all the needed practical information concerning your enrolment.
All the information about enrolment, tuition fees, digital authorisation, conditions for payment by authorisation, uploading of your digital photo, deadlines and intake moments can be found on the website. On this website, you can also find the ‘University of Twente enrolment regulation’. This contains a further explanation of the WHW (Higher Education and Research Act), in which you can find the main rules for your enrolment and the tuition fees.
You will receive a student account from the University of Twente. It is important to check the email from this account frequently because we use this account as communication means for all information. If you prefer to make use of your own email account, please arrange that you forward the mail of the UT account to your own account. Please check the status of your enrolment regularly at Studielink and your UT account!
How to get enrolled?
You will be enrolled when you have met the following requirements:
- You are admitted
- The (certified) required documents are handed in
- The tuition fee or premaster amount has been paid by single transfer or (digital) authorisation
- Fill in your Dutch address in Studielink
All the above has to be arranged before 31 August.
When you have failed to hand in your enrolment papers complete and on time, this may have the following consequences:
- You can apply for the next academic year for the bachelor's in September 2024 and (pre-)master's in September 2024 or February 2024
- You won't receive your student card and/or proof of enrolment or you will receive it later
- You don’t receive the official confirmation in time
- You are unable to enrol in time for exams
- You can get problems regarding your student grant
- You have to pay a fine due to the unauthorised use of your student travel ticket or student grant
- When you are not enrolled and have used the education- or exam facilities of the University of Twente, you owe UT compensation.
Such problems cannot be rectified, as the law prohibits us from enrolling students with retroactive effects.
Bachelor's in AT, ME or CreaTe
The Bachelor's in Advanced Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Creative Technology (CreaTe) have a mandatory matching event (in Dutch: "studiekeuzecheck"). We will only process your enrolment if you have completed this mandatory matching event. For further information about the mandatory matching event, please check the website of the Bachelor's programmes in Advanced Technology, Mechanical Engineering or Creative Technology.
The University of Twente has only a few intake moments.
- Enrolment for a bachelor’s programme only per 1 September.
- Enrolment for a master’s programme per 1 September or per 1 February.
This means that it is very important for you as a student to arrange your enrolment and payment of the tuition fee in time. Otherwise, we cannot enrol you starting 1 September. The next enrolment date for Bachelor's is 1 September 2024 and the (pre-)master's 1 September 2024 or 1 February 2024.
You will receive a mail from the University of Twente at your study address/mail address. You can change this address in Studielink. Your new study address/mail address will appear in the information system OSIRIS of the University of Twente automatically. Please leave your mobile phone number as well so that we can reach you by phone in case of an emergency.
For more information about the tuition fees for the academic year 2023-2024 check our website. For the payment of the pre-master's, check bullet 9.
Payment of tuition fees
You can arrange your payment for the tuition fee by using Studielink. There are several ways to pay your tuition fees:
Payment pre-master's amount
For a pre-master's programme you pay an amount per EC. For the academic year 2023-2024, this is € 38,57 per EC. The number of ECs of your pre-master's makes the total amount you have to pay for your pre-master's programme. This is possible in Studielink via one-off direct debit.
Binding Study Advice (BSA)
The University of Twente will be enforcing a binding recommendation on the continuation of studies (Binding Study Advice (BSA)) for all bachelor's programmes. This means that students who have completed at least 3 modules can continue their programme (the procedures for ATLAS students are different).
A certified copy is a photocopy with an official stamp and signature to verify that it is a true copy of the original document. This official stamp and signature may be from a notary or school. Photocopies or scans of the documents are no legal proof and therefore they cannot be accepted. Certification is meant to counter fraud.
If the enrolment has been processed by us and your status in Studielink changes to Enrolled and if you have uploaded your digital photo via OSIRIS student and you have a mailing address in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany, you will receive your student card by post. For the academic year 2023-2024, the student cards will be printed and sent to you by postal mail, starting from August 2023. After this date, you can expect the student card to arrive at your address. This process can take up to two weeks. This only applies to students who start their studies at the university in this academic year. Please make sure to update your postal- and living address in Studielink.
If you already have an address in the above-mentioned countries but have not yet changed it, please change your mailing address in Studielink so that we can send your student card by post.
More about enrolment
You can read more about enrolment at the Student Services website of UT.