Programme Structure

Why Applied
Physics at the University of Twente?


The Master’s programme in Applied Physics at the University of Twente offers three specializations: Fluid Physics, which is all about using the laws of nature to describe phenomena in liquids and gases, such as a falling drop or the emergence of a wave; Materials Physics, a field centring on understanding and manipulating the physical properties of materials in order to discover new features, and, ultimately, to develop new devices; and Optics and Biophysics, which deals with research into the properties of light and laser technologies and life processes. If you are interested in one of these research fields, our university is a perfect match for you.


The Netherlands Keuzegids Masters (Master’s Selection Guide) is the only independent guide that critically assesses and compares the quality of educational Master’s programmes in the Netherlands. In the 2016 edition, our Applied Physics programme was awarded a special seal of quality, ranking among the most highly rated programmes of the year and the best in the category "Applied Physics".

Renowned Institutes

The Physics faculty at the University of Twente is one of the best in the world. During the Master’s programme you will have the opportunity to work in one of our renowned institutes such as the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. The researchers at these institutes will be responsible for your training during your studies.

University of Twente

As the only true campus university in the Netherlands, the University of Twente combines housing, educational programmes and recreational facilities on a green campus providing a lively, safe and inspiring environment for more than 9,500 students and 3,000 employees. Here you will find more reasons why you should study at the University of Twente.

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