You are about to sign up for the Bachelor’s in Technical Computer Science. You do this through the Studielink website.
You are about to sign up for the bachelor’s in Technical Computer Science. Technical Computer Science has a “Numerus Fixus” — a fixed capacity of 400 places for the 2023-2024 academic year, to be offered to applicants via a selection procedure. Make sure you have registered via Studielink no later then 15 January 2023.
The timeline (including deadlines) of the application, selection & enrolment procedure for the Bachelor's in Technical Computer Science is described in steps 1 to 3. The procedure described below (including deadlines) also applies to students that are currently enrolled for a different bachelor programme at the University of Twente and consider switching to the TCS programme.
An overview of these steps and corresponding deadlines is depicted in this step-by-step plan.
The exam consists of three consecutive tests. None of these tests assume any knowledge of programming, nor is any other foreknowledge required to participate in the Entrance Exam. Each test is a weighted part (%) of the final score:
- Logical Thinking (30 minutes, 20% of the final score) is about your ability to reason in a systematic way and apply logic to solve problems.
- Algorithmic Thinking (45 minutes, 40%) is about solving puzzles, applying process-oriented thinking skills and in general your ability to come up with efficient solutions to computational problems.
- Mathematical Thinking (45 minutes, 40%) is about your skills in applying school-level mathematics without using a calculator.
How to prepare
If you meet the entrance requirements, you should be able to make the exam without much preparation. Below you can find information on the topics the that will be examined in the Entrance Exam.
We advise you to consult the FAQ first if you have any questions regarding admission and/or the selection procedure. If you cannot find your question answered there, please contact the UT Admission Office if you have any questions regarding admission and enrolment and the Numerus Fixus coordinator for questions about the selection procedure.