You are about to sign up for the Bachelor's Creative Technology

First, you need to sign up for Creative Technology via StudieLink and provide all the required documents. After you have signed up you will receive information from the admission office about the requirements for starting the study.

For Creative Technology it is mandatory to participate in a matching event. You can attend this event after you submitted all the required documents.. Once all the required documents have been submitted, you have taken part  in an 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  in the programme  of Creative Technology at the University of Twente.

The University of Twente works with different enrolment deadlines, according to the programme, your nationality and your previous education diploma. You can register from October if you want to start the course the following year in September.

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You can sign up from October onwards.

You can sign up from October onwards.


You can sign up for the bachelor’s of the University of Twente via Studielink. The deadline for registration in Studielink is 1st of May 2021. If you sign up later, it is possible that the programme will still accept your application, as long as you still take part in the required matching procedure and meet all other possible deadlines such as applying for a visa. Please be aware, the last matching event is in the week of the 7th of July 2021.

2. Matching

To make sure that you choose the right programme for you, the programme organises 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. Please be aware: the matching is not a selection procedure; the result of the matching is not binding AND is not your proof of access to the university. The Admission Office will inform you whether or not you are admissible. 

The matching procedure consists of the following aspects:

  • Sharing the online questionnaire, your portfolio, CV and motivation letter;
  • Matching procedure. If the Covid-19 measures that are applicable at that time allow it, we hope to organize a matching event on campus for those prospective students who live in the Netherlands (or nearby). For the time being, we assume that all matching activities will take place online. You can choose on which date you would prefer to attend. For admissions in the 2021 - 2022 academic year, the dates are 23 February, 4 May, 8 June, 22 June, 7 July Please, indicate on what date you want to join the online matching in the online questionnaire (also check your spam box). For Non-EU students we will take into consideration the time difference with Enschede. Be aware: the number of participants for a matching activity in a day is not unlimited.
  • After completing these compulsory Matching steps, you will receive a recommendation about your choice for the Creative Technology course. Without this recommendation, you will not be admitted.   

Please remember that 7 July will be the last opportunity to participate in the matching. For the event of 7 July, the deadline for submitting the relevant documents is 28 June 2021.


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?


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.

You will find examples of a number of matching portfolios of current students here.

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 the matching procedure, in addition to a recommendation, you will receive an e-mail containing more information of Creative Technology at the University of Twente. 

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 the matching procedure 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.


The Study Check is a recommendation, not a selection process. The result is neither binding nor can it be used as proof of admission.

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