Studying at the University of Twente means enterprising studying. Education at the University of Twente revolves around several core principles: a multidisciplinary, project-based approach, student-driven learning in which the needs of the student are the focus, and peer-based learning in which the learning environment is more natural and in which students learn from each other. Read more about the organization of education at University of Twente, the quality of education and regulations.


Open days 2015

Come to the open days on Thursday 19, Friday 20 or Saturday 21 November. Take a look at the programmes for the bachelor's open days or the master open day and register!

Twente Education Model

The University of Twente has converted these core principles into an education model for the bachelor programmes, the Twente Education Model (TEM). Within TEM, during every 10-week period there is one central theme. The issues integrate technology and design, have social relevance and capitalize on the motivation of students


We have a strong international focus. Our population, for example, comprises more than 3,000 international students and the UT is a partner of the European network of innovative universities. The master's programmes also have an international character. The language of communication here is mostly English.


Technical, behavioural and social sciences come together at the University of Twente. As a student you are concerned with relevant issues at the interface of technology and society, including sustainability, energy, health and safety. All programmes are based on the innovative Twente Educational Model: in 10-week periods, each with one central theme. The courses on offer are as follows:

  • 20 bachelor's and 31 master's programmes in the field of Biomedical Technology & Health, Engineering, European Public Administration, IT, International Business Administration, Behavioural Sciences and Science & Technology
  • the University College Twente with ATLAS: a unique degree programme for top students who can connect together social and engineering sciences
  • post graduate eduaction in the form of Twente Graduate School (PhD and PDEng) and Professional Learning & Development


Within the bachelor's programmes and the master's programmes University of Twente offers several programmes of excellence. Students who are talented, entrepeneurial and motivated will be selected. Also students who want to explore somewhat outside their usual discipline and who want to appeal to their creativity somewhat more are invited to apply. The programmes are both High Tech and Human Touch, meaning that they combine technology and social sciences.

Study advice and student counselling

At this university we consider study advising and student counselling essential for the quality of our education.

Every programme has appointed dedicated study advisors to support and advise our students. Study advisors can give educational guidance and also more personal guidance. In addition there is also a university wide Student Coaching and Counselling Service which focusses on the development of personal, study related or career skills. More specific information can be found at the pages of the study programmes or on the website for Student Affairs, Coaching & Counselling.

Study in Holland

Holland stands out for its great inventiveness, its problem-solving attitude and its openness to the world. Studying in Holland offers you the space to be a pioneer, be creative and get connected. Information about our Education is mainly available in Dutch and English (this page). Information about bachelor’s programmes is also available in German.

We offer some basic information for prospective students in other languages. These pages are available for students from:

The Geo-information Science and Earth Observation master’s programme provides a webpage for prospective students from the USA.

Current students
Information for current students

Find all important information for current students of the University of Twente.

More information
News overview UT

All news items of the UT in our overview.

News overview
Code of Conduct

As signatory of the "Code of Conduct with respect to international students in Dutch higher education" we guarantee quality of our programmes, recruitment, selection and counselling procedures.

Code of Conduct website