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ADMISSION bachelors' programme Electrical engineering

You will be eligible for admission to the programme if you have one of the following:

  • Dutch VWO: You will be admitted to the Bachelor's programme in Electrical Engineering if you possess a Dutch VWO diploma with a Natuur & Techniek profile. Admission with another profile is possible as long as you have passed Wiskunde B and Natuurkunde.
  • Dutch HBO: If you have successfully completed your first year of studies in a relevant subject at a university of applied sciences (Dutch HBO) you are also welcome to join the Electrical Engineering programme. Click here for more information (in Dutch) on the conditions for admission.
  • International students: Non-Dutch students should have secondary school qualifications comparable to the Dutch VWO diploma (good A level results or International Baccalaureate) with good grades in Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects. As the programme is entirely English-taught, a high level of English proficiency (Cambridge English B1 level, IELTS minimum 6.0, or equivalent) is also required. Click here for more information. Students with an international diploma are advised to contact the Admissions Office of the University of Twente early on. The Admission Office will then determine whether you meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor’s programme in Electrical Engineering. 

Mathematics is an indispensable part of all science programmes. The better you are at mathematics and physics, the more likely you are to succeed on the Electrical Engineering programme. But the real key to success is regular study.

The entire programme is in English. If you have a VWO, HBO-P or HBO diploma, then you meet the language proficiency requirements.

Are you an international student who doesn't meet the admission requirements? 

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? The University of Twente offers you the possibility to take a foundation year after which you will be admissible.


Made your choice? To start the admission procedure please register as an applicant in Studielink.


The University of Twente will organize matching activities for prospective students. Participation in these activities is mandatory for Electrical Engineering applicants (digital questionnaire and a campus activity). The matching activities will take approximately half a day, and take place on the university campus. International students may attend the matching activities or participate in a Skype interview. Click here for more information.


In response to your registration in Studielink as a Electrical Engineering applicant you will receive an email from the University Admission Office which explains how to proceed. Click here for more information.


The deadline for registration in Studielink is 1 May. If you miss the registration deadline of 1 May, the Electrical Engineering programme may still accept your application if your participation in the required matching activities can still be arranged, and other applicable deadlines (e.g. for visas and housing) are met.

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