Enschede houses 20,000 students, which makes it a real student city. At only five minutes' walk from the campus, the Oude Markt is where you will find most student unions, patio cafés, pubs, restaurants and discos.
Of course, there is more to Enschede than that: great concerts and events take place regularly. For instance, the Oude Markt is transformed into a beach each year for a beach volleyball tournament. The finish of the annual Batavieren relay race is in Enschede as well, which says it all.
Students in Enschede receive discounts on a lot of activities, ranging from evenings out, haircuts and sports, which are almost free.
All this explains why Enschede has been voted the best student city in the Netherlands several times. There really is so much to do here besides studying!
Check out the timetable for the HOI in Enschede. More information about the programme wil follow.
On Monday and Tuesday, your school will introduce you to your chosen programme, classes, class mates and school building. The programme for your school is available on saxion.edu/introduction. Attendance is mandatory (and free).
It's also possible to sign in or register for the HOI during these days. Once you've paid the participation fee, you'll receive a goody bag and a HOI t-shirt. You can sign in at Monday or Tuesday from 11:00 – 16:00 at the restaurant at Saxion,
After you've been introduced to the members of your group, your HOI days kicks off in earnest. In the afternoon, you can visit an information fair in the Volkspark about everything that Enschede has to offer and take part in fun activities. Can you survive the longest assault course in the Netherlands? A lovely buffet at De Jaargetijden is followed by the intro concert on the Oude Markt. Put on your dancing shoes and get into the groove of exciting bands. Can't get enough? There are a number of after parties to choose from!
In the morning there is a special part of the program for international students. Here you will be introduced to some special Dutch things.
In the afternoon there will be different activities, following the general program.
You can now register for HOI 2019Register!
Partners of the HOI
To keep the HOI possible and afforable for participants, we work together with companies. For example, companies provide a activity on the thursday for all participants to enjoy, or advertise during the week.
Rabobank has been inseperatble connected to the HOI for the last couple of years, whereby Rabobank is our head-sponsor. Don't have a student account yet? Apply for one now!
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Your student life in the city of Enschede
At Saxion we have a number of Student unions. These student unions are a great addition to your student life. In the Netherlands we do make a distinction in two types of student unions.
A 'Studievereniging' is a school related student union these are for a specific study or academy and are a link between the school and students, organizing trips to company’s lectures and other school related activities next to organizing enough fun parties and outing for their members.
A 'Studentenvereniging' is a non-school or study related student unions. These student unions are mostly formed with the goal of making the student life as fun as possible.
During the HOI you will be introduced to related student unions. So if you want to add a little extra spice to your university life see if there is a group that is right for you.
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Saxion protects the privacy of all parties involved in its educational and research activities. It considers it to be its duty to handle the personal data of its stakeholders with extreme precision and transparency.
For this reason, Saxion takes organizational and technical measures to prevent violations of the privacy of its current and prospective students as well as alumni, current and former employees and applicants, third parties and temporary employees, guests, and field representatives. Saxion wants to serve as an example for its students, who will have to take on this responsibility in their own professional practice at some point.
When you participate at HOI 2019 we ask you to provide some personal information to us. This data contains your name, address, email, phone number, date of birth, study, student number, Emergency number, medical information (allergies, medicines, diseases, diet, etc).
This data is shared (partially) in case of possible calamities with parties like HOI organisation, security, caterers. There have been made agreements among these parties about the handling of this data.
Two months after HOI 2019 the data will be removed at all third parties.
During HOI 2019 photo and video recordings are made. Participating at the HOI means that footage (photo and video) with your image can be used for publicity purposes.