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4 Studying at the University of Twente

6 Why choose the University of Twente?

10 Map of Europe

12 Education and research

15 Our connections

17 Facts & figures

18 Master’s programmes 62 Postgraduate opportunities

64 Twente Graduate School

64 PhD

65 Technological designer programmes (PDEng)

66 Professional learning and development

66 venturelab

68 Practical information for students holding a Dutch Bachelor’s degree

70 Admission

72 Tuition fees

72 Accommodation

72 Deadlines

74 Practical information for students holding an international Bachelor’s degree

76 Living in the Netherlands

78 Admission

79 Application

80 Financial matters

82 After admission


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Why choose the University of Twente? The University of Twente is a young, entrepreneurial research university with proven excellence in the field of new technologies and their impact on society and humanity. The university develops technologies that shape the future: ICT, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Our researchers are among the world’s leaders in those fields. The University of Twente is unique in its capacity to transcend the boundaries between disciplines.

A young entrepreneurial research university with proven excellence in the field of new technologies and their impact on society and humanity

The interface between technologies: that is where important and intriguing innovations occur. Twente’s key research areas include nanotechnology, biomedical technology, ICT, sustainable energy and governance. We do not approach new technologies in isolation, but in relation to behavioural, social, and management sciences, combining high tech with a human touch. As a modern, entrepreneurial university, Twente is renowned for its engineering ability in supporting industry and commerce, and its creation of new innovative businesses. This perspective provides unexpected solutions in areas such as health, sustainable energy, water, learning and safety. In our 50 year history, over 700 spin-off companies have been launched onto the market.

The campus and its surroundings The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands. Here 9,300 students and 3,300 employees study, work

and unwind in the beautiful green grounds. The attractive campus, built on a country estate just outside the city of Enschede, provides an academic, social and safe setting where students quickly become active members of a thriving community. The University of Twente has state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research and an excellent library. It also has the lowest cost of living and accommodation of any Dutch university. The university offers a variety of services on campus: a wide range of sports facilities, a medical centre, counselling facilities, a hotel, worship facilities and much more. Students can meet up at one of the campus restaurants, cafés or bars, all of which offer affordable meals. With over 50 sports and cultural associations active on campus, our students have access to a wide range of leisure activities. The nearby city of Enschede is buzzing with student life and home to about 20,000 students. Enschede is close to the German border, but still only a two-hour drive or train journey from Amsterdam. It is also within easy distance of major European capitals like Berlin, London and Paris. The city is modern and lively and has a rich industrial heritage, which shows in the many well-preserved historic buildings. Large-scale urban renewal has also given Enschede a new skyline, featuring eye-catching contemporary architecture.


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The University of Twente continuously ranks among the top 200 universities worldwide

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The University of Twente provides an internet connection of 1 gigabit per second and a campus-wide wifi network

Our Master’s programmes The University of Twente is a truly multidisciplinary institution. We offer Master’s programmes in fields ranging from engineering and natural sciences to behavioural and management sciences. Almost all our Master’s degree programmes lead to the title Master of Science and are accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). The Netherlands enjoys international acclaim for its problem-based learning methods, for training students to analyze and solve practical problems independently, and for emphasizing self-study and self-discipline, preparing students for challenging careers ahead.

Rankings The University of Twente consistently ranks highly in the Leiden Ranking for Dutch research universities and is among the

world’s top 200 universities according to the Times Higher Education Supplement. Survey results from I-graduate put the University of Twente in the global top ten for technology, IT support and internet access.

University of Twente ranking first in the Netherlands (ISB, Fall 2011) IT and system support Accommodation quality Accommodation cost Availability of financial support University surroundings and campus (International) Student associations


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‘Entrepreneurship is all about value creation for society’ Name:

Aard Groen

Position: Professor of Innovative Entrepreneurship

‘As Professor of Innovative Entrepreneurship, I am leading NIKOS – our knowledge centre for entrepreneurship and innovation. In this capacity, I am involved in researching, teaching and supporting the entrepreneurial activities of students, staff and others who like to work with the University of Twente’s top tier expertise in the fields of technology and the behavioural and social sciences.’ The University of Twente is known as a truly entre¬preneurial university for over 30 years. In essence, entrepreneurship is all about value creation for society. The University of Twente delivers engaged scholarship: all disciplines provide excellent research and education on relevant societal issues such as sustainability, health, safety and mobility. Since 1999, students have had the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills in the minor innovation & entrepreneurship, which is open to all students. Hundreds of start-ups developed into firms with strong potential. Some are now established companies like Cheaptickets.nl, Booking.com and PNO subsidy consultancy. More recently, SolmateS, Medimate, Blue4green and Micronit are examples of fast growing Spin offs built on radical, new technologies developed at

the University of Twente in the fields of IT, nanotechnology and biomedical technology. To increase the chances of a successful start–up phase and to improve the growth prospects of existing and sometimes already large companies, NIKOS produces new methods of business development (4 S model) and support methods. An example of this is the VentureLab method. www.venturelabinternational.com In collaboration with Kennispark, OostNV, the Chamber of Commerce and many firms (e.g. Ten Cate, Vredestein, Philips, Thales) in and outside the Twente region, we contribute to the economic growth of the Netherlands. I believe that in such an environment students develop the knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial attitudes to become the value creators of the future.


