Admission and application for students with an international degree

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

Admission requirements Robotics

  • Required diplomas or knowledge

    A Bachelor of Science, or equivalent, in a related field & containing knowledge of the following fields: 

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent qualification
    • Knowledge of the following topics: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability, Signals and Systems, Control
    • Knowledge of and experience with methods for scientific research and design
  • 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. The application will only be processed when the English language requirements have been met, the University of Twente does not offer possible conditional admission if the English language requirement is not met. 

    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.  

    • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) certificate, not older than two years, with an overall score of 90, and a minimum score on each section of at least 21. Please note that the University of Twente does not accept the MyBest scores of the TOEFL test. By exception, you can also take the TOEFL iBT (Special) Home Edition test (only valid for the September 2024 and February 2025 intake). This is only the case when you cannot use a regular language test as listed in this table because the onsite language test centre is closed because of unsafe situations in your country.
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced, formerly known as; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) from 2015 onwards (when the subscores were introduced). Obtained an A, B or C grade, with an overall score of at least 176 and a minimum score on each section of at least 169. The Cambridge online test is not accepted by the University of Twente.
    • Cambridge C2 Proficiency, formerly known as; Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) from 2015 onwards (when the subscores were introduced). Obtained an A, B or C grade, with an overall score of at least 176 and a minimum score on each section of at least 169. The Cambridge online test is not accepted by the University of Twente.

    KEEP IN MIND

    • During your application, the University of Twente will verify your proof of English proficiency. The IELTS (academic) and TOEFL iBT are only accepted once it is not older than two years. Since your application will not be immediately reviewed, please kindly make sure that your English certificate is still valid for at least one month after you have submitted your application to Osiris. Please note: In some cases, it might take longer before your application is reviewed. 
    • 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.

    English language exemptions

    Students might be exempted from providing the University of Twente with proof of English proficiency. This possible English language exemption has been adjusted for the academic 2024-2025. However, this adjustment is not applied for the academic year 2023-2024. The details of all the exemptions can be found below.

    • Intake February 2024

      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.
    • Intake September 2024 and onwards

      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
      • 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.
      • You have physically attended and obtained a three-year bachelor’s degree in one of the countries exempted by the UT. When your awarding institution is in one of these countries, but your teaching institution is not, you are not exempted. The same rule applies to distance (online) education.
  • Required documents
    • Copy of diploma
    • Curriculum vitae stating relevant work experience, extracurricular activities, honours or awards obtained (Tip: use the format of Europass to make sure everything is included)
    • Transcript of records
    • CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent
      The EEMCS CGPA requirement for IIT and NIT students (India) is at least 70% of the maximum score
    • Course descriptions
      • Please include a list of courses contributing to the topics under “Required knowledge”.
    • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc). In case you carried out your thesis research in a group, then please describe what your contribution to the project was. If you have not finished your thesis yet, please give a description of your plans regarding the thesis.
    • Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
      • Your motivation for taking the master's of your choice
      • Why you are interested at the University of Twente
      • In which specialisation are you interested and why?
      • Examples of one or more master's thesis topics that interest you

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Haven't graduated yet?

You may be admitted to the Pre-Master's on the condition that you still have to pass. Therefore, you can start up your application even though you have not yet completed your current programme. You may be granted conditional acceptance based on your transcripts, detailed curriculum information, relevant research and expected graduation date. To finally be enrolled in the (Pre-)Master's, you do need to submit your bachelor's degree, once you have obtained this.

Need to attend a Pre-Master's first?

You don't need to sign up for the Pre-Master's itself. You apply by signing up for this Master's. UT will alter this to a pre-master's registration. Once you are admitted, you get access to the Pre-Master's automatically.

First: 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.

Start your application
After doing the e-check you apply for the (Pre-)Master’s in Robotics.

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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