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University of Twente Admission 2020-2021, Application Process, Deadline & Requirements

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The University of Twente is a highly technology-oriented campus welcoming over 500 international students from around 70 countries. The university is currently educating around 10,000 students in 20 English taught bachelors and 30 masters programs. The University of Twente has 2 academic intakes, i.e., February and September. Amidst of Corona the application deadline for non-EEA students for September intake is postponed except for Bachelor of psychology. 

  • The admissions for both the academic intakes are currently closed to freshmen applicants.
  • The students seeking admission for different Bachelor's and Master’s courses at the University of Twente can apply via Studielink.
  • You can make applications to University of Twente by following steps:
    • Check your eligibility
    • Create an account at Studielink
    • Apply for the preferred program
    • Log in to the OSIRIS application portal using the received credentials and continue your application.
      • OSIRIS is a university system fo student information.
    • Upload the supporting documents
    • Complete your application


Application PortalOfficial Website and Studielink
Application Fee (non-refundable)No fee
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsSeptember intake, February intake
Total academic staff1,810
Total research fundingM€ 329
Financial AidGrants, loans, work-study, and Scholarships
International Student Percentage28%
Total Student Enrollment10,000

University of Twente Admissions Deadline 

The full-time academic session at the University of Twente begins in February and September, typical of the admission cycle of Universities in Netherlands. The students may apply for up to one year in advance for early decision. During COVID-19, the application deadlines are postponed. Application deadlines are currently closed, the deadlines for the September intake were:

Undergraduate Courses (Currently closed)
Postponed DeadlinesSeptember intake: 1 June
Psychology1 April
Technical medicine15 January
Graduate Courses 
Early AdmissionSeptember intake: 12 June

Applicants for both bachelor’s and master’s programs are required to confirm their enrollments by June 12, 2020

NOTE: The University of Twente admission deadline is usually May 1, for each year’s September intake, and students are required to accept admission offers by June 1.  For February Intake the deadlines are October 1

University of Twente Undergraduate Admissions

International students must fulfill additional requirements before submitting an application to the UG programs at the University of Twente:

How to Apply: The students have to apply through the official website or through Studielink

When to Apply: Applications must be submitted before June 1, 2020.


Students holding a foreign secondary school diploma equivalent to Dutch pre-university education must fulfill country-specific requirements. The basic eligibility to apply for admissions with UG programs at the University of Twente for some of the countries is:

  • INDIA: All India Senior Secondary School Certificate holders must have marks ranging between A to B in all five core subjects. OR, students with Indian School Certificate must have at least 75% overall and in all five subjects
  • BANGLADESH & PAKISTAN: Must complete a pre-university course from the Netherlands as the foreign secondary school diploma is not equivalent to Dutch pre-university education. 
  • CHINA: Tier 2 or higher Gaokao certificate. The minimum requirement varies with the program you chose and the province where Gaokao is taken.  

Student may have to fulfill certain core subject requirements such as Mathematics, physic, chemistry, etc for admissions to specific programs to the University of Twente

Application Submission Requirements:

International students must submit the ones listed below:

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency.
  • A copy of the bachelor’s degree certificate.
  • Official Transcripts of secondary school or university/ marks card.
  • Financial support documentation or sponsor’s affidavit of financial support.
  • Contact information of references.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Letter of motivation.
  • Copy of valid International passport.
  • Completed application for admission.

English Language Requirements

Students must have proof of their English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the University of Twente.

Test NameMinimum Score (UG)
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or CPE‘A’, ‘B ‘or ‘C’ grade

NOTE: Students applying for Bachelors of Biomedical Engineering, Health Science, Technical Medicine, and Applied Physics are required to have Dutch Language Proficiency along with other tests required to study in Netherlands

University of Twente Graduate Admissions

The University of Twente offers numerous graduate courses to prospective applicants. Students can apply via the respective school’s website. Each program’s requirements, deadlines and admission procedure differs from the other.

Where to Apply: Respective program page/Studielink

Intake Season: February & October

The academic requirements for a few of the popular graduate programs are mentioned in the table.