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Map of Europe enschede 7 hours 30 minutes €95 8 hours 30 minutes €60 (Amsterdam) 1 hours 10 minutes €35 (Easyjet)

amsterdam 2 hours €25 2 hours €21

london

paris

6 hours €90 5 hours 40 minutes €80 (Amsterdam) 1 hours 15 minutes €100 (klm)


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5 hours 15 minutes €75 4 hours 30 minutes €45 (Amsterdam) 1 hour 30 minutes €70 (Easyjet)

berlin Outside the crowded urban areas in the west of the Netherlands, Enschede is safe, green, easy-to-reach, and located centrally between major European capitals


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Education and research The University of Twente is a state-funded research university which focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. This focus can be seen in the range of 20 Bachelor’s degree programmes and 35 Master’s degree programmes which the university offers in the field of technology and behavioural and social sciences. Our research is highly regarded both nationally and internationally, and is carried out within very active research institutes.

Excellent education Our Master’s students have the chance to break through existing academic boundaries and combine technological and social disciplines. Our study programmes are highly innovative and focus on applying relevant knowledge. We are proud of our entrepreneurial focus and support graduate students in channelling their research into commercially viable enterprises. There are currently about 80 registered companies owned by students. Our university has become an international stage for talent, attracting students from across the world. Top research Master’s and PhD programmes have close links with the university’s leading international research and groundbreaking innovations. The programmes have been developed to match your specific strengths and preferences, and are structured according to three profiles: Researcher: critically judges existing scientific knowledge and adds to the development of new scientific knowledge;

Designer: integrates scientific knowledge with the systematic development of new solutions for complex problems; Organizer: combines knowledge from various scientific fields with the aim of implementing new solutions in a complex societal environment.

Study guidance As a student, you will find yourself dealing with many important issues. It helps to know who you can talk to and where you can obtain relevant information, guidance and advice. We can offer you support on learning how to study effectively, which courses to choose, how to deal with official and financial issues, and what to do if you fall behind with your studies. If you have personal problems that affect your studies, you can turn to our study guidance organization. We have a variety of specialists who can help you sort out your problems: a study and career centre, study advisers and student psychologists.


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We believe that the most interesting and relevant innovations take place at the human interface, where technology meets society

Top-ranked research

• IGS

We set standards in the field of new technology and seek to stimulate change, renewal and progress in society. Our strength lies in our capacity to combine. We work with the technologies of the future – information technology, biotechnology, energy and high-tech systems, nanotechnology – and recognize the vital role played by behavioural and social science research. After all, the most interesting and relevant innovation takes place at the human interface, where technology meets society. We are active in areas such as health, water, green energy, security and education. Our research has been focused into five research institutes.

The Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies performs multidisciplinary research and postgraduate research training in the field of the governance and management of technological and social innovation. The focus lies on coordination, steering and the operation of institutions and networks in both the public and private sector, based on a multilevel, multi-actor perspective. IGS aims to combine scientific excellence with applications relevant to private and public stakeholders. www.utwente.nl/igs

• CTIT The Centre for Telematics and Information Technology is one of the largest academic ICT research institutes in Europe. Over 475 researchers actively participate in its research programme, which focuses on integration of technology-based research and its application in specific domains. The institute maintains an extensive international network of contacts and working relations with academia and industry. This network includes ICT and manufacturing companies, universities and research institutes, health care organizations, financial institutes, governmental organizations, and logistics service providers. www.utwente.nl/ctit

• ITC As a centre of excellence in the forefront of knowledge discovery, ITC develops cutting-edge knowledge and innovative approaches in the field of geoinformation science and earth observation. ITC research addresses applications of geospatial data to space and resource management and the provision of geospatial data for the user community, with emphasis on solving problems in developing countries. www.itc.nl

• MESA+ MESA+ is one of the largest nanotechnology research institutes in the world, delivering competitive and successful high quality research. Its unique structure unites scientific disciplines and builds rewarding international cooperation to excel in science and education. MESA+ has created a perfect habitat for startups

in the micro and nano industries to take off and mature. www.utwente.nl/mesaplus

• MIRA The Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine combines fundamental and applied research with clinical practice, stimulating the successful application of fundamental concepts and facilitating the rapid introduction of new treatments in healthcare. MIRA works closely with hospitals, the business community and government organizations, with the aim of reinforcing its leading position in Europe. www.utwente.nl/mira


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Prizes and awards

University of Twente students chosen to be among the USA’s Kairos 50

Researchers and students of the University of Twente are often awarded with prestigious prizes and awards

Most enterprising university 2013

2012 Research Award for Young Scientists

On Tuesday 11 June the University of Twente was voted the best Dutch university in the area of valorization, i.e. translating scientific knowledge into social and economic benefits. Valorization is the third core function of universities, after education and research. The University of Twente heads the Valorization Ranking 2013 announced at the Valorization Day conference. The ranking is a joint venture of the ScienceWorks research and consultancy firm and Elsevier.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently awarded the 2012 Research Award for Young Scientists to Yijian Zeng, who is employed by the University of Twente’s Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). This prestigious award was conferred on him in recognition of a paper he published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, on the effects of air flow in soil models.

UT students among USA’s Kairos 50 Google Norvig Web Data Science Award University of Twente Computer Science students Oliver Jundt, Lesley Wevers and Wanno Drijfhout were the winners of the Google Norvig Web Data Science Award. On 18 March 2013, Google scientific director Peter Norvig granted them the award, communicating via live video connection. The three Master’s students won the award for their contribution in the contest: Show what you can do with 6 billion webpages. In response they developed a system, entitled Traitor, enabling a linking of words that can be frequently found in a sentence or article, to improve search engine results.

University of Twente students Giels Brouwer (MSc Business Administration), Anatoliy Babic (BSc Applied Mathematics) and Remco van der Veen (BSc Business Information Technology), with their various backgrounds, are the co-founders of SciSports. Since September 2012 they have been selling optimum selections to football clubs based on scouting and mathematical modelling. In January 2013 they were chosen to be among the USA’s Kairos 50, the most promising start-ups in the world.


