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At the University of Twente, you have many opportunities to develop outside your study programme. Make use of your elective space to gain expertise in a specific domain.

During your studies at the University of Twente (UT), there is plenty of room to develop outside the programme you are following. For example, you can choose a module that broadens your knowledge to other fields of study. Or spend part of your study time abroad. UT has a wide range of exchange agreements with leading universities around the world, giving you the opportunity to gain international experience!

Explore your options:

  • Follow a minor

    In addition to the core curriculum of 150 ECs, each bachelor's programme also has room for a specific profile of 30 ECs. At UT, this space of 30 ECs is filled in with minors. Unique is the large number of combinations that can be made at UT. For example, students can choose from High Tech Human Touch modules, study abroad or in-depth minors.

    Have a look at the website with all the minor options!

  • Honours programmes

    The UT Honours Programmes are specifically for promising students who excel in talent, motivation and entrepreneurship. They are challenged to think outside the box, look across disciplines and find innovative ways to give their ideas social impact.

    Discover our Honours programmes.

  • Exchange

    Every year, countless UT students make the choice to study abroad, do an internship, do a graduation project or go on a study trip. The main reasons for this are meeting new people, experiencing a different culture and learning a new language. An international experience also broadens your perspective and contributes immensely to your personal growth.

    UT offers a wide range of exchange agreements with leading universities around the world, giving students the opportunity to gain valuable international experience.

  • Master-insert

    The Transdisciplinary Master-Insert programme on Shaping Responsible Futures is an extra-curricular educational programme hosted by UT's Designlab. It is an award-winning programme that offers you the opportunity to pursue your own interests and become a multi-skilled and open-minded professional, able to constantly adapt to new challenges. You will collaborate with students from a wide range of disciplines and completing it will result in a Certificate on Shaping Responsible Futures.

    The Master-Insert is aimed at master's students currently enrolled at UT.  It is a full-time six-month study programme, which means you set aside your current master's for six months.

  • Follow master's courses during your bachelor's

    As a bachelor's student, you can take one or more master's courses during or as part of your studies. However, take into account that there are a number of requirements. For example, you need a certain prior knowledge. Or you can only be admitted if there is sufficient capacity. 

    It is not possible to take courses from a master's programme that applies a selection procedure such as a numerus fixus or a draw (loting in Dutch).

    Consult your study adviser or contact the lecturer of the master’s course for more information.

  • Internship in the Netherlands or abroad

    During a bachelor's or master's programme, it is possible to do an internship in the Netherlands or abroad. UT offers support to students in finding, following and completing an internship or graduation project.

    Use the platform Jobteaser platform to find internships.

    For businesses

    UT is the perfect breeding ground, full of talent. The UT Career Center matches this talent with businesses as employees. Do you own a business and wish to work with our talented students? Visit their website for how to find an intern or graduate.