Study abroad

The easiest way to study abroad is by participating in an exchange programme. This means you will go to a university that has a cooperation agreement with the UT. The two largest advantages are not paying tuition fees at the foreign university and taking courses abroad that count towards your degree at the UT.

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UT students who will do their study abroad have to register via the registration system Mobility-Online
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  • General Conditions
    • You are generally required to have completed the first-year subjects of your bachelor programme.
    • Take time to prepare. Preparations for studying abroad may take nine to twelve months, so start your orientation as soon as possible.
    • Contact your faculty contact person who is in charge of internationalization regarding course-specific matters; see below for contact details.
    • Draft a Learning Agreement with the help of your faculty contact person and have it approved by your faculty examination board. This way, you are sure EC’s obtained abroad will count towards your degree here.
    • The specific conditions for studying at a foreign partner university differ per study programme. Visit the Study Abroad Canvas page of your faculty; see below for the links to the Canvas pages. And your faculty contact person for more information, see below for contact details.
    • Travelling is only allowed in safe countries. Please check this link for more info.
  • Courses Abroad (30 EC)

    Do you want to ... broaden your horizon? Have an unforgettable experience? Live in a country abroad and learn about its culture and language?

    Living and studying abroad can be a very rewarding experience. It is an incredible opportunity to meet other like-minded students in your programme. Also, it enables you to look at yourself, your world, and your studies from a different perspective. You are able to gain invaluable life skills and change and grow as a person. Moreover, studying abroad sets you ahead of your peers in terms of your current and future position in our globalizing world.

    The easiest way to study abroad is by participating in an exchange programme. This means you will go to a university that has a cooperation agreement with the UT. The two largest advantages are not paying tuition fees at the foreign university and taking courses abroad that count towards your degree at the UT.

    Typically this is a full semester abroad. During this semester you will be enrolled as an exchange student at a partner university of the UT. Because of special agreements we have with a number of universities, you can take classes free of tuition charges. In each BSc programme, the so-called minor space (modules 9 & 10) can be used to spend a semester abroad. Approval of the list of subjects needs to be given by the student adviser. Following courses abroad, during your, MSc programme might be possible as well. In this case, approval needs to be given by the Head of your Research chair and/or the Examination Board.

  • Where Can I go?

    The institutions for higher education below have all signed an agreement with the University of Twente allowing UT students to study at their institution. Keep in mind that partner institutions may only allow a limited number of students to study at their institution. Always contact your faculty contact person, see below for the contact details, for more information about studying at these UT partners. Also, almost every faculty organizes information meetings about studies abroad. All UT students who will do their study abroad have to register via the registration system Mobility-Online.

    • European partner universities
    • Non-EU partner universities

      AUSTRALIA

          

            

      RMIT University

      Undergraduate Graduate

      • GPA requirement: cumulative GPA of 2.0 out of 4 point scale

      University of Melbourne


      Undergraduate Graduate

      • ET, S&T, EEMCS students only 
      • Academic requirement: 'C' average in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) or higher

      University of New South Wales

      Undergraduate Graduate

      • Not available for Fall 2023

      University of South Australia 

      Undergraduate Graduate

      BRAZIL



      Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

      Undergraduate Graduate

      • BMS, EEMCS, ET, S&T only
      • Not available for Fall 2023

      HONG KONG



      City University of Hong Kong


      Undergraduate


      • ET, EEMCS students only
      • 2 seats College of Science and 4 seats College of Engineering
      • On-campus accomodation is not guaranteed

      Hong Kong Polytechnic University

      Undergraduate

      • BMS, EEMCS, ET, ITC only
      • GPA requirements: equivalent to 2.7 GPA on 4.0 scale
      • In order to complete the online application, students have to pay a non-refundable administrative fee of HK$550.

      INDONESIA



      Universitas Indonesia  

      Undergraduate Graduate

      • GPA requirement: equivalent to 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

      INDIA



      Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

      Undergraduate Graduate

      • BMS, EEMCS, ET, S&T only
      • Not available for Fall 2023

      JAPAN



      Nagoya University

      Undergraduate Graduate

      • BMS, EEMCS, ET, S&T only
      • GPA requirement: equivalent to 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale

      Saitama University 

      Undergraduate Graduate

      • GPA requirement: equivalent to 2.4 GPA or above on 4.0 scale

      Tohoku University

      Undergraduate Graduate

      • ET, BMS, EEMCS, ATLAS students only
      • For IPLA Program limited seats available

      MEXICO



      Tecnológico de Monterrey

      Undergraduate

      • BMS, EEMCS, ET, S&T only
      • Campuses available: Monterrey, Querétaro, Guadalajara

      Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 

      Undergraduate Graduate


      RUSSIA



      Southern Federal University 


      • BMS, EEMCS, ET, S&T only
      • Not available for Fall 2023

      SOUTH KOREA



      Hanyang University


      Undergraduate Graduate


      • Undergraduate programme only
      • GPA requirement: CGPA of minimum
      • 60% School of Business cannot guarantee seats

