Applying with an international degree

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Are you an international student and do you want to obtain your master's at UT? Find out if you are admissible first! 

Currently, you possess an international bachelor's degree and have decided to sign up for the Master's in Computer Science. First, find out if you are admissible and fill in the mandatory online eligibility check (e-check), before applying for this Master's. 

Admission requirements Computer Science

  • Required diplomas or knowledge
    • Bachelor of Science, or equivalent, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Information Technology or an equivalent qualification.

    Knowledge of the following topics:

    • at least 60 ECTS credits in Computer Science containing: Object-Oriented Programming, Computer Organisation/Architecture, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Databases, Algorithms and Data Structures;
    • At least 20 ECTS credits in Mathematics containing: Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Probability, Statistics and Linear Algebra;
    • At least 15 ECTS credits in Research Projects and research methodology (in Computer Science or related field). 
  • Language skills

    Success in your studies requires a high level of English proficiency. Therefore, prospective master's students with an international degree must meet the English language requirement. Make sure you have obtained a valid English test result before the application deadline. If your application is accompanied by a language test score report with a test date after our application deadline, we will not process it. Therefore, make sure to do the test in advance, as it will take time for you to get the official certificate.

    As proof that you meet this requirement, you will be asked in the application procedure to upload one of the requested language certificates below. Only these internationally recognised test results will be accepted. Without a valid certificate, your application cannot be processed.  

    intake February 2023

    • IELTS (academic) with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and certificates, not older than two years. 
    • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) with an overall score of 90 and certificates, not older than two years. Please note that the University of Twente does not accept the MyBest scores of the TOEFL test. An alternative English test can be the TOEFL iBT (Special) Home Edition test. This test is valid for February 2023, September 2023, and February 2024 intake, available everywhere that TOEFL iBT testing is normally available.
    • Please note that other online English language tests (i.e. IELTS Indicator test, Cambridge online test, etc.) will not be accepted. 
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced, formerly known as; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) obtained with an A, B or C grade.
    • Cambridge C2 Proficiency, formerly known as; Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) obtained an A, B or C grade.

    INTAKE september 2023 and onwards

    The English language requirements have been adjusted for the academic year 2023-2024. Prospective master’s students still need the same overall score for the IELTS, TOEFL, and Cambridge tests. However, for the academic year 2023-2024, they will also need a minimum score on each of the sections of these tests. The specific subscores per test can be found in the table below.

    IELTS (academic), not older than two years

    TOEFL iBT, not older than two years


    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
    • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)

    minimum overall score: 6.5

    minimum score on each section: 6.0

    minimum overall score: 90

    minimum score on each section: 21

    minimum overall score: 176

    minimum score on each section: 169

    * UT only accepts Cambridge tests from 2015 onwards (when the subscores were introduced).


    • The language requirements when applying for a scholarship may be different because scholarship providers may have different requirements.
    • If you are a native English speaker and/or you have (fully) completed your education in English, you also have to meet the specific English language requirement.


    You are exempted from the English language requirement if you hold:

    • A relevant bachelor’s degree and/or master's degree from an accredited academic institution in the Netherlands
    • A three-year bachelor’s degree in Australia, Canada (English-speaking part), Ireland, New Zealand, UK or USA. When your awarding institution is in one of these countries, but your teaching institution was not, you are not exempted. The same rule applies to distance (online) education.
    • You have English as an exam subject during your secondary education. This exemption depends on your country, please check our country list to make sure if you must do the additional English language test or not. Please note: not every master's programme allows this as an exemption. Please submit your application and your application will be reviewed whether or not an additional English language test is required.
  • Required documents
    • Copy of diploma
    • Transcript of records
    • CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent
    • Course descriptions
    • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc). If you have not finished your thesis yet, please describe your plans regarding the thesis. 
    • Resume (tip: use the format of Europass to make sure everything is included)
    • Motivation letter (max. 1000 words)
    • Proof of your English proficiency (see paragraph above) with an Academic IELTS, overall band score of at least 6.5, or TOEFL, internet-based (TOEFL-iBT) of at least 90, or Cambridge CAE-C (CPE)
    • In addition, Chinese nationals need a Nuffic certificate 
    • Professional experience may shorten the individual programme

Do the e-check

Find out if you are admissible within five minutes with our eligibility check! This e-check is created for upcoming master's students with an international bachelor's degree to verify that they meet the specific admission requirements for this Master's.

For students with an international degree, it is mandatory to complete the e-check. After you have submitted your e-check, you will receive an e-mail with a code. You need to fill in this code within your application later on

Please note that it gives you an indication of your eligibility, it is not the official admission decision and no rights can be derived from the outcome of the eligibility check. Ultimately, the official admission decision follows once you have applied for this Master’s.

Note: Students taking part in the double degree programme with EIT Digital Master School should proceed with their application, regardless of the outcome of the eligibility check.

Start your application 

After finishing the first part of the application process, the eligibility check, you receive further instructions by e-mail. You may be admitted to this Master's on the condition that you still have to pass. Therefore, know that you can apply even if you have not yet obtained your diploma.

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After finishing the first part (eligibility check) of the application process we'll send you further instructions by email. 

Please note: when you apply for this Master's, you have to pay an application fee of €100,-. This applies only to international students with a non-Dutch higher educational degree and is the case for all master's programmes of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science (EEMCS) and the Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET). Read more.

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