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Our connections Historically, the University of Twente has always enjoyed close connections with industry. This intensive cooperation puts us at the cutting edge of true innovation, where technological developments and their social context go hand in hand. Our connections to the academic world are wide-ranging and multifacetted. Twente is the birthplace of countless new technologies. In close collaboration with our company network and spin-off companies, these technologies offer exciting opportunities for our entrepreneurial students, researchers and staff. We encourage networking between science and the private sector to realize innovations that have the potential to solve major challenges society is facing such as energy shortage, healthy ageing, IT security and water management. This generates strong cooperation with leading multinationals including Boeing, Google, Microsoft, Siemens, Philips and Ten Cate. Our academic partnerships involve a wide range of national and international universities and research centres. The type of collaboration and connections vary from joint education and research programmes to staff and student exchange.

3TU The Netherlands is home to three leading universities of technology: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Twente. We have joined forces to form a close collaboration called 3TU. The 3TU.Federation combines and concentrates the strengths of these three universities in research,

education and knowledge transfer. The 3TU.Federation ranks among the top technology institutes worldwide. One of the achievements of this collaboration is the creation of five 3TU Master of Science programmes. These programmes are in the same field and operate under the same name, but each has its own flavour, allied to the fields of research and education where each university’s own particular strengths lie. www.3tu.nl

ECIU The University of Twente is a founding member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). This valuable consortium maintains the profile of a network of relatively young and entrepreneurial universities. It includes Aalborg University in Denmark, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain, Linköping Universitet in Sweden, University of Strathclyde in Scotland, Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and Technische Universität Hamburg in Germany. These universities share an important characteristic: all are based in regions where major industries (e.g. textile production, shipbuilding and mining) have declined. As a result, they have made a significant contribution to

Intensive cooperation puts us at the cutting edge of true innovation regional regeneration. This is evidenced by close collaborations between research groups and newly emerging, early adoption technology transfer. http://eciu.web.ua.pt/

Further academic cooperation In addition to 3TU and ECIU, we invest in academic cooperation in several regions around the world. These include European top research universities such as the University of Münster (Germany), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Lund University (Sweden) and Warsaw University (Poland). In Asia, we have strong ties with universities in China (e.g. Southeast University and Chang’an University), Indonesia (e.g. Institut Teknologi Bandung, Gadjah Mada University) and India (Indian Institutes of Technology, Chennai; Indian Institute of Remote Sensing).


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Exchange The University of Twente has student exchange agreements with universities around the world. Make sure your home university has an exchange agreement with Twente before applying, as we only accept exchange students from our official partners. Contact your international office or coordinator to see if this applies to your university. In addition to taking courses, you may have an opportunity to do an internship or research assignment at the University of Twente. Our Exchange Study Packages are balanced, coherent, well-structured and selfcontained sets of courses at a final Bachelor year academic level.

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Choosing one of these packages means you do not have to worry about selecting the right courses or managing your calendar to fit all of your classes. Simply apply for a package that suits your academic background and interest to be ensured of a well-balanced exchange programme of 30 credits (EC). These packages are generally accessible to students who have successfully completed the first two years of their Bachelor’s programme. www.utwente.nl/ internationalstudents/exchange

Joint programmes Our range of academic cooperation has resulted in a number of different opportunities to earn a joint degree: a Master’s from the University of Twente and a degree from another university.

JOINT PROGRAMMES Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship

Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)

European Studies

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany)

Chemical Engineering Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia) Membrane Engineering Erasmus Mundus EM3E:

Université Montpellier 2 (France)

Université Paul Sabatier (France)

Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)

University of Zaragoza (Spain)

Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)

Sustainable Energy Technology Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia) Environmental and Energy Management

Universitas Padjadjaran (Indonesia)

Computer Science and Human Media Interaction (EIT) KIC: KTH Stockholm and others Human Media Interaction

University of Trento (Italy)

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation Chang’an University (China) Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (India) Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia) Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia)

Beijing Normal University (China)

Water Technology

Wageningen University (The Netherlands)

University of Groningen (The Netherlands)


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Just some of the companies that employ University of Twente alumni

Facts & figures 2012 Students 9313 International Students 1961 Master’s students 3066 academic staff Employees 3190 (60% 40% supporting staff) Promotions (yearly) 196 Academic Publications (Referred) 2,691 Cultural Societies 19 Sports Societies 38 Surface Area 146 Hectare Number of Student accommodations 2,100 Number of Alumni (total) 32,000


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Applied Mathematics Through mathematical models, abstractions of reality, you as an applied mathematician see the general structure, the core of the problem, and the relation among seemingly unrelated problems. Applied Mathematics distinguishes itself from pure mathematics more in attitude and motivation than in content. It derives inspiration for its own development from related fields such as physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, economics and computer science. As a matter of fact, mathematics – and certainly applied mathematics – has largely developed in response to the need to formulate and solve questions in those fields. In short, it is the language of scientific communication par excellence.

Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme. Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology qualify for direct admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or an equivalent qualification and a CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test.

A Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics will open a great many doors in your future career. Regardless of whether you are eventually employed by a private company, a research institute or a university, a Master’s More detailed admission requirements are available at degree in Applied Mathematics represents a crucial step www.utwente.nl/master/am in your development, making you a highly prized professional. FACTSHEET As a student of applied mathematics, you will work Degree Master of Science closely with a range of disciplines such as physics, European Credits (EC) 120 (industrial) engineering, medicine and computer science. In the second phase of your study you will Programme duration 2 years participate in your supervisor’s research endeavours and Start date September or February you will be considered a junior member of the chair. Mode of Study Full-time

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Dutch HBO graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme.

