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.

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.


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!


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 in Holland

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), Bulgaria, China, Greece (Greek), Mexico (Spanish), India (English), Indonesia (Bahasa Indonesia), Romania 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.

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