Starters Information

We look forward to welcoming you to Saxion University of Applied Sciences. You have chosen to study Creative Media and Game Technologies. On this page you will find all the important information for a great start at Saxion!

During the introduction you will receive more information about your class and schedule.

My Saxion

On you will find all the tools you need for your studies at Saxion. You can find the following on MySaxion:

  • Your timetable and changes to your timetable;
  • Information about exams;
  • Your most recent e-mails, grades and Bison and Blackboard announcements;
  • Who’s who: easily search for a lecturer or fellow student;
  • Information about your degree programme and Saxion's facilities;
  • Urgent notices and news

First year students do not need any books for the CMGT program. Check Studystore for technical materials. 

Introduction of your study - Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th of August.

Monday 26th of August 2019
Location: De Jaargetijden, Parkweg 49 Enschede



11:00 – 11:45

Student registration + walk-in (head entrance)

11:45 - 12:30

Kickoff presentations in the Grand Café of De Jaargetijden

12:30 – 13:00

Human Bingo

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch @ Jaargetijden

13:45 – 16:45

Into the park
- Escape boxes
- Living Stratego

16:45 – 17:30

Summerlounge (with Cocktail bar between the Epy Drost building and the Edith Stein building)
(study association LiNK will come and walk you from the park to the Cocktail bar)

Tuesday 27th of August 2019
Location: Saxion, VR lab in the former hospital building Alphons Ariëns, Ariensplein 1 – 300 Enschede and Saxion, Epy Drost building, Van Galenstraat 19 Enschede



09:30 – 10:15

Welcome + short guiding tour in VR lab

10:15 – 10:30

Guide students to the Epy Drost building, 6th floor (CMGT)

10:30 - 12:00

Koehandel Game / Spagetti & marshmellow challenge

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch in the canteen at the 1st floor

13:00 – 16:00

CrazyLiNKyLiNK (Huddle in front of the Epy Drost building, the students of the study association LiNK will guide you through Enschede city)

Please note that you, as a student, are responsible for any dietary requirements before Tuesday 19 August 2019 to:

Please note: don't forget to bring a valid ID because of the NIX18 legislation (permission to drink alcohol). Wristbands will be distributed. No identification = a wristband for < 18 years old, which means no alcoholic drinks.

On Wednesday the 28th and Thursday the 29th of August the Saxion HOI introduction will take place. This introduction is for every first year student from Saxion and it is not mandatory. The HOI introduction is a great opportunity to get to know the city, the student life and to meet students from other studies. More information about this can be found here

This introduction is highly recommended! If you want to participate, don’t forget to register on Monday the 26th or Tuesday the 27th of August. 

Introduction weekend LiNKtro - Saturday 24 until Monday 26 August in the morning 
Start your study time with the introduction weekend of study association LiNK (LiNKtro). From August 24 till 26, LiNK organises an introduction camp for the students of the School of Creative Technology. The Saxion introduction time starts immediately after LiNKtro! 
During this weekend you can enjoy fun activities and games while getting to know your fellow students. Don't worry if you don't know anybody yet, everybody is new! You'll make friends for life and you'll meet senior students who can help you with problems you encounter during your studies.  
You can apply through this link.

School of Creative Technology:

  • Front Office: +31 (0)88-0196363 or  
  • Email: 

Our School of Creative Technology is closed from 29 July till 16 August 2019, but you can reach us by phone or email between 08.30 and 13.00. 
If needed, contact Saxion International Student Registration:

  • Telephone: +31 (0)8- 0193789 

For more information about housing details, you can contact the International Office: 

You can email your questions about your registration, visa etc. to:

5 tips om de HOI te overleven

The HOI-week: meet new students and explore the city during the introduction of Saxion!

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