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University of Twente Highlights 2024

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Total International Students2689
Size of Campus in acres360
UG/PG Course Ratio1.7
Endowments ValueEuro 304 million
Scholarships2
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses4800 Euro for 1 sharing (UG)
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Q:   Is it hard to get into Twente?

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The acceptance rate at University of Twente is 51%, which menas the university is moderately selective in terms of accepting the students. The university demands that demands that applicants to the University of Twente maintain a minimum percentage of 80 in order to have a decent chance of being admitted. Compared to the typical requirements of Dutch universities, the percentage required at the University of Twente is significantly greater.

 

Q:   How much does it cost to study at University of Twente?

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The total cost of living is around €12.000, per year, excluding tuition fees. In the table given below, students can check some of the other required expenses like food, books and other supplies.

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Cost 

Housing

€6,500

Food

€2,500

Books and supplies
Some programmes require additional study material, e.g. specific software.

€500

Transportation

€800

Insurance (optional for EU/EEA students)
These costs depend on the policies of insurance companies in your home country. EU/EEA students can opt for additional insurance of €10-€25 per month. This insurance covers costs of liability, household contents and luggage, legal aid and extra costs.

€650

Entry visa/residence permit (Non-EU/EEA students only)

€210

Bicycle

€200

Bank account

€50

Other (clothing etc.)

€900

 

Q:   Is getting part-time jobs easy while studying at University of Twente?

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It is possible to find part-time jobs while studying at the University of Twente, but it may not be that easy for non-EEA students. Students from non-EEA countries can be employed as student assistants, but they need to possess a valid work permit and are limited to working a maximum of 16 hours per week. It may be difficult for non-EEA students to find work outside of the university, as most student-type jobs will not bother to do the paperwork to hire them. However, the Career Services page for students at the University of Twente mentions that they offer support for finding work both on and off campus. 

 

Q:   Why do Indian students choose to study at University of Twente?

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Indian students choose to study at the University of Twente for various reasons, including the opportunities available, personalized support, and the university's reputation. The presence of a local Indian office at the University of Twente has also been noted to make a significant difference, addressing gaps compared to other universities. Additionally, the university offers specific study opportunities tailored for Indian students, as outlined in documents like "Study Opportunities for Indian Students 2023 - 2024. 

 

Q:   What is University of Twente famous for?

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The University of Twente is known for its integration of technology with the social sciences and its campus terrain and approach to education. It is also recognised as the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands, with over 1,000 successful ventures to date. The campus is 146 hectares and has as many activities to offer as a small city, providing talented students, scientists, and professors with a fascinating learning, working, and living environment. The University of Twente has been placed in the top 170 universities in the world by multiple central ranking tables and is ranked #210 in QS World University Rankings 2024. 

 

Q:   Will my campus life be better at University of Twente than staying off-campus?

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Living on-campus at the University of Twente offers a vibrant and engaging student life experience. The campus is like a small city with various amenities, including student residences, shops, sports associations, and university facilities. It provides a dynamic community with a diverse student population from around the world, fostering a rich learning and living environment. However, Off-campus accommodation provides an en-suite apartment, offering guaranteed space and privacy compared to sharing rooms in on-campus residences. 

 

Q:   Is it possible to get into the University of Twente's MBA programme without work experience?

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To get into the University of Twente's MBA program, work experience is not a mandatory requirement. A minimum English score is required, with IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 90. The programme is open to international students with a Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Business. The one-year Master's in Business Administration at the University of Twente is internationally oriented and taught entirely in English, offering various specializations such as Human Resource Management, Digital Business & Analytics, Financial Management, and more. 

 

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Q:   What are the top Scholarships for Indian Students at University of Twente and how to avail them?

