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 opt for a placement of research project. If you have any doubts about which courses to enrol 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. 

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 quarters of 15 ECTS credits each:

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

Course packages of 15 ECTS credits are thus always one complete quarter and course packages of 30 ECTS credits are always one complete semester. On the following pages, you will find our exchange offer of courses and placement of research project with an indication on when the programme is offered (e.g. Spring semester or quarter 2A).   

Exchange Programmes
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