Admission / Enrolment

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As a Bachelor’s student from a university of applied sciences (HBO), you can apply for admission to both one and two-year 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. Pre-Master’s programmes range from 30 to 60 ECTS credits. 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:

Transferring from university of applied sciences (HBO) to Chemical Engineering

If you have a Bachelor’s certificate in Chemische Technologie or Chemie from a university of applied sciences (HBO), you will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme totalling a maximum of 30 credits. You will then be able to enrol in a tailored Master’s programme in which the standard 20-credit internship is replaced with a number of homologation courses.

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

The pre-Master’s and homologation programmes have the following objectives:

  • As students from HBO programmes often do not have all the requisite maths skills, the pre-Master’s phase focuses on this area with various courses in subjects such as calculus and linear algebra
  • To improve students’ knowledge in fundamental subjects such as materials science and process technology
  • To give students a more thorough grounding in fundamental theoretical subjects such as transport phenomena and thermodynamics

Students can complete part of the pre-Master's and homologation programmes as a minor during their Bachelor’s degree, provided they obtain approval for this from the programme administrations of both their own institution and the University of Twente.


For further information about the pre-Master's and homologation programmes please contact Mr. Veugelers through our dedicated form: requests by Dutch students may want to contact our Study Information Desk. International students may use our dedicated form.


 Please follow the application instructions.

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