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Doctoral programmes at the University of Twente

Twente Graduate School(TGS) coordinates all doctoral programmes at the University of Twente.

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Starting 1 September 2022, the PDEng programmes will be renamed to Engineering Doctorate (EngD). We are currently updating the website and you may still see the old name on some pages.


As of 1 September 2022, the PDEng programmes were renamed to Engineering Doctorate (EngD). Read more about the name change to EngD.

If you want to obtain documentation about the name change, you can either a) download an explanation document or b) request a diploma supplement (including a statement mentioning you) by emailing the EngD coordinator (engd@utwente.nl).  Please make sure to provide your full name, defence date and the mailing address where we should post the documents.

You can either pursue a career in scientific research, leading to a PhD degree, or opt for a more practical, design-oriented Engineering Doctorate (EngD).

Each programme centres on topics closely related to the work going on at our research institutes and is taught and supervised by expert researchers and designers. Find out more about the research-driven PhD opportunities or our design-oriented EngD programmes



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