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

Mathematical Physics and Computational Mechanics

 athematics and Applications of Signals and M Systems

Operations Research


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Applied Physics Apply yourself in one of the oldest sciences: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills. A great deal of the work done by physicists is not immediately visible. But without recent breakthroughs in physics, the cellular phone and the laptop would have been power-guzzling machines that weigh a ton and lab-on-a-chip technology would still be science-fiction. These are only two examples of the enormous number of research fields where applied physicists work. Do you also want to be involved in high-profile developments? Are you interested in physical phenomena, scientific principles and their applications? Then Applied Physics is the programme for you. Applied Physics is rooted in the fundamental truths and basic laws that describe the world around us. You will focus on using scientific principles in practical devices and systems, and on the application of physics in other fields. Applied Physics will expand your knowledge of physics, providing deeper insights into the specific field of research you choose to focus on. You will have the opportunity to tailor your programme to suit your individual interests. The Physics faculty at the UT is one of the best in the world: you will benefit from cutting edge high-tech lab facilities while enjoying the human touch of a small-scale programme.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Dutch HBO graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme.

Students with a BSc degree in Applied Physics or Applied Mathematics from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science in Physics or Applied Physics and a CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/aph

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September or February

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

Fluid Physics

Materials Physics

Optics and Biophysics


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‘You have access to a great many resources and you can focus on your interests freely’ NAME

Gulistan Kocer

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Turkey MSc

Biomedical Engineering

I majored in chemical engineering and I was always determined to work in biological sciences from an engineering point of view. I therefore wanted to be involved in a research field where I could work as an engineer while focusing on the life sciences. My aim is to contribute to the life sciences by studying cell biology and material science using a systematical approach. Biomedical engineering gives me the chance to work in this interdisciplinary way. In one year, I have learned a tremendous amount. Now I can see problems and processes from two different perspectives. I first heard of the University of Twente at an International Study Fair while I was a Bachelor’s student in Ankara. I was told about the opportunity to apply for an internship at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology in the field of chemical engineering. I finished my internship in the summer of 2010 and it was a very happy three months for me. I had to return to Ankara to finish my Bachelor’s, but I decided to come back to Twente for my Master’s.

I would recommend the University of Twente to anyone. In terms of research and education, you have access to a great many resources and you can focus on your interests freely and extensively. Accessibility is a very important merit of the research environment. It’s easy to communicate with the professors and researchers, to share your ideas and to develop new skills. From a non-academic perspective, the university campus and the city of Enschede offer you the chance to enrich your social and personal life.


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Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of technology in healthcare. For example rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, imaging techniques and prosthetics. Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary field, combining engineering and natural and life sciences, like biology, nanotechnology, physics and mechanical engineering. As a biomedical engineer, you create technical solutions to medical problems by integrating scientific and engineering concepts and methodology. Technology plays an important role in prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation. Biomedical research results in new techniques to repair damaged tissue such as bone and skin. It helps create drugs with targeted effects and equips doctors with improved imaging techniques for more effective diagnosis, as well as offering patient-focused solutions in rehabilitation technology. The Master’s at the University of Twente is an academic programme that will prepare you for a job as a biomedical engineer in healthcare, industry or research institutions including PhD positions, in settings that range from hospitals and rehabilitation centres to enterprises, small medical technology companies and laboratories.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students need to complete a pre-Master’s programme first. Students holding a BSc degree in Advanced Technology, Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Technical Medicine from the

University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply. Students with a relevant Bachelor’s degrees from another Dutch University will be considered for admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Technology and a CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/bme

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

Tissue Regeneration

Imaging & Diagnostics

Neural & Motor Systems


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Business Administration The MSc in Business Administration teaches you how to apply scientific methods and insights to help generate solutions to complex business problems. All companies sometimes face complex business challenges. These may involve short-term or long-term strategies, implementing a sound business concept, HRM policy, the improvement of financial services or the introduction of sustainable innovation or change. The Master of Science (MSc) degree programme in Business Administration teaches you how to help organizations improve their operations and to solve these kinds of problems. You will work on these solutions in a challenging, high-tech environment by combining state-of-the-art theory with practical application. You will take courses in Accounting & Financial Management, Managing Change & Human Resources, Global Strategy & Marketing and Management of Organisation, Operations and Technological Innovation. Besides the core courses you can choose different domains, each with its own individual range of career prospects. As a student, this gives you unrivalled flexibility and a wide choice of courses.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme. Students holding a BSc degree in Business Administration from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply.

Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. International graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a closely related field of study and a CGPA of at least 70-80% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test and the GMAT test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/ba

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

60

Programme duration

1 year

Start date

September or February

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

None


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Business Information Technology The Master’s in Business Information Technology focuses on IT-based business innovation. You will become an expert at applying IT to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work. IT continues to drastically change the way we work and live. As a BIT professional, you know that IT is not a goal in itself. Using your keen insight into business processes and organizations, you know how to implement IT to innovate and add value. The two-year programme provides you with knowledge in areas like E-strategy and E-commerce, business and IT architectures, IT-based business models and management of IT projects. You will gain experience in designing successful organizational change programmes to implement new ways of working. The Master’s programme in Business Information Technology recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. It is run by leading research groups and pre-eminent scientists and scholar-practitioners. The programme consistently ranks among the top-3 Master’s programmes in the Netherlands. Business Information Technology graduates are in high demand in industry, consulting, research and government. The shortage of individuals that can bridge IT advances and industry demand is expected to increase even further in the years to come. Exciting national and international careers await you!

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) may be considered for admission. Students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme.

