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 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 both 2016 and 2017.


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.


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.

Chat offline (info)