ProgramsCourse durationAcademic RequirementsTest Scores Required
M.Sc. in Business Administration1 yearBachelor's degree within Business Administration or equivalent,
CGPA of at least 70-80% of the maximum score
GMAT: 600
IELTS: 6.5
MSc Business Information Technology2 yearsB.Sc. degree in management or computer science,
CV and letter of motivation
IELTS: 6.5
​TOEFL: 90
CAE: ‘A’, ‘B ‘or ‘C’ grade
M.Sc. Computer Science2 yearsBachelor's degree within computer science or equivalent
GPA of at least 70% of the maximum score,
English summary of the thesis (BSc or MSc)
IELTS: 6.5
​TOEFL: 90
CAE: ‘A’, ‘B ‘or ‘C’ grade
M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering2 yearsBachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Technology,
CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score.
IELTS: 6.5
​TOEFL: 90
CAE: ‘A’, ‘B ‘or ‘C’ grade
M.Sc. Health Sciences1 yearA Bachelor’s degree, proof of CGPA result score of at least 80%,IELTS: 6.5
​TOEFL: 90
CAE: ‘A’, ‘B ‘or ‘C’ grade

Application Submission Requirements:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Copy of diploma programs or other additional qualifications apart from a bachelor's degree.
  • Motivation letter (should include your preferred specialization)
  • Thesis proposal for PG-research programs.
  • Student visa
  • Proof of Funding
  • CV
  • Portfolio
  • English language proficiency. 

Visa Process for International Students

International students wishing to study abroad must have a student visa for pursuing their higher education. Netherlands student visa takes roughly one month or so. Currently, due to COVID-19, there are entry restrictions and hence, students are required to study remotely. The process for a student visa is expected to be delayed. The deadline for Dutch embassies and airline availability is July 1st

  • Students who are non-EU/EEA must have a student visa to study in any university based in the Netherlands.
  • The University applies for your visa with the IND (Dutch Immigration Service). After the IND has processed your application, further information will be conveyed through email.
  • Applicants are required to provide the following documents as a part of the visa process:
    • Copy of valid passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Complete diploma validation
    • Evidence of English Language proficiency
  • You can then collect the visa from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in your home country.
  • The whole process takes about 2 months to complete.

The admissions office of the University of Twente reviews each application critically. Admissions are offered to students on the basis of their academic excellence, official test scores, supporting documents, and an on-time application submission with the required fee (if mentioned in the site).

The University of Twente regularly ensures that the students get the specific admission guidelines beforehand to avoid any sort of confusion. Once the university admission office reviews your application form, they will send you an offer letter. You are then required to respond to the offer to further receive any information regarding the application.


Ques. When is on-campus education expected to resume at the University of Twente?

Ans. As Netherlands is easing itself out of lockdown, on-campus activities at UT were expected to be facilitated from June 15. However,this has been now pushed to August, currently most of education and classes are being conducted online.

Ques. Is the deadline for applications postponed due to COVID-19?

Ans. The deadlines for September intake for Bahcelors programs were shifted to June 1 (earlier May 1) and for Masters programs was shifted June 12 (earlier June 1) for international students.

Ques. I could not take language proficiency test due to COVID-19, what else can i do or submit as proof of language proficiency?

Ans. As the Netherlands is easing itself out of lockdown, on-campus activities at UT were expected to be facilitated from June 15. However, this has been now pushed to August, currently most of education and classes are being conducted online.

Ques. When is on-campus education expected to resume at the University of Twente?

Ans. Students are suggested to apply and sit for TOEFL iBT home edition test which is avialable in all TOEFL iBT centers except for China and Iran. The test scores from this are only admissible for September 2020, intake. For this intake session the university will not accept IELTS/CAEL and other language proficiency test scores. 

Ques. How is the visa process affected due to COVID-19?

Ans. The process is expected to be delayed. However, currently, it is expected that airline availability and embassy services are expected to resume by July 1.

Ques. What documents are required to apply to the University of Twente?

Ans. Though each program has some specific documents, some of the documents required by international bachelors and masters aspirants are transcripts, personal statement, motivation letter, CV, documents of financial support, etc.

Ques. Can I submit documents after the application deadline?

Ans. No. Documents required are to be submitted be before application deadlines.

Ques. When will I receive a confirmation mail for the admissions to University of Twente?

Ans. The University of Twente replies or confirms the admissions within 2 weeks after your application has been received.

Ques. Does the University of Twente offer scholarships to international students?

Ans. The University of Twente does offer some good scholarships to its international students. The amount offered varies from 3000 Euro to 22,000 Euro.

Ques. What are the language requirements for University of Twente?

Ans. For pursuing a bachelor’s program you must have 6.0 IELTS and 80 on TOEFL exams. For pursuing masters you will be required to have 6.5 on IELTS and 90 on TOEFL.

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