As a Bachelor’s student from a university of applied sciences (HBO), you can apply for admission to our Master’s programmes. In order to gain and/or improve the knowledge and skills needed to start a Master’s programme, it is often necessary to follow an additional pre-Master’s programme which you have to pass in order to gain admission to the Master’s programme. 

Two transfer routes

Admission to a Master’s or pre-Master’s programme largely depends on your previous academic results and study programme. There are two routes for HBO students, depending on where you have studied:

Admissible HBO degrees

Admission to the pre-Master’s programme depends on your Bachelor’s programme. Directly related to Chemical Engineering are: 

  • Chemie
  • Chemische Technologie 

If you have completed another HBO programme of which you are not sure if it’s sufficiently relevant, you can also apply for admission. In that case, the admission committee will conduct an individual assessment procedure to determine if you have sufficient basic qualifications in Chemical Engineering to be admitted.

Pre-master's in a nutshell

The specific components of your pre-Master’s programme depend on your Bachelor's qualifications (Chemie or Chemische Technologie), the specialization you wish to pursue and your current level of knowledge.

The pre-Master’s programme has the following objectives:

  • Enhance your maths skills, with a focus on subjects such as calculus and linear algebra.
  • To improve your knowledge of fundamental subjects such as materials science and process technology depending on which specialization you opt for.
  • To give you a more thorough grounding in fundamental theoretical subjects such as transport phenomena, thermodynamics and materials science.

Transfer minor

You can complete part of the pre-Master's programme as a minor during your Bachelor’s programme (so-called Kies op Maat), provided you obtain approval for this from the programme administrations of both their own institution and the University of Twente.

How to apply

Please follow the application instructions.


For further information about the pre-Master's programme please contact us.

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