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How to apply to the University of Twente

Learn more how to apply to the University of Twente. Read through the different steps to take and prepare for application.

Step 1: Choose your programme

Did your already choose your programme? Continue with step 2. Otherwise select a programme of your choice.

Step 2: Check the admission requirements

Make sure you comply with the admission requirements. Specific admission requirements apply to applicants holding a:

To some master’s programmes specific admission requirements apply. These can be found on the admission/enrolment page of the programme of your choice.

Specific admission requirements  apply to students

Step 3: international students only:

Do the eligibility checK

For most of our master’s programmes there is an online eligibility check available to help international students find out if they are eligible for a specific master’s programme. It will take about five minutes to complete. Please note that this is not the official admission procedure and that no rights can be derived from the outcome of the eligibility check.

The eligibility check can be found on the admission/enrolment page of the programme of your choice.

Step 4: Check the Application deadlines

Different application deadlines apply to different types of applicants.

If you intend to apply for some form of sponsorship you will be required to meet the deadlines imposed by the sponsor. In many cases these may be as early as nine months before the start of the programme. More information about financing your study can be found here.

Step 5: Collect supporting material

To start your application procedure you will need the following documents:

  • A bachelor’s degree certificate or an equivalent qualification certificate (if available)
  • A certified translation of your bachelor’s degree certificate if not in Dutch, English or German
  • An abstract of your final bachelor’s project (thesis) 
  • An additional Higher Degree certificate and transcript (if applicable)
  • A transcript of records or preliminary transcript of records in Dutch, English or German
  • A valid international passport
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)

For some programmes you may also need one or all of the following documents:

  • English test results
  • Letter of application
  • Employment record(s)
  • Students with a degree from a university outside the Netherlands applying for Business Administration: GMAT certificate
  • Students with a degree from a university outside the Netherlands applying for Industrial Engineering & Management: GRE or GMAT certificate
  • For some degree programmes more specific information may also be required (e.g. specific course descriptions, documents proving mathematic and research skills etc.)

Step 6: Fill in the registration form

Choose the right type of application: we have different types of application, so make sure you choose the right one!

I hold/I am currently studying to obtain my (bachelor’s) degree from:

I would like to register for the master’s programme in:

Notice of admission

When your complete application package has been received by the Admission Office, it will be evaluated by one of the university’s Educational Admission Committees. You will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible. You will receive confirmation of your admission by email.

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