Diploma equivalents

GCE / A-levels

The A-level (Advanced Level) is a General Certificate of Education qualification in the United Kingdom and other British oriented countries, taken by students in the final two years of secondary education and after completion of the IGCSE or GCSE exams. You have to provide us with at least 3 GCSE's with an A,B or C grade and 3 full GCE's (A2) with an A, B or C score. The below mentioned subject(s) is/are compulsory. 

Language requirements

See the language requirements page for more information.

Advanced Technology - English
  • Mathematics A
  • Physics A
  • Chemistry A
  • English A


View the website of Advanced Technology to learn more about the programme.

Applied Mathematics - English
  • Mathematics A
  • English A


View the website of Applied Mathematics to learn more about the programme.

Applied Physics
  • Mathematics A
  • Physics A
  • Dutch


View the website of Applied Physics to learn more about the programme.

Biomedical Engineering
  • Mathematics A
  • Physics A
  • Chemistry A
  • English A
  • Dutch


View the website of Biomedical Engineering to learn more about the programme.

Business & IT - English
  • Mathematics A
  • English A


View the website of Business & IT to learn more about the programme.

Chemical Engineering
  • Dutch
  • Mathematics A
  • Physics A 
  • Chemistry A


View the website of Chemical Engineering to learn more about the programme.

Civil Engineering - English
  • Mathematics A
  • Physics A
  • English A


View the website of Civil Engineering to learn more about the programme.

Communication Science - English
  • Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics A
  • English A


View the website of Communciation Science to learn more about the programme.

Computer Science & Engineering - English
  • Mathematics A
  • English A


View the website of Computer Science & Engineering to learn more about the programme.

Creative Technology - English
  • Mathematics A
  • English A


View the website of Creative Technology to learn more about the programme.

Electrical Engineering - English
  • Mathematics A
  • Physics A
  • English A


View the website of Electrical Engineering to learn more about the programme.

European Public Administration - English
  • Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics A
  • English A


View the website of European Public Administration to learn more about the programme.

Health Sciences
  • Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics A
  • English A
  • Dutch


View the website of Health Sciences to learn more about the programme.

Industrial Design - English
  • Mathematics A
  • Physics A
  • English A


View the website of Industrial Design to learn more about the programme.

Industrial Engineering & Management Science
  • Mathematics A
  • Dutch


View the website of Industrial Engineering & Management Science to learn more about the programme.

International Business Administration - English
  • Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics A
  • English A


View the website of International Business Administration to learn more about the programme.

Mechanical Engineering - English
  • Mathematics A
  • Physics A
  • English A


View the website of Mechanical Engineering to learn more about the programme.

Psychology - English
  • Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Statistics A
  • English A


View the website of Psychology to learn more about the programme.

Technical Medicine
  • Mathematics A
  • Physics A
  • Chemistry A
  • Biology A
  • Dutch


View the website of Technical Medicine to learn more about the programme.

The University of Twente is aware of the fact that some schools in the UK hand out the GCE A-levels later than the official deadline for the application at our University. We accept a stamped and signed statement from the school with name, date of birth and passing date of the exam until the GCE A-level certificates have been received.

The full Cambridge International Pre-University Diploma is equivalent to the Dutch vwo pre-university diploma and will also give access to most bachelor programmes of the University of Twente. A combination of Cambridge Pre-U principal subjects and GCE A-levels is also possible.

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