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Admission requirements overview

Academic level

Applicants for a Master’s programme should have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university or accredited academic institution in a discipline related to that of the Master’s programme.

For a detailed list of admission requirements per study programme, please visit the programme pages.

Eligibility check (international students)

Our e-check can help international students with a non-Dutch degree to find out whether they are eligible for a particular Master’s programme. The test takes about five minutes to complete and gives individual advice about your chances of being admitted to the master’s programme of your choice. See our eligibility check overview for all available checks. 

The e-check is created for students with a 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 e-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.

Students with a Dutch degree

Not finished yet with your bachelor's degree?

If you have yet to complete your bachelor’s programme, you can still apply for admission to a master’s programme at the University of Twente. You may be granted a conditional acceptance based on your transcripts, detailed curriculum information, relevant research and expected graduation date. However, you must submit your bachelor’s degree before you can start the master’s programme.

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 (

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


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

European Credit Transfer System (ECTs)

Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in ECTS. The ECTS abbreviation stands for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, a system widely used throughout the European Union. In the Netherlands, each credit represents 28 hours of work. We would like to point out that recognition of credits is at the discretion of your home institution (please contact the International Office of your home university).

Application procedure

Are you ready for your application? Read up on the application procedure.

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