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Master's application deadlines

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. 

For 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 a 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

* 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. 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.

* 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.

For 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 the Dutch nationality and almost a Dutch degree, the application deadlines apply on 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

15 August

15 January

Applied Physics

15 August

15 January

Biomedical Engineering

15 August

15 January

Business Administration

1 August

1 January

Business Information Technology

15 August

15 January

Chemical Engineering

15 August

15 January

Civil Engineering and Management

1 August

1 January

Communication Science

1 August

1 January

Computer Science

15 August

15 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

15 August

15 January

Electrical Engineering

15 August

15 January

Embedded Systems

15 August

15 January

Environmental Energy Management

15 August

15 January

European Studies

15 August

15 January

Health Sciences

15 August

15 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

15 August

No intake

Philosophy of Science Technology and Society

1 August

1 January

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

15 August

15 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.

European (non VISA) nationalities

Do you have a 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

* 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. 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.

* 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 itself:

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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