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Why study at the University of Twente?

Ready to get a Master’s degree and busy scanning the globe for a university offering you the perfect programme and environment?

The University of Twente offers a wide range of high quality, internationally oriented Master’s programmes. Studying with us will give you excellent international experience and good job opportunities. Our innovative research programmes enjoy worldwide renown. We are highly skilled at connecting people, technology and real-world issues. Our distinct entrepreneurial spirit ensures that the knowledge developed on our beautiful, park-like campus is put to use via commercially viable activities. 

8 reasons why Twente is a smart choice:

1) One of the world’s leading research universities

Among the world’s 18,000 universities, the University of Twente belongs to the top 200. In Europe, we’re rated as one of the 25 best universities. Our three research institutes have a world-class reputation in many areas, including nanotechnology, biomedical technology, information technology, governance studies, sustainable energies and high-tech systems. Read more about ranking

2) High Tech, Human Touch

We are pioneers in fusing technology, science and engineering with social sciences to impact the world around us. This cross-disciplinary way of working that characterizes our university opens up unexpected possibilities - especially in combination with creativity and excellence in scientific disciplines. Get used to crossing boundaries and become a problem-solver of the future, equipped to work in teams and create solutions that people and society really need: High Tech, Human Touch. Read more about our interdisciplinary vision.

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3) Global ambition and a colourful multicultural community

With over 80 nationalities the University of Twente is a colourful multicultural community. Most of our programmes are English-taught and we are raising our international profile. Get to know new cultures and people from all over the world. Become a global citizen, equipped for working in varying international contexts. Read more about our international profile

4) Europe’s most entrepreneurial university

Already recognized as the Netherlands’ most entrepreneurial university, our ambition is to become European leader in entrepreneurship. How? By attracting enterprising people. By placing entrepreneurship at the heart of our programmes. By providing startup support. By rewarding creativity, innovation and guts. Read about the more than 900 successful start-ups launched at the UT

5) The only park-like campus in The Netherlands

One of the UT’s crown jewels, without doubt, is our campus: a breath-taking and sustainably managed parkland of 146 hectares dotted with state-of-art facilities – from libraries and laboratories to cultural and sports facilities. A campus with the hustle and bustle of a small metropolis. A dynamic community to live and work in. Find out more about our campus and facilities

Curiosity is a short film about the University of Twente. It is a search for the societal and scientific questions that bind us.

6) A global name in research

Our world today is facing major environmental, economic, social and political challenges. Scientific research has a pivotal role to play in creating conditions that will sustain life on this planet. Our research institutes are committed to leading the way in areas ranging from nanotechnology to technical medicine, behavioural sciences and geo-information science and earth observation. Find out more about our research institutes

7) A broad range of Master’s programmes

We offer more 35 Master’s programmes, administered by 5 different faculties, along with ambitious Honours tracks and Executive programmes. Our focus is on Biomedical Technology & Health, Engineering, European Public Administration, IT, International Business Administration, Behavioural Sciences and Science & Technology. Find out more about our programmes or our Honours tracks

8) Many postgraduate opportunities

Unlike in many other countries, PhD researchers are often paid employees in the Netherlands. At the UT, we offer normal PhD programmes, but we also offer integrated programmes. This means that a Master's programme and a PhD programme are integrated in a period of five or six years. Students are educated to become researchers in fields of expertise for which high quality research is carried out at the UT. Find out more about our PhD programmes

we differ from other universities in The Netherlands and internationally

  • According to the UT belongs to the best 25 universities in Europe (ranked no.7 out of 25).
  • You can use an internet connection of 1 gigabit per second and a campus-wide wifi network.
  • The UT is home to MESA+, one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes.
  • For the third time the UT has been crowned most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands.
  • The UT is the finish line of the biggest relay race in the world, the ‘Batavierenrace’.
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