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How to apply to the University of Twente

Start your application for a master's

You have decided that you want to apply for a MASTER's at the University of Twente? Great!

Applying can be a time-consuming procedure. If necessary Student Services will gladly assist you further. To arrange your enrolment or re-enrolment at an institution of higher education in the Netherlands, you have to start at the website Studielink.

You may be admitted to a (pre-)master's on the condition that you still have to pass. Therefore please know that you can apply even though you have not yet completed your degree. Check the admission requirements for a specific programme on the site of the master's of your choice.

Choose your application route

There are different types of applications, so please make sure you choose the right route below based on your educational background, nationality and personal situation:

Do I need to apply for a pre-master's?

You don't need to apply for a pre-master's directly. If you do not meet all of the requirements for admission, you may be admissible to a pre-master's. You always apply for a master’s and the University of Twente will change this to a pre-master’s registration if this is required for you.

  • Visa & Housing


    Admitted UT students are assisted with arranging visa formalities by our Student services team. Students cannot apply for a visa themselves; all international bachelor's, master's or exchange students requiring a visa or residence permit will be contacted by the International Office and assisted with all visa procedures. For information about visa requirements, visa procedures, deadlines and frequently asked questions please visit our webpage for information on visa and residence permits.


    Our Housing team assists international students in finding accommodation. For further information about housing application procedures, general conditions and types of accommodation please visit the webpage for housing information.

  • Preparing for study at UT


    All international students staying in the Netherlands are required by Dutch law to have health- and liability insurance. Our team can help you arrange a complete insurance package covering most health and liability costs during the introduction day for international students. 




Deferral of your application

If you wish to defer your application to the next intake moment or your application was cancelled because you missed a deadline, you can always apply for the next intake moment. Please take the following steps:

  1. Login to your Studielink account.
  2. Withdraw your current master’s application.
  3. Make a new application for the next intake moment via Studielink before the application deadline. For some (pre-)master's - and also for specialisations within the master's - you can enrol on 1 February. Check with your desired master whether the pre-master’s or master's specialisation starts in September and/or in February.
  4. Upload all required documents in the Osiris application portal.
  5. Submit your new application via Osiris before the application deadline.

When can you start with your application?
From 1 October onwards for the upcoming September intake.
From 1 March onwards for the upcoming February intake.

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