Application & Admission

LAnguage requirements

All of the Bachelor's programme have an English and / or Dutch language requirement. Please note that you have to meet the language requirement before the application deadline

English language requirement

International students or Dutch students with an international or foreign diploma applying for an English taught Bachelor's programme have to meet the English language requirement. Please note that you have to meet the English language requirement before the application deadline

The language requirements for Bachelor's programme Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) programme of the University College Twente differ from the other Bachelor’s programme.

Students can meet the language requirement by one of the following documents as proof of their English language proficiency:

  • IELTS - With an overall score of 6.0 and certificates older than two years are not considered for admission.
  • TOEFL (internet-based) - With an overall score of 80, certificates older than two years are not considered for admission.
  • Cambridge CAE or Cambridge CPE (both obtained with an A, B or C grade).

Exemptions

You are exempted from the English language requirements if:

  • you have English as an exam subject and you have studied the last three years of your secondary education in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (English speaking part), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America.
  • you have English as an exam subject during your secondary education. This exemption is depending on your country, please check our country list to make sure if you must do the additional English language test or not.

Please note that if you are from an English-speaking country in Africa, you will have to take one of the English language tests as mentioned above.

Dutch language requirement

There are 4 Bachelor's programmes with an Dutch language requirement. The Dutch language requirements depends on the programme of your choice.

  • Technical Medicine
  • Health Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Applied Physics

Please note that you have to meet the Dutch language requirement before the application deadline

Technical medicaine & health sciences

International students applying for a Dutch taught Bachelor's programme require one of the following documents as proof of their Dutch language proficiency:

  • Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal (NT2), program II (Common European Framework Reference B2-C1)
  • Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal (CNaVT) with either Educatief Startbekwaam (ERK B2) or Educatief Professioneel (ERK C1)
  • Dutch as part of a secondary school examination equivalent to the Dutch VWO exam. 

Biomedical engineering & applied physics

International students applying for a Dutch taught Bachelor's programme require one of the following documents as proof of their Dutch language proficiency:

  • Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal (NT2), program I (Common European Framework Reference B1-B2).
  • Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal (CNaVT), with either Profiel Educatief Startbekwaam (ERK B1) or Profiel Ecucatief Professioneel (ERK B2).
  • Dutch as part of a secondary school examination equivalent to the Dutch VWO exam. 
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