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Incoming Exchange Students

The University of Twente offers multiple exchange opportunities. When you're applying for an exchange programme at the University of Twente, you can select course packages or individual courses of 15 or 30 ECTS credits or you can opt for an interdisciplinary exchange package of 15 or 30 ECTS credits. As a secondary source for e.g. course codes, you can browse the Course Catalogue. Next to courses, you can also opt for a placement or research project. If you have any doubts about which courses to enroll in as an exchange student (or about the other exchange possibilities), please contact our Departmental Exchange Coordinators.  

The University of Twente has exchange agreements with international universities facilitating student exchange. Please note that exchange is only possible if your home institution is an official partner of the University of Twente. Contact your home university’s international student services to make sure your home institution has an exchange agreement with the UT before applying. See our Nomination Manual for partner instruction for nominating students.

Academic year and offered courses

One academic year at the University of Twente consists of 60 ECTS credits split over 2 semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. Each semester consists of 2 blocks of 15 ECTS credits each:

  • First semester / Fall semester (September till January)
    • First block: 1A
    • Second block: 1B
  • Second semester / Spring semester (February till June)
    • Third block: 2A
    • Fourth block: 2B

Interdisciplinary exchange packages of 15 ECTS credits are thus always one complete block and packages of 30 ECTS credits are always one complete semester.