Students holding a BSc degree in Business & IT, a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering and Management (Technische Bedrijfskunde) or a BSc degree in Computer Science (Technische Informatica) from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission. Students with another Bachelor’s degree from the University of Twente can refer to www.doorstroommatrix.nl for admission requirements. Students with a relevant Bachelor’s degree from another Dutch Research University are invited to apply for admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science in the field of Computer Science, Information Management, Industrial Engineering, Business Information Technology or Business Administration with the specialization Information Management and a CGPA of at least 7075% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/mbi

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September or February

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

Enterprise Architecture

IT Management


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Chemical Engineering To be a chemical engineer you need a keen, creative mind, and expertise that besides chemistry spans fields such as fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and applied mathematics. The Master’s in Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. It puts you at the forefront of research and development in innovative chemical processes, novel materials and new products. You will benefit from our strong links with high profile research, including MESA+, the Netherlands’ leading nanotechnology institute, and MIRA institute for biomedical research. You will harness the latest technology and techniques to address the challenges that face society. Discover whether biomass conversion can provide lasting energy solutions or explore the potential of membrane technology to purify water or to generate power by osmosis. Alternatively, you can use your knowledge of biomolecules to develop new materials or work on nanomaterials to create new solar cells and alternative forms of energy storage. You will be treated as a junior colleague from early on in your Master’s, giving presentations, writing articles and getting involved in grant applications. Chemical Engineering is a highly international programme. You will write and present in English, and you will have plenty of opportunity to complete an internship abroad.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students holding a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from one of the Dutch Universities of Technology or the University of Groningen qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply.

Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme. International students with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry and a CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/che

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

Chemical & Process Engineering

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Civil Engineering and Management If you are eager to focus on both the technical and

Students with other relevant technical or scientific Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or non-technical aspects of civil engineering objects another Dutch University will be considered for and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering admission.

and Management is the programme for you. The Civil Engineering and Management Master’s is the premier programme in the Netherlands that focuses extensively on both the technical and non-technical aspects of planning, design, realization and maintenance of civil engineering objects and systems.

Graduates with a degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme.

International students with a Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Engineering with a main subject that matches our envisaged Master’s programme and a The high-speed train, the Betuwe freight railway, dike CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score or top 10% improvements and the ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’ development project in Rotterdam are all technologically of their class are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English feasible projects. Technology, however, is not the only language test. determining factor in the result. Political policy, participation and permission procedures, land expropriation, environmental impact studies, costs, More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/cem budgeting and price control, logistic efficiency, safety and many other factors must be taken into account early in the planning phase of real estate and infrastructure projects. This requires engineers who have mastered FACTSHEET the process and who can oversee, analyse and predict Degree Master of Science all aspects of the design and execution of civil European Credits (EC) 120 engineering projects. The Civil Engineering and Management Master’s will train you to be just such an Programme duration 2 years engineer. You will be an engineering professional who is Start date September capable of combining the technical and non-technical Mode of Study Full-time aspects of these kinds of major projects.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students holding a BSc degree in Advanced Technology, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management, Applied Physics or Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply.

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

Construction Process Management

Transportation Engineering and Management

Water Engineering and Management


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Communication Studies Across the globe, organizations are working round the clock to facilitate effective communication. Are you keen to explore the limitless possibilities of this

Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission.

exciting profession?

International students with a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences are invited to apply for admission. In addition The global focus on communication is fuelled not just by international students need to pass an English language an insatiable demand for information. Organizations are test. well aware that the distribution of information is a vital component of effective operations. An organization More detailed admission requirements are available at cannot rely solely on expertise and skill: their benefits www.utwente.nl/master/cs need to be communicated to the target audience. Whether saving lives or launching a new product, communication processes are the key to success. FACTSHEET Accordingly, there is a growing demand for communication specialists and individuals with a broad view of the world of communication. More importantly, these individuals must be able to offer practical solutions to all manner of communication problems and dare to explore uncharted territory. As you become a communication expert, you will apply yourself to streamlining and designing communication processes and solving complex communication issues, many taken from real-life situations. You will get to grips with new media and communication technology, learn how to apply them in the modern world and assess their impact both now and in the future.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme. Students holding a BSc degree in Communication Science from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply.

Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

60

Programme duration

1 year

Start date

September or February

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

Corporate Communication

Marketing Communication

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Computer Science Information and communication technology is omnipresent in modern society. The latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, information systems and telecom. The Master’s programme in Computer Science at the University of Twente provides you with the necessary tools to contribute to this fascinating and challenging field. It combines education in several highly specialized areas such as wireless and sensor systems, computer security, and formal methods for reliability, with in-depth coverage of broad areas of computer science such as software engineering and information systems. Lectures are provided by researchers who are active in these areas, and cover their latest projects and developments. Examples of these latest projects are techniques of hacking and self-organizing sensor networks. If you are a professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related area, then this Master’s programme is the ideal opportunity to specialize in one or more areas of your choice. You will be part of a research group, and you will also be able to gain practical experience in industry, in addition to further developing your academic and organizational skills.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases HBO students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme. Students holding a BSc degree in Computer Science & Engineering or Business & IT from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply.

Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Information Technology or an equivalent qualification and have a CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/csc

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

Computer Security (in cooperation with universities in Eindhoven and Nijmegen)

Information and Software Engineering

Methods and Tools for Verification

Wireless and Sensor Systems


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Construction Management and Engineering Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment require a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills.

Students holding a BSc degree in Advanced Technology, Applied Physics, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management or Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply.

The construction industry is changing rapidly. New techniques, shifting roles, complicated logistics and globalization are having a major impact on the nature of construction projects. Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment call for a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills. The Master’s programme in Construction Management and Engineering (CME) can train you to be just such an engineer. A hands-on expert who is able to combine the technical aspects of civil engineering projects with the non-technical.

Students with other relevant technical or scientific Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission.

