunity to discover the university, the campus and the city of Enschede and all other aspects of your student life. You also have the opportunity to arrange all the formalities necessary for your time in the Netherlands.
Where is the Kick-In? (1385 hits)
The Kick-In starts at the campus of the University of Twente. The adress of the University is: Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede. The rest of the Kick-In takes place on campus, in Enschede and even in Hengelo.
Why should I sign up for the Kick-In? (1549 hits)
The Kick-In is the perfect start for your student life! Not only can you make friends for the rest of your student life, and who knows longer, you also get to know everything student life in Enschede has to offer. You can take your time to find out what kinds of sports or cultural activities can be done, or get to know the student societies. You can find out what suits you! When you start in class, you have the chance to already know your fellow students and already know what you want to within in and besides your study. To conclude, the Kick-In is besides all essential information a unique experience.
How can I use the Pick-Up service? (1430 hits)
In August ESN Twente offers a pick-up service from Schiphol Airport (AMS) on August 26. This service costs approximately €20,00. To use the pick-up service you can sign up when signing in for the Kick-In. You should fill in your arrival time and flight number, so we know when you want to be picked up.
How do I become a mentor? (1435 hits)
If you want to be a mentor during the Master Kick-In, you can apply for this via our website. You can log in and click on: 'Sign-up as mentor' on the homepage to become a mentor.
The Kick-In starts at 23 August, so your sign up deadline is 23 August. We would appreciate it if you sign up earlier.
Am I alone in the Kick-In? (2057 hits)
No, on the first day you will choose a group. Two older students will guide you and your group of 8 to 15 people during the Kick-In. You can ask them all your questions and the group will make the Kick-In a lot more fun. There is a big chance these people become friends for the rest of your student life!
When and where is the do-group parent training? (1594 hits)
The do-group parent briefing 2017 will take place at the 22rd of August in Waaier 1 at 20:00h.