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GI Bill Scholarship (U.S. Veteran Affairs)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.

You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty* after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001.

Note: Children of a member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits under the Marine Gunnery John David Fry Scholarship Program.

* includes active service as a National Guard member under title 32 U.S.C. for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, or training and active service under section 502(f) of title 32 for the purpose of responding to a national emergency.

Scholarship value

  • A Tuition and Fee payment that is paid to your school on your behalf
  • A Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)** that is equal to:
    • The basic allowance for housing (BAH) payable for the zip code of your school to a military E-5 with dependents for students pursuing resident training
    • One-half the BAH national average for students training solely by distance learning
    • The national average BAH for students pursuing training at foreign schools
  • A Books and Supplies Stipend of up to $1,000 per year
  • Generally, you may receive up to 36 months of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You will be eligible for benefits for 15 years from your last period of active duty of at least 90 consecutive days.
  • Have a look at the overview of the estimated costs of living in the Netherlands (excluding tuition fees).

** The MHA is not payable to individuals on active duty or those enrolled at half time or less.

Bachelor's programmes
Advanced Technology

This uniquely multidisciplinary, 3-year, English-taught Bachelor’s will prepare you for an exciting career as researcher, consultant, engineer or entrepreneur in almost any area of science and tech.

Applied Mathematics

The 3-year English-taught Bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics will equip you to bring mathematical clarity to complex societal challenges in mobility, technology, banking, healthcare or the environment.

Applied Physics

The 3-year Dutch-taught Bachelor’s Applied Physics (Technische Natuurkunde) will equip you to develop fundamental knowledge of physics, converting it into working technologies that impact society.

Biomedical Technology

Biomedical Technology is an engineering programme in which you get to design and develop a new healthcare technology. Think rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, medical scans, and prostheses.

Business Information Technology

This three-year English-taught Bachelor’s will give you both the business and the IT expertise you need to help companies perform better and more sustainably in our rapidly digitalizing society.

Chemical Science & Engineering

This three-year English-taught Bachelor’s programme will equip you to understand, design and develop new, sustainable processes, materials and solutions, using chemistry as your starting point.

Civil Engineering

This three-year English-taught Bachelor’s degree will equip you with both the technical and the non-technical expertise you need to design, construct and manage complex civil engineering challenges.

Communication Science

This 3-year, English-taught Bachelor’s degree deals with communication in the unique context of technology, design and organizations, equipping you to become a 21st-century ‘communication engineer’.

Creative Technology

How can you use cutting-edge technology to create user interaction and contribute to a better future for people and society? This programme will equip you to design and build innovative solutions.

Electrical Engineering

This English-taught programme will equip you to help shape tomorrow’s world by developing and improving high-tech solutions for practical problems in an increasingly broad range of societal domains.

Health Sciences

Do you want to contribute to improvements and renewal in the healthcare sector? Then the Health Sciences programme at the University of Twente is the right choice for you.

Industrial Design Engineering

This three-year English-taught Bachelor’s programme will equip you to combine creativity with technology and engineering to design or improve products that benefit people, industry and society.

Industrial Engineering & Management

The 3-year, English-taught Industrial Engineering & Management Bachelor’s teaches you to design, manage and improve business processes, helping organizations perform well in our complex society.

International Business Administration

This 3-year, English-taught programme will prepare you for an international business career, giving you a holistic vision that encompasses products, processes, technology, the environment and people.

Management, Society & Technology

This English-taught BSc programme will equip you to couple leadership, public management and policy with the forces of technology, becoming a (re-)designer of tomorrow’s tech-based society.

Mechanical Engineering

This 3-year English-taught Bachelor’s will make you an expert in the technologies society runs on, equipping you to invent, design, improve and maintain devices, machines, constructions and processes.

Psychology

This 3-year English-taught Bachelor’s will equip you as an ‘intervention engineer’ skilled in combining in-depth psychological insight and technological expertise with 21st-century problem solving.

