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Master's application deadlines

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When do applications close? If you wish to enrol in a master's, submit your application before the given date.

Which deadline applies to you depends on your nationality and the master’s you want to study. The deadlines listed below apply to every academic year. 

students with a non-Dutch degree

Check the application deadlines below if you hold a bachelor's degree which you didn’t obtain in the Netherlands. Check the Dutch government website whether you have an EEA or Visa nationality.

  • Deadlines for European and Dutch nationalities

    These deadlines apply if you have a nationality of one of the European Economic Area (EEA) or if you have Dutch nationality, in possession of an international (foreign) diploma.

     

    September intake

    February intake

    You can start your application from

    1 October

    1 March

    Deadline completed application with all the required uploads submitted via Osiris *

    1 July

    1 December

    Deadline for accepting Offer of Admission (after admission) *

    1 August

    1 January

    Deadline to submit the final certified photocopies **

    1 September

    1 February

    * Due to the selection procedure, deviating deadlines apply for a master’s programme in Psychology with a specialisation in Positive Clinical Psychology & Technology. Please refer to the website for more detail about the deadline.

    ** Your application will not be completed until the final certified photocopies are provided. The sooner the documents are provided, the sooner your application file will be completed.

  • Non-EEA (VISA) nationalities

    The dates below apply if you need a residence permit for the Netherlands / visa when you wish to live and study here. Note, that your current nationality is leading, even if you have a Dutch or European residence permit. For example: if you have a Mexican nationality and hold a Dutch residence permit, your nationality is Mexican (not Dutch) and the deadlines below apply to you. You can check via the website of the Dutch government if you have an EEA nationality. When your nationality is not on the list, you have a non-EEA nationality. 


    September intake

    February intake

    You can start your application from

    1 October

    1 March

    Deadline completed application with all the required uploads submitted via Osiris *

    1 May

    1 October

    Deadline for accepting Offer of Admission (after admission) *

    1 June

    1 November

    Deadline to submit the final certified photocopies **

    1 September

    1 February

    The visa/residence permit procedure only starts after accepting your Offer of Admission, be aware of those deadlines as well. Every non-EEA student needs to go through the process, including students who already have a residence permit, as we need to verify this.

    * Due to the selection procedure, deviating deadlines apply for a master’s programme in Psychology with a specialisation in Positive Clinical Psychology & Technology. Please refer to the website for more detail about the deadline.

    ** Your application will not be completed until the final certified photocopies are provided. The sooner the documents are provided, the sooner your application file will be completed.

students with a Dutch degree

Do you (almost) hold a bachelor's degree from a recognised institution in the Netherlands? The application deadlines vary based on nationality. If you need help, check the Dutch government website whether you have an EEA or visa nationality.

  • Dutch nationality

    If you have Dutch nationality and almost hold a Dutch degree, the application deadlines apply to the master’s you wish to study. 


    September intake

    February intake

    You can start your application from 

    1 October

    1 March

    Deadline to submit the final certified photocopies *

    1 September

    1 February

    Deadline completed application with all the required uploads submitted via Osiris, see your master's programme of choice.

