Students Utwente


With almost 30.000 students in Enschede, the city offers education at three different universities, all with its own vision on the three pillars technology, innovation and creativity. Find out which institution fits best to you!


As Saxion University of Applied Sciences gets ready for a smart world, the University of Twente focuses on high tech with a human touch. At ArtEZ University of the Arts, students are prepared for the professional world at the Academy of Music (conservatory) or the Academy for Art & Design (AKI). At all institutions, you will find courses offered in English and in Dutch, with students from all over the world.

Behind the scenes

Every month we will provide you with a story behind the scenes of one of the (former) students in Enschede. They will show you what they currently do!

Read more about it on our Stories page!

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes with Oumnia

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Did you know?

  • Enschede is the biggest student city of Eastern Netherlands?
  • Enschede offers more than 100 culture, student, sport and study associations, counting over 4.200 members?
  • Enschede has its own beer brand since 1615, Grolsch?
  • Enschede over 60 events per year are organized, in all varations. A lot of events are free to visit!
  • Enschede holds the Batavierenrace (the biggest student relay-race in the world) followed by the biggest after-party in the Benelux?
  • Right at the Oude Markt, the most cozy square in the East, there are 15 pubs?
  • Most clubs and cafes are openend until 04:00 am and on Saturdays until 05:00 am?
  • Thursday is the real student party night?
  • Gay club 't Bölke is one of the most famous clubs in the Netherlands?
  • The university campus is one of the oldest of the Netherlands? Next to living on campus, there is a lot more to discover!
  • ArtEZ is named after the locations of the university: Arnhem, Enschede and Zwolle?