Language requirement master's programmes

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Are you going to study a Dutch or English master's? Make sure you meet the language requirements of the study in time.

Find out what language requirements apply and what certificates you may need to provide.

Dutch language requirements

The University of Twente has several Dutch-taught (pre-)master’s programmes. These programmes have a Dutch language requirement, besides the English language requirement.

English language requirements

Online English tests during COVID-19

We acknowledge the difficulties experienced worldwide in taking the compulsory language test, due to the Covid-19 situation. Alternative English tests can be:

  • The TOEFL iBT (Special) Home Edition test is valid for February 2022, September 2022, and February 2023 intake, available everywhere that TOEFL iBT testing is normally available, with the exception of Iran.

Please note that other online English language tests (i.e. IELTS Indicator test, Cambridge online test, etc.) will not be accepted(!) 

Success in your studies requires a high level of English proficiency. Therefore, prospective master's students with an international degree must meet the English language requirement.

Make sure you have obtained a valid English test result before the application deadline. If your application is accompanied by a language test score report with a test date after our application deadline, we will not process it. Therefore, make sure to do the test in advance, as it will take time for you to get the official certificate.

As proof that you meet this requirement, you will be asked in the application procedure to upload one of the requested language certificates below. Only these internationally recognised test results will be accepted. Without a valid certificate, your application cannot be processed.  



You are exempted from the English language requirement if you hold:

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