Admission requirements

Transferring from DUTCH hbo to University OF twente

If you have a bachelor´s degree from a university of applied sciences in the Netherlands (HBO), you can be eligible for a one or two-year master’s programme at the University of Twente (UT). However, many hbo programmes do not tie in seamlessly with university master’s programmes. This is because university-level programmes emphasize research and analytical skills, while hbo programmes are more focused on practical applications.

In many cases, hbo bachelor’s students therefore need to complete a transferprogramme to bring their knowledge and skills up to the level required for admission to an academic master’s programme.

Two studyroutes


completed hbo degree

Having obtained a bachelor's certificate from a university of applied sciences in the Netherlands you can be eligible for Master of Science programme at the University of Twente. This will normally be conditionally, based on deficiences because of differences in level and prior knowledge. To remove these deficiences , a student is appointed a transfer programme, the so called pre-master. After completing this transfer programme the student can transfer to a one or two year master's programme.

completed hbo route

» AFTER completing of a bachelor’s at a University of Applied Science


DURING HBO bachelor's

As a student of a university of applied sciences you can use your Minor space to complete the whole or part of the transferprogramme, thereby accelerating your ability to transfer to a one- or two-year master's programme.

» DURING your bachelor’s at a University of Applied Science

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