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The University of Twente offers the University Twente Scholarship (UTS) for international students pursuing master's degrees. The UTS provides scholarships ranging from € 3,000 to € 22,000 annually for one year, with the possibility of receiving an additional scholarship for the second year if certain criteria are met. Around 50 scholarships are available each year, with application rounds occurring in October and February. Additionally, there are opportunities for students to receive the Kipaji Scholarship, provided they apply for the UTS and fulfill the required criteria. 

 

Q:   What scores do I need to have to get a scholarship at University of Twente?

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To be eligible for the University of Twente Scholarship (UTS) at the University of Twente, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Academic Admission: Applicants must be (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying UT Master programs starting in the academic year 2024.
  • Academic Excellence: Typically, applicants should belong to the top 5 to 10 percent of their class.
  • English Language Proficiency: Applicants must comply with the general English language test requirement, which is an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL iBT score of 90, with an additional 6.0.
 

University of Twente Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :Euro 100
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
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Fall30ᵗʰ Apr 2024 - 30ᵗʰ Apr 2026
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Q:   What documents are needed at University of Twente for the application?

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International students need to provide the following set of documents at the time of application at UTwente:

Undergraduate Documents

*Required for bachelor's programmes in Biomedical Engineering, Health Science, Technical Medicine, and Applied Physics.

Note: The university may ask for additional requirements to support the applicant’s knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and/or Biology. Refer to the exact course requirements before applying to any programme.

Postgraduate Documents

  • University transcripts (original and English-translated)
  • Motivation letter
  • Professional reference
  • CV/Resume
  • Proof of work experience (if applicable)
  • English proficiency test score
  • Standardised exam scores (GMAT/GRE for Mathematics score)
  • Proof of financial capability (financial statement)
  • Scanned copy of the biographical page of a valid passport
  • Portfolio (academic or professional as per course requirement)
  • Research proposal (abstract of a thesis)

Note: These are general requirements for applying to the University of Twente and may vary with different courses. It is recommended to check the exact requirements from the course page on the official website of the university.

 

Q:   Is there any application fee at University of Twente?

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All students weather an international or national applicant holding a non-Dutch higher educational degree have to pay an application fee of €100, - for each application to a master’s programme that requires the payment of the fee. This means that your application will only be reviewed once the application fee has been paid and the money has been received by the University of Twente.

 

Q:   Are there many students from other countries studying at University of Twente?

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The University of Twente has a significant number of international students. During the academic year 2022–2023, the University of Twente reported that 4,089 international students were enrolled across both bachelor's and master's programs, which represents approximately 40.8% of new bachelor's students and 39.6% of new master's students. The University of Twente is home to students from 85 different countries, representing a variety of cultural backgrounds. 

 

Q:   Can an average Indian student join University of Twente?

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Yes, an average Indian student can join the University of Twente, but eligibility criteria depend on the specific programme and the student's educational background. To be considered for a Master's program, an applicant should have at least a 4-year Bachelor's degree with a final cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 15. For Indian students specifically, the University considers diplomas such as the All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC), Indian School Certificate (ISC), Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), or any other Diploma equivalent to the Dutch VWO level. The minimum average grade for each certificate should be 75%, and the final grade for each required subject (which typically includes Math, Physics, and Chemistry) must be at least 75%. 

 

Q:   What are the deadlines for submitting applications for Indian students at University of Twente?

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For Indian students applying to the University of Twente for the 2024 academic year, the deadlines are:
For programs without deviations:

  • Complete application submission via Osiris before 1 May for non-EEA students
  • Acceptance of Offer of Admission before 1 June
  • Submit final certified photocopies before 1 September

Programs with deviating deadlines include:

  • Bachelor's in Psychology: complete application submission via Osiris before 15 January, proof of graduation before 1 July, and submit final certified photocopies before 1 September.
  • Bachelor's in Technical Computer Science: registration via Studielink closes on 30 April 2024, participation in matching events between February–May, and submit final certified photocopies before 1 September. 
 

Q:   What are the documents required in the visa process for Indian students at University of Twente, Netherlands?

