Experiences

Nick about the
University College Twente

University college of 
Doing it my way

2nd year ATLAS student from the United Kingdom

"I’ve found the distinctive programme I was looking for"

MY DECISION

University College Twente and its Bachelor's programme Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) were the first university offer to capture my interest.

  • First of all, I liked the programme’s breadth. Other programmes more or less force you to commit yourself to a field you may not even be sure about yet. ATLAS offers a very broad perspective, while at the same time leaving room for specializing if and as you wish.
  • The second big appeal is the project-based teaching method, in which you constantly apply knowledge to real-world issues and situations. It’s completely different from just sitting through lectures and passing your exams.
  • The third point is the fact that ATLAS is not just knowledge-centred: because of the way things are done here, you get to develop other skills, such as leadership, flexibility, organizing and so on – really useful skills I would never have learned at a UK university, unless I really went out of my way to pursue them on my own.   

STUDYING IN THE NETHERLANDS

Many of my friends failed to see why I decided to go abroad for university. The fact is that with ATLAS I felt I had found the distinctive kind of programme I was looking for. In England, I wouldn’t have been able to stand out among the thousands of other students doing more or less similar programmes. The fees also helped me in my decision-making: in Holland I’m paying a third of what I would have been paying in the UK, which means less debt to pay off once I enter the work force.

Read the stories of Florianne and Hannah.

Studying in the Netherlands

Many of my friends failed to see why I decided to go abroad for university. The fact is that with ATLAS I felt I had found the distinctive kind of programme I was looking for. In England, I wouldn’t have been able to stand out among the thousands of other students doing more or less similar programmes. The fees also helped me in my decision-making: in Holland I’m paying a third of what I would have been paying in the UK, which means less debt to pay off once I enter the work force.

Read the story of Florianne and Hannah.

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