See Doctorate (PhD & PDEng)

General contact, organisation and staff

General contact

Twente Graduate School Office (TGS)
Lisenka van het Reve
Building Ravelijn, room 5252
+31 53 489 5210

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 - 16:00 h.


For questions concerning the Research Phase

Joost Oude Heuvel, Kim Velthuis, Ilona Keupink-van der Schoor, Jeroen Beune
Building Ravelijn, room 5155
+31 53 489 4900

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 16:00 h.


For questions concerning the Graduation Phase / Doctorate Board / PhD Diploma or certificate verifications
Mariska Buurman and Astrid Scholtens
Building Ravelijn, room 5260
+31 53 489  4242

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 16:00 h.


Wim Koehorst and Raymond Linderhof
Building Waaier, room W269
+31 53 489 5899

Opening hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 - 16:00 h.


Peter Jansen (ET) and Astrid van Os (EEMCS)
Horsttoren, room T413
+31 53 489  3780

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 17:00 h.


Doctorate education at the Twente Graduate School gives students an opportunity to immerse themselves in high-impact research projects across a variety of disciplines and to benefit from close interactions with world-class researchers and teachers.

The Twente Graduate School is a breeding ground for research talent. It sets high standards. There is a rigorous selection for the research and educational programmes. We want to retain talent for the university in an early stage by offering prospective, talented, motivated students a special, high quality educational experience. This applies to our own university's talent in general, and to international talent in particular. 

  • Structure

    For the global organizational structure of the University of Twente have a look at our corporate organization website.

  • Mission of Twente Graduate School

    The mission of Twente Graduate School (TGS) is to train and educate excellent researchers, usually at the start of their career, and to present and promote excellent research via clustered or separate doctoral programmes. The doctoral candidates are trained to prove their competence by means of a doctoral thesis. With this mission, the TGS aims to improve the quality of research and education, to accentuate the University's identity and profile and to differentiate and individualise the specific doctoral programmes and services for its participants.

TGS staff