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The following documents are required for the visa application for Indian students at the University of Twente, Netherlands:

  • Filled application form
  • MVV (Provisional Residence Permit)
  • Passport
  • Biometric information
  • Bank statement or scholarship letter to prove sufficient funds for living expenses
  • Antecedents Certificate
  • Declaration of Intent
  • Declaration of intent to undergo a Tuberculosis test.
 

Q:   How is applying to University of Twente different from applying to other universities in USA?

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To apply to the University of Twente as an international student, you should follow these steps:
Create an account on Studielink, the online platform for enrollment and re-enrollment at Dutch institutions of higher education.
Choose the bachelor's or master's programme you want to apply for.
Complete the application process for each programme you want to apply for.
If you need assistance with your application, you can contact the University of Twente's international team or recruitment representatives and agents.
Make sure you meet the admission requirements for the programme you want to apply for.
If you are a native English speaker or have completed your education in English, you may still need to meet the specific English language requirement.

 

University of Twente Fee and Eligibility

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MS(26 courses)
INR 8 L - 15 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 80 - 90, GMAT
B.E. / B.Tech(10 courses)
INR 9 L - 12 L
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
B.Sc.(3 courses)
INR 8 L - 10 L
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above
MBA/PGDM(2 courses)
INR 13 L
Duration12 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above
MIM(2 courses)
INR 13 L
Duration12 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above
BBA(2 courses)
INR 9 L
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
M.A.(3 courses)
INR 13 L - 18 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 - 93
MPA(1 course)
INR 13 L
Duration12 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above
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Q:   What are the eligibility requirements for applying at University of Twente?

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The basic eligibility criteria and English proficiency requirements for international applicants to suit different programmes offered by UTwente are given below:

1. Basic Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate Level:

  • Basic education: Grade 12 in relevant discipline with good grades from a recognised board of education
  • Standardised exams:  Not required

Graduate Level:

  • Basic education: Bachelor degree in relevant discipline with a minimum of First Class score from a recognised university
  • Standardised exams: GMAT or GRE  (required for only Mathematics programmes)

2. English Proficiency

The acceptable English exams and minimum scores specified by the university are given below. International undergraduate and postgraduate aspirants need to provide either of the following to prove their language proficiency:

Exams Accepted

UG Minimum Scores

PG Minimum Scores

IELTS

At least 6.0 bands overall

At least 6.5 bands overall

TOEFL

Overall 80 or higher

Overall 90 or higher

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)

Either A, B, or C

Either A, B, or C

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)

Either A, B, or C

Either A, B, or C

 

Q:   How expensive is it to live at University of Twente?

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It is estimated that the total cost of living for international students at the University of Twente is approximately €15,000 per year, not including tuition fees. A breakdown of these costs includes housing (€7,500 annually), food and drinks (€3,500), books and supplies (€500), transportation (€1,000), insurance (€650 for non-EU/EEA students), entry visa/residence permit (€228 for non-EU/EEA students), bicycle purchase (€250), bank account setup (€50), and other miscellaneous expenses like clothing (€1,100). These figures serve as an estimate and are subject to change. 

 

Q:   Is a score of 85 in TOEFL good for University of Twente?

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The University of Twente requires a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80 for admission to its programs. Additionally, for some English-taught master's programs, a higher score of 90 is required.

Other minimum scores required are as follows: 

  • IELTS (academic): 6.0 overall, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each section for exchange students, and 6.5 overall, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each section for master's and bachelor's students.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced: Obtained with an A, B, or C grade, with an overall score of at least 169 and a minimum score of 162 in each section.
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency: Obtained with an A, B, or C grade, with an overall score of at least 80.
  • TOEIC: Containing both modules ‘Speaking and Writing’ with a minimum score of 290 and ‘Listening and Reading’ with a minimum score of 80.
  • DAAD Language Test: With a minimum score of GER B2, UNIcert II, ALTE Level 3. 
 

Q:   Is University of Twente cheaper than Eindhoven University of Technology?

