Application & Admission

Additional Information for international candidates

Requirements for International candidates

Applicants for the PDEng programme should have a MSc degree or an equivalent qualification from an officially recognized university or accredited academic institution in a discipline related to that of the Master’s programme. Also check the specific subject requirements on the individual Master's programme websites.

If you have yet to complete your MSc programme, you can still apply for admission to a PDEng programme at the University of Twente. You may be granted a conditional acceptance based on your transcripts, detailed curriculum information, relevant research and expected graduation date. However, you must submit your MSc degree before you can start the PDEng programme.

Language Requirements for International Doctoral candidates

Doctoral candidates with a non-Dutch qualification are admitted if they have sufficient command of the English language. Official documents with test results are required for candidates who did not complete their secondary and tertiary education in the English language. The UT accepts the following English-language tests:

  • An academic IELTS-test (International English Language Testing System) showing a total band score of 6.5
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) via the internet (TOEFL-iBT) of at least 90
  • Cambridge CAE-C (CPE)

Documents and permits

Employed by the University

Before Dutch and foreign staff members can start working at the UT, they need to be well prepared by having the right documents and permits at their disposal. The staff at the Office for Foreign Employees are specialists in Dutch immigration procedures. They are responsible for applications for visas, residence permits and work permits for future and current international guest researchers and staff. In addition, the Office for Foreign Employees provides information about living and working in the Netherlands.

Employed by a company

In case you will be employed by a company during the PDEng track, the company is responsible for visa, residence- and work permits.