Next to our summer school courses you can enjoy our social programme built around the courses. The festival programme includes keynote speakers, entertainment and social activities!

Festival schedule

Stay tuned for our 2021 summer school programme! We will be adjusting our programme to the current situation and Covid-19 regulations. New highlights are being announced via our Facebook and Instagram page. You can also go to the specific course page to check the specific course schedule.

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CuriousU 2021: Main schedule

Day
Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 09-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Tue. 10-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Wed. 11-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Thu. 12-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Fri. 13-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Fun & Socialize
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tue. 10-08

Every evening you'll have the time to get to know each other and have fun! Stay tuned for the definite programme and activities.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tue. 10-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Online course
Time:09:30 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 04-08

Join our online platform to participate in lectures, workshops, virtual group work and other online (social) activities.  

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 09-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Online course
Time:10:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 02-08

Join our online platform to participate in lectures, workshops, virtual group work and other online (social) activities.  

Opening CuriousU
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Mon. 02-08

Today CuriousU officially starts, welcome!

Online course
Time:09:30 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 06-08

Join our online platform to participate in lectures, workshops, virtual group work and other online (social) activities.  

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tue. 10-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tue. 10-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the others for a delicious lunch in an informal and interactive setting.

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 07-08

This is a day off. There is no CuriosU programme today as we will give you time to prepare your arrival to the UT campus. See you soon!

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tue. 10-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Tue. 10-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 11-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 11-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the others for a delicious lunch in an informal and interactive setting.

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Thu. 12-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Thu. 12-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
CuriousU Participants Departure
Time:09:00 - 12:00
Day:Sun. 15-08

The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

Online course
Time:09:30 - 17:00
Day:Tue. 03-08

Join our online platform to participate in lectures, workshops, virtual group work and other online (social) activities.  

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 09-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 11-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Farewell Ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sat. 14-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2021 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Online course
Time:09:30 - 17:00
Day:Thu. 05-08

Join our online platform to participate in lectures, workshops, virtual group work and other online (social) activities.  

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 09-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the others for a delicious lunch in an informal and interactive setting.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 09-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 09-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Fun & Socialize
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 09-08

Every evening you'll have the time to get to know each other and have fun! Stay tuned for the definite programme and activities.

Meet-up & Dinner
Time:18:00 - 21:00
Day:Sun. 08-08

Have dinner and meet your fellow students, this time physically on the campus!

Arrival day: check in
Time:09:30 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 08-08

Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 11-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Fun & Socialize
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 11-08

Every evening you'll have the time to get to know each other and have fun! Stay tuned for the definite programme and activities.

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 13-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 13-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Fun & Socialize
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 13-08

Every evening you'll have the time to get to know each other and have fun! Stay tuned for the definite programme and activities.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 13-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the others for a delicious lunch in an informal and interactive setting.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 13-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Thu. 12-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Fun & Socialize
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Thu. 12-08

Every evening you'll have the time to get to know each other and have fun! Stay tuned for the definite programme and activities.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Thu. 12-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the others for a delicious lunch in an informal and interactive setting.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Sun. 15-08

Have a breakfast first.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 11-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 13-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Thu. 12-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 14-08

This is your day off. There is no CuriosU programme today but you can arrange your own city trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Münster (Germany) or Osnabrück (Germany). Have fun!

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sat. 14-08

Have a breakfast first.

You can also check the specific course schedules on a course page!

How is the day organized?

Our festival schedule gives you a good impression of how CuriousU is organized.

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the programme you choose. You’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. The evenings are devoted to the festival with plenty of fun and socializing.

NOTE: Our 2021 summer school programme and social activities (including entertainment, sports and inspirational speeches) will be adjusted to the current situation and Covid-19 regulations. 

Speakers

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. All fired up, you can then get started on the morning session of your course for the day.

Entertainment

During CuriousU we will be offering entertainment for you to relax and have an even better time at our summer school!

Social Activities

We invite you to enrich your summer school experience by taking part in the social side of things, from day trips to sports and social gatherings. These activities provide the perfect opportunity for you to get to know your classmates better and to meet international students from other courses!

“It overcame all expectations by a million times. I would definitely love to attend it again”

Sport

With your CuriousU ticket you can enter the UT Sport Centre on campus for free. This building has sports halls, a large gym, a dojo and an indoor pool. On campus you can find a new running track, an outdoor pool with water heated by solar energy and a variety of different sports fields. We even have an outdoor climbing wall (29 meters high).

Tell your friends about CuriousU

Do you think your friends will be interested in CuriousU? Tell them about our summer school!

Campus & University

The campus of the University of Twente is located on the outskirts of Enschede, at fifteen minutes cycling from the city centre. 

3,000 researchers and 10,000 students are working and studying at the campus. All education and research buildings can be found here. Next to that, the campus has student residences and staff accommodation, sports fields, shops, a pub and a library. In short: it has everything a university needs.

Did you know that the University of Twente…

  • according to lifehack.org belongs to the best 25 universities in Europe (ranked no.7 out of 25)
  • provides an internet connection of 1 gigabit per second and a campus-wide wifi network
  • lies in the heart of Europe
  • is home to MESA+, one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes
  • has been crowned most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands
  • is the finish line of the biggest relay race in the world the ‘Batavierenrace’

Read more about the campus!

Practical info & Registration

Read more information about the registration fee and accommodation options.