Follow a minor during your bachelor's

Shape your own studies and choose a minor that suits your interests.

As a bachelor's student at the University of Twente (UT) can choose from a variety of topics to fill your minor space. 

What is a minor?

A minor is a package of courses of (usually) 15 EC, which allows you to specialise or broaden your knowledge and competencies. Half a year of most study programmes is to be filled with two packages of 15 EC. In most studies, this is the first six months of the third year. Can you, for whatever reason, not take the minor in the usual term, there is an option of doing so in the second semester. However, the offer will be smaller than in the first semester. 

You can choose a minor within or outside your programme or faculty or even at another university or abroad.

Registration period first semester minors 2024-2025:
25 March (1 PM) till 31 May.
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What are my options?

You can choose (a combination of):

Not a UT student?

Are you studying at another educational institution and would like to take a minor at UT? Take a look at the website Kies op Maat to see which minors can be followed by non-UT students. Through Kies op Maat you can also register by downloading a learning agreement.

Frequently asked questions

  • The minor I want to do has reached the maximum number of participants. What can I do?

    Your answer can be found here.

  • When will I know my minor registration is approved?

    If you were able to register for a minor, you've reserved a spot. But your minor registration will be assessed by BOZ after the registration period. The majority of study programmes have the requirement of a minimum amount of ECTS to be obtained before you are allowed to start your minor.

    It can take a while before your minors are assessed, BOZ can wait till the grades of the 4th quartile are processed. So if you want to make sure you can start your minor, check your Education and Examination Regulations (EER) or ask your study adviser. 

  • Do I need to register for the corresponding module code?

    No, just register for the minor(s) via Osiris during the registration period. The corresponding module codes will be registered automatically for you after the registration period.

    If your minor registration gets rejected and the module codes were already registered for you, they will be removed.

    An exception is the transfer minor. If you are planning on doing a transfer minor, register for the module codes yourself. If the transfer minor contains a minor module, please ask the contact person of the transfer minor how to register.

  • Can I do a minor at another Dutch university?

    Yes, this is possible. You will need permission from the other university and also from your own examination board. You will need to write a proposal, which can be done in colaboration with your study adviser. Here's more information on this topic.

  • I changed my mind, how can I de-register?

    During the registration period it is possible to de-register yourself via Osiris. After the registration period you'll need to send an e-mail to

    It is very important that you de-register if your plans have changed. Several minors reach their maximum number of participants, so someone else would probably gladly take your place instead. Also, if you don't de-register, you won't be able to register for another minor. You can only have a maximum of 30 ECTS on minors in your minor space.

  • Why am I not able to register for my minor?

    Do you see a minor in our tool of options, but can't register for this minor in Osiris? This can have several reasons.

    1. You can only register for a total of 30 EC of minors, so if you're already registered for two minors of 15 EC, you won't be able to register for another minor. Leren Lesgeven has a minor of 30 EC, it's not possible to register for another minor once you're registered for a 30 EC version of Leren Lesgeven.

    If an old minor registration needs to be removed, please send an email to

    2. The minor might not be accessible for your study programme. This can be checked in the tool of options by selecting your study programme.

    3. The minor might have reached its maximum number of participants. You will see in Osiris that there are no spots available anymore. Please email to be put on the waiting list.

  • I finished my Kies op Maat transfer minor, where can I get my grade list?

    If you've completed your transfer minor you can send an email to You will receive your grade list by e-mail.

  • Can I follow a part of a minor?

    If you sign up for a minor, you will be registered for the complete minor. If you only want to do part of a minor (for instance as a replacement course for the Mathematics part that you already took) you will need to ask your study program for permission. But it is also important to ask permission from the offering study program. This is not the case if you do the standard replacement course, Introduction to Mathematical Analysis.

    Realize that it is not always allowed to join a part of a module. If you are not planning on doing the whole minor, don't register for the complete minor.