Application, selection and enrolment deadlines

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For the study year 2023 -2024, Technical Computer Science has a “Numerus Fixus” — a fixed capacity of 400 seats to be offered to applicants via a selection procedure. Therefore, the Bachelor's in Technical Computer Science has deviating deadlines. Registration via Studielink for the selection procedure closes on 15 January 2023 23:59 CET. The other (deviating) deadlines can be found below in our application and selection timeline. 

Application, selection and enrolment deadlines 

The timeline (including deadlines) of the application, selection & enrolment procedure for the Bachelor programme of Technical Computer Science is described in steps 1 to 3. The timeline (including deadlines) of the application, selection and enrolment procedure for the Bachelor's in Technical Computer Science is as follows:

  • Step 1 Apply via Studielink (deadline 15 January 2023 23:59 CET)

    Information on how to register via Studielink can be found on the general enrolment and admission page. After registering in Studielink, follow the instructions on how to finalise your registration in the university system. The deadline for registration via Studielink is 15 January 2023.

    Deadline registration Studielink: 15 January 2023 23:59 CET                         

    Please be aware that the registration process takes some time as you are required to gather and submit documentation. Start the application procedure on time, as the UT complies with strict national deadlines set by the Dutch Government.

  • Step 2a Selection procedure: questionnaire (deadline 14 February 2023 23:59 CET)

    On 2 February 2023 you will receive an invitation from TCS to fill in an online questionnaire about your choice to study Technical Computer Science at the University of Twente. The deadline for completing the questionnaire is 14 February 2023 23:59 CET.

    Deadline questionnaire: 14 February 2023 23:59 CET                       

    After you have completed your registration and submitted the completed questionnaire, the questionnaire is checked by the TCS programme. Afterwards you will receive information on whether you are allowed to continue the selection procedure and information on the TCS Entrance Exam.

  • Step 2b Selection procedure: Entrance Exam (10 & 13 March 2023)

    The TCS Entrance Exam consists of three tests:

    • Logical Thinking (20%);
    • Algorithmic Thinking (40%);
    • Mathematical Thinking (40%)

    For candidates with a Dutch residence, the TCS Entrance Exam takes place on campus on Friday 10 March 2023. You will receive an email with the exact time and instructions for participation.

    For candidates with a foreign residence, the TCS Entrance Exam takes place online on Monday 13 March 2023. No later than one week prior to the test you will receive an email with the date the test takes place. Please be aware that it is not possible for us to take into account the time zone of your residence in appointing time slots. 

    If you have an officially diagnosed learning disability and/or are experiencing provable extenuating circumstances, you can request additional time, with a maximum of 25%. Requests can be sent to and need to be supported with documentation (e.g. a medical statement from a physician or psychologist) in Dutch or English. 

    Deadline request extra time: 14 February 2023 23:59 CET

    Detailed information on the rules and guidelines for the entrance exam can be found in the Regulation Selection Criteria and Procedure.      

  • Step 2c Selection procedure: accepting offer (as from 15 April 2023)

    Based on how you scored on your three tests, your ranking is calculated. On 15 April 2023 Studielink will announce your ranking number.

    Ranked 1 - 400: You immediately receive a placement offer via Studielink to study TCS and have 2 weeks time to accept the placement offer and finalise your enrolment (be aware: these are two different steps: accepting the offer, and enrolling).

    Ranking 401 or lower: there is still a good chance that you receive a placement offer as others decline their spot for several reasons. Do not feel discouraged by the lower rank; the rank is relative and is not a predictor of success. Offers for a place declined by higher ranked candidates are reassigned to lower ranked candidates till 1 June for non-EEA students and 1 August for Dutch and EEA students. Be aware that, even though you have not received an offer for a place yet, you must comply with the deadlines for uploading certified documentation mentioned under step 3.

    You will also receive an email from TCS containing some information on your ranking and test score. It will not be possible to review your test or individual answers given.

  • Step 3: Enrol

    Whether you have already accepted an offer for a place via Studielink or are still awaiting an offer for a place, you need to continue with your enrolment by uploading the required documentation (as described in our admission requirements) before the given deadlines: 1 July 2023 23:59 CET.

    Deadline uploading certified diploma: 1 July 2023 23:59 CET                   

    If you cannot comply with the admission criteria or provide us with a digital copy of your diploma before the given deadline of 1 July, you can send a substantiated request for an extension to the Admission Office. If you have received an offer for a place after 1 July, you need to upload the required documents within 2 weeks after receiving the offer for a place.

    Unfortunately, it is neither possible for candidates who require a visa to request an extension for the 1 July deadline nor to receive an offer for a place after 1 July. If you have not complied with the deadline, your offer for a place will expire 1 July.

    If you have not received an offer for a place by 1 June, your application will be canceled. You will have to re-apply for the next academic year.

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