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Admission requirements for international degrees

Academic level

Applicants for a master’s programme should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university or accredited academic institution in a discipline related to that of the master’s programme.

Always check the programme specific admission requirements

For a detailed list of admission requirements per study programme, please always start with the MSc programme page.

Bachelor's degree not finished yet?

If you have yet to complete your bachelor’s programme, you can still apply for admission to a master’s 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.

English language requirements

Proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite. 

Check your Eligibility (for International students)

Our eligibility check helps international students with an international 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 eligibility 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.

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

Specific admission 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 (

Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) 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

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

Joint programme (degree)

Joint programmes

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

European Credit Transfer System (ECTs)

Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in ECTS. ECTS 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).

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