Technical Computer Science

This three-year English-taught Bachelor’s programme will equip you to combine computer science with technology and engineering for creating many different solutions for people, businesses and society.

Technical Medicine

As a technical physician you are the linking pin between medicine and technology. You will learn to apply existing technology in innovative ways in order to optimise diagnostics and treatment methods.

University College Twente (ATLAS)

This one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary, English-taught programme integrates social and technical perspectives in a new approach that educates tomorrow’s engineers at Honours level.

Master's programmes
Applied Mathematics

As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.

Applied Physics

Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology to improve lives: from rehabilitation robots and artificial organs, to imaging techniques and prosthetics.

Business Administration

Do you want to devise solutions to complex and global business problems? We will teach you how to apply scientific methods in practice and equip you for a successful career in the business world.

Business Information Technology

The Master’s in Business Information Technology makes you an expert in IT-based business innovation, with the skills to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. Chemical engineers are also well versed in areas such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

Civil Engineering & Management

If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management is the programme for you.

Communication Science

This one-year, English-taught Master’s degree will make become a highly valued communication specialist, equipped to help people and organizations navigate technological advances and societal shifts.

Computer Science

Computer Science is omnipresent in modern society. Latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom.

Construction Management & Engineering

Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment require a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills.

Educational Science & Technology

This one-year English-taught MSc programme combines the science of learning with the role of 21st-century technology, equipping you to help people of all ages and stages of life learn successfully.

Electrical Engineering

This MSc programme challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.

Embedded Systems

This Master’s programme focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smart phones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.

Environmental & Energy Management

The one-year, English-taught Environmental & Energy Management Master’s will equip you to lead, manage and govern socio-technological change processes related to energy, water and the environment.

European Studies

Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

Health Sciences

The programme focusses on the use of technology and innovation for improving healthcare.

Industrial Design Engineering

Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. Take the Master’s in IDE and discover the full potential of the interaction between design and engineering.

Industrial Engineering & Management

This 2-year, English-taught Master’s – with tracks in Finance, Healthcare and Production/Logistics – will equip you to design, manage and optimize processes in complex, globally active organizations.

Interaction Technology

Interaction Technology combines principles from electrical engineering and IT with the analysis of human behaviour and storytelling.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers focus on the design, analyses and maintenance of machinery, structures and products. The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering zooms in on one of these disciplines.

Nanotechnology

The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.

Psychology

What makes people act the way they do? And how can we use psychological expertise to solve real-life problems? You will tackle these questions and more in the Master’s programme in Psychology.

Public Administration

In this one-year, English-taught Master’s, you will combine public administration with 21st-century skills and cross-disciplinary, technology-oriented research in a societal domain you care about.

Science Education and Communication

During this two-year, Dutch-taught Master’s programme you learn to creatively use your passion for mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science or design to help students, schools and society.

Social Sciences and Humanities Education

On completing this one or two-year Master’s programme you will be a humanities and social sciences teacher or a well-rounded educational manager with a firm grasp of technology’s impact on society.

Spatial Engineering

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address major multi-level spatial problems with a combination of technical and socio-economic knowledge.

Sustainable Energy Technology

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.

Systems & Control

This two-year Master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

Technical Medicine

We educate a new kind of technical-medical professional who improves patient safety, diagnosis, and treatment through the innovative use of medical technology in direct patient care.

Water Technology

Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Insitute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • United States

Application requirements

In order to qualify, please follow the instructions as listed on the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (PDF). If your programme of preference at the University of Twente is not (yet) approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, you can send an email to internationaloffice-scholarship@utwente.nl. Our Scholarships Office will file for approval and will inform you of the succeeding procedures.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

This scholarship has no deadline for application. You can apply all-year-long.

How to apply

Apply for the GI Bill Scholarship (U.S. Veteran Affairs)
Follow the instruction (PDF)