This checklist will help you as a student who requires a visa or residence permit to get ready for your stay in the Netherlands and at UT.
Want to know how to make the most of your start at UT? Check out the Get Started Guide, which applies to all new and upcoming students at UT!
But especially for non-EEA students, we made a short checklist for you before and after arriving at UT. Check it out below!
What to arrange?
- How to get to the University of Twente and what to arrange?
When arriving in the Netherlands, you can get to the University of Twente by different means and from different places of departure:
- From Schiphol airport
Upon arriving at Schiphol airport, make your way to Schiphol Plaza, the airports’ main entrance. Locate the NS ticket desk (opened 24/7) and buy a one-way train ticket to Enschede (€ 21 - € 25). A direct intercity train to Enschede leaves Schiphol train station every hour. If you want to go to the university campus directly you have to alight in Enschede. From there you can either take bus #9 with direction 'Enschede CS' and alight at bus stop 'Kennispark/UT' or take bus #1 with direction 'Hengelo CS' and alight at bus stop 'UT/Hoofdingang'.
Our student Flory shows you how it's done:
- From Enschede train station
From Enschede train station, either take bus #1 (direction 'Hengelo CS') and alight at bus stop 'UT/Hoofdingang' or bus #9 (direction 'Enschede CS') and alight at bus stop 'Kennispark/UT' (€ 1,50 - € 3,-).
- Airport pick-up service
An airport pick-up service is arranged on selected days in August and February picking up new incoming international students. You will be welcomed at Schiphol airport by students from Buddy/StudentUnion and guided to the UT campus, by train.
To register for the airport pick up service please complete the registration form and indicate you would like to be picked up from Schiphol Airport. Keep in mind that the airport pick up is only available on selected dates.
TRAVEL TIP: USE THE APP '9292'
To plan your journey from other locations you can use the 9292-website.Travel tip
Use Google to find a cheap train ticket. If you are travelling with a group, an off-peak group ticket ("groepsticket dal uren") may be the cheaper option.
- Attend Kick-in: the introduction period of UT
Kick-In is the University's introduction for all new UT students. During the Kick-In, you are, as an international student, able to attend a Facility Market where you will find out about many facilities, services and student associations UT has to offer.
UT will help you to arrange formalities such as collecting your residence permit, registration with the municipality of Enschede and undergoing a TB test for selected nationalities. If you are an international student and you have been accepted by UT you will be invited to attend the formality appointments. Please note that attendance at the appointments is mandatory for all international students. Not attending your appointments will delay the completion of formalities needed to properly start your studies.
- Information for current UT students
Student Services gives you an overview of all the important information for current students such as the UT educational systems, study programme websites, news and events, IT facilities, well-being, etc.