The 3TU Master’s programme in CME combines individual technical approaches to processes in which governance issues, societal trends and management methodologies are integrated using cutting edge technology. Key areas of study in the University of Twente’s CME programme include sustainable building, public-private governance, industrialization in engineering and construction, supply chain and IT, and risk management. The broad programme has been developed in close association with the construction industry and is process- and design-oriented as well as project-based.

More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/cme

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme.

International students with a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent of a high quality and level in Engineering with a main subject matching the envisaged Master’s programme and a CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score or top 10% of their class are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test.

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

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Educational Science and Technology The Master of Science programme in Educational Science and Technology is for anyone fascinated by education and training, yet not intending to become a teacher. The main focus of the Educational Science and Technology (EST) programme is on the design and evaluation of learning arrangements in schools and organizations. This might entail e.g. the instruction of young children at primary school, developing curricula in vocational education, assessing the quality of school performance, or re-training adult employees in an in-company setting. As an EST student, you will enjoy a high-tech approach to your studies while never losing sight of the human scale. ICT plays a role in education today, and the programme will introduce you to the theoretical foundations and practical application of ICT learning environments and tools. You will acquire knowledge about theories of learning and assessment, curriculum design and implementation, learning technologies, and learning interventions. You will also learn how to design and evaluate different learning arrangements and to translate this into advice and solutions to practical problems. The programme embraces two domains: 1. Educational Design and Effectiveness 2. Human Resource Development

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Dutch HBO graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study may be considered for admission. In most cases students need to complete a pre-Master’s programme first. Students holding BSc degree in Educational Sciences from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply.

Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. International students with a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/est

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

60

Programme duration

1 year

Start date

September or February

Mode of Study

Full-time or Part-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

None


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Electrical Engineering Want to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems? Electrical Engineering challenges you in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems. The Master’s in Electrical Engineering teaches you how modern technology can be used to further enhance, accelerate or scale down electronics-based systems. Your work and commitment will result in high-tech applications in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, biomedical and telecommunication technology. Our research focuses on many areas. We are advancing lab-on-a-chip technology, which enables us to create micro labs. Integrated circuit design is yet another research focus, and we are also working on advanced control technology for flying robots. Additional projects include body area networks (wireless sensor networks in and around a human body to provide information about body parameters and movements) and air-flow meters based on micro electro-mechanical systems (mems). As an electrical engineer, you can use your high-tech expertise in almost all technological areas to work towards a safer, healthier and more sustainable world. The programme in Electrical Engineering will develop your knowledge and skills in research, design and organization, enabling you to discover where your own strengths lie. You can tailor the bulk of the programme to suit your own personal interests.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a Dutch University of Technology, Advanced Technology or Physics (University of Twente) are qualified for admission. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission, conditions may apply. Candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study from a Dutch HBO are eligible for admission upon completion of a pre-Master’s programme.

International students with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field of study and a CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/ee

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September or February

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

Neurotechnology and Biomechatronics

Biometrics and medical Imaging

Integrated Circuit Design

Dependable Integrated Systems

Telecommunication Engineering

Communication Networks

Robotics and Mechatronics

Nano Electronics

Devices for Integrated Circuits

Transducers Science and Technology

Lab-on-a-chip Systems for Biomedical and Environmental Applications


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Embedded Systems The Master’s programme in Embedded Systems focuses on signal processing in hardware and software applications for controlling a device, process or system. Embedded systems are hardware and/or software systems whose purpose is to control a device, a process or a larger system. These systems may be a mobile phone, audio/video processing applications, cars, robots or production machines. All of these systems place heavy demands (real-time, reliability, maintainability, costs) on software (user interfaces, data processing, machine control) and hardware (I/O, Asics, DSP, FPGA). The Master’s programme in Embedded Systems focuses on the design methodology of embedded systems in hardware and software: a combination of computer science and electrical engineering. You will have the opportunity to focus on a wide variety of topics ranging from control engineering, integrated circuit design and computer architecture to communication networks, real-time operating systems, software engineering and formal methods for embedded applications.

Admission requirements Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students need to complete a pre-Master’s programme first. Students holding a BSc degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering from a Dutch research University, qualify for direct admission. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission, conditions may apply.

International students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Telematics/ Telecommunication or an equivalent qualification and a CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score are welcome to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/ems

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

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‘Looking back, I’m so happy that I chose to do my Master’s at the University of Twente’ NAME

Haining WU

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN China MSc

Embedded Systems

In terms of studying, I found it tough sometimes because of the strict requirements and because my classmates were so smart. But my fellow students and my professors were all very helpful and gave me a hand to get though the difficult times. The programme really helped me develop my professional skills and proactive attitude. I also had a chance to do a six-month internship at NXP and take a part-time job at the S&C office. This career experience helped me to develop quickly in terms of technical and social skills. It felt like I had taken my first step from the campus to becoming part of Dutch society. I really like the democratic and enthusiastic working atmosphere. Besides fulfilling my job requirements, I also made many friends among my colleagues and even with my boss!

I am now moving on to become a PhD student at Delft University of Technology. Looking back, I’m so happy that I chose to do my Master’s at the University of Twente in 2009. I look back fondly on every single day and it’s an experience I will remember for many years to come.


