Foundation year for international students

Are you an international student and you do not meet the requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate degree programme (Bachelor of Science)? However, you would like to take one of our English- taught programmes?

Holland International Study Center

The University of Twente and the Holland International Study Center offer you the possibility to take a foundation year after which you will be admissible to our English- taught programmes. The one-year programme combines academic study, English language training and study skills to prepare you for degree-level study.

Foundation Year in Science and Engineering

Related UT Bachelor's programmes:

  • Advanced Technology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Creative Technology*
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Technical Computer Science

The course modules of the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering consist of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Chemistry, Computing and Physics.

Foundation Year in Business and Management

Related UT Bachelor's programmes:

  • International Business Administration

The course modules of the International Foundation Year in Business and Management include Mathematics, Organisations & Behaviour, Microeconomics, Accounting & Finance and Marketing Intelligence.


  • You want to enter an English taught undergraduate programme
  • You are not eligible to enter the programme directly
  • You hold a high school diploma with good grades
  • You are 17 years old or above.

Application and deadline

You can start the International Foundation year in October for degree entry the following September. The application deadline is: 15 July. Download the brochure for additional information.

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More information

For more information about the foundation year, please visit the website of the Holland International Study Center.

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