Students from outside the Netherlands should have a pre-university secondary education comparable to the Dutch VWO diploma, with high passing grades in Mathematics and Physics as required subjects. As the programme is taught entirely in English, a high level of English proficiency (CEFR, B2/C1 level; minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent) is also required. For more information, please contact our Admissions Office.
Are you an international student and is your secondary education not comparable to the Dutch VWO diploma? However, you would like to take Industrial Design? The University of Twente and the Holland International Study Center offer you the possibility to take a preparation year after which you will be admissible to Industrial Design.
Dutch VWO diploma
You will be directly admitted to the Bachelor’s programme in Industrial Design if you possess a Dutch VWO diploma with a profile in Natuur & Techniek. You may also be eligible to start the programme with a profile in Natuur & Gezondheid, but only with the subjects Wiskunde B and Natuurkunde. Furthermore, you may be eligible to start the programme with another profile, but only with the subjects Wiskunde B and Natuurkunde.
Mathematics is an indispensable pillar for all science programmes. Experience shows that if you are good in science subjects like mathematics, physics and chemistry, you are more likely to succeed in the Industrial Design course than if you have difficulties with these subjects.
If you possess a German Abitur, you can gain admission to the programme if you have studied English, Mathematics and Physics to Abitur level. Please note it is not necessary to have taken these subjects as Leistungskurs.