Admission & enrolment

Enrolment Creative Technology

Enrolment for the educational programme in Creative Technology takes place in the following manner. First, you need to sign up for the programme and provide all the required documents, such as a curriculum vitae, portfolio and motivation letter. Then you need to complete the matching procedure. Once all the required documents have been submitted, you have taken part in a matching event, and you have met other (including financial) obligations, you will be informed of the decision regarding your admission to the programme. If you are admitted, you can proceed to enrol for the programme in Creative Technology at the University of Twente.

1. signing up and REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • You can sign up for the Bachelor’s programmes of the University of Twente via Studielink. The deadline for registration in Studielink is 1 May 2018. If you sign up after 1 May, it is possible that the programme will still accept your application, as long as you still take part in the required matching event and meet all other possible deadlines such as applying for a visa.
  • After registering via Studielink, you will receive an e-mail asking you to provide a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and portfolio.
  • You will also receive an e-mail asking you to complete an online questionnaire regarding matching.
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2. Matching

To make sure that you choose the right programme for you, the programme organizes a matching procedure. This enables you to see if the programme is suitable for you. For the programme in Creative Technology, participation in the matching procedure is compulsory. Without participating in the matching procedure, it is not possible to enrol in the educational programme. However, the advice that you are given as a result of the matching procedure is not binding. It is a recommendation about whether the programme is suited to you, but plays no role in whether you will be admitted.

The matching procedure consists of the following aspects:

  • Motivation letter, CV and portfolio

  • Online questionnaire

  • A matching event on campus (for students who can come to the campus) or a Skype meeting (for overseas students who cannot come to campus). The matching event takes place on campus. You can choose on which date you would prefer to attend. For admissions in the 2018 - 2019 academic year, the dates are 20 February, 1 May, 12 June and 11 July 2018.

    Please, indicate on what date you want to join the matching event on campus ( for Dutch students) or meeting by Skype ( non-Dutch students) here.

  • Recommendation from the program about whether the programme is the right one for you. This will be a non-binding recommendation.

Please remember that 11 July will be the last opportunity to participate in a matching event. For the event of 11 July, the deadline for submitting the relevant documents is 1 July 2018.

CV

Your CV can be a simple one. Restrict yourself to at most a single A4 sheet (or only half a sheet). Please include:

  • Basic personal information (given name and surname, gender, date of birth, nationality);
  • Some details about your secondary school (type of school, subjects you chose, the year you started and your graduation year);
  • Your activities between leaving secondary school and applying at the University of Twente (if applicable)
  • A list of your activities and hobbies over the last few years.


Motivation letter

Explain to us why you want to study Creative Technology. Be concise and make it personal. The intake committee already knows that Creative Technology is a very interesting programme, so you don’t have to explain that. Please tell us what makes this the best programme for you. What is your motivation for studying Creative Technology?


Portfolio

In addition to your CV and cover letter, we request you to submit a portfolio (as in images, movies, soundtracks with some explanation). This portfolio will be used as a basis for assessing the match between you and the programme, though the portfolio itself is not an assessment criterion. Please submit a portfolio consisting of two sections:

  • Firstly we are looking for things you have made or done yourself as a creative person. Technological achievements are welcome, and they may be low-tech (woodwork, LEGO) as well as high-tech (software, electronics). But non-technical achievements in, for example, music, film-making, stage play, writing, gaming etc. are important as well.
  • Secondly we are looking for things you have encountered which are, in your view, typically Creative Technology. Have you seen a product, a website, a movie or something else which intrigued you as being an original, beautiful, useful, or promising application of technology? Then please incorporate a link, a picture or a description in your portfolio.

The format of the portfolio is up to you, but please use a standard which both Apple and Windows can handle. Try to restrict the size to 5MB.

Matching event on campus

The matching event on campus consists of a series of workshops designed to help both you and us to gain insights into whether the Bachelor’s programme in Creative Technology is suitable for you. For some of the workshops, you will be asked to play an active role. For example, working with a group of other prospective students, you will give a presentation about your motivation and expectations. Then, together with a supervisor, you can discuss your motivation and expectations and those of the other group members. In other workshops, the programme plays a more active role. You will watch a detailed presentation about the educational programme, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. We will also look at the required levels of mathematics and physics. Some students will be invited for an interview during the event, to discuss their individual situation in greater depth. You can also request an in-depth interview yourself. After the event, you will receive a recommendation on your chosen programme: Creative Technology.

You will receive more information about the matching event on campus by e-mail after you have sent your covering letter, CV and portfolio, the results of the online questionnaire are available, and you have registered for a matching event on campus.

Matching event VIA Skype

We would prefer to meet with you in person on the UT campus. Nevertheless, we understand that it may be impossible for you to come to the campus for an event on one of the scheduled dates. In that case we may be able to arrange an interview by Skype. Overseas students who cannot come to the university campus will be invited to attend a Skype meeting as soon as they have sent their covering letter, CV and portfolio, and the results of the online questionnaire are available. An e-mail will be sent a few days before the Skype meeting, explaining more about the educational programme. After the Skype meeting, you will receive a recommendation regarding your choice of the Creative Technology programme.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA matching

The recommendation regarding your suitability for Creative Technology will be based on an assessment of the following five criteria:

  • Creativity, experience and/or interest in creative processes (generating ideas, creating impact).
  • Technology. You already are a technology user (since everyone is), but what is your motivation and talent to become technologically ‘literate’, one who not only uses but also understands technology (to a certain extent)?
  • Teamwork: can you work in teams and do you enjoy teamwork? Are you aware of the advantages and disadvantages of working in a group? Are you able to use teamwork as a motivation to improve yourself?
  • School results. What are your strongest points, and can you deal with your weaker points? What strong points will be an asset in the Creative Technology programme, and what weaker points might be an obstacle?
  • Your preparation for the programme: you have prepared yourself for studying Creative Technology. You understand what is expected. You have collected information on the programme (website, brochure) and you have attended an Open Day (or participated in the Student-for-a Day programme).

After a matching event

After a matching event on campus or by Skype, in addition to a recommendation, you will receive an e-mail containing more information of Creative Technology at the University of Twente. Participants in the matching event on campus will also receive the slides of the presentations.

3. ENROLMENT

Once all the required documents have been submitted (including a copy of the diploma that enables you to be admitted to the programme), you have taken part in a matching event and you have met other (including financial) obligations, you will be informed of the decision regarding your admission to the Creative Technology programme at the University of Twente. More information 

Please note: For international students, slightly different arrangements may apply and the documents required and deadlines may also differ. The information will be sent by email from the Admission Office and the International Office.

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