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About The University of Twente

The University of Twente (UT) is a leading international research university, located in the Netherlands. We are committed to providing high-quality teaching and research with a unique approach that combines the social and engineering sciences. Our university is ideally situated in Europe, roughly at the heart of an imaginary triangle linking the three major European capitals of Paris, London and Berlin. Amsterdam is only two hours away by train.

Why choose the University of Twente?

Get to know us

There are several ways to get to know our university:

Open Days

We organize Open Days for anyone who is interested in taking one of our Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes.


Of course, dropping by for a day is easier said than done when you have to come from another country, especially if you’re coming from outside of Europe. With this in mind, we have come up with alternative ways for you to get to know us better:

If you do come to visit us, you can expect a warm welcome. We have several hotels on and off campus where you can spend the night.

Location and route

The University of Twente is located in the East of the Netherlands, near the German border.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch! You can email, chat or call our Study Information Centre.

Advanced Technology is a multidisciplinary English-taught programme that combines the latest technical expertise with a keen sense of what our society needs.
Mathematics plays a decisive role in any calculation or model. The Bachelor’s programme in Applied Mathematics is all about the application of mathematics in practice.
Understanding physical phenomena by learning about the laws that underlie them and putting your understanding into practice: that’s what the Bachelor’s in Applied Physics is all about.
This one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary, English-taught programme integrates social and technical perspectives in a new approach that educates tomorrow’s engineers at Honours level.
Biomedical Technology is an engineering programme in which you get to design and develop a new healthcare technology. Think rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, medical scans, and prostheses.
This BSc programme offers the perfect mix of computer science and business administration. Your understanding of how to develop and use advanced IT systems will make you an asset to any company.
Developing and improving new materials, processes and products: that’s what the Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering at the University of Twente is all about.
Civil engineers design, construct and manage infrastructure and major building projects. The Civil Engineering programme combines technology with studying the organization of these types of projects.
Effective communication can make the difference between success and failure in organizations and products. This programme focuses on organizational communication issues.
In a world full of advanced automation, Computer Science has an increasingly important role to play. Today almost every conceivable device and organization relies on the workings of IT.
How can you use cutting-edge technology or new media to create user interaction? This English- taught programme challenges you to develop innovative applications using the latest technology.
This English-taught programme focuses on developing and improving electronics-based systems. You will work on high-tech systems, such as a surgical robot arm, a satellite or car-to-car communication.
This English-taught programme combines European Studies and Public Administration to help you study the causes of - and solutions to complex problems on a local, national, European and global level.
As a health scientist you are an expert at improving the organization and the quality of healthcare. The University of Twente focuses on researching and managing technology in healthcare.
This bachelor's programme combines technology and ingenuity to create useful and well-designed consumer products that meet the demands of the target audience.
In Industrial Engineering and Management you will use models and techniques to systematically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of a company and implement improvements.
International Business Administration is an English taught bachelor's programme designed to equip you for a successful career in the complex and demanding world of international business.
As a mechanical engineer you are fascinated by how things work. You use your technical expertise to create, improve, and maintain things − from gadgets to large industrial installations.
Psychologists study human behaviour. In the bachelor's programme of Psychology you will learn how to observe, explain, predict, and influence both normal and deviant behaviour.
How to help patients with the latest technology? A technical medicine professional uses technology to both develop and apply new safe solutions for diagnosing and treating patients.
Overview BSC programmes
Advanced Technology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
ATLAS University College
Biomedical Technology
Business & IT
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Communication Science
Computer Science
Creative Technology
Electrical Engineering
European Public Administration
Health Sciences
Industrial Design Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management
International Business Administration
Mechanical Engineering
Technical Medicine
As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.
Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.
Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology for improving lives, for example rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, imaging techniques and prosthetics.
Do you want to devise solutions to complex and global business problems? We will teach you how to apply scientific methods in practice and equip you for a successful career in the business world.
The Master’s in Business Information Technology makes you an expert in IT-based business innovation, with the skills to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work.
Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. Chemical engineers are also well versed in areas such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.
If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management is the programme for you.
Across the globe, organizations rely on effective communication to be successful. This programme combines academic rigour and practical relevance to make you a fully-fledged communication expert.
ICT is omnipresent in modern society. The latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom.
Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment require a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills.
The Master of Science (MSc) programme in Educational Science and Technology is for anyone fascinated by education and training, yet not intending to become a teacher.
This MSc programme challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.
This Master’s programme focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smart phones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.
The 'Environmental and Energy Management' master’s degree programme aims to prepare future private, public and NGO decision-makers to analyse issues and act in an environmentally pro-active way.
Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.
Between 60 to 80 percent of all political, economic and private decisions are space oriented. Are you keen to explore how geo-information can help you to make better decisions in every field?
This master’s programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers and/or researchers in the field of geo-information.
Improving quality and efficiency in healthcare by focusing on the design and evaluation of medical-technological, organizational and patient-centred interventions and their application.
This Master’s programme focuses on intelligent, socially aware, interactive systems designed to automatically meet user needs. It covers human computer interaction and artificial intelligence.
Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. Take the Master’s in IDE and discover the full potential of the interaction between design and engineering.
This programme trains you to design, control and optimize processes in complex organizations and businesses in a global context, using mathematical modelling, computer simulations and advanced ICT.
Mechanical engineers focus on design and analyses of machinery, structures and products as well as production processes. The Master’s programme in ME zooms in on one of these disciplines.
What is the best way to set up clinical trials for new medical treatments? How can we estimate the number of illegal immigrants in the Netherlands? Questions like these are central to this programme.
The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.
Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.
This one-year Master’s programme is for anyone fascinated by using psychological knowledge in solving contemporary social problems with special attention for technological applications.
In our complex and ever-changing society, the Master’s in Public Administration equips you to tackle today’s most pressing political and administrative challenges.
Do you have a technical Bachelor’s degree and a desire to share your knowledge with young people or adults? If so, the teacher training Master’s in Science Education & Communication is ideal for you!
The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.
This two-year Master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.
Want to go into teaching following your Master’s in Political Science, Public Administration or Sociology? Take the one-year Civics & Social Sciences teacher training course.
We educate a new kind of technical-medical professional who improves patient safety, diagnosis, and treatment through the innovative use of medical technology in direct patient care.
Communication networks, most notably the internet, have become a crucial part of everyday life. This Master’s examines all aspects of such networks, from fundamental technology to application.
Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Insitute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.
Overview MSc programmes
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Information Technology
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering and Management
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Construction Management and Engineering
Educational Science and Technology
Electrical Engineering
Embedded Systems
Environmental and Energy Management
European Studies
Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Geographical Information Management and Applications
Health Sciences
Human Media Interaction
Industrial Design Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management
Mechanical Engineering
Methodology Statistics for Behavioural Biomedical Social Sciences
Philosophy of Science Technology and Society
Public Administration
Science Education and Communication
Sustainable Energy Technology
Systems and Control
Teaching in Social Sciences
Technical Medicine
Water Technology
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Study Information Centre

University of Twente
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

University of Twente
Building: Spiegel 101
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

+31 (0)53 489 5489