The BME Master’s program is the continuation program of the Dutch Bachelor’s program “Biomedische Technologie” (BMT). Students with the following background are, without further notice, admitted to the program:


BMT Bachelor’s degree of the University of Twente or Eindhoven;


Life Science & Technology Bachelor’s degree at the University of Groningen with a specialisation in BMT.

Students from other Bachelor’s and Master’s programs (side-continuates) have to be specially submitted to the program on admission request, see also next paragraphs.

Students with close prospects to the BMT Bachelor’s degree (or other relevant degree), may also be allowed to follow courses in the Master’s program. This is a favour of the UT for students that otherwise will not be able to follow a full-time curriculum. To use this option, students have to confer a year planning, which shows the necessity of following Master’s courses, with the study adviser. Starting a Master’s internship or assignment is, however, not an option without a Bachelor’s degree.

Contact: Study adviser



Students in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry from a Dutch university, will be allowed to enter the BME Master’s program. These students have to follow a special “homologation” track within the Master’s program to straighten knowledge with regular BME students, see paragraph 12.5.



Skilful HBO students (grades above average) with a relevant Bachelor’s degree in Engineering can be admitted to the BME Master’s program after successfully finalising a special pre-Master’s program. This program helps eliminating any backlog of the candidate and focuses on academic in-depth. Potentially desired broadening of the BME courses will be dealt with in the special “homologation” track within the regular Master’s program.

For admission to the program, HBO students are judged on their program’s suitability: an exploratory interview will be taken and previous study results will be reviewed. When admitted to the official program, a tailored pre-Master’s program is composed for the aimed Master’s track and prior Bachelor’s program. Only students that need a pre-Master’s program of maximally 30 EC are admitted. The Board of Examiners is responsible for the admission and fitting-in of side-continuates as well as for the specific curriculum of the tailored pre-Master’s program for HBO students.



Formal registration for a Master’s program at the University of Twente must be submitted to CSA. BOOZ will inform CSA on whether enrolling students meet the requirements for the specific Master’s program, which is based on the decisions of the Admission Committee or the Board of Examiners.

At application for the Bachelor’s exam, BOOZ-TNW asks Bachelor’s students with which Master’s program the student wants to continue their education. BOOZ communicates this to CSA.

For every year at the university, students have to renew their enrolment. In due time before start of the new academic year, CSA will contact you by email or regular mail. Enrolments are based on the provisions of the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) and must be completed before the first of September. Only after a student meets all obligations for enrolment, including payment of tuition fees, enrolment will be completed.

On the (re-)enrolment forms of the UT, students can indicate whether they want to enrol for a second study. This is only useful when a degree or propadeutics of this second study program is desired. Extra courses at other programs can also be taken by any Master’s student. In that case, the (extra) study results will be registered to the student’s “first” study program.

CSA will communicate enrolments with IBG (of interest for Dutch students).

Note that the pre-Master’s programs concern a different program for which a separate enrolment is required!

More information for admission and enrolment can be found at the following website:



The height of the tuition fees for Dutch Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in 2007/2008 depends on the nationality of the student:


EU/EEA nationalities and non-EU/EAA students who are entitled to Dutch government study grants (= dutch “studiefinanciering” from the IB-Groep), a tuition fee of app. € 1,5191 per year


Non-EU/EAA nationalities2, recognised by The Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF): a tuition fee of € 1,519 per year


Non-EU/EAA nationalities2, € 5,000 per year for a Biomedical Engineering Bachelor programs.


Non-EU/EAA nationalities 2, € 8,310 per year for Master’s programs

Other financial regulations account for enrolment for second study programs: consult CSA or IBG.

See also: for possible exeptions, scholarships, refunds and conditions for payment.