    Applied Mathematics

    1 August

    1 January

    Applied Physics

    1 August

    1 January

    Biomedical Engineering

    1 August

    1 January

    Business Administration

    1 August

    1 January

    Business Information Technology

    1 August

    1 January

    Chemical Engineering

    1 August

    1 January

    Civil Engineering and Management

    1 August

    1 January

    Communication Science

    1 August

    1 January

    Computer Science

    1 August

    1 January

    Construction Management and Engineering

    1 August

    1 January

    Educatie en Communicatie in de Bètawetenschappen

    1 August

    1 January

    Educatie in de Mens- en Maatschappijwetenschappen

    1 August

    1 January

    Educational Science and Technology

    1 August

    1 January

    Electrical Engineering

    1 August

    1 January

    Embedded Systems

    1 August

    1 January

    Environmental Energy Management

    15 August

    No intake

    European Studies

    15 August

    15 January

    Health Sciences

    1 August

    1 January

    Industrial Design Engineering

    1 August

    1 January

    Industrial Engineering and Management

    15 August

    15 January

    Interaction Technology

    15 August

    15 January

    Mechanical Engineering

    1 August

    1 January

    Nanotechnology

    1 August

    No intake

    Philosophy of Science Technology and Society

    1 August

    No intake

    Psychology **

    1 August

    1 January

    Public Administration

    15 August

    15 January

    Spatial Engineering

    15 August

    No intake

    Sustainable Energy Technology

    1 August

    1 January

    Systems and Control

    1 August

    1 January

    Technical Medicine

    1 August

    1 January

    * Your application will not be completed until the final certified photocopies are provided. The sooner the documents are provided, the sooner your application file will be completed.

    ** Due to the selection procedure, deviating deadlines apply for a master’s programme in Psychology with a specialisation in Positive Clinical Psychology & Technology. Please refer to the website for more detail about the deadline.

  • European (non VISA) nationalities

    Do you have the nationality of one of the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA)? Then you take these dates into account.  

     

    September intake

    February intake

    You can start your application from

    1 October

    1 March

    Deadline completed application with all the required uploads submitted via Osiris *

    1 July

    1 December

    Deadline for accepting Offer of Admission (after admission) *

    1 August

    1 January

    Deadline to submit the final certified photocopies **

    1 September

    1 February

    * Due to the selection procedure, deviating deadlines apply for a master’s programme in Psychology with a specialisation in Positive Clinical Psychology & Technology. Please refer to the website for more detail about the deadline.

    ** Your application will not be completed until the final certified photocopies are provided. The sooner the documents are provided, the sooner your application file will be completed.

  • Non-EEA (VISA) nationalities

    The dates below apply if you need a residence permit for the Netherlands / visa when you wish to live and study here. Note, that your current nationality is leading, even if you have a Dutch or European residence permit. For example: if you have a Mexican nationality and hold a Dutch residence permit, your nationality is Mexican (not Dutch) and the deadlines below apply to you. You can check via the website of the Dutch government if you have an EEA nationality. When your nationality is not on the list, you have a non-EEA nationality. 


    September intake

    February intake

    You can start your application from

    1 October

    1 March

    Deadline completed application with all the required uploads submitted via Osiris *

    1 May

    1 October

    Deadline for accepting Offer of Admission (after admission) *

    1 June

    1 November

    Deadline to submit the final certified photocopies **

    1 September

    1 February

    The visa/residence permit procedure only starts after accepting your Offer of Admission, be aware of those deadlines as well. Every non-EEA student needs to go through the process, including students who already have a residence permit, as we need to verify this.

    * Due to the selection procedure, deviating deadlines apply for a master’s programme in Psychology with a specialisation in Positive Clinical Psychology & Technology. Please refer to the website for more detail about the deadline.

    ** Your application will not be completed until the final certified photocopies are provided. The sooner the documents are provided, the sooner your application file will be completed.

  • Subsidiary students (in Dutch: doorstroomminor, Kies op Maat of bijvakkers)

    The dates below apply if you are an HBO student that uses the minor space to do courses at the University of Twente in order to transfer to a master's.


    September intake

    March intake

    Deadline completed application with all the required uploads submitted via Osiris

    30 June

    30 December

    Currently studying at an HBO? There are different transfer routes and opportunities to bring your knowledge and skills up to the level required for admission to an academic master’s.

    External students have to make sure that the learning agreement, agreed upon by their examination board, is in the hands of the UT contact person before the end of the subscription period.

Deviating deadlines for Master's of ITC

There are different deadlines for a few programmes of the ITC faculty (Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation). Visit the pages of the programmes:

February or September intake?

All (pre-)master's have an intake of 1 September, which means the academic year starts on 1 September. Your first day of class is often on another day. 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.

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If you miss the deadline, you have to wait for the next intake period. 

Do I have to sign up for a pre-master's?

There's no need to apply for a pre-master's. You always enrol for the master's of your choice. Following your application, UT will assess it and let you know if you need to follow a pre-master first. After you have successfully completed the pre-master’s, i.e. obtained sufficient ECTS, you can continue with the master’s.

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