Starters Information

The time has almost come! Soon you will start the study Fashion and Textile Technologies. On this page you will find all the important information you need to know to get off to a good start!

During the introduction we show you how to look up your class schedule.

Lessons & Holidays

Curious about the timetable and holidays at Saxion? You can check them here!

Before you start...

During your study you will make extensive use of; the portal to all systems and information concerning your study. is of great importance during your entire study, so make sure to set your profile right.

On the page Knowledge base Students you can find your study programme information and useful information about all Saxion's facilities. You can get to Know & Regulate via 'Quick link' or 'My apps' on the homepage of 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

Do you want to learn more about MySaxion? View the MySaxion video.

MySaxion Student App
Thanks to the new MySaxion Student App, you can now check your phone at any moment to see your current timetable and exam timetable. If a timetable changes, then you will receive a notification. Read on to see how to install the app and what you can expect of it.  

This is the first step towards offering you a smartphone app that has all the information you could need during your studies. Download the app, available in the store now!  

You can order the books through various channels and suppliers. Some books are also available second hand. Please make sure you order the correct version/ edition. We advise you to order the books for the first quarter now.

Mandatory purchase materials package

The F&TT course has set up a list of materials, necessary during the practicum lessons in the atelier and in the labs. Order the materials package online on the website of the Wybenga company. The purchase of the materials package is mandatory for all first-year F&TT students and costs €105. 

Be prepared! 

Laptop Requirements

Saxion uses the Bring Your Own Device principle. All applications run on your own laptop. You will need this every day.


  • Notebook (Microsoft of Apple)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 6400
  • Memory: DDR4 8GB
  • Videocard: NVidia of AMD

Required software for the course:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (TIP: can be purchased via for educational prices, purchase and licences are via You can log in with your Saxion account here.
  • Hogeschooltaal English
    Order your licence for Hogeschooltaal English at Click on ‘Order’ and then choose your educational institution and course or program. The price for five years of unlimited access is €55.00.

    Would you also like to improve your Dutch writing skills? Then choose the combination package for €82.50.

  • SPSS (latest version through Surfspot, see Adobe)
  • Licence for WGSN, is provided by Saxion (free of charge).  At the start of the new academic year you will receive more information on how to create an account for WGSN. This licence is valid for one year. Duration from 1 September to 31 August 2024.

More information about the introduction of your programme will follow before the summer holidays.

LiNK is the study association of the Academy Creative Technology of Saxion, Enschede. This includes students of the studies Creative Media & Game Technologies, Creative Business and Fashion & Textile Technologies. LiNK was founded on the 21st of september 2001 and counts more than 700 members at this moment.

LiNK introduction weekend

Every year LiNK organises an introduction weekend before the course introduction. This weekend is meant to get to know your fellow students better. This way the start of your study will be one step easier!

Our intro committee is already busy preparing and we are super looking forward to it! More information about the LiNKtro will follow before the summer holidays.!

Don't be afraid, this camp is not about hazing. It's all about having a fantastic start of your student life. During the introweekend you will meet all your fellow students and maybe even classmates.

NB: the LINK activities are optional and for both members and non-members!
Please note: do not forget to bring a valid ID because of the NIX18 legislation.

Become a member!

Are you already thinking "hey, this is super fun!" ? Then sign up here!

Membership of the study association is on a voluntary basis. By registering you agree to the general terms and conditions of the association and you agree to the provision of your personal information. 

Saxion Introduction

We want to make sure that your academic career is off to a flying start and there’s only one way to do this: with a spectacular INTRO!

Check the programme on the Saxion Introduction page!

If you have any questions? Please contact ACT Academy at or phone 088-019 6363.

If you have any questions about your registration, tuition fees, etc., please send an e-mail to:  

First things first

(Online) studying 

Ready to start!