FAQs

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 info@kick-in.nl or by phone +31 53 4892356 during office hours.


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  • 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 the subscription for the Kick-In. These login 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 (LISA). 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 LISA helpdesk to ask for a new password.

  • 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 city of Enschede, as well as all sorts of sport and performing arts associations, 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 to take part in the study-related programme. 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 certain circumstances prevent you from being able to attend the study-related programme, 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 study-related programme). In the subscription wizard on the website, you can choose not to subscribe for the general Kick-In, but only for the study-related programme.

  •    When will the Kick-In take place?   (5322 hits)

    The Bachelor Kick-In of 2021 takes place from Wednesday the 25th of August until Thursday the 2nd of September. 

     

    The Master Kick-In of 2021 takes place from Sunday the 29th of August until Thursday the 2nd of September. 

     

  • There is a different Master Kick-In programme. The Master programme looks a bit like the Bachelor programme, there are a few different activities. International students have the opportunity to arrange formalities such as housing and required administration.

    You'll find more information about the Master Kick-In on this page.

  • When you enrol to the Kick-In online, you can pay with iDEAL, SOFORT, CreditCard and PayPal.

    In case you are not able to pay online, there might be an option to pay at the physical registration (if this can take place). 

     

  • The participation fee for the physical general programme of the Kick-In 2021 is 75 euros. 

    During the general programme there can be extra costs bound to the Kick-In for specific activities.

    The participation fee for the online general programme of the Kick-In 2021 is 5 euros. 

    The costs for the study-related Kick-In and what you will get for this money depend on which study programme you have chosen and is determined by the study-related Kick-In committees.

     

  • The participation fee for the physical Master Kick-In in 2021 is 40 euros. 

    The participation fee for the online Master Kick-In in 2021 is 5 euros. 

    There might be additional costs bound to the Master Kick-In 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 problem 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 on the first day until you've found a do-group.

    The organization does not provide places to stay.

  • The Bachelor Kick-In starts on the 25th of August and the sign-up deadline is on the 24th of August 2021. We would appreciate it if you sign up earlier. You can sign up from the 14th of June on. 

    The Master Kick-In starts on the 29th of August. You should sign up before the start of your Kick-In. We would appreciate it if you sign up earlier. You can sign up from the 14th of June on. 

  • 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 info@kick-in.nl 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!

     

  • Definitely! During the Kick-In you are not just getting to know Enschede, but also your fellow students and the numerous sports, performing arts and student associations. Besides this, you will also be familiarized with the university and the campus.

  • Bachelor Kick-In

    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 in September 2021, the Kick-In is organized for you. 

    If you switched study or just want to meet new friends, you are welcome to participate in the Kick-In too.

    Master Kick-In

    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 organizes the Kick-In?   (4051 hits)

    The Kick-In is organized by six students who spend a whole year organizing this big event. 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 success. 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.

  • You can register for the buddy programme on this website

    The Kick-In and buddy programme are easy and fun to combine.

  •    What is the Kick-In?   (3974 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?   (4377 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 mainly takes place on campus and in the city center of Enschede. 

  • 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 the student life in Enschede has to offer. You can take your time to find out what kinds of sports or performing arts 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 and besides your study. To conclude, the Kick-In is besides all essential information an unique experience.

  • The pick-up service is arranged by the University of Twente. For more information look on  https://su.utwente.nl/en/Kick-In/kick-in-pickup/ or mail to pickup@utwente.nl. 

  •    How do I become a mentor?   (4184 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. 

  •    Am I alone in the Kick-In?   (5799 hits)

    No, on the first day you will choose a group. Two older students will guide you and your group of 8 to 15 fellow students 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!

  • The do-group parent briefing is on the 24th of August at 20.00h. 

    Be aware that you, as a head do-group parent, should also follow the do-group parent training. More information can be found on your dashboard. 

  • Yes, the Facility Market is open to all students.

  • The Kick-In will take place! We will make sure that everyone can safely take part in the Kick-In and therefore we will always follow the rules of the government relating to the coronavirus. 

  • We advise you to be in Enschede during the Kick-In, this ensures the best experience of the Kick-In. 

  • At the moment, we are planning on having most activities during the Kick-In 2021 physical (no guarantee given). We will always follow the rules of the Dutch government to ensure safety for all participants, crew and other external parties. In case anything changes we will update you and the website as soon as possible. 

    However, if you are not able to be in Enschede during the Kick-In, we also offer an online programme. 

  • 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. 

    Please note: The mandatory use of face masks is in addition to all other basic precautions; it does not replace the other measures. The general rules in the Netherlands can be found here

  • There are several situations in which you have to go in quarantine. You can find all situations on this website. Please check this website before the start of the Kick-In. 

    If you have to quarantine during the Kick-In, you can unfortunately not take part in the physical activities. However, you can still participate in the online activities! 

  • You can find all Covid-19 measurements applying in the Netherlands here

    More information about the corona measures at the University of Twente can be found here

     

  • Don't worry! This year, we offer a fully online programme, next to the physical programme. You can register for this programme if you can't be in Enschede during the Kick-In. 

    Please note: You CANNOT attend ANY of the physical activities during the Kick-In if you subscribe for the online programme.