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Admission requirements Bachelor's programmes

Are you a prospective student holding a foreign secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch vwo-diploma?

The University of Twente 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 in Osiris. After you have done so, you will be informed about your admissibility as soon as possible via email. These admission requirements are valid the September 2021 intake.

Note: 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.

Still need to graduate?

You can always apply even when you still have to graduate. Please be aware that you need to be graduated before the start of the academic year.

Type of education

The Dutch higher education is based around a binary system that distinguishes:

  • Research-oriented higher education, which is mainly provided at research universities.
  • Higher professional education, which is mainly provided at universities of applies sciences.

Being a research university, UT will focus on academically oriented work. That is why the admission committee assesses your prior education to see whether it corresponds with a pre-university level (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch). So, keep in mind that if you are admissible to higher education in your own country you might not be admissible to the University of Twente. However, you might be admissible to a University of Applied in The Netherlands that is also higher education. Read more about the education system of the Netherlands.

Not admissible?

Students with a secondary education, which is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch), cannot be admitted directly. Students can become admissible after completing the following programmes:

  1. Twente Pathway College International Foundation Year of the University of Twente.
  2. Complete a Bachelor’s degree in a country outside the Netherlands and apply for a Master’s programme afterwards, please see our website for the Master’s requirements.
  3. Complete a Bachelor’s degree at a University of Applied Sciences (HBO Bachelor*) in the Netherlands, you can apply for a Master’s programme afterwards, please see our website for the Master’s requirements.

* Please see the paragraph ‘Type of Education’ above for more information about the differences in Higher Education in the Netherlands, as The Dutch higher education is based around a binary system.

Not the required grade, subject or level?

If you do not have the required grade, subject or level, you can do an additional test(s). The University of Twente only accepts certificates from CCVX, James Boswell or the Dutch so called 'Officieel Staatsexamen'. The test must be passed with a positive result and should be taken before the application deadline.

Please submit your application to the University of Twente before you make a reservation for one of the test. The University of Twente assesses on individual bases whether or not you are eligible for such a test and inform you via email after a submitted application.

For the social sciences Bachelor's programmes, we require VWO Mathematics A. For the technical Bachelor's programmes, we require VWO Mathematics B. For the subjects Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology you have to take the VWO Level, there are no sublevels like Mathematics. 

Documents required for application

Depending on the secondary education, we require different documents within your application, you can find this information by selecting by one of the countries below. If there is nothing mentioned you only have to upload the document requested within your questionnaire. In all cases, you can use our general examples of the requested documents.

Country list

Diploma not mentioned?

If your diploma is not mentioned or if you are in possession of a combination of diplomas we advise you to apply. 

Afghanistan

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Albania

DIPLOMA required for admission

Dëftesë Pjekurie (Matura) with the mandatory national exam subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and / or Biology is also required. 

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma and final transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated in English. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document explaining which subject you will take on your Matura.

Language requirement

Albania is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Argentina

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Australia

Will follow in October 2020.

Austria

DIPLOMA required for admission

Reifezeugnis or Reifeprüfungszeugnis awarded by an Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule with the mandatory national exam subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and / or Biology is also required. At least one of the subjects (Physics or Chemistry) has to be obtained on the national exam, the other subject has to be followed up until the final year if both subjects are required.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma and final transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated in English. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document explaining which subject you will take on your national exam.

Language requirement

When English is followed as an exam subject on the national exam students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Bangladesh

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Belarus

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Belgium

DIPLOMA required for admission

  • Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, richting Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO)
  • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, enseignement general

Both diplomas with the mandatory subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and / or Biology is also required. 

Language requirement

When English is followed as an exam subject on ASO students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not or students with the Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Bosnia Herzegovina

DIPLOMA required for admission

  • Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu (RS) obtained at a gimnazijum.
  • Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi or Diploma o završenoj gimnaziji obtained at a gimnazijum.

Both diplomas with the mandatory subject Mathematics on the Matura. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and / or Biology is also required as Matura exam.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma and final transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated in English. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document explaining which subject you will be take on your national exam.  

Language requirement

Bosnia Herzegovina is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Brazil

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Bulgaria

DIPLOMA required for admission

Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (academic stream) with at least 350 hours of Mathematics as Compulsory Training. In addition, Mathematics as Matura exam (grade 3 - 6). Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and / or Biology is required up until the final year.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma and final transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated in English. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document explaining how much hours of ‘Compulsory Training Mathematics’ you will have mentioned on your final transcript of records. Do not count the elective and/or additional hours into this amount. Also, explain if you will take Mathematics on your Matriculation Exams.

