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The Bachelor's Programme Applied Physics


Understanding physical phenomena by unravelling the laws behind them – and then applying these laws in practical situations: that’s what our Bachelor’s programme in Applied Physics is all about.

The Bachelor’s programme in Applied Physics at the University of Twente is a three-year, Dutch-taught programme. It has been acclaimed as the top Dutch programme in its field for five years running.

Please note that this programme is taught in Dutch. Detailed information about the Bachelor’s programme in Applied Physics is available in Dutch and German only.

Programme overview

Top rated programme
Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics
Certification: BSc
3 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Dutch taught
Starting date
1 September 2019
1 September 2020
1 September 2021
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands
On student request
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme


Applied physics begin where regular physics ends. As a specialist in applied physics, you will not only analyze physical phenomena, you will also explore the laws behind them, understand those laws and find ways of putting them to practical use. One of the key questions you will keep asking yourself is how you can apply certain physical phenomena.


The language of applied physics is mathematics, while its main tool is the experiment. In order to analyze and apply natural phenomena, therefore, you have to be well-versed in math and physical experiments. That’s why we include mathematics in our programme from the very beginning and spend a lot of time experimenting during our practical sessions.


At the University of Twente, the practical application of physics takes centre stage: besides gaining insight into natural phenomena you will learn to experiment with the laws behind these phenomena. Our project-based educational model blends theory and practice in a unique way.

Do you want to know more about this Bachelor's programme? Applied Physics is a Dutch-taught Bachelor's programme, check out our Dutch or German website for more information.

Are you interested in the English taught Master's programme? Visit our English website about the Master's programme in Applied Physics.  

Are you curious to find out what our students think about the programme? Watch the video below to find out why Liesbeth chose to study Applied Physics at the University of Twente and what she likes most about the programme.

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