Twente Graduate School

Admission as a Bachelor's student

If you are a Bachelor’s student and interested in doing your PhD at the University of Twente, you are required to do a Master’s programme first. There are several Master's programmes that have a close connection with Twente Graduate School. You can find an overview of the involved Master’s programmes here and the admission requirements for University of Twente’s Master’s programmes here. Please keep in mind that most Master’s programmes require additional knowledge, so be sure to always look at the Master’s programmes admission requirements as well. If you would like to check your eligibility, you can always do the eligibility check on the Master’s website.

Practical and Financial information

More information about the Master’s tuition fees, the cost of living as a student at the UT and scholarships and grants for international Master’s student.

When applying for a graduate research programme, please send - simultaneously with your Master's application - an e-mail to and state your name (student number) and application number. You can apply for a Master’s programme through the Master’s website.


The graduate programme leader decides about the admission of a student on the basis of the advice given by the Student Admission Committee. Parallel and simultaneously to the admission proceeding for the graduate programme, the Graduate School Office will support the admission proceeding for a relevant Master’s programme. The admission of a student to a master's programme is a prerequisite for the admission to the Twente Graduate School. The Director of Education is responsible for the admission to a Master's programme. Therefore, the Student Admission Committee, the graduate programme leader and the Director of Education assess in close cooperation the application of the candidate.


The enrolment of students into the Master's of a graduate programme formally takes place once a year (in September). However, the flexibility of the programmes enables a second starting point in February for individual cases. Also, influx in the second year of the graduate programmes is a possibility for excellent students from another programme, school or university. In these cases individual adjustments to the programme will be necessary, depending on the background of the student, which means that the entrance date can be flexible. For students with a Master of Science degree, enrolment in the PhD phase in September or in February is possible. In all situations the Student Admission Committee will give advice about the applicant and his or her individual education programme requirements.


The graduate programmes will be open for students with a Bachelor of Science degree in relevant disciplines. Because of the anticipated background diversity of the group, the emphasis in learning will be on individual coaching. The graduate programmes are specifically research oriented, requiring excellent students with good research skills. Therefore, prospective graduate students go through a selection process based on their bachelor's programme study results, letter of motivation and an interview. For the enrolment procedure the following documents have to be provided:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter of motivation
  • Names and e-mail addresses of two references.
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a university or other accredited academic institution.
  • If English is not the native language, a document stating an overall band score of 6.5 in an academic IELTS-test (International Language Test) or TOEFL, internet based (TOEFL-iBT), of at least 90.

For more information please visit the Master's website.