Language requirement

Bulgaria is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Canada

DIPLOMA required for admission

Will follow in October 2020.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaining which academic subjects you are following in Grade 12.

Language requirement

Please see our language requirements how to meet the English and/or Dutch language requirement. 

China

DIPLOMA required for admission

Senior middle/high school graduation certificate (Gaozhong) with a Gaokao certificate. Our Bachelor programmes may require varying minimum Gaokao score requirements. The minimum requirement may also differ based on the province where you took the Gaokao, we require tier 2 or higher. The Gaokao Science is required for the technical Bachelor’s programmes, where both Gaokao streams are sufficient for the non-technical Bachelor’s programmes.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma, final transcript of records and Gaokao certificate in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated in English. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document explaining which Gaokao (Science/Humanities) you will take.

Language requirement

China is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Colombia

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Croatia

DIPLOMA required for admission

Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi obtained after studies at a Gymnazija with the mandatory national exam subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. 

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated in English. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please upload a document stating which subjects you will take on your Matriculation / National Exams with the corresponding level.

Language requirement

Croatia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Cyprus

DIPLOMA required for admission

Apolytírio Lykeíou with the mandatory exam subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. 

  • The overall grade average must be ≥ 15 / 20;
  • An final grade of  ≥ 15 / 20 for the required subject(s);
  • With one of the following streams: ‘Humanities’, ‘Foreign languages and European Studies’, ‘Science, Biomedical Sciences, Information Technology and Technology’ or ‘Economics’.

We only accept students from private schools who have school type ‘same’. Student with private school types ‘similar’ will only be admissible based on GCE A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate.

The mathematics admission requirements for the Bachelor’s programme is depending on the stream. Mathematics for stream 3 and stream 4 is required for the Technical Bachelor’s programmes. If you want to follow a programme where Physics/Chemistry is required, stream 4 is mandatory. When you do not have the correct stream, you need to do additional testing in the missing subject(s).

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma and final transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated in English. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, please mention which stream / specialization you are following; ‘Humanities’, ‘Foreign languages and European Studies’, ‘Science, biomedical sciences, information technology and technology’ or ‘Economics’. Also, please explain which optional subjects you have chosen for your final year.

Language requirement

Cyprus is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Czech Republic

DIPLOMA required for admission

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce obatined at a Gymnázium with the mandatory national exam subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and / or Biology is also required. 

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education, please upload your diploma and final transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records in the original language and translated in English. Make sure the transcript of records mentions the subjects in your final year. In addition, upload a document with mentioning the subjects you will take for your national exam.

Language requirement

Czech Republic is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Denmark

DIPLOMA required for admission

  • Studentereksamenbevis (STX)
  • Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)  

Both diplomas with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. 

Language requirement

When English is followed as an examsubject on STX or HF students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Ecuador

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Egypt

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Estonia

DIPLOMA required for admission

Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. At least one of the subjects (Physics or Chemistry) has to be obtained in the national exam, the other subject has to be followed up until the final year.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your national exam.

Language requirement

When English is followed as an examsubject on the national exam students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Ethiopia

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.


Finland

DIPLOMA required for admission

Ylioppilastuskintotodistus / Studentexamenbevis with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. If you apply for a Bachelor's programme with an Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology requirement you need to take General Studies as examsubject. 

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your national exam.

Language requirement

When English is followed as an examsubject on the national exam students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

France

DIPLOMA required for admission

The new Baccalauréat Général admission requirements will follow in October 2020.

Baccalauréat Général with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Mathematics on Stream Science is required for the Technical Bachelor's studies. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. 

Note: Students who are following a French High School in Turkey can only be admissible if they receive the official French Baccalauréat Général diploma issued by the French government. The University of Twente will review if the High School is official recognized by the French government, which are; Lycée français Charles-de-Gaulle, Lycée français Pierre-Loti or La Petite École. If the above mentioned conditions are met please see the admission requirements for France.

Language requirement

Depending the IOB version students are exemped from the English language requirement. Students who have no IOB version have to do an additional English language test, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Germany

DIPLOMA REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION

Zeugnis Der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with the mandatory subject Mathematics up until the final year. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Language requirement

When English is followed as a subject in the final year students are exempted from the the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Ghana

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Greece

DIPLOMA required for admission

Apolytirio (Genikou) Lykeiou with the mandatory exam subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. 

