This page gives a brief overview of the Master’s programme in order to help you on your way. If you studied at the UT before, or have already met with your programme mentor / attended our Kick-off, you can probably discard the information on this page.

Course programme

The master’s programme consists of a minimum of 120 EC and the following elements: mandatory IST courses (computer ethics, research topics and final project), core courses, advanced courses and a profiling space.

Choosing courses and approved programme

In the Master you have to build your own course programme. Though there are some general guidelines and constraints for each programme and specialization, described under course programme on this website and formally in the teaching and examination regulations (TER, or OER in Dutch). 

Each student needs an approved course programme. In order to obtain one, you need to meet and discuss your choice of courses with your programme mentor Pieter-Tjerk de Boer, preferably after filling out a course form. The course forms can be found at  

You will meet your programme mentor during the Kick-in. If you are not in touch with your programme mentor by the start of your programm, we strongly recommend contacting him/her as soon as possible.   

For the upcoming quarter you need to pick (at least) 15 EC in courses. 15 EC is the recommended study load per quarter, and usually means 3 courses. We recommend completing mandatory courses early in the programme and giving them priority over electives. In Osiris you can find course descriptions and prerequisites for each course. If you are torn between two courses, register for both, attend the lectures in the first week and make up your mind after (make sure you deregister for the course you drop).

Course information, registration and time tables

You can find the information on the courses and books through our course catalogue or directly in Osiris ( by entering the course code or name. Once you are registered for a course in Osiris, you automatically get access to the Canvas page of the course with additional information on its contents and lecture materials, (for UT taught courses). Time tables can be found at, once you are logged in, you can save your customized time table.

A year is divided into 2 semesters and 4 quarters (roughly 1A: Sep – Nov, 1B Nov – Feb, 2A: Feb – Apr, 2B: Apr – Jun/Jul). The recommended study load per quarter is 15 EC. Generally courses are worth 5 EC, so you need to register for (at least) 3 courses per quarter.


When you register for a course in Osiris, you will automatically be registered for the upcoming examination of that course (but always check your examination registrations in Osiris, just to be sure). If you want join for the re-sit (even if you did not attend the first attempt), you need to manually register for that second examination opportunity. Registrations will be open up until 2 weeks before the exam date.

Study adviser

The study adviser for Internet Science and Technology is Lilian Spijker. For an appointment, please go to

Educational Affairs office

The administration of our programme is handled by our Educational Affairs Office (Sabine). You can contact her by sending an email to

Books and readers

Please check the course descriptions in Osiris for the necessary study materials. Books can be found and purchased in online stores, or sometimes through the study association Inter-Actief via in the Educafe (if they have them in stock). Readers can be found at the Union Shop in the Bastille building You can also ask around at the study association or for example in the University of Twente Marketplace on Facebook, if there are by any chance students who are selling their books from last year (just be sure to check if it is still the same version).

Study association

The study association for Internet Science and Technology is Inter-Actief:  

Other useful links – guide to find persons, e.g. lecturers, working at the UT
More information on the educational systems at the UT: – student portal, where you can find activities and other news for students - If you have questions regarding tuition fee, your registration at the UT, need a verified transcript etc. you can contact Student Services - besides the study advisers, the UT offers additional coaching and support, workshops and training (including language courses for only a small registration fee