The Facility Market is an informative event for new international students. In Summer 2021, there was an important online information session held two weeks before the Kick-In introduction week, as well as several online sessions during Kick-In.

During the events, students heard about the various facilities, services and student associations the UT has to offer, and found out about important student administrative matters. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions. Attendance is highly recommended for all new international students. The Facility Market is free and you do not need to be registered for Kick-In to attend.

View previous webinars on Livestorm


There are currently no upcoming events open for registration. 

View the checklist for new students

Matters to Arrange

There are a number of formalities and other matters to arrange when you arrive in the Netherlands. If you are a new international student, you will receive an email from the Visa Office with more information about your formality appointments. 

UT International Facebook Community
Also check out the UT Marketplace Facebook Group.


At the Facility Market, you will hear from representatives from a number of organisations and have the opportunity to ask them questions. Below you can find more information about each organisation. 

  • UT Student Services & Visa

    Find out about administrative matters for new students, including topics such as the visa process, housing, formalities and the UT student card

  • Aon Insurance

    Receive information about how to be insured in the Netherlands, and find out about the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) coverage in the Netherlands (EU students only.)

  • Housing

    Hear from representatives of some of the housing providers in Enschede and Hengelo, including Roomspot and Camelot.

    On Roomspot, you can search for available living spaces both on-campus and off-campus. In addition, new non-EEA students requiring an entry visa can receive special offers on Roomspot. 

    Camelot provides fully furnished rooms and studio apartments, ready for you to use.

  • Student Affairs, Coaching & Counselling

    Receive information about the services SACC has to offer, for example, student counselling and financial support. Also find out about student wellbeing and coping during Covid-19. View their flyer.

  • On-Campus Medical Services

    The UT offers general health services on campus, including an emergency service, a general practitioner, dentist and physiotherapist. Students can register with either the on-campus doctor or another local doctor

  • Career Services

    Find out about the Career Services available at UT and register for the online platform JobTeaser to find information about vacancies, student jobs, internships, thesis projects etc.

  • UT Language Centre

    Get information about and register for language courses and language support, skills workshops in the Skills Lab and writing support in the Writing Centre.

  • Library, ICT Services & Archive (LISA)

    Find out about the many facilities available at the UT Library and Notebook Service Centre.

  • UnionCard

    Find out about the advantages of a Student UnionCard. The card provides you with discounts on several sport and cultural activities. You will also need it to become a member of a sport or cultural association or to join fitness activities at the UT Sports Centre.

  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

    The ISIC card is the only internationally accepted proof of bona fide student status. The card gives students preferential and discounted access to a number of products, services and experiences relevant to all aspects of student life. UT and ISIC have arranged a special public transport card with a discount for international students. Sign-up for your card here.

  • Buddy Program

    Register with the Student Union’s Buddy program. Find your Dutch Buddy or become a Buddy to an international student and build a lasting international friendship.

  • Dine with the Dutch

    Sign up for Dine with the Dutch to join Dutch students for dinner in Enschede. This is an initiative of ChOOSE, the umbrella organisation for the Christian student associations in Enschede. 

  • ESN Twente

    The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is an international student organisation which aims to support and develop student exchange and facilitate the social and personal integration of students.

  • Student World Associations

    UniTe represents the world sector for students at UT. Are you looking to have an international experience? Then the umbrella organisation for the world sector - UniTe - is for you. Check out the website to find out more about them and the student world associations at UT.

  • Student Study Associations

    Join the student association for your study area. The student study associations fall under the umbrella of OS.

  • Business Days Twente

    Business Days Twente consists of a series of events aimed at creating and improving contacts between students, post-graduates and alumni on one side, and potential employers on the other. Find out more about the online Career Fair and other activities taking place annually in February & March.

  • Swapfiets

    In the Netherlands the bicycle is one of the most popular and convenient transportation methods. Swapfiets offer bicycle hire for a fixed monthly fee.

  • Twente Bike Support

    Twente Bike Support sell second-hand bikes. Visit their Facebook page for more information. 

  • Enschede Police

    Our local police can provide information about drug laws and traffic rules in the Netherlands. Do you have a question? Send a message via: https://www.facebook.com/politie.enschede/ 


Do you need to photocopy documents to prepare for your formality appointments? Below you can find information about the various photocopying services available in Enschede. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for photocopying and arrive at your appointments on time and with all the necessary documents in hard copy (not electronic.) 

  • Union Shop, Bastille Building

    The Union Shop is located in the Bastille building, and offers printing and copying. View their opening hours

  • Xerox Copy Shop, Carré Building

    The Xerox Copy Shop is located in the Carré building (at the top of the right-hand central stairway.) The shop is open for printing, copying and scanning. View their opening hours

  • UT Library, Vrijhof Building

    If you have a student card, you can use the student photocopiers situated in UT buildings across the campus (for example, in the library.) The library is located in the Vrijhof building on Level 2, west side. You need to activate your card in order to use the student photocopiers. Please read the manual for further instructions. Due to the Covid-19 regulations, students should reserve a print place in the library in advance. 

  • Enschede Municipality

    There is a photocopier available for use at the municipality building in the city centre: Gemeente Enschede, Hengelosestraat 51.

Summer Facility Market 2021
Missed a session? You can view the webinars on Livestorm. If you require a video with captions, please email events-soir@utwente.nl