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Environmental and Energy Management The Master’s programme in Environmental and

The programme is intended for postgraduates with a Energy Management and since recently also Water clear affinity for management and/or technology, as well as for decision-makers in companies, government and Governance aims to prepare future decision non-governmental organizations.

makers in companies, government and nongovernmental organizations for analyzing and acting in an environmentally proactive way, when making decisions about policies, production and resource utilization. This international Master’s programme was launched in 2000 and has trained and educated participants from all over the world. Our students have a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, and are all proactive professionals. Environmental, Water and Energy Management is a central component in improving the environmental performance and energy efficiency of industries, organizations, regions and nations. During the programme you will become conversant with modern management and policy tools, and you will amass the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective researcher or professional in the field. As a graduate of the programme, you will be able to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate environmental, water and energy management programmes, policies and projects. Your employment prospects include working for governmental and nongovernmental organizations, positions with major corporations or consultancy for large, small and medium sized enterprises. Other employers include national, regional and local authorities, water boards and research institutes.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students with at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline in the natural, technical, environmental or social sciences may be considered for admission. Also you should have a basic understanding of chemistry (high school level). Work experience is recommended or, depending on disciplinary background, required. In addition students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/meem

FACTSHEET Degree

Master

European Credits (EC)

65

Programme duration

1 year

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Tuition fee (full course)

€ 12,500

Specializations

Environmental Management

Energy Management

Water Governance


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European Studies Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together. It’s not just Brussels that needs experts who understand this environment. In national governments, private firms, the non-profit sector and NGOs, there is high demand for professionals with the right knowledge, insights and skills. You can achieve this status by studying the interactions between national and European bodies, their effects and the ideas behind these processes. You can opt for the excellent one-year European Studies Master’s programme, which has a stronger focus on public administration and policy than most languagebased European Studies programmes. It’s an ideal preparation for a world where EU bodies face the task of finding a balance between technological advances and human values: from GSM roaming and permits for nanotechnology to internet privacy. But your options don’t stop there. You can also take a unique 18-month degree programme offered jointly by the University of Twente and the Institute for Political Science at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, leading to a double Dutch-German degree. This programme has no specializations. However, within the programme a set of optional courses is offered that deals specifically with European regulation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students holding a BSc degree in Public Administration Science or European Studies from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply.

Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme. International students with a Bachelor of Science in a related discipline like Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Law or Public Administration and a CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/mes

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

60 and 90 (double degree)

Programme duration

1 year and 1.5 years (double degree)

Start date

September (Twente) and February or April (Münster)

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Additional Accreditation

EAPAA Accredited

Specializations

None


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‘The University of Twente offers me thoroughly integrated, well-organized international programmes’ NAME

Morid K.D. Pagardi

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Iran MSc

Double degree in European Studies

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and I am currently taking the double degree Master’s programme in European Studies in cooperation with the University of Münster, Germany. European Studies focuses on the complex environment in which the various levels of government come together. I believe that the EU shares its values by supporting freedom and democracy in the world. These achievements embody profoundly human aspirations. The Master’s at the University of Twente is very comprehensive and offers huge learning opportunities in many different areas. It has also equipped me with a range of very useful study methods. I regard Twente’s unique campus as a major advantage. Last but by no means least, it’s exciting to study with international students. The experience in a multicultural environment has improved my communication skills and broadened my horizons. My contact with fellow students has been very positive. I used my knowledge of English to break through the communication barrier and I now have many friends.

As a double degree student, I get to study at the University of Münster for one year. They gave me the chance to become familiar with European local governance and integration policy, while the University of Twente offers me thoroughly integrated, wellorganized international programmes.


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The ITC Faculty website (www.itc.nl) gives more detailed information on the faculty’s programmes. The general information in this brochure does not always apply directly to specific ITC programmes.

Geographical Information Management and Applications From streamlining spatial planning to supporting indoor navigation, geographical information has a

More detailed admission requirements are available www.utwente.nl/master/geo-gima-msc-02

vital role to play in our world. How can we ensure that geographical data is organized, managed and

FACTSHEET

applied optimally to solve societal problems?

Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 2 months (full-time) / 3.8 years (part-time)

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time / Part-time

Language of instruction

English

Tuition fee (per year)

Full-time € 1,835 (EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinam)

Businesses and local residents are eager to consult the planning restrictions of their town or city to find out whether their building plans are likely to be approved. It is challenging to make this information easily and digitally accessible and in a visually effective form. A university not only wants to support outdoor navigation on their campus, but also indoor navigation in all publicly accessible areas of buildings on the campus. What data is needed and what kind of functionality will a mobile app need to have to help people navigate through these spaces? These are just two examples of the wide variety of spatial information issues that geographical information experts have to deal with. The range and complexity of such issues are vast: imagine the challenges involved in combining soil, land use, topography and geomorphology data into a single map to illustrate the probability of significant archaeological finds in a given area. This Master’s programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers, application specialists and/or researchers in the field of geo-information.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of science and a basic understanding of geoinformation. They should also have some practical experience in this field. Furthermore, applicants must be sufficiently proficient in the English language.

Part-time € 1,628 (EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinam)

Specializations

€ 14,750 (non-EU/EEA) None


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The ITC Faculty website (www.itc.nl) gives more detailed information on the faculty’s programmes. The general information in this brochure does not always apply directly to specific ITC programmes.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation Geo-information is a rapidly growing industry worldwide. Geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing tools can be used for

as evidenced by the results of a standardized test. Those who are nationals of one of the countries listed on the website mentioned below are exempt from the language test requirement.

solving real-world problems and complex issues. This may involve determining places at risk for landslides, mapping forest fires and biodiversity, planning urban infrastructure, implementing land administration systems, monitoring and analysing food and water security, designing an effective wildlife management system or detecting environmental pollution. The uses are many and varied and have already made their appearance in our daily lives to some extent. GIS and remote sensing were traditionally used by governments, ministries, research institutes, provinces and municipalities. In recent years, however, they have expanded to all organizations where spatial information plays an important role − from public service corporations and telecommunications companies to water authorities and retailers. Skilled personnel with the appropriate expertise are needed to effectively manage the information and opportunities provided by these new technologies. A degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation enables you to put your skills and expertise to excellent use − and it offers attractive career perspectives.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a discipline related to the specialization, preferably combined with work experience in a relevant field. In addition, students must demonstrate proficiency in the English language

