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Overview Admission requirements

Applicants for a (pre-)master’s should have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised (accredited) higher education institution in a discipline related to that of the (pre-)master's. Always check the master's specific admission requirements. 

Admission requirements per master's

For a detailed list of admission requirements per master's, please visit the master's pages and choose the master's of your interest. 

Eligibility check (international students)

Our eligibility-check gives international students with international degree advice on whether they are eligible for a particular (pre-)master’s. The check takes about five minutes to complete and gives individual advice about your chances of being admitted to the (pre-)master’s of your choice. See our eligibility check overview for all available checks. 

The eligibility check is created for students with an international bachelor's degree, including Dutch students obtaining a non-Dutch bachelor's degree. If you have completed your bachelor's degree at an accredited institution in the Netherlands, you do not have to complete the check.

The check is created for students with an international bachelor's degree. If you have completed your bachelor's degree at an accredited institution in the Netherlands, you do not have to complete the check! 

Note: Students taking part in a double or joint degree programme should proceed with their application, regardless of the outcome of the eligibility check.

Double degree/joint degree 

Double degree or joint degree students should always proceed with their application, regardless of the outcome of the eligibility check.

Students with a Dutch degree

We have specific admission information for students with a Dutch degree:

Not finished yet with your bachelor's degree?

You can apply for admission to a (pre-)master’s at the University of Twente, even if you still have to complete your bachelor’s. You may be granted a conditional acceptance based on your transcripts, detailed curriculum information, relevant research and expected graduation date. However, to finish your enrolment you need to submit your bachelor’s degree before you can start the (pre-)master’s.

Specific requirements

Chinese nationals

Nationals of the People’s Republic of China need to obtain a NUFFIC certificate as a validation of their qualifications, in addition to their English language test score documents. The University of Twente needs your Nuffic certificate (formally known as ‘NESO certificate’) for your visa application. For more information please see the website of Nuffic.

Joint programmes

In addition to these general requirements, specific requirements may apply to admission to joint programmes.

ITC Faculty programmes

For programmes offered by the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente specific requirements apply. Please see the website of the ITC Faculty


Recognised refugees with a higher level of education are very welcome to study at the University of Twente! Read more about the opportunities for refugees.

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