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Admission requirements Chemical Science and Engineering

Have you decided to sign up for the Bachelor’s programme Chemical Science & Engineering at the University of Twente? First, sign up via Studielink. Check the admission requirements below to be sure that your application will succeed. 

What diploma did you get?

International diploma

You are admissible if you have an international secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma: good A-level results or International Baccalaureate with good grades in at least:

  • Advanced mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Please check your country of origin if your diploma matches these requirements. You can even apply even though you have not completed your diploma yet.

Foundation year

Are you an upcoming, international student and is your secondary education not comparable to the Dutch VWO-diploma? However, you would like to take this programme? University of Twente offers you the possibility to take a foundation year after which you will be admissible.

You also need a high level of English proficiency, as this programme is entirely English-taught. Check the language requirements

German Abitur

For detailed information on admittance with a German Abitur diploma, please check the required course combinations per study programme or read more in German about the application procedure for Chemical Science & Engineering.

Dutch diploma (vwo)

You will be admitted to the Bachelor's programme if you possess a Dutch vwo-diploma with the profile:

  • Natuur & Techniek
  • Natuur & Gezondheid together with 'Wiskunde B' (advanced mathematics) and 'Natuurkunde' (physics)
  • Other profile, as long as it includes 'Wiskunde B' (advanced mathematics), 'Natuurkunde' (physics) and 'Scheikunde' (chemistry). 
Dutch propedeuse/diploma at a Dutch University of Applied Sciences

If you have successfully completed your first year of studies in a relevant subject at a university of applied sciences (Dutch Hoger Beroepsonderwijs, hbo), the University of Twente has to review your application first. We will check whether your educational background fits well with this study programme. 

Have you already completed a Bachelor's degree at a Dutch university of applied sciences? Find out more about the possibilities and conditions for admission with an hbo-diploma to one of our Master's programmes. 

Level of English

As the programme is entirely English-taught, you have to meet the English language requirement. You need to upload the required documents as proof of your English language proficiency, before the application deadlineIf you hold a Dutch VWO-diploma, then you meet the language proficiency requirements. Check the language requirement here.

Questions regarding this study or its admission requirements?

Good knowledge of exact science subjects

Mathematics is the language of engineers. Our experience shows that students who are good at exact sciences, like Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry (with grades 7 or higher), have a greater chance of success in the Chemical Science & Engineering (CSE) programme than those who have difficulty with these subjects. This does not mean that you are not allowed to register if your science grades are below 7, but please keep in mind that CSE is a challenging course, certainly in the area of the sciences. 

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