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Welcome to Creative Media and Game Technologies (CMGT)! On this page you will find more information about the introduction and the start of your study programme.

Classes will start on Monday 5 September 2022. Your schedule will be available online at Xedule  in August. Please check all schedules, so you will have an idea about subjects and times on the first days of your study. You will receive detailed information upon arrival at Saxion University and online. 

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 find the full study material list of CMGT in Studystore, or download it here. Ordering through Studystore is optional. 

In Studystore you can order books with a 5% discount. You can also order books from other suppliers. Some books are also available second-hand. Please make sure that you order the correct edition.

Laptop requirements

Your laptop should contain an on board webcam and microphone (if not, please buy a separate version, due to high intensity of online courses).

Laptop with mobile graphics card: approximately a GTX 1660 / ATI 5600 graphics card. Intel core i7, 1tb SSD, (second, larger Harddrive is recommended) 16 GB RAM. Cost: around 1000 euros.

Headset: a model with over-ear isolating cushions for audio lessons. For a decent brand headset, we recommend Sennheiser and Harman Kardon. Cost: starting at 30 euros. 

Hardware: Better specifications are always worth investing. You are going to use this for at least 4 years, so buying good quality hardware and hardware that is comfortable to use is always a wise choice. This entirely depends on your budget.

The CMGT introduction will be on Monday 29 August and Tuesday 30 August, from approximately 08:15 – 16:00. Attendance to both introduction days is mandatory.

During the introduction you will get to know your fellow students, the teachers and CMGT. We will also share important information regarding the schedule and the systems we work with. Make sure to participate for a smooth start of your study!

More information? Check out the introduction programme. You will also find the information in your e-mail, one week before the introduction starts.

Hello new first years, and welcome to XP!

XP is a study association for CMGT students, internationals, nerds and all others who wish to join our community. We are an Enschede-based study association for creative students with 249 members.

Here at XP we host things like Game Nights at our office, have a drink at Spacebar and have run events like Pub Quizes, Movies Nights and even a GameJam. But also on study related like homework sessions, museum visits, company visits, & more! And outside of events we have our office at WARP Technopolis in which you can always join us for a casual hang-out and meet people from the industry.

If this sounds like the place for you, come and check out our Discord and maybe one of our events soon:

With love,
Study Association XP


If you have any questions please contact CMGT Team Support +31 (0)6 12 78 70 05 and +31 (0)88 019 68 64,

Or the Front office of the Academy of Creative Technologies (ACT) +31 (0)88 019 6363,

Our Front Office is closed from 30 July untill 21 August 2022, but will answer e-mails every now and then.

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

With questions about your registration, visa, etc. you can email:, or you can contact Saxion International Student Registration: +31 (0)88 019 3789.

For login help and Studylink issues contact our Servicepoint Enschede.

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