Overview of admission information

Are you interested in applying to the University of Twente?

This page deals with information for prospective students Dutch students with a Dutch diploma, and international students holding a foreign secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch vwo-diploma. You may be admitted to a UT bachelor's programme on the condition that the final exams in the relevant subjects have been passed. Please know that you can apply even though you have not yet completed your degree. Check the admission requirements for a specific programme on the site of the programme itself. 

The Admission Office closely reviews all applications individually due to their distinctive nature. Therefore, the only way to determine admissibility is by submitting an official application for enrolment via Studielink and providing all required documentation. After you have done so you will be informed about your admissibility by one of our Admission Officers. These admission requirements are valid for academic year 2018-2019. 


The Admission Office reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the admissibility of your application. The admission requirements mentioned are for your information only.

Admission for recognized refugees

Recognized refugees with a higher level of education are very welcome to study at the University of Twente! Read more about the opportunities for refugees.

Diploma requirements

To be admitted to a bachelor's at the University of Twente you will need a diploma equivalent to the Dutch vwo-diploma. Take a look at the list of equivalent diplomas to see if your diploma is considered equivalent. Please know that you can apply without a diploma even though you have not yet completed your secondary education. 

Language requirements

Bachelor's programmes have specific language requirements. Take a look at the requirements to see which requirements apply to your programme of choice.

Foundation year

The foundation year for international students offers the opportunity to still follow one of the English-taught bachelor's programmes, in case your diploma is not equivalent to the Dutch vwo-diploma.


Students must use Studielink to arrange their application for enrolment or re-enrolment at an institution of higher education in the Netherlands and to register with the DUO. For your application collect the following documents in DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX or PDF format. Zip files are not accepted! Take a look at our enrolment page for a more detailed description of the required documents, enrolment procedure, deadlines and tuition fees.

Binding recommendation

The first year of studies is primarily a year in which to see if the programme suits you and if you are up to the challenge. Read more about what the binding recommendation entails.

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