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Going to university is a lot more than just getting a degree. It is about leaving home and entering the world. Finding out who you are, what you can contribute and how best to do it. It is about friendships, teamwork, shared accomplishments. Relaxing and having fun in between all the hard work. Feeling at home, finding your place in this world. Getting an education – in the very fullest sense of the word!

All-in campus

The University of Twente (UT) is home to over 11,000 students – more than 2,000 of whom live on-campus – and 3,200 employees. Together we do all we can to go beyond mere academic excellence. That means we’re strong on personal growth, intercultural teamwork, converting theories and knowledge into viable real-world solutions. It means our campus is not just a learning environment, but also a meeting place, a stomping ground for sports, culture and relaxation and a venue for unforgettable events.

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On-campus events

Student activities are organised almost every day, hosted by study and student associations, educational programmes, (research) institutes, Kennispark Twente or UT itself.

Highlighted events
  • Join the Kick-in introduction! It gives you the opportunity to meet your fellow students and get to know Enschede and the university’s campus.
  • Run the Batavierenrace: the world’s largest relay race, from Nijmegen to Enschede with 8,500 students.
  • Share ideas during Create Tomorrow: the biggest student collaboration of the Netherlands, where groups of students work on creative solutions for business and governmental cases.
  • Enjoy concerts and festivals with famous Dutch performers like Anouk, Caro Emerald, Waylon, Candy Dulfer and Tiësto.

Student community and international student associations

UT has a vibrant student community: there are over 100 associations you can join as a member. At the Student Union’s portal you can find an overview of sports associationsculture associationsstudy associationssocial associations and other associations (foundations such as the Career Days and the Solar Team). The UT international student associations organise activities, lectures and events for all students. Becoming a member of an international student association often comes with benefits such as reduced ticket prices for events and special offers.

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