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Application procedure

If you wish to join the Honours Bachelor’s programme in Technology and Liberal Arts and Sciences (ATLAS), you must apply for admission to ATLAS programme via Studielink - a national database where all applications to Dutch institutes of higher education are processed.

Follow this step-by-step guide to apply to ATLAS programme:
Step 1: Go to and create your account. To do so, you must fill in your personal details and details of your prior education.
Step 2: Fill in the online application form in Studielink to apply for ATLAS programme. The ATLAS programme is listed at the University of Twente programme list as ‘Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences - Bachelor’.
Step 3: After registering at the Studielink you will be asked to send in your application documents to

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Application documents

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter: explaining the reasons for applying and your suitability for the University College Twente (max 2 pages).
  • Diploma and transcript of records: In most cases you will receive your secondary school diploma and your final exam scores in the summer (after the application deadline for ATLAS programme). Send us a certified copy of your most current secondary school transcript translated into English (or in Dutch).
  • Proof of English language proficiency: see the admission requirements.
  • Copy of your passport or ID*

Note: the item marked with an asterisk (*) is not relevant for students with a Dutch VWO diploma.

Once you have submitted all of your documentation, the ATLAS Admission Board of the University College Twente will be able to assess and review them. In some cases you may be asked to provide additional letter(s) of recommendation from your secondary school.

Selection procedure

The University College Twente offers a selective Honours Bachelor’s programme in Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS). Therefore, there are two rounds to the selection procedure.

First selection round

During the first selection round we will determine if you meet the admission requirements and have sent in all of the required application documents. The Admission Board of the University College Twente will assess your application documents in terms of creativity, ingenuity, imagination, self-reliance, determination to succeed, as well as your capability and motivation for a learning style based on problem-solving.

Second selection round

The Admission Board of the University College Twente will then decide if you are to be included in the second round of the selection process. The second round consists of a selection day, together with other candidates, at the University of Twente campus. Selected candidates will have interviews and perform team assignments. If you are selected and live too far from the Netherlands to come over for a day, then Skype interview sessions with the staff of University College Twente and an Honours programme student will be arranged instead.

In the final, formal stage of the admission process, the Dean of University College Twente accepts or rejects candidates and informs them of the decision.

Read more on the admission requirements, application deadlines and matching procedure at University of Twente vs.University College Twente.

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