Are you a new international student? Join us at the Facility Market to find out about all the things you need to arrange when you arrive in Enschede. But don't worry, there are many facilities, services and student associations to support you at UT. At the Facility Market you can meet representatives from the UT and external organisations and ask questions about formalities, housing, insurance, public transport, medical services, language courses and support services. Attendance is highly recommended to help you adjust to life in the Netherlands. The Facility Market is free and you don't need to be registered for Kick-In to attend.
Click on a session below to find out about the event and register. Registration is required for the online events but not for the on-campus markets.
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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.
At the Facility Market, you will meet 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
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.
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
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.
Library, ICT Services & Archive (LISA)
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.
Student Mobility is an organisation offering customised products and services for international students moving to the Netherlands. UT and Student Mobility have arranged a special mobility package for international students. You get a customised public transport card (for all forms of public transport in the Netherlands) with a train discount and an ISIC card, the only internationally accepted proof of student status. Within the mobility package you can also order your first discounted train tickets from Schipol Airport to Enschede. Find information and/or sign up up here!
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.
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 their 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 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 Career Fair and other activities taking place annually in February & March.
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 sell second-hand bikes. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Our local police can provide information about important laws and traffic rules in the Netherlands. Do you have a question? Send a message via Facebook. Also check out the Police Presentation.
Do you need to photocopy or print 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 Xerox Copy Shop, Carré Building 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.
There is a photocopier available for use at the municipality building in the city centre: Gemeente Enschede, Hengelosestraat 51.