Information for IB students

On Monday 23 March 2020 the IB institution has announced the following: “May 2020 examinations will no longer be held” through their website. The University of Twente expects to be sent full details on 27 March 2020 by the IB institute. After that, the University of Twente has to make a decision, which also could take some time. As soon as the University of Twente has made a decision, we will inform all of the admitted IB students and update this UT website.

With the International Baccalaureate diploma you will probably be admissible to a Bachelor's programme of the University. This depends on the subjects and levels you have achieved. A succesfully completed International Baccalaureate diploma is required before the start of the academic year.

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.

Documents required for application and enrolment

You can always apply, even when you still have to pass your final International Baccalaureate exams. Please upload the predicted grades within your application and upload your most recent transcript of records. After the admission procedure has completed the University of Twente will ask you to send certified photocopies, required for enrolment. However, International Baccalaureate students can request their transcript(s) and certificate(s) online via the International Baccalaureate website. The IB provides an official transcript of grades for the Diploma Programme (DP). It is an official copy of an IB candidate’s results. Transcripts can be sent directly to an institute of higher education, such as our university. These documents are not sent to students or other organisations. At the International Baccalaureate webite you can find more information about how to request for a transcript.

English Language requirement

There are several options to meet the English language requirement:

  1. If your instruction language during your two year International Baccalaureate Diploma programme is English and you have one of the English exam subjects you are exempted from the English language test. During you application you need to upload proof that your IB Diploma programme instruction language is English.
  2. If your instruction language is English but you do not have an English exam subject, you have to take an additional English language test as mentioned in our general language requirements.
  3. If your instruction language is not English and you do not have an English exam subject, you have to take an additional English language test as mentioned in our general language requirements.
  4. If the instruction language during your two year International Baccalaureate Diploma programme is not English you can still get an excemption if you pass with an grade 5 or higher for one of the English courses. If you do not meet the grade 5 requirement you need to do an additional English language test which is mentioned in our general language requirements. We advice you to do the English language test if you have doubts about your final English language grade.

Not the correct subject or level?

If you do not have the required 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 6 or higher and have to be taken before the start of the academic year (1 September).

For the subject Mathematical Studies or Mathematics Standard Level you have to take the VWO Mathematics A exam. For the subject Mathematics Higher Level you need to take VWO Mathematics B exam. For the subjects Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology you have to take the VWO Level, there are no sublevels like Mathematics. 

Overview of the admission requirement

From this year, the IB Mathematics Curriculum has changed. Not every Bachelor’s programme of the University of Twente modified their entry requirements yet. As soon as they have done so, you will see this in the overview below. So please check the website regularly. 

please know that you can apply even though you have not yet completed your secondary education  

Advanced Technology
  • Mathematics Higher Level
  • Physics Higher Level
  • English
Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics Higher Level
  • English
Applied Physics
  • Mathematics Higher Level
  • Physics Higher Level
  • English
  • Dutch
Biomedical Engineering
  • Mathematics Higher Level
  • Physics Standard Level or Higher Level *
  • Chemistry Standard Level or Higher Level *
  • English
  • Dutch

* At least one of the subjects (Physics or Chemistry) has to be obtained at Higher Level.

Business Information Technology
  • Mathematics Higher Level OR Mathematics Analysis & Approaches HL
  • English
Chemical Science & Engineering
  • Mathematics Higher Level
  • Physics Standard Level or Higher Level *
  • Chemistry Standard Level or Higher Level *
  • English

* At least one of the subjects (Physics or Chemistry) has to be obtained at Higher Level.

Civil Engineering
  • Mathematics Higher Level OR Analysis & Approaches HL
  • Physics Standard Level
  • English
Communication Science
  • Mathematical Studies Standard Level OR Applications & Interpretations SL
  • English
Creative Technology
  • Mathematical Studies Standard Level
  • English
Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics Higher Level OR Analysis and Approaches HL
  • Physics Standard Level
  • English
Health Sciences
  • Mathematics Standard Level
  • English
  • Dutch
Industrial Design Engineering
  • Mathematics Higher Level OR Analysis & Approaches HL
  • Physics Standard Level
  • English
Industrial Engineering & Management Science
  • Mathematics Higher Level OR Analysis & Approaches HL
  • English
International Business Administration
  • Mathematics Standard Level OR Applications & Interpretations SL
  • English
Management, Society and Technology
  • Mathematics Standard Level OR Applications & Interpretations SL
  • English
Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics Higher Level OR Analysis & Approaches HL
  • Physics Higher Level
  • English
Psychology
  • Mathematical Studies Standard Level OR Applications & Interpretations SL
  • English
Technical Computer Science
  • Mathematics Higher Level OR Analysis & Approaches HL
  • English
Technical Medicine
  • Mathematics Higher Level
  • Physics Higher Level
  • Chemistry Standard Level
  • Biology Standard Level
  • English
  • Dutch
Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS)

University College Twente (UCT) is the International Honours College of the University of Twente, ATLAS for short. Please see the admission requirements on the ATLAS website.

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