About University of Twente

Studying at the University of Twente means enterprising studying. Education at the University of Twente revolves around several core principles: a multidisciplinary, project-based approach, student-driven learning in which the needs of the student are the focus, and peer-based learning in which the learning environment is more natural and in which students learn from each other. Read more about the organization of education and faculties at University of Twente, the quality of education and regulations.

Campus Life

The University of Twente is the only true campus university of the Netherlands and provides an academic and social setting in which you can quickly become an active member of a thriving community. The UT offers a variety of on campus services: a medical centre, counseling facilities, a hotel, religious support, and much more. You can buy meals or simply gather at the on campus restaurants, cafés or bars. The campus hosts over 50 student-run sports and cultural associations as well.


We have a strong international focus. Our population, for example, comprises more than 3,000 international students and the UT is a partner of the European network of innovative universities. The master's programmes also have an international character. The language of communication here is mostly English.


Technical, behavioural and social sciences come together at the University of Twente. As a student you are concerned with relevant issues at the interface of technology and society, including sustainability, energy, health and safety. The courses on offer are as follows:

Bacherlor's and Master's Programmes

University of twente offers 20 bachelor's and 31 master's programmes in the field of Biomedical Technology & Health, Engineering, European Public Administration, Information Technology, International Business Administration, Behavioural Sciences and Science & Technology.

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Courses at University of Twente

There are 85 courses listed from University of Twente. A selection of these are displayed below:

Location of University of Twente

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Scholarships at University of Twente

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Services Offered for International Students

Accommodation Information for Students

International Office is the linking pin between local housing providers and admitted international UT students, employees, and guests. We mediate for furnished on- and off-campus accommodation on behalf of three local housing providers: de Veste, Stadsweide, and the ITC International Hotel. International Office will do its best to find suitable accommodation for you, however, no guarantees can be given due to the limited availability of accommodation.

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De Veste (on-campus)

De Veste is the on-campus housing provider, offering approximately 300 rooms on the UT campus. All UT campus rooms are private, while bathroom and kitchen facilities are often shared with other students. All rooms contain a bed (including mattress, sheets, duvet, duvet cover, pillow, and pillow case), closet, desk, desk light, desk chair, and waste basket. The kitchen is fully equipped, including utensils, plates, cookware, and a fridge. Additionally, there is a common laundry area in each building.

Stadsweide (off-campus)

The renovated and modern Stadsweide apartments are located in the bustling city centre of Enschede - about 20 minutes by bike or public transport from the UT campus. The shops, market, post-office, and railway station are within walking distance. The unique Stadsweide apartments feature fully-furnished, spacious apartments with private bedrooms and a private or shared kitchen, bathroom and balcony. The apartments include many extras such as a television, safe, fan, and private refrigerator. Bed linen and kitchen utensils are not included.

ITC International Hotel (off-campus)

The modern ITC International Hotel is located in the vibrant city centre of Enschede, approximately 20 minutes by bike or public transport from the UT campus. The shops, market, post-office, and railway station are within walking distance. The fully-furnished rooms with balcony have private bathroom facilities and shared kitchen facilities. These comfortable living spaces include many extras such as a television, telephone for internal calls, safe, fan, toiletries upon arrival (e.g. shower gel, shampoo), private refrigerator as well as a wired internet connection (a network cable is available in exchange for a € 5 deposit). Renting a room in the ITC International Hotel includes exclusive access to all available hotel facilities, such as 24/7 reception service, weekly linen changes, weekly room cleaning service, and laundry self-service.

Study Abroad Information

Admitted international BScMSc and Exchange students are assisted by International Office in arranging their visa application, accommodation and other formalities. International Office also supports international students during their entire study period at the UT, even before arrival. If you need additional support, you can contact International Office.

For more help studying abroad at the University of Twente, read more here.

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