      KAIST 


      Undergraduate Graduate


      • ET, S&T, EEMCS, ATLAS students only
      • GPA requirement: equivalent to 3.0 GPA on 4.3 scale

      Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

      Undergraduate Graduate

      • GPA requirement: equivalent to 3.0 GPA on 4.3 scale
      • Only 1 student to be nominated to CSE department per university

      TAIWAN



      National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University


      Undergraduate Graduate


      • College of Management is limited to “Final-year undergraduate students or graduate students”.     
      • Most English-taught courses are offered in graduate level.                                   
      • GPA requirements: differ per College/Institute, see here.

      UNITED STATES



      New Jersey Institute of Technology

      Undergraduate


      • Advanced Technology, Chemical Science & Engineering, Creative Technology, Computer Science, and UCT/ATLAS only

      ANNUAL DEADLINES

      Always consult your faculty contact person first on how to be nominated for a non-EU partner university before the faculty-deadlines below. Each faculty has its own deadline for applications.
      For most partner institutions: if the number of applications for a partner institution is larger than the number of places available there will be a random draw.

      • Deadline for start in Fall semester: 24 January
      • Deadline for start in Spring semester: 24 August

      Please note: If you intend to go abroad for the Spring semester, we recommend to apply as soon as possible. You may already apply for the Spring semester before the Fall semester deadline (February).

      Please note: Be mindful that in addition to eligibility requirements from host universities, during the application phase they may request additional supporting documents before the application deadline (e.g. Academic transcript, academic reference letter, health documents such as a TB clearance, proof of additional insurance etc.)

    • Faculty specific non-EU partner universities

      In the excel files below the institutions for higher education that all have a signed agreement with faculties of the University of Twente can be found. These agreements allow UT students to study at their institution. Keep in mind that partner institutions may only allow a limited number of students to study at their institution. Always contact your faculty contact person for more information about studying at these UT partners.

    Please note: if you notice differences between the information on the site and Mobility-Online, you can contact the departmental exchange coordinator.

  • Timeline

    If you want to go abroad you have to arrange a lot of things. Make sure that this fits within your personal study plan. You can always discuss your study plan with your study adviser or track coordinator. To give you a rough overview of the steps you have to take, a timeline is provided in this section. Note that this timeline is a guideline, the information provided gives no guarantees.

    pre-application

    application

    preparation to arrival

    pack your bags

    while abroad

    returning home

    12-9 months in advance

    9-3 months 
    in advance

    3-1 months
    in advance

    1-0 months
    in advance

    0-12 months

    0-1 months
    afterwards


    PRE-APPLICATION

    12 – 9 months in advance

    In the pre-application phase, you can orientate yourself on all the possibilities you have. Register for (and read the information in) the Canvas site, talk with students who have been abroad and/or students from abroad who are currently visiting the UT, go to events, join Facebook groups, etc.

    APPLICATION

    8 – 3 months in advance

    After you have decided that you want to go abroad and what you want to do abroad, the next step is to register in Mobility-Online. Make sure that you register for the right activity and academic year! After registration of the activity, you will be able to log in to continue with and monitor the status of your application for this activity.

    General deadline for applications:

    • Deadline for start in Fall semester: 24 January
    • Deadline for start in Spring semester: 24 August



    PREPARATION TO ARRIVAL

    3 – 1 months in advance

    After you have applied successfully and you have permission to 'go-ahead', you will need to arrange some practical matters for your study abroad. Think of arranging transport for your journey, health/travel/... insurance, accommodation, vaccinations, etc. 

    Make sure that you will have enough time to arrange the paperwork which is part of the application procedure. 

    PACK YOUR BAGS

    1 – 0 months in advance

    It is time to pack your bags!

    WHILE ABROAD

    You are obliged to let the UT know that you arrived safely and started your time abroad by filling in your foreign address and return date in Mobility-Online!

    RETURNING HOME

    For information about what to do upon return, check the section about what to do after your stay abroad and the Canvas page of your faculty, see below. And perhaps you would like to help others getting such a great time as you’ve had? In that case, register as a Buddy at the University of Twente!

  • Contact
    • Faculty of Behavioural Management and Social Sciences
      J.H. Stout MSc (Jaap)
      Exchange Coordinator | BMS
    • Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Sciences
      J. Rijken (Jitske)
      Exchange Coordinator | EEMCS
    • Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
      G.F.B. Leurink (Brigitte)
      Exchange and Internationalization officer
    • Faculty of Engineering Technology
      T. Smits (Tahnee)
      Exchange Coordinator | ET
    • Faculty of Science and Technology
      S. Kotter MA (Sarah)
      Exchange Coordinator, Faculty of Science and Technology