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While you are studying at the University of Twente, there will be plenty of room for you to develop outside the regular course programme. For example, there are several optional modules that allow you to broaden your knowledge to other disciplines, or you can choose to spend part of your study time abroad.


Next to the core curriculum of 150 ECs, the bachelor's programme also has room for a specific profile of 30 ECs. At the UT, this space of 30 ECs is filled with minors. What is unique about the UT is the great number of combinations that can be made here. Students can choose, for instance, from High Tech Human Touch modules, studying abroad or in-depth minors.

The contents of a minor are primarily aimed at broadened knowledge or skills (T-shaped professional) and internationalization (global citizen). A T-shaped professional is an expert who is specialised in his or her discipline and who can add new knowledge to it or apply it in a new way (depth), but who at the same time has sufficient understanding of the social context of that discipline (breadth). The T-shaped professional must be able to combine professional depth with broad academic qualifications.


The Honours Programmes of the University of Twente offer additional challenges to excellent students who are talented, motivated and entrepreneurial. They are given opportunities to walk off the beaten track, look across the boarders of disciplines and to find ways to add social impact to their ideas. The programmes are both High Tech and Human Touch, meaning that they combine technology and social sciences. As a student you get the chance to develop further in one of three roles: as a scientist, designer or organiser. The programmes encourage an enterprising attitude that respects society and nature.

Transdisciplinary Master's programme

Please note: Transdisciplinary Master-Insert is an extra-curricular educational programme (i.e., not a formal master study programme) aimed at masterstudents currently enrolled at the University of Twente. Completing the programme will result in a Certificate on Shaping Responsible Futures. DesignLab invites UT Master's students you to enrol in the Transdisciplinary Master-Insert programme on Shaping Responsible Futures. In this program, you will collaborate with students from a wide range of disciplines.


Every year, hundreds of students at the UT choose to do a study programme, internship, graduation project or study trip abroad. Meeting new people, experiencing what it is like to be part of a different culture and learning a new language are the most important reasons behind their decision. International experience also broadens your horizon and greatly stimulates personal development.

Moreover, the University of Twente has exchange agreements with universities in different countries to facilitate the exchange of students.


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

To businesses, the University of Twente is the perfect breeding ground, full of talent. The UT Career Center connects this talent with businesses as employees. More information can be found on our website on how to find an intern or graduate.


During the summer, the University of Twente organises a true Summer School in a festival atmosphere, CuriousU, which is open for students from the second college year and onwards. In an inspirational week on the university campus, students truly experience the essence of High Tech and Human Touch. It is a week full of workshops, trainings and courses in topics related to health, serious gaming, design and entrepreneurship. Of course, there is also enough room for relaxation.