  • The overall grade average must be ≥ 15 / 20
  • An final average grade of  ≥ 15 / 20 is required per subject(s)
  • With one of the following streams: Humanities, Science and Health Studies, Economics and Information Technology Stream

The mathematics admission requirements for the Bachelor’s programme is depending on the stream. Mathematics for stream 2 and stream 3 is required for the Technical Bachelor’s programmes. If you want to follow where Physics/Chemistry is required, stream 2 is mandatory. When you do not have the correct stream, you need to do additional testing in the missing subject(s).

Language requirement

Greece is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Hong Kong

diploma required for admission

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) awarded ≥ 2012 
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) awarded ≤ 2013  

For all programmes there is mandatory exam subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which examsubject you will take.

Language requirement

Hong Kong is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Hungary

DIPLOMA required for admission

Gimnáziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. At least one of the subjects, if both subjects are required - Physics or Chemistry, has to be obtained in the national exam, the other subject has to be followed up until the final year.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your national exam.

Language requirement

When English is followed as an examsubject on the national exam students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Iceland

DIPLOMA required for admission

Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Examination 200 credits minimum), obtained at a Menntaskóli with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. 

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. Upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your national exam. And upload a document at which institution you are going to pass your secondary education: Menntaskólar, Fjölbrautaskólar, Iðnskólar or Sérskólar.

Language requirement

Iceland is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

India

DIPLOMA required for admission

  • Standard XII diploma (academic stream): All Indian Senior School Certificate with marks ranging from A (A1, A2) or B (B1) in each of the required 5 subjects. The subjects: work experience, physical education, physical & health education en general studies are excluded from the 5 subjects.
  • Standard XII diploma (academic stream): Indian School Certificate with an average of 75% overall and 75% in each of the required 5 subjects. The subjects: Physical Education, Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service studies are excluded from the 5 subjects.

Both diplomas have the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Language requirement

India is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Indonesia

DIPLOMA required for admission

Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) in combination with Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional (SKHUN)

  • Both certificates have a minimum average of 75%
  • For the required courses a final score of 75% on the SMA and SKHUN
    - Mathematics is always required
    - Depending on the programme of your choice also Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology

Since 2020, the Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional is not offered anymore. The University of Twente stands by the above-mentioned admission requirements, which means only students graduated till 2020 are admissible. Students graduating since 2020 cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your SMA and SKHUN certificate and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent SMA transcript of records. And upload a document explaining if you are going to take the SKHUN and in which courses.

Language requirement

Indonesia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Iran

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Iraq

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Ireland

DIPLOMA required for admission

  • Leaving Certificate (at least 6 exam subjects of which at least 2 for the bachelor programme relevant subjects at higher level with a result of A, B or C)
  • Leaving Certificate (at least 6 exam subjects of which at least 2 for the bachelor programme relevant subjects at higher level with a result of H1-H4)

Both diplomas with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Language requirement

When English is followed as an examsubject and when education has been followed for 3 years in Ireland, students are exempted from the the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement. 

Israel

DIPLOMA required for admission

Matriculation Certificate, also known as: 'Te'udat Bagrut' or 'Bagrut' with the following admission requirements:

  • At least 21 units;
  • Mathematics as Unit 5 subject.

Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.  

Language requirement

Israel is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Italy

DIPLOMA required for admission

Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato Conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruzione Secondario Superiore awarded by an liceo classico / liceo scientifico / liceo linguistico / liceo scienze umane. With the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Language requirement

Italiy is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Japan

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.


Kazakhstan

DIPLOMA required for admission

Grade 12 Certificate from a Nazarbayev Intellectual School (NIS) with the mandatory exam subject Mathematics Advanced Level. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required as Advanced Level. The University of Twente will check is the school is an official Nazarbayev Intellectual School (NIS).

Language requirement

India is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Kenya

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.


Latvia

DIPLOMA required for admission

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. At least one of the subjects, if both subjects are required - Physics and Chemistry, has to be obtained in the national exam, the other subject has to be followed up until the final year.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your national exam.

Language requirement

When English is followed as an examsubject and obtained on level C2, C1 or B2 on the national exam students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Lithuania

DIPLOMA required for admission

Brandos Atestatas with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required. At least one of the subjects, if both subjects are required - Physics and Chemistry, has to be obtained in the national exam, the other subject has to be followed up until the final year.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your national exam.

Language requirement

When English is followed as an examsubject on the national exam students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Luxembourg

DIPLOMA required for admission

Till 2017: Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires techniques with the mandatory subject Mathematics as exam subject.  Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

From 2018: Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires - academic stream (enseignement secondaire classique) or technical stream (enseignement secondaire général), with the mandatory subject Mathematics as exam subject.  Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Language requirement

When English is followed as an exam subject students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Macedonia

DIPLOMA required for admission

Diploma za položena državna matura / Diploma general secondary education (4 years) obtained at 'shkollë e mesme – gjimnaz' with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required followed up until the final year.

