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Bachelor of Science Programmes University of Twente


A leading international research university, the University of Twente offers an inspiring academic setting for the world’s brightest and most talented minds. We are committed to fusing social and engineering sciences as well as providing high-quality teaching and research. Our university is in The Netherlands, ideally situated in Europe, just about at the heart of the imaginary triangle formed by the three major European capitals of Paris, London, and Berlin. Amsterdam is only two hours away and can easily be reached by taking a direct train that leaves Enschede central station every hour.

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The University of Twente offers academic programmes and conducts research projects aimed at addressing real societal issues.  Our motto − High Tech Human Touch − serves as an inspiration to our 9,000 enrolled students and 3,300 scientists working alongside professionals in the field.


Ranked among the top 200 research-intensive universities for the sixth year in a row by The Higher Education Ranking (THES), our academic record of excellence is solid. The University of Twente offers prospective students a selection of 20 undergraduate programmes. International students can choose from six international bachelor's programmes taught entirely in English. The choice is yours! 


Our safe university campus offers students access to sports facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories, language-learning opportunities and cultural events. In the university’s scientific community all faculties work together to make our multidisciplinary approach bear fruit.


Scientists around the world acknowledge the value of contributions made by the University of Twente's academic staff and student researchers. The number of published quotes from scientific articles written by our academic staff in recent years exceeds 20,000, ranking the University of Twente among the top 25 of the 250 biggest European universities. Our six research institutes have a world class reputation in many areas, including nanotechnology, biomedical technology, information technology, governance studies, sustainable energies and high-tech systems. Discover a few more top reasons why you might want to apply.


The University of Twente has maintained close contacts with industry for many years. Many of our 29,000 alumni work and share their talents at companies like Boeing, Ten Cate, Google, Microsoft, Siemens, and Philips. After taking your bachelor and master degrees you can also continue on as a researcher.  In The Netherlands, PhD candidates are appointed to staff positions and earn a monthly salary for four years.


The University houses over 130 start-up companies on campus. Many of these firms are operated by student entrepreneurs.  As a direct result of their knowing how to take knowledge to the market, there have been 800 spin-off companies to emerge from the University of Twente in the past two decades.

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The University of Twente is the only university in the Netherlands with a true campus. A campus is a large area where all educational buildings, facilities and laboratories are located, and where all teaching and research take place. On campus, students can find housing, do their groceries, participate in sports, have a meal, or go out for the evening. A campus gives a university a completely unique atmosphere. That's what makes the University of Twente so special. Approximately 2,000 students live on campus, and the campus grounds are frequented by some 10,000 students every day.
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