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Prospective Students

The University of Twente is a research university which focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. This focus can be seen in the range of 20 Bachelor's degree programmes and 31 Master's degree programmes which the university offers in the field of technology and behavioural and social sciences. Our students are always challenged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach encourages scientific and social innovation and reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of the university. There are 5,500 Bachelor's degree students and 2,500 Master's degree students at the University of Twente.


The University of Twente offers a range of educational qualifications, including Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, PhDs and post-academic programmes. The basis for all our education is the three-year Bachelor's programme which culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree. The Bachelor's degree allows you access to one or more Master's programmes, which in turn lead to a Master of Science degree. If, during this time, you discover a particular field of research which you find fascinating, you could opt to continue studying after your Master's degree and apply for a four-year doctoral programme. After four years, this will lead to the title of doctor. For excellent students we provide honours programmes.

The unifying theme which can be found throughout all our educational activities is entrepreneurship. You will find at least 100 businesses (including student-run companies) on campus, for example, and the University of Twente has already generated over 700 spin-off companies. The Kennispark Twente business park provides a home for all our business activities.


Information about our Education is mainly available in Dutch and English (this page). Information about bachelor’s programmes is also available in German. Additionally, we offer some basic information for prospective students in other languages. These pages are available for students from Brazil (Portuguese), from Mexico (Spanish), Romania, Indonesia (Bahasa Indonesia), Bulgaria, China and for students from Arabic-speaking countries. The Geo-information Science and Earth Observation master’s programme provides  a webpage for prospective students from the USA.