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 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!

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