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The University of Twente charges €2,314 for EU/EEA students and €10-13,000 for other international students for bachelor's programs. For master's programs, the tuition fees are €2,314 for EU/EEA students and €12-17,000 for other international students.
Whereas, Eindhoven University of Technology charges €2,314 for EU/EEA students and €6-11,000 for other international students for bachelor's programs. For master's programs, the tuition fees are €2,314 for EU/EEA students and €8-16,000 for other international students. 

 

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Philips India
shell
toyota
Siemens
Unilever
HP
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McKinsey
Deloitte
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KPMG
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World Bank
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Q:   Mention some of the top employers at University of Twente.

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In the table given below, students can check the top employers for the University of Twente.

Top Employers of University of Twente
ShellWorldbankUnilever
ToyotaCoca-Cola Phillips India
HPDeloitteMckinsey
 

Q:   What are the popular sectors that Indian students prefer for doing part-time jobs at University of Twente?

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International students at the University of Twente often seek part-time jobs in various sectors including retail, hospitality, tutoring, and research. To find job opportunities in Enschede, international students can explore platforms like Twente.com, YoungCapital, SUSA, SSE Group, SMART, TalentIT Twente, etc. for positions such as internships, side jobs, traineeships, projects, and full-time jobs. Non-EU students need to comply with regulations such as obtaining a work permit and adhering to restrictions on the number of hours they can work, limited to 16 hours per week for part-time jobs. 

 

Q:   What are the job opportunities after doing an MBA from University of Twente?

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After completing an MBA from the University of Twente, graduates have a wide range of job opportunities across various industries. Some of the career paths include business development, marketing and sales, consultancy, programme and project management, operations and IT, research, and education. Graduates can work in different sectors such as industry, consultancy, international organizations, start-ups, and small to medium-sized enterprises. They can also start their businesses, which many graduates have done with great success. 

 

University of Twente Rankings 2024

C+Overall University Grade
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MathematicsC+
#301-350
Business EconomicsC++
#101-125
Mechanical EngineeringB+
#51-100
PhysicsC+
#201-250
#401-500
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Q:   What is the world ranking of University of Twente?

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According to the US News & World Report Global Universities, the University of Twente ranks 400 in World University Ranking in 2023 and stood at 165 in the best globsl universities in Europe. The university also ranked at 12th position for the best Global Universities in the Neitherlands. In the table given below, students can check the rankings of Twente University for the last three years. 

Ranked By202120222023

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings  [1]

401-500401-500NA

QS - World University Ranking  [2]

197189212

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking  [3]

201-250201-250251-300

US News & World Report - Global Universities  [4]

390383400
 

Q:   Is University of Twente good for MS?

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According to various sources, University of Twente is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. To support this fact, University of Twente ranks at 129 in the QS Engineering and Technology for 2023. It has been placed at 96 and 136 for its MS course for the year 2022 and 2021, respectively. The first year tuition fee of University of Twente MS course is Euro 12750-16750.

 

Q:   What are the course rankings for Twente University?

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 According to QS, the most popular courses at University of Twente include MS. Below table showcases the 2023 QS course rankings of University of Twente:

Course Name (Ranking Category) 

Rank 2023 

Rank 2022 

MS  (Engineering and Technology) 

129 

96 

MS  (QS - Mathematics Rankings) 

301-350 

301-350 

MS  (Physics and Astronomy Rankings) 

201-250 

201-250 

 

Q:   What is the rank of University of Twente in the world?

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The University of Twente is ranked #184 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, #210 in the QS World University Rankings, and #489 in the CWTS Leiden Ranking. According to US News, it holds the #400 spot in Best Global Universities. In 2022, it was ranked between 401-500 by ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings.

Some of the specific subject rankings according to US news include:
#162 in Chemical Engineering
#301 in Chemistry 
#543 in Clinical Medicine 
#186 in Computer Science. 

 

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