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International Relations & Partnerships

The International Relations & Partnerships team (IRP) is the strategic hub of expert knowledge relating to the internationalisation of higher education and research. As such there is close cooperation with not only our own team at SOIR, but also SP's internationalisation cluster, agreement coordinators, exchange - and internship coordinators, faculty internationalisation coordinators (fainco's), international support staff, country coordinators, the Platform Internationalisation Affairs (PIA), the national LOUIS group, and the national UPI group.

IRP specialises in UT-wide inter-institutional partnerships and advice on the deployment and optimization of governance of EU and non-EU agreement and contract processes. We monitor global developments in credit- and degree mobility opportunities and explore scholarship programmes for (non-)degree seekers (bachelor's/master's/PhD) and staff. The current portfolio of our current agreements with our UT-wide partner institutions is complemented by the Erasmus+ programme, contribution to ECIU University, as well as policy on internationalisation of education, and Duty of Care.

The latest on Erasmus+

  • Sustainable Mobility

    The impact of travel & mobility on our CO2 footprint is substantial. Commuting and business travel together contribute around 10.000 tonnes of CO2 per year. This is 31% of the CO2-footprint of the University of Twente. Therefore, mobility is one of the priority areas to focus on for improving the sustainability of our organisation.

    It can be noted in the UT’s Shaping 2030 ambitions as well as those of European Commission through the Green Deal and supported by the actions in the Erasmus+ programme and Horizon Europe.

    SOIR developed a challenge for ECIU Unversity, with the objective to find original ideas that contribute to lessening the carbon footprint of the University of Twente community anticipated or active in mobility, regardless of the participant, the duration of the mobility, or form of the mobility. Preferably, the idea should be of a regenerative nature, conserving and enhancing the environment.

    Results from the challenge will soon show here as well as on our Going Abroad webpage.

    Want to know more about the sustainability initiatives employed in our community visit our sustainability pages.

  • Student, Doctoral candidates and Staff mobility

    UT students have to opportunity at the UT to enrich their studies with an experience abroad at one of our many partner insitutions and with assistance through the E+ programme. Want to know more about the various options for student mobility? Visit our Going Abroad website and find out more on the Erasmus+ Scholarships for student mobility!

    The Erasmus+ staff mobility grant is an EU-funded grant that aims to help finance EU staff teaching and training mobility with partner institutions within Erasmus+. The programme subsidises this mobility to promote European-level cooperation, exchange, follow-up training and traineeships for university staff members. Want to know more about opportunities for staff mobility, visit UT's staff mobility website!

  • Erasmus+ app

    Erasmus+ AppThe Erasmus+ Mobile App is the single point of entry into the Erasmus+ programme, providing a broad range of information, tools and services to help you plan and carry out your Erasmus exchange.

    Find everything you need to know about opportunities to go abroad with Erasmus + and check out all the features that are specifically built to facilitate your experience!


    The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the University of Twente and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.

  • Erasmus Key Action 1: Your KA107/KA171 Project and How to get started!

    Congrats for having succesfully received E+ funds for the call KA107 2020. Now that you are a benificiary of the E+ program, you may wonder on where to start with the implementation of these funds. In 2020 we hosted our first KA107 implementation presentation to inform you about the steps to take and the division of tasks to run these individual projects as well as the project KA107 call 2020 as a whole. The presentation can be found below.

    Should you have any questions regarding current Erasmus projects, do not hesitate to contact the Institutional Erasmus Coordinator. The contact details are found on this page as well as in the UT Institutional Factsheet.


    The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the University of Twente and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.

  • Erasmus Key Action 2: Deadlines and practical information

    A KA2 project consists of strategic, transnational partnerships that form a partnership (minimum three organizations from at least three program countries). The partnership gives participants the opportunity to gain international experience, strengthen capacities and develop innovative products.

    There are several calls for KA2 actions, throughout the year:

    KA 2 Deadlines and Information on calls

    The National Agency hosts an array of question hours and workshops to prepare those who are opting to submit a proposal. You may find an overview of dates here [in Dutch], or subscribe to the E+ newsletter!

  • What is Bologna?

    With the Dutch team of Bologna Experts a module was created on the Bologna proces in the Netherlands. The module is only available in Dutch as of yet. If you have always wondered what the Bologna Proces entails and how this influences your work at the university, this module is a great and comfortable way to learn about its details and impacts. Are you a teacher, researchers, support officer, administrator, then this module is for you!

    The course is freely accessible at Nuffic Academy

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The contents of this publication are the responsibility of the University of Twente and do not necessarily reflect the view of the European Commission. The European Commission will not be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained in this publication. The information is correct at the time of writing. In the case of any discrepancy between this publication and official Erasmus+ publications, the Erasmus+ publications apply.

Country coordination

Internationalisation, international collaboration, and partnerships are key priorities for the University of Twente, which requires best practices and the available knowledge and expertise to be shared within and outside the university. Our UT country coordinator disseminates knowledge on Mexico, and on international strategic partner universities (ISP). The country coordinators create synergies within the UT and strategic value in our collaboration with international partners.

Documents and downloads

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) and the Erasmus Policy Statement

The University of Twente has been awarded by the European Commission with the official Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). The award enables the university to participate in the Erasmus+ programme.

UT Factsheet Exchange + Nomination Manual

The factsheet gives an overview of the key information and contact points in student and staff exchange at UT. The document serves as an easy guide for our partner institutions, students and staff coming to UT for their exchange.

The nomination manual provides you with a step-by-step guide to nominate your students to the UT

ISCED codes used at the UT

ISCED is the reference international classification for organising education programmes and related qualifications by levels and fields. ISCED 2011 (levels of education) has been implemented in all EU data collections since 2014. ISCED-F 2013 (fields of education and training) has been implemented since 2016. These documents show the ISCED codes used by the University of Twente per Faculty and per Broad field of studies.

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