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General student facilities/links

IT facilities & user accounts 

Changing your password

To change the password of your student account (also called ICT account), go to https://selfservice.utwente.nl/. For security reasons, please change your password regularly.

Webmail for students

To acces webmail, use https://googleapps.utwente.nl/. There are a couply of manuals available for Google Apps.

Other IT facilities

Internet access

Registration of your network card (for non-wireless internet access)

For wireless internet through the Eduroam network no registration is needed. If you want to use LAN/cable internet with your computer, please register the netwerk card with SNT (Student Net Twente). 

WLAN/Wifi acces (eduroam)

The UT used the world wide eduroam network for wireless internet. For information on how to connect to the eduroam network, see the eduroam information page. When visiting user universities you will automatically be connected to their eduroam network, too.


There are student printers available in the main education buildings. You can use your student card for printing and recharge your card when all credits are used. For details see the UT service ABC about printing for students.

For posters and other (large) printed material the Xerox desk can assist you at their service desk in the Bastille and Carré buildings. For contact details and more information see the UT service ABC about printing/copying/Xerox.

Maintenance & failures

Our maintenance activities and failures of systems are announced on www.utwente.nl/en/status. This page is only available on the UT network. You should be on the UT or create a VPN connection to access this page.

Education related


Project rooms can be booked until two weeks in advance by using your student number. You can view the available facilities in the application. Booked rooms are also available through MyTimetable.

Student affairs, coaching & councelling / Regulations

Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC) offers information, advice or support in case you have questions concerning matters that occur during your study. SACC also has a list of UT regulations like the student charter

The University of Twente was awarded the official Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) under the Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020). We also signed the Code of Conduct International Student in Dutch Higher Education.


An internship or just a few courses abroad require some preparation. Information is available on www.utwente.nl/studyabroad.

Timetables and year calendar 

The planning & timetable website offers information related to schedules, the academic calendar, lecture hours/exam times and holidays.

NATIONALE STUDENTENENQUETE (National student survey, short: NSE)

Every year students are asked to participate in the national student survey. The UT has created a FAQ on this survey, see our NSE FAQ page.

Quality and Participation

For information about quality of education and participation for students, have a look at www.utwente.nl > education > about our education

Work & travel

UT Flex 2.0

Do you want to work as a student assistant or student on-call worker? Consult the list of the available jobs in the UT FLEX web application and get connected. You log in with your student number.

For more information, see the UT-Flex page of the Human Resources service or contact the HR Service Desk via utflex@utwente.nl

Travel Insurance

The University of Twente has taken out group travel insurance for staff members and students who on the instructions of the faculty and/or department make a business trip (work and/or study on the instructions of the UT) abroad. You can apply for the insurance. More information

Jobteaser (vacancies and more)

With our Career Center by JobTeaser, you'll get support with your job search. You can search for jobs, internships, side jobs, for career events etc. Not only organisations from outside but also our study and student associations and other UT departments can post job offers or career related activities. More information and the link to the JobTeaser system.

General campus facilities & leisure

Sports centre

From wall climbing to survival, from soccer to water polo, there is a variety of different sports to choose from. As a member of a sports club or as an individual athlete you can make use of the many sports fields located on Campus. The website of the sports centre has all information.

Vrijhof Culture

The Campus of the University of Twente is an important location for arts and events. Students and professional companies perform, give lectures, concerts, cabaret performances, dances, expositions and workshops. Cultural events are held in the Vrijhof, in the Open Air Theater and sometimes on the O&O square. The website of Vrijhof Culture has all information.


Apply for the UnionCard. The UT offers a large variety of sport and cultural activities, where you can get access to with the UnionCard. Via this application, you can order the card which can get linked with your studentcard. More information can be found on the website of the Student Union.

Student Union

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor student union logo twente

The Student Union is a large umbrella studentorganisation who aims at making the lifes of the student more interesting and fun. They're in close contact with external parties and therefore, they regularly organize interesting and fun events for the students. For more information about the Student Union, you can visit their website.


The Unionshop in the Bastille building sells UT merchandise like sweaters, shirts, pens, coffee mugs, etc. You can also order online using the UT web shop www.utwente.nl/store. The Unionshop also has readers for students, a Xeros printing service and more. The Student Union website has more information about the Unionshop

mosque, meditation room and student Chaplaincy

These facilities are available in the Vrijhof building for all students. Student services has more information including opening hours.

International student Associations

The English version of the Student Services website contains a list of all international student associations. There are associations by country, but also more general associations like the UT muslim association or AIESEC, AEGEE and more. 

General campus facilities (stores, etc)

The campus has many facilities you would expect in a small village: a supermarket, a bar, a hairdresser and several restaurants. For an overview have a look at the campus facility page. Looking for the mensa menu? The frequently used short cut is www.utwente.nl/mensa.

(Language) courses & talks

UT language centre

Improving your skills will help you perform better in your work or study. The UT Language Centre offers professional support in languages, communicative skills, academic writing, study and employability skills to staff and students at the University of Twente.

Studium Generale

Studium Generale offers lectures available for a broad audience, some of them in English. See www.utwente.nl/sg for the upcoming events.

More (online) courses 

For other courses see www.utwente.nl > education > courses.



The Library at the University of Twente offers students and employees all support needed for education and research. In the Vrijhof there is a big study area with computers and also meeting rooms. The Library gives you access to the (digital) collection and on the websites you can find a variety of supporting services and information. For an overview of all services or start the search for literature, pleases visit our website www.utwente.nl/library.

Financial support

For general financial information like tuition fees see the website of the Student Services desk. Other financial funds and matters are listed on Student Affairs, Coaching & Councelling (SACC) website. 

Organizing an event

If you want to organize an event, there are a couple of rules and possibilities you should be aware of. They are listed on the website of Campus & Facility Management department (CFM). 

Entrepreneurship and start up facilities

The UT offers more than just legal and financial support for students who want to start their own company. Novel-T (located in the Gallery building on campus) organizes many events that might be interesting for you. To get started, have a look at https://www.utwente.nl/en/business/support-for-start-ups.  


Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), also know by its abbreviation 'CANS' (Complaints of Arm, Neck and/or Shoulder) is one of the several work-related complaints that may cause health issues and decreased deployability. For more information, see UT service ABC on RSI prevention.