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Excellence programmes at the University of Twente

Are you talented and do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Do you like to think out of the box? Do you push the boundaries of disciplines and do you look for ways to make sure your ideas have an influence on society? If that's you, then the University of Twente has a challenging programme for you: the honours programme.

The University of Twente offers an intensive and interesting programme that challenges ambitious students to perform their best. Our programmes areĀ high tech, human touch: it combines technology and social sciences. The honours programme in the bachelor's programmes is mostly broadening and in the master's programmes mostly deepening.

Structure honours programme

The programme starts in February each year and is only open to the top five percent students of each programme that the University of Twente offers. In about one and a half year you will follow a programme of 30 ECTS. As the programme is open to all sorts of bachelor's students, you will work with an interdisciplinary group with excellent and motivated students. During the programme you will be intensively guided and lectures will be given by a select group of scientists with different backgrounds and from different research areas. You will learn about scientific breakthroughs and revolutionary designs, and you will learn to ask questions about everyday technology. You will also learn how to write a research proposal and you will work with a team on a final assignment.

Read more about the excellence programmes at the University of Twente.

Plus and Star Programmes

Next to the honours programme, some programmes offer their own deepening Plus or Star Programmes:

University College Twente

While the programmes described above are an addition to your regular educational programme, the programme Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) is a standalone Honours programme. University College Twente stimulates top quality by offering education at Bachelor's level for extraordinarily smart and motivated students. Read more about the University College Twente.

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