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Required documents for admission

Several of the documents below are often necessary to complete your application. Which documents you need exactly depends upon your nationality, your personal situation as well as the study programme. Our application systems also tells you which documents you need to upload.

The following documents serve as examples of the files that we require from students who wish to enter the admission process within the Osiris application. Without the necessary documents the application will not be processed or rejected.

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.

Passport

Instructions: 
Please upload a clear copy (in PDF format) of the personal pages of your International passport, your ID-card (European Union students only) or a copy of your birth certificate in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. Please make sure that your city of birth is clearly mentioned in English on the identity document as this is a requirement for the verification of your personal details.

Note: if you have multiple nationalities and you want those registered please also upload the identity documents of your other nationalities. The University of Twente will only register the nationalities of the uploaded identity documents.

Reason why:
Your upload will be used to verify your personal details. Furthermore, the information will be used to make sure your name and date of birth on your diploma(s) correspond with the personal pages of your passport/id card/birth certificate. So if your personal details are not identical on both passport and educational documents please upload an official document with explanation.

Example:


Secondary school diploma

Instructions: 
Please upload your official (provisional) secondary school diploma in original language and translated in English or Dutch. If the original document is in English, Dutch or German you do not have to upload a translation.

You can always apply, even when you still have to complete your secondary school education. Please make sure your certificate includes your full name, date of birth, official name of your diploma and institution’s name and logo.

Please see this webpage and select the country to see which documents we require.

Reason why:
Your upload will be used to verify if you have obtained your secondary school diploma. Furthermore, your diploma will be used to assess the level of your education, as each country has a different educational system.

Example:

Secondary school transcript of records

Instructions: 
Please upload your official final transcript of records if you already passed your secondary school diploma. Or upload a most recent transcript of records from your final year for us to indicate in which subjects you are going to take your exams. Please upload the document in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. If the original document is in English, Dutch or German you do not have to upload a translation.

Please make sure your transcript of records includes your full name, date of birth, official name of your diploma and institution’s name and logo. If your transcript consists of multiple documents, please combine these documents into one single PDF document in chronological order.

Please see this webpage and select the country to see which documents we require.

Reason why:
Your upload will be used to assess the grades that you have obtained during your study. Furthermore, the upload will be used to gain more insight in the courses of your programme and the length of your previous degree.

Example:

Additional Degree

Instructions:
Please upload your additional degree certificate in original language and translated in English or Dutch. If the original document is in English, Dutch or German you do not have to upload a translation.

You can always apply, even when you still have to complete your higher education. Please make sure your certificate includes your full name, date of birth, official name of your diploma and institution’s name and logo.

Please see this webpage and select the country to see which documents we require.

Reason why:
Your upload will be used to verify if you have obtained an additional degree at a recognized higher education institution. Furthermore, your diploma will be used to assess the level of your education, as each country has a different educational system.

Example:

Additional Transcript of Records

Instructions: 
Please upload your official final transcript of records if you already passed your additional degree. Or upload a most recent transcript of records from your final year and a list with all the courses in the last year. Please upload the document in the original language and translated in English or Dutch. If the original document is in English, Dutch or German you do not have to upload a translation.

Please make sure your transcript of records includes your full name, date of birth, official name of your diploma and institution’s name and logo. If you transcript consists of multiple documents, please combine these documents into one single PDF document in chronological order.

Please see this webpage and select the country to see which documents we require.

Reason why:
Your upload will be used to assess the grades you have obtained during your additional study. Furthermore, the upload will be used to gain more insight in the courses of your programme and the length of your previous degree(s).

Example:

English Language Test: IELTS

Instructions:
Please make sure to upload a clear copy of the official test result, your ‘test report form number’ must be clearly readable. We do not accept a print screen from the online result. Please be aware that we will use this information to access your data using the IELTS database.

All students need proof of sufficient mastery of the English language, to be proven by the official test score document of the Academic IELTS (overall band score of at least 6.0). Certificates older than two years are not considered for admission.

Please note that if you are from an English speaking country in Africa (e.g. Nigeria, Ghana), you need to take one of the internationally recognised English language tests (IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge CAE-C).

Reason why:
Every international student applying for a Bachelor’s programme have to provide the University of Twente proof of sufficient mastery of the English language. You can find the specific language requirements and options how to meet this requirement here.

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English Language Test: TOEFL

Instructions:
Please make sure to upload a clear copy of the official test result. We do not accept a print screen from the online result.

All students need proof of sufficient mastery of the English language, to be proven by the official document of the TOEFL iBT (overall score of at least 80). Certificates older than two years are not considered for admission.

Please note that if you are from an English speaking country in Africa (e.g. Nigeria, Ghana), you need to take one of the internationally recognised English language tests (IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge CAE-C).

Reason why:
Every international student applying for a Bachelor’s programme needs to provide the University of Twente with proof of sufficient mastery of the English language. Please check our website for the specific language requirements and options how to meet these.  

Example:

English Language Test: Cambridge

Instructions:
Please make sure to upload a clear copy of the following two documents:

  1. official test result
  2. document with your (does not have to be an official one):
    - Candidate's ID number, this should be 3 letters and 6 numbers e.g. EPA123456
    - Candidate's secret number, this should be 4 digits.

We do not accept a print screen from the online result. Please be aware that we will use this information to access your data using the CIE Direct Site (database). As stated on the Cambridge website: “Candidates receive their ID number and secret number with their confirmation of entry for the exam. If candidates do not know these details, they should contact their centre.”

All students need proof of sufficient mastery of the English language, to be proven by the official Cambridge CAE or CPE document. 

Please note that if you are from an English speaking country in Africa (e.g. Nigeria, Ghana), you need to take one of the internationally recognised English language tests (IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge CAE/CPE).

Reason why:
Every international student applying for a Bachelor’s programme needs to provide the University of Twente with proof of sufficient mastery of the English language. Please check our website for the specific language requirements and options how to meet these.

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Dutch language test

Instructions:
Please make sure to upload a clear copy of the official test result. If you have Dutch as an exam subject at your secondary school you do not have to upload anything. Otherwise please make sure that you upload a clear copy of the official test result.

Reason why:
Every international student applying for a Dutch Bachelor’s programme needs to provide the University of Twente with proof of sufficient mastery of the Dutch language. Please check our website for the specific language requirements and options how to meet these.

The following Bachelor’s programmes have Dutch language requirement:

  • Bachelor’s programme Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor’s programme Health Science
  • Bachelor’s programme Technical Medicine
  • Bachelor’s programme Applied Physics
Additional requirements: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology

Instructions:
Please make sure to upload a clear copy of the official test result (PDF File).

Reason why:
Depending on the Bachelor’s programme there are additional requirements besides the language requirement. They can vary from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology. If the question appears in your application questionnaire, the Bachelor’s programme has specific requirements.

Overall we require Dutch VWO Level Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology. The Dutch VWO Level Mathematics has subcategories in Mathematics A, B or C.

There are multiple options to meet this requirements.

  • If you believe your exam subject Mathematics is sufficient, you can click this answer in the questionnaire.
  • If you believe you did one of the accepted Mathematics test in the Netherlands, you can click the answer ‘Yes, I have completed an additional James Boswell or CCVX Mathematic exam’ and upload the document.
  • If you are planning to take this test please answer the question with “Yes, I have completed an additional James Boswell or CCVX” and upload your reservation or a document with explanation when you are planning to take the test

Examples:

- James Boswell


- CCVX


- Staatsexamen

Motivation Letter

Instructions:
Please upload your motivation letter in English or Dutch (PDF file). Your motivation may contain several subjects, such as a clear motivation of goals and a motivation for taking the Bachelor’s programme of choice.

If you are applying for the Bachelor's programme Creative Technology, please see their website with the instructions.

Reason why:
Your upload will be used to assess your motivation and specific goals for matching activities and entering the University of Twente.

CV

Instructions:
Please upload your CV in English or Dutch, you can use the format from Europass if you find this helpful. On the Europass website are also examples.

If you are applying for the Bachelor's programme Creative Technology, please see their website with the instructions.  

Reason why:
Your CV will be used to gain more insight in your education, your professional career and your extracurricular activities.

Portfolio

Instructions:
Please upload your portfolio, only for the Bachelor’s programme Creative Technology. Please check the Creative Technology website for more information.

Reason why:
The portfolio is a mandatory requirement for admission to the Bachelor’s programme Creative Technology due to matching activities.

Financial Statement

Instructions:
Please keep in mind that you are required to use Euros (€) to indicate your expenses and income. The financial statement has different formats, so the example given might not be the form you will see in the questionnaire.  

Visit our tuition fees website for information on how much the institutional and statutory tuition fees are and which fee applies to you or the programme of your choice. Please note that each (academic) year the tuition fees will be adjusted due to the annual indexation.

In addition to a budget for tuition fees, you will also need a budget for housing, day-to-day expenses and costs may also incur for insurance and a visa application. An overview of additional costs can be found here.

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