Language requirement

Macedonia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Mexico

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Morocco

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Moldava

DIPLOMA required for admission

Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) (obatined after 2013) with the mandatory subject Mathematics up until the final year. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Language requirement

Moldavia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Nepal

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

New Zealand

Under construction, will follow as soon as possible.

Nigeria

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Norway

DIPLOMA required for admission

Vitnemal for Videregaende Skole (Seconcary School Certificate) with the additional requirements:

  • Norwegian (393 årstimer)
  • English (140 årstimer)
  • Mathematics (224 årstimer)
  • Natural Science (140 årstimer)
  • History (140 årstimer)
  • Social Sciences (84 årstimer).

Language requirement

When English is followed as an exam subject up until Vg3 students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Pakistan

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Peru

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Poland

DIPLOMA required for admission

Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General Lyceum) always in combination with Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General Lyceum). With the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your national exam.

Language requirement

Poland is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Portugal

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.


Romania

DIPLOMA required for admission

Diploma de Bacalaureat (obatined after 2005) with the mandatory subject Mathematics up until the final year. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Language requirement

When English is followed as an (exam)subject in the final year students are exempted from the English language requirement. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Russia (Russian Federation)

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.


Serbia

DIPLOMA required for admission

Diploma o Stecenom Srednem Obrazovanju (Gymnazium) with the mandatory subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required up until the final year.

Language requirement

Serbia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Singapore

DIPLOMA required for admission

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level in 5 different subjects in total:

  • 3x H2 content-based subjects
  • 1x H1 content-based subjects
  • General Paper/Knowledge and Inquiry

With the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Language requirement

Singapore is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

South Africa

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

South Korea

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Slovakia

DIPLOMA required for admission

Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske obtained at an Gymnazium with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your national exam.

Language requirement

Slovakia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Slovenia

DIPLOMA required for admission

Splošna Matura with the mandatory subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your national exam.

Language requirement

Slovenia is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Spain

DIPLOMA required for admission

  • Título de Bachiller
  • University Entrance Examination

Both diplomas are always required in combination, with the mandatory exam subject Mathematics. Mathematics II is required for the technical bachelor's programmes, where Applied Mathematics for Social Sciences II is sufficient for the non-technical bachelor's programmes. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your University Entrance Examination .

Language requirement

Spain is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Sweden

DIPLOMA required for admission

Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan with one of the following programmes with at least 2250 credits:

  • Naturvetenskapsprogrammet / Natural Science programme
  • Samhällsvetenskapliga programmet / Social science programme
  • Teknikprogrammet / Technology programme
  • Ekonomiprogrammet / Business Management and Economics programme
  • Humanistiska programmet / Humanities programme
  • Estetiska Programmet / Health and Social Care Programme

For all programmes there is mandatory exam subject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Language requirement

Students are exempted when English is followed at 5, 6 or 7. If not, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

Switzerland

DIPLOMA required for admission

Maturity Certificate / Maturitätszeugnis / Maturitätsausweis / Certificat de Maturité with the mandatory examsubject Mathematics. Depending on the Bachelor's programme of your choice Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology is also required.

Documents required for application

  • If you have passed your secondary education please upload your diploma and transcript of records in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. 
  • If you still have to pass, please upload your most recent transcript of records. And upload a document explaning which subject you will be taken on your national exam.

Language requirement

Switzerland is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.


Taiwan

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Thailand

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Turkey

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Note: Students who are following a French High School in Turkey can only be admissible if they receive the official French Baccalauréat Général diploma issued by the French government. The University of Twente will review if the High School is official recognized by the French government, which are:

  • Lycée français Charles-de-Gaulle
  • Lycée français Pierre-Loti
  • La Petite École

If the above mentioned conditions are met please see the admission requirements for France.


Uganda

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.

Ukraine

Students with a secondary education certificate from this country cannot be admitted directly because the level is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. Please see further information about the Dutch educational system and routes if you are not directly admissible.


Vietnam

DIPLOMA required for admission

Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung obtained at a High School for the Gifted (the University of Twente has her own list). In addition, with a 75% score for the required subject(s) which is always Mathematics. Moreover, depending on your Bachelor’s programme of choice it could be required for the subjects Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology.

Language requirement

Vietnam is not one of the countries with a language exemption, please see our language requirements how to meet this requirement.

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