are you a prospective, international student who doesn't meet the admission requirements? a foundation year is a possibility!

The University of Twente offers you the opportunity to take a international foundation year after which you will be admissible to our English-taught Bachelor's programmes. The one-year programme combines academic study, English language training and study skills to prepare you for degree-level study.


You will be able to follow a foundation year under the following conditions:

  • You want to enter an English taught undergraduate programme at the University of Twente
  • You are not eligible to enter the programme directly
  • You hold or will hold a high school diploma with good grades
  • You hold or will hold an English language certificate with an IELTS score of 5.0 minimally (or equivalent other tests)
  • You are 16 years old or above

Your next steps & application

Visit our official Foundation year partner to read more about your possibilities and the next steps!

NOTE: Students that are doing preparation education is only allowed to stay for one year in the Netherland. After this one year, they need to be enrolled at the University or leave the country. Therefore, if you did not pass your Twente Pathway College International Foundation Year successfully you cannot start your studies at the University of Twente in any way.

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