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Frequently asked questions

  • ARE MY PARENTS WELCOME AT INSPIRE-U?

    Your parents are only welcome at two moments in the Inspire-U program. First, they can bring you to Inspire-U on Sunday 24th of July. Furthermore, on Friday 29th of July at 13:00 an exposition of all your projects will be open to visit for all family and friends.

    During the week there are different possibilities to stay. For example the U Parkhotel at the Campus or the IntercityHotel in the city

  • ARE THERE ADDITIONAL EXPENSES REQUIRED DURING INSPIRE-U?

    The registration fee includes;

    • Overnight stay
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Study material
    • Activities
    • Travel expenses during the week

    The registration fee does not include

    • Travel expenses to Inspire-U (incl. flight and train tickets)
    • Extra snacks (not necessary, can be bought in the supermarket on campus)
  • CAN I REGISTER FOR INSPIRE-U AS A NON-EU RESIDENT?

    As a non-EU resident you can participate at Inspire-U summer camp under the following conditions:

    We advise you to find as much information as possible at organizations in your country to see if it would be possible to travel to the Netherlands. More information can be found at https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/travel/checklist-for-travellers-to-the-netherlands

    Furthermore, the Covid-19 rules regarding traveling should be followed. They can be found at https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/checklist-entry

  • HOW CAN I TRAVEL FROM THE AIRPORT TO INSPIRE-U AND VICE VERSA?
    • Arrival at Hengelo Centraal Station

    From Hengelo railway station you can use the public transport to go to the University. Busline 9 will go to the campus which departs every 30 minutes. 12 minutes before the hour and 18 minutes past the hour. You need to exit the bus at the stop "Kennispark/UT". Please note that cash payment is not available in the bus. For more information on bus times go to 9292.nl

    • Arrival at Enschede Centraal Station

    From Enschede railway station you can use the public transport to go to the University. Busline 9 will go to the campus which departs every 30 minutes. 3 minutes before the hour and 27 minutes after hour. You need to exit the bus at the stop "Kennispark/UT". Please note that cash payment is not available in the bus. For more information on bus times go to 9292.nl



    • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

    There is an hourly direct train pending from Schiphol Airport to Hengelo station, which takes approximately 2 hours.

    For the latest information and to plan the trip, you can consult the website of the Dutch Railways (NS) at www.ns.nl.

    Check this video for a more detailed explanation;

    • Eindhoven Airport

    To travel from Eindhoven Airport to Enschede station takes approximately 3,5 hours. There is a bus pending from Eindhoven Airport to Eindhoven Central Station, where the train leaves every 10 minutes to Utrecht Central Station. From Utrecht Central Station a direct train is pending every hour to Hengelo station.

    For the latest information and to plan the trip, you can consult the website of the Dutch Railways (NS) at www.ns.nl.

    • Münster Osnabrück International Airport

    Traveling from Münster Osnabrück International Airport to Hengelo station takes approximately 1,5 hours. There is a bus pending to Ibbenburen, from which an hourly direct train leaves to Hengelo Station.

    For the latest information and to plan the trip, you can consult the Deutsche Bahn Navigator app (available in your app store).

  • HOW DO I COMPLETE MY RESERVATION?

    In the confirmation e-mail you received after you payed for your reservation a link is included to complete your purchase. Can't find the link anymore? Please contact inspireu@utwente.nl.

  • IS IT POSSIBLE TO EXTEND MY STAY AT INSPIRE-U?

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to extend your stay at our Inspire-U base camp at the University of Twente. However, if you want you can organize, yourself, some more traveling in the Netherlands. 

  • WHAT IS THE CHECK-IN TIME?

    We hope to welcome all participants to arrive Sunday 24th of July between 14:00 and 18:00. Be aware, the traveling time from the airport to the University of Twente may take 2 to 4 hours, furthermore, some time should be reserved for getting your luggage etcetera.  

  • WHAT IS THE CHECK-OUT TIME?

    After a week of joy, social events, and learning, we have to say our final goodbyes. The program will end on Friday 29th of July at 15:00, whereafter you, most probably, want to exchange contact information and say goodbye to your newly made friends. Be aware, the traveling time from the University of Twente to the Airport may take 2 to 4 hours, furthermore, some time should be reserved for checking in your luggage etcetera (at least 2 hours is recommended). 

  • WHAT SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME TO INSPIRE-U?

    We will send a packing list to all participants at least a month before the start of Inspire-U.

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