More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/base-gseo-msc

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science / Master

European Credits (EC)

118 (MSc) / 77 (Master)

Programme duration

18 months (MSc) / 12 months (Master)

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Tuition fee (full course)

€ 19,839 (MSc) / € 13,226 (Master)

Specializations

Applied Earth Sciences (MSc)

Geoinformatics (MSc and Master)

Land Administration (MSc)

Natural Resources Management (MSc)

Urban Planning and Management (MSc)

 ater Resources and Environmental Management W (MSc)


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‘Having an ITC degree made it very easy for me to find a job’

NAME

Hari Krishna Dhonju

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Nepal MSc

Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation

I knew that ITC was well-known all over the world for its expertise in the field of geo-information science and earth observation. I was interested in acquiring comprehensive knowledge of GIS and remote sensing in order to boost my professionalism in civil engineering and to use my expertise for the good of my country. Having an ITC degree made it very easy for me to find a job. The programme has a strong reputation for producing competent and independent junior researchers. I am currently working as a GIS application developer at ICIMOD, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal. My main responsibilities are developing GIS-based web and desktop applications using open source and commercial GIS/remote sensing software tools, and documenting the applications we develop. My job is innovative and somewhat challenging: I frequently have to deal with new problems in today’s competitive world. I usually feel happiest and most satisfied when I succeed in resolving complex and challenging GIS/remote sensing problems through programming.

On the ITC programme, you learn all about System Earth, as well as acquiring skills like time management and self-sufficient learning. It also helps you to discover who you are, what you are capable of and how to work independently, so that you can recognize yourself and your abilities.


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Health Sciences The Master’s in Health Sciences is an innovative programme offering two specializations: ‘Health Services and Management’ and ‘Health Technology Assessment and Innovation’. Developments in medical technology have changed our perception of ideal healthcare. An ageing population has led to a greater incidence of conditions such as strokes and Alzheimer’s. In the long term we can expect a huge rise in the demand for care, partly because of the rapid development in medical technologies. Moreover, patients are becoming more vocal: they no longer just sit back and wait, but are now critical consumers. Insurance systems are also subject to increasingly stringent requirements and frequent amendments to legislation. All these developments have massive implications for healthcare. Which technology should be introduced and which should not? What obstacles will we meet along the way? How can we improve healthcare delivery? How can we involve patients in the decision-making process? Finding and communicating the best solutions to these problems is a real challenge. As a Health Sciences student you will learn to investigate and implement high-tech advances in healthcare and learn strategies for optimizing healthcare organization while maintaining a human touch. You will also become an expert in evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare technologies.

Students holding a BSc degree in Health Sciences from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. In some cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme. International students with an academic degree or Bachelor of Science very much related to Health Sciences, with a minimum of a four-year Bachelor’s programme, or a Master’s degree in a related programme, or a PhD of a well-known university and a CGPA of at least 80% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/hs

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

60

Programme duration

1 year

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Health Services and Management

Holders of a Bachelor’s degree from a related Dutch programme at a university of applied sciences (HBO) will be eligible for admission after completing a preMaster’s programme of at least 30 credits.

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Human Media Interaction How do people interact with technology? And how Students holding a BSc degree in Business & IT, can interaction technology be designed to meet the needs of users? Human Media Interaction is about the communication between humans and digital technology. Human Media Interaction combines technical expertise and skills in the field of interaction technology with knowledge and skills in user-oriented design methodologies and an understanding of how people interact with technology (i.e. what are their requirements, abilities and limitations?) This Master’s programme focuses specifically on intelligent, multimodal systems offering a natural form of interaction. By employing a broad range of input modalities to observe and intelligently interpret user actions, these intelligent interactive systems aim to automatically determine user objectives and operational context and make the necessary adjustments. Topics include speech recognition, natural language processing, virtual reality, robotics and artificial intelligence. You will develop and study advanced interfaces in interdisciplinary projects with students from various backgrounds: engineering, human sciences and art and design. In collaboration with the University of Trento, you can also earn a double degree.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Dutch HBO students with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study may be considered for admission. In most cases students first have to complete a preMaster’s programme.

Computer Science and Creative Technology from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission, conditions may apply. International graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Electrical Engineering or an equivalent qualification and a CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/hmi

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

None


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Industrial Design Engineering Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. The Master’s in IDE teaches you the ins and outs of the world of industrial design. Many products we use today did not exist or were totally different ten years ago. And ten years from now these products will have evolved still further, maybe thanks to you. The Master’s in Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente will give you the know-how to make it happen. Your programme combines technology and social sciences, and you will design and improve on products that people use every day. This goes beyond just the nuts and bolts of electronic equipment. You will think about and design products that are safe, affordable and sustainable, and that are relevant both from a technological and societal point of view. The user experience will serve as an important frame of reference. The programme will teach you the skills and professional attitude you will need as you prepare for your future career.

International students with a Bachelor of Science in an engineering based, rather than a design based, industrial design engineering programme and a CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. When applying all students need to hand in a portfolio. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/ide

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

Architectural Building Components Design Engineering

Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission.

Cradle to Cradle

Design and Styling

In most cases students need to complete a pre-Master’s programme first. Students holding a BSc degree in Industrial Design from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply.

Emerging Technology Design

Management of Product Development

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students with other relevant technical or scientific Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission.


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‘I know I can always count on the teaching staff for support’

NAME

Judith Boonstra

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN the Netherlands MSc

Industrial Design Engineering

When I started my Bachelor’s degree, I opted for the University of Twente because of the ambiance and the small scale. At