Upon arrival

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When arriving in the Netherlands, you can get to the University of Twente by different means and 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.

What to arrange

Kick-In introduction days

The UT organises an introduction period for new (international) students before the start of every Fall and Spring semester called Kick-In. During these days you will meet your fellow students and get to know Enschede and the UT campus. During the Kick-In, you can also attend a facility market for international students where you will find out about the many facilities, services and student associations the UT has to offer.

Visit the Kick-In website to register for the introduction period.

The UT will also help you to arrange formalities such as your visa appointment and registration with the municipality of Enschede. If you are an international student and you have been accepted by the UT you will be invited to attend the formality appointments. Please note that attendance at the formality appointments is mandatory for all international students. Not attending your appointments will delay the completion of formalities needed to properly start your studies.

For more information, please visit What to Arrange.

Please consider the COVID-19 guidelines.

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