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University of Twente Scholarship powered by ICD

The University Twente Scholarship powered by ICD is a scholarship for excellent students from both EU/EEA as well as non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente. The students receive € 6,000.- for one year.

The University Twente Scholarship (UTS) powered by ICD is a scholarship for excellent students from EU/EEA , applying for the Master's programme in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Integrated Circuit Design at the University of Twente.

  • Become one of the most promising UT students.
  • Exclusive opportunity to take part in an intake for one of the three honours programmes: Research honours, Design honours, or Change leaders.

Scholarship value

Please note: This scholarship is meant as a compensation for study related costs. It is up to the scholarship student to decide how to spend the money. No costs (e.g. tuition fees) will be paid on your behalf.

TWO-YEAR STUDY PROGRAMME

Students may receive an additional UTS ICD of an amount equal to that in the first year to cover the expenses of the second year. However, the scholarship will only be continued during the second year when students meet the progess requirements for the UTS ICD.

You must have obtained:

  • An average grade of 8 (out of 10) or above at the end of the third quartile of the first year
  • At least 50% of European Credits at the end of the third quartile of the first year

In case of insufficient average, the faculty may withdraw the sponsorship. In any case your study progress will be assessed on a case by case basis.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

An additional scholarships can be awarded to UTS recipients (only for programmes starting in September):

This scholarship has additional requirements. Please make sure you check the information of this scholarship.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Caribbean Netherlands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo - Brazzaville
  • Congo - Kinshasa
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern Territories
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Heard & McDonald Islands
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau SAR China
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Réunion
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Barthélemy
  • St. Helena
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Martin
  • St. Pierre & Miquelon
  • St. Vincent & Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard & Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • São Tomé & Príncipe
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • U.S. Outlying Islands
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis & Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Åland Islands

Application requirements

In order to be eligible for a the University of Twente Scholarship, you should meet all the requirements below  

  • Application for an ICD scholarship is a procedure separate from the application for course entry at the University of Twente. Regardless of funding, you will need to gain an academic acceptance/admission letter first;
  • You have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying UT MSc Electrical Engineering, specialization for analogue or radio frequency circuit design, starting in September. Please note: After completion of your scholarship application, it may take up to 8 weeks before you receive the results;
  • You must have a student number;
  • You have not graduated from a UT graduate programme before;
  • You comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa in the Netherlands (if applicable);
  • You comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the sub score of speaking skills;
  • The UTS-ICD scholarship is available for EER/NON EER citizens;
  • The candidate must not be employed as full commitment to the programme is required;
  • The candidate must have an official passport, valid up to and including the overall grant/study period;
  • The candidate must not be nominated for other UT funding programmes, or Dutch governmental programmes;
  • You are not eligible for a Dutch study loan;
  • The University Twente Scholarship is a scholarship for excellent students. Typically this means that you belong to the best 5 to 10 percent of your class;
  • For UTS the student should obtain 50% ECTS or higher than 7 (out of 10) to be eligible for an UTS allocation for the second year. For UTS ICD this requirement is an average grade of 8 (out of 10) or above during assessment or at the end of the third quartile of the first academic year. In case of insufficient average, the faculty may withdraw the sponsorship. In any case your study progress will be assessed on a case by case basis;
  • Willingness to work for a company in Twente for at least 3 years after graduation (gentlemen's agreement);
  • The age of the UTS-ICD candidate must not exceed 35 years of age at the time of application.
  • The candidate should have a strong preference for analogue or radio frequency circuit design.

Please note: The UTS is not available for Dutch and/or current UT students.  

How to apply

Find out more about each step

UTS/HS Application process

You have to apply for the Master's programme in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Integrated Circuit Design first.

Once you applied for this Master's programme and received a (conditional) admission letter, you can apply for the scholarship with your student number.