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Information for new students

Below you'll find PowerPoint and PDF files containing detailed information on the UT educational systems.


Dear new student,

Welcome to the University of Twente. This page contains information about the UT systems for communicating about your educational programme and your personal progress. In addition to this, your faculty or programme has their own websites and other communication media. You will receive this information directly from your faculty or programme.

We wish you all the best in your studies.
Best regards,
Centre for Educational Support
University of Twente

1          Student portal: an indispensable portal
The student portal is the indispensable access to important UT systems. The portal contains links to the systems that apply to you. A handy overview. Using the portal, you can access your timetable, Canvas, Osiris, you can search for people, you will find information about all kinds of services, etc. In the portal you will also find general news for you as a UT student, educational announcements and an overview of events: view this regularly!

2          Canvas:  all information about the content of courses
In Canvas you will find all the information about the courses (modules/subjects) that you take: course information (substantive information, assignments, etc.), course materials, course announcements from teachers, exams and grades, etc.

Note! Always register for courses in OSIRIS, which automatically adds you to the Canvas site. Do this as soon as possible, as you could miss important information.

3          OSIRIS: study progress
OSIRIS is the system in which we record the progress of your study. You can register and deregister for modules/subjects and the corresponding tests, view your most recent study results and monitor your study progress. You will also find a general description of courses in OSIRIS (Course catalogue).


  • In order to take part in a module/subject and the corresponding tests, registration in OSIRIS is obligatory.
  • First year bachelor students: during the year you’ll find your binding recommendation on continuation of studies (BSA) in the menu ‘Progress’.

4          MyTimetable: personal timetable
Via the online scheduling system MyTimetable, you can create your own personal timetable en receive timetable changes directly on your smartphone.

5          Web Room Booking: project room booking
Web Room Booking is the application available for booking a project room. These rooms are located in various buildings (Bastille, Horsttoren, Ravelijn, Spiegel and Vrijhof).

6          Mobility Online: manage your internship and graduation assignment
The system for management of your internship, graduation assignment and exchange processes.

7          Student News: monthly update
Of course it is possible that you may miss important general information via the above channels. That’s why you receive the Student News monthly by email. This email contains an update about events at the UT, training programmes of the Study & Career Centre, changes in Canvas and OSIRIS and other relevant information.

For general questions: watch the presentation ‘how to use the student portal, OSIRIS and Canvas’ at the bottom of this page. Also check out the OSIRIS manual, the Canvas manual or the Mobility Online manual for using these systems. You can also contact Student Services at any time.