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Why Applied
Physics at the University of Twente?

Highly appreciated programme

The National Student Survey (NSE: Nationale Studenten Enquête) allows all students in Dutch higher education to rate their study programmes and universities. According to this survey our students highly appreciate our lecturers,  as well as our facilities and programme structure. Almost 90% of our students would recommend the Applied Physics programme at the University of Twente to their family and friends. The programme has been awarded the distinction of “top-rated programme” by leading Dutch publication Keuzegids in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

World-class research

The Physics programme 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, the Technical Medical Centre or the Max Planck Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics, or within one of our excellent research groups. The researchers at these institutes and research groups will be responsible for your training during your studies.

Personal attention

As an Applied Physics Master’s student you can count on a high degree of personal attention. We will guide you with your personal and professional growth, helping you to shape your study programme and future career according to your wishes and goals. 

Support for 'top students'

We strongly encourage you as a Master’s student to look for challenges outside the programme. For instance, you can choose to take additional courses or pursue a double degree. The latter could imply combining Applied Physics with, for example, Nanotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science. In addition, you could consider to pursue an honours programme, a 15 EC extracurricular programme. By broadening your horizon this way, you can take yourself to an even higher level. If you are such an ambitious 'top student', we will offer you our full support and help you to work out the necessary programme customization.

Connection with the business community

Apart from scientific education and research within the five clusters, we also work hard at connecting the clusters to the many high-tech companies in the Twente region, such as LioniX, DEMCON Focal, Thalys and TSST. They offer environments where you can immediately put into practice what you learn as a Master’s student. Obviously, the fact that all these companies are located in the region also means many challenging job opportunities nearby.

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