admission and enrolment

Attention: This information is for the academic year 2016-2017. Information for the academic year 2017-2018 will be published as soon as possible.

for the BACHELOR’S PROGRAMME in Psychology


In order to be eligible for admission to the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at the University of Twente, you must meet a number of requirements. These depend on whether your previous education was in the Netherlands or elsewhere.


For the academic year 2016-2017 the Bachelor's programme Psychology has no placement restrictions (no numerus fixus). 


  • Dutch students

You can be admitted to our Bachelor’s programme in Psychology with any Dutch vwo (pre-university) profile. If you have an university of applied sciences degree or have completed the first year of an university of applied sciences, you can also enrol for the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology. It is helpful if you have completed mathematics with statistics during your studies at the university of applied sciences or high school.

  • International students

If you are a student with a secondary school certificate from another country, you will be admitted to our Psychology programme on two conditions. The first is that your certificate is equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma (for example, the German Abitur (, the Belgian Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, or the International or European Baccalaureate). The second is that you meet all the admission criteria.

(ADDITIONAL) REQUIREMENTs FOR international students

Additional requirements for entering the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at the UT are that you have a reasonable grasp of mathematics and a satisfactory command of English as part of your pre-university education. If you have a foreign certificate of previous education other than those listed above, we advise you to check the general admission website. The Admissions Office will (then) determine whether you meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology.

Students with a German Abitur certificate with Mathematik and Englisch up until the final exams are eligible for admission to the Psychology programme at the University of Twente directly.


More information about the enrolment

The deadline for registration in Studielink is 1 May 2017. If you miss the registration deadline of 1 May, the Psychology programme may still accept your application if your participation in the required (mandatory) matching activities can still be arranged, and other applicable deadlines are met. However, you will no longer be eligible for admission if you register after 30 June 2017.

For international bachelors (VISA en NON VISA) en dutch bachelors with an international degree):
The bachelor’s programme Psychology has a deviating deadline due to a mandatory matching activity: complete application in Studielink: before 1 April 2017.

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