The University of Twente was established in 1961 as the third technological university in the Netherlands. It is a research university that “focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society”. It is located in the city of Enschede, towards the north-east of the country, very close to the German border.
UT offers 22 Bachelor’s programmes and 31 Master’s programmes in the fields of technology and behavioural and social sciences. There are six faculties to choose from that are “high tech, with a human touch”. Currently, there’s about 8,000 students enrolled in a programme at the University of Twente.
UT is part of the 3TU.Federation. This partnership with the other two leading technological universities in the Netherlands (Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology) “maximizes innovation by combining and concentrating the strengths of all three universities in research, education and knowledge transfer”.
The application procedures for exchange students, BSc programmes, MSc programmes, and PhD programmes can be found on the admission procedures page.
If you’re applying as an exchange student, 'six steps to registration for incoming exchange students' page will also help to prepare you for the process you will have to go through.
General admission requirements for Master’s programmes are as follows:
Visit the UT Admission Office page for further information and details.
Be sure to check out your specific faculty’s and programme’s website as well to ensure there are no extra requirements to be met.
PhD programme information can be found on the PhD Students page. Note: PhD students are considered as part of the staff in the Netherlands, and therefore there is no formal admission procedure. Instead, the process is more similar to that of a job application.
|Start February 2012||Start September 2012|
|Visa students: Complete Application Admission Office||1 October 2011||1 May 2012|
|Submit Entrance Acceptance Form||1 December 2011||1 July 2012|
|Visa Application||15 December 2011||1 August 2012|
|Non-visa students*: Complete Application Admission Office||1 November 2011*||1 June 2012*|
|Submit Entrance Acceptance Form||15 December 2011*||15 July 2012*|
Note: *Non-visa students not requiring housing may delay their application by one month:
|Complete Application Admission Office:||1 December 2011||1 July 2011|
|Submit Entrance Acceptance Form:||15 January 2012||15 August 2011|
Location: Vrijhof, room 236
Telephone: 0031(0)53 489 3077
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