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.

General Conditions

  • You are generally required to have successfully completed the first-year subjects of your bachelor programme.
  • Take time to prepare. Preparations for studying abroad may take six to twelve months so start your orientation as soon as possible.
  • Contact your faculty contact person (link below) who is in charge of internationalization regarding course specific matters.
  • 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. Contact your faculty contact person for more information.


Step 1: Select a partner university

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.

Study Abroad Database

In the International Office’s Study Abroad Database you will find a list of all universities that have a bilateral agreement with the University of Twente.

ECIU Exchange programme

The UT is a partner in the European Network of Innovative Universities (ECIU). An ECIU exchange allows you to study at one of the thirteen excellent universities of the ECIU network within Europe.

Step 2: Apply for a scholarship

When you go to study abroad you may be eligible for one or more scholarships. This overview lists available scholarships for study abroad.

Erasmus+ Study Scholarship

The UT participates in the EU’s Erasmus+ Scholarship Programme. This programme enables you to study abroad at a partner university within the EU for 3 to 12 months (i.e. you will follow courses at our partner university).

Twente Mobility Fund

With the Twente Mobility Fund (TMF), the UT offers financial support to all students who want to study abroad. Depending on your destination (non-EEA) this scholarship will offer support for a study abroad of 8 weeks or more.

Holland Scholarship – University of Twente

The Holland Scholarship is a scholarship made available by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science together with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. It is meant for students who want to study, do research or an internship outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Please note: all Holland Scholarships for the academic year 2016/2017 have been granted. You can apply for a Holland Scholarship 2017/2018 from 1 April 2017.

Student Ambassador Scholarship

The UT would like to reward students who put effort into promoting the UT abroad. Do you have the opportunity to make a name for the UT abroad or can you convince foreign students to study at the UT? You could be rewarded a € 200 Student Ambassador Scholarship (SAS).

Other Scholarships

VARIOUS COUNTRIES – CV Scholarships (in Dutch)

FRANCE – Descartes scholarship (in Dutch)

GERMANY – DAAD Academic Exchange Service

GERMANY – DIA-Stipendium [DUTCH]

INDONESIA – Darmasiswa

NEW ZEALAND – “Dream NEW” Scholarship

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Fulbright & more

Other links

Beursopener

National database for financial support during studies/internships/research abroad.

Research Professional

Online database of research funding opportunities and a source of international research policy and practice news.

ScholarshipPortal.EU

Database with scholarship information for study in Europe.

HousingAnywhere Grant

€ 250 euros per grant for travel/work abroad after courses at the exchange university abroad are completed in order to increase the experience abroad

Step 3: Practical Matters

Practical matters come into play once you know what you want to do, where you want to go and as soon as you have gathered the financial means to successfully complete your international experience. In this section we provide information about practical preparation of your stay abroad.