Why University of Twente

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, SOCIAL IMPACT, INTERCULTURAL TEAMWORK, PERSONAL GROWTH, FUN AND FRIENDSHIP, A VIBRANT CAMPUS – AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, WE WANT IT ALL.

The way we understand it, going to university is a lot more than just getting a degree. It is about leaving home and entering the world. Finding out who you are, what you can contribute and how best to do it. It is about friendships, teamwork, shared accomplishments. Relaxing and having fun in between all the hard work. Feeling at home, finding your place in this world. Getting an education – in the very fullest sense of the word…

The University of Twente is home to 10,000 students – more than 2,000 of whom live on-campus – and 3,200 employees. Together, we do all we can to go beyond mere academic excellence. That means we’re strong on personal growth, intercultural team work, converting theories and knowledge into viable real-world solutions. It means our campus is not just a learning environment, but also a meeting place, a stomping ground for sports, culture and relaxation and a venue for unforgettable events.

Get an education, not just a degree


Benefits of studying in Twente

Studying at the UT is different than studying anywhere else. Here’s why:

The only 'American-style' campus in The Netherlands

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Amazing on-campus events

For a few mind-blowing examples, check Create Tomorrow or the Batavieren Race

Housing options both on- and off-campus

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Europe’s most entrepreneurial university

Read about the more than 900 successful start-ups launched at the UT

High Tech, Human Touch

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Creative learning methods that are effective, future-proof and more engaging than ever

Read more about the Twente Educational Model (TEM)

One of the world’s leading research universities

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A global name in research

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Benefits of studying in the Netherlands

We recognize that studying abroad offers you a great opportunity for personal development and intercultural exchange. That’s one reason why we have a such a strong international profile. For most students, coming to the UT turns out to be a richly rewarding experience. Part of this can be attributed to the unique features of the country in which we are based.

  • Globally respected for its open-minded, international perspective
  • Known for interactive education focussed on teamwork and independent, proactive thinking
  • Home to world-famous architects (Koolhaas, Mecanoo), engineers (Cornelis Lely, Philips), artists (Rembrandt, Van Gogh) & entertainment stars (Armin van Buuren)
  • A safe and happy country by international standards
  • Well-organized and safe public transport network with cheap travel for students
  • Most people here speak English
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