Twente Mobility Fund

The UT’s Twente Mobility Fund (TMF) offers all students the possibility to study or do an internship abroad outside Europe for a minimum period 8 weeks.

There has been a policy change for the Twente Mobility Fund for all mobilities starting between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2019.
All eligible students starting courses abroad (outside Europe) within this time frame will be granted a fixed amount of € 500,- per mobility. The conditions are the same, so please check the conditions below for eligibility.


  • You are enrolled as a full time UT student at the moment of scholarship application and for the entire duration of your stay abroad.
  • Your study or internship/graduation project abroad is part of your Bachelor or Master curriculum.
  • Scholarships can no be combined with other UT Scholarships (Erasmus+, TMF and Holland Scholarship) .
  • You can only apply for a scholarship for a maximum of 12 months per study phase (Bachelor or Master). This is the total of all UT scholarships (Erasmus+, TMF and Holland Scholarship).
  • You are studying abroad or doing an internship/graduation project outside Europe for a period of 8 to 52 weeks.
  • During the entire period abroad you are both living and studying/working/researching in the host country.
  • A TMF scholarship is not meant for mobility to your home country.
  • Apply for a TMF scholarship at least two weeks before departure.
  • Make sure you finalize your scholarship application within one month after your end date.


The UT does not provide financial support for study/internship in areas or countries that are considered unsafe (in Dutch: ‘onveilig’) by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. International Office reserves the right to deny your TMF application based on additional safety information. For detailed information (in Dutch) about the safety of countries worldwide, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (link below). Keep in mind that study/internship abroad is always considered a non-essential trip.

MinBuza Travel Advice Website


All mobilities abroad are automatically checked for scholarship opportunities when registered in Mobility Online.

After registering your mobility in Mobility Online, your faculty will check and approve the mobility. After the mobility has been approved you are required to fill in the Scholarship Questions. The answers to these questions can be considered to be your application: based on the answers a scholarship can be awarded.

In order to be eligible for TMF your mobility must be registered and approved at least 2 weeks before departure! 

During and after your mobility

After your TMF-scholarship has been awarded, you will receive the full scholarship amount before departure (€ 500,-).

Any changes to your mobility (e.g. changes in duration) can be registered in Mobility Online in the 'during the mobility' section. There are no other steps to take during your stay abroad.

At the end of your mobility you are able to download a Letter of Appointment in Mobility Online. This certificate of attandance contains information on the nature of your studies/assignment. It needs to be completed, signed and (if possible) stamped by your supervisor at the host organization, and uploaded within 4 weeks after the end of your mobility. After your Letter of Appointment has been uploaded, you will receive the remaining amount of your scholarship.  


If you have any questions about TMF or other outgoing scholarships, please feel free to email our Scholarship Office at