Why study at the University of Twente?

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Ready to get a Bachelor's degree and busy scanning the globe for a university offering the perfect programme and environment?

The University of Twente (UT) differs from other universities, both in The Netherlands and internationally. Here's why studying at UT is a smart choice.

  • Our approach: High Tech Human Touch

    We are pioneers in fusing technology, science and engineering with social sciences to impact the world around us. This cross-disciplinary way of working that characterises our university opens up unexpected possibilities - especially in combination with creativity and excellence in scientific disciplines. Get used to crossing boundaries and become a problem-solver of the future, equipped to work in teams and create solutions that people and society really need: High Tech, Human Touch. 

  • Broad range of educational programmes

    We offer bachelor's programmes, administered by five different faculties, along with ambitious honours programmes. Our focus is on Biomedical Technology & Health, Engineering, European Public Administration, IT, International Business Administration, Behavioural Sciences and Science & Technology. 

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  • Highly personalised and futureproof education

    One of the things that make UT stand out is our approach to teaching and learning. Our unique Twente Education Model (TOM) makes studying more effective, more future-proof and a lot more fun, too. All of our bachelor’s programmes work with TOM. What makes this particular way of learning and teaching special?  

    We believe change requires personality, not just intelligence. This is why we invest heavily in your personal growth as a student. We don’t just transfer knowledge, we also help you find the best way in which you can put that knowledge to use in the real world, whether as an entrepreneur, organiser or designer of solutions. 

  • Most entrepreneurial university

    UT is recognised as the most entrepreneurial university in our own country. We are strong in transforming knowledge into business in order to impact society in meaningful ways. We reward typically human qualities, such as creativity, innovation and guts. No wonder more than 1,000 successful startups have been launched here, including Booking.com, Takeaway.com, Demcon.nl and Athom.com. On-campus, we accommodate over 130 student startups. What are your plans?

    Our ambition is to become a European leader in entrepreneurship. How? By attracting enterprising people. By placing entrepreneurship at the heart of our programmes. By providing startup support. By rewarding creativity, innovation and guts. 

  • One of the world's leading research universities

    Among the world’s 18,000 universities, UT belongs to the top 200. In Europe, we’re rated as one of the 25 best universities. Our research institutes and researchers have a world-class reputation in many areas, including nanotechnology, biomedical technology, information technology, governance studies, sustainable energies and high-tech systems. 

    Our world today is facing major environmental, economic, social and political challenges. Scientific research has a pivotal role to play in creating conditions that will sustain life on this planet.

    Our research institutes are committed to leading the way in areas ranging from nanotechnology to technical medicine, behavioural sciences and geo-information science and earth observation. In the coming years, UT will focus on various scientific themes like improving healthcare by personalised technologies and creating intelligent manufacturing systems.

  • The only park-like campus in The Netherlands

    One of the UT’s crown jewels, without doubt, is our campus: a breath-taking and sustainably managed parkland of 146 hectares dotted with state-of-art facilities – from libraries and laboratories to cultural and sports facilities. A campus with the hustle and bustle of a small metropolis. A dynamic community to live and work in. 

  • Global ambition and multicultural community

    With over 80 nationalities the University of Twente is a colourful multicultural community. Most of our programmes are English-taught and we are raising our international profile. Get to know new cultures and people from all over the world. Become a global citizen, equipped for working in varying international contexts.  

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