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Why study at the University of Twente?

Ready to get a Bachelor's degree and busy scanning the globe for a university offering the perfect programme and environment?

The University of Twente (UT) differs from other universities, both in The Netherlands and internationally. Here's why studying at the UT is a smart choice.

Highly personalised education

We believe change requires personality, not just intelligence. This is why we invest heavily in your personal growth as a student. We don’t just transfer knowledge, we also help you find the best way in which you can put that knowledge to use in the real world, whether as an entrepreneur, an organizer or a designer of solutions. Find out more about our student-driven learning concept

Future-proof educational model

Dutch education is known worldwide for being highly interactive, with a strong focus on teamwork, independence and proactive thinking. At UT we take that approach a step further. In our module-based programmes, challenging team projects, personal growth and social impact go hand in hand, making learning effective, future-proof and more engaging than ever. Read more about our educational model.

Europe's most entrepreneurial university

Already recognised as the Netherlands’ most entrepreneurial university, our ambition is to become European leader in entrepreneurship. How? By attracting enterprising people. By placing entrepreneurship at the heart of our programmes. By providing startup support. By rewarding creativity, innovation and guts. Read about the more than 1,000 successful start-ups launched at UT.

Broad range of educational programmes

We offer Bachelor'sMaster’s, PhD and PDEng programmes, along with ambitious Honours tracks (including the ATLAS programme offered by University College Twente) and Executive programmes. Our focus is on Biomedical Technology & Health, Engineering, European Public Administration, IT, International Business Administration, Behavioural Sciences and Science & Technology.

The only park-like campus in The Netherlands

One of the UT’s crown jewels, without doubt, is our campus: a breath-taking and sustainably managed parkland of 146 hectares dotted with state-of-art facilities – from libraries and laboratories to cultural and sports facilities. A campus with the hustle and bustle of a small metropolis. A dynamic community to live and work in. 

Global name in research

Our world today is facing major environmental, economic, social and political challenges. Scientific research has a pivotal role to play in creating conditions that will sustain life on this planet. Our research institutes are committed to leading the way in areas ranging from nanotechnology to technical medicine, behavioural sciences and geo-information science and earth observation. In the coming years, the University of Twente will focus on various scientific themes

Global ambition and multicultural community

With over 80 nationalities the University of Twente is a colourful multicultural community. Most of our programmes are English-taught and we are raising our international profile. Get to know new cultures and people from all over the world. Become a global citizen, equipped for working in varying international contexts.  

High Tech Human Touch

Our interdisciplinary approach – combining technology and engineering with behavioural and social sciences – gives us a unique position. Get used to crossing boundaries and making unexpected connections. Become a problem-solver of the future, equipped to work in teams and create solutions that people and society really need: High Tech, Human Touch.

One of the world's leading research universities

Among the world’s 18,000 universities, the University of Twente belongs to the top 200. In Europe, we’re rated as one of the 25 best universities. Our research institutes and researchers have a world-class reputation in many areas, including nanotechnology, biomedical technology, information technology, governance studies, sustainable energies and high-tech systems. 

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