Scholarship Office and International Relations & Partnerships (SOIR)

Welcome to the Scholarship Office and International Relations & PartnErship pages.

Financial support is in abundance and yet seemingly hard to find. So, how do you know you're a match with financial assistance programmes available? And how do you increase your chances of securing financial support for your studies at the University of Twente? More importantly, what are the steps to take when applying for support? And, what are the implications of receiving financial assistance once you are a scholarship recipient and later a successful graduate of the University of Twente? To answer your questions relating to financial assistance, the Scholarship Office and International Relations & Partnerships unit is there to help, provide information and advise you!

For frequently asked questions, we refer you to our FAQ on Scholarships.

Exchange opportunities

During your studies, you have ample opportunities to academically explore outside the grounds of the UT campus. The UT offers a wide range of exchange opportunities, including courses, internships, and research projects abroad. In addition, we provide you with support prior to and during your exchange experience. From creating exchange opportunities for you, and supporting you with your application, to applying for financial assistance, we're here to help you with all the steps in your study abroad trajectory.

Our team consists of three units:

Emergency Service - Abroad

We are committed to supporting well-being of UT students and staff, also when they are posted abroad. The Calamity Service-Abroad is the first port of call in case of a calamity outside of the Netherlands involving UT student(s) posted on an assignment, study abroad experience, or project. The service actively monitors worldwide events, performs well-being checks and follows the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs' advisory notices, WHO, RIVM, ECDC, CDC, GDACS, ERCC and NHC news alerts and private alert portals. The service provides students with pre-departure information as well as, one-on-one sessions with health and safety advice prior, during and after their study abroad experience. The service liaises between faculties and students, and is a partner of the central crisis team.

If you have any questions, please contact our Emergency Abroad Service via

Partner of Unite and Student Union

UT greatly values the active involvement of international students in the university community. To support these activities, SOIR is a partner of the student world associations, Unite, as well as the Student Union. We provide subsidies to these parties in order to support a vivid international and inclusive environment at the UT campus.

Do you want to join our team?

We are regularly posting vacancies through our UT vacancy pages. So, are you looking for a great job in a dynamic and vibrant team? Check our vacancy site for new openings. Are you a student and are you looking to work at UT in support of your studies? We post our student assistant positions with UT Flex. Are you a UT staff member, and want to volunteer in the Calamity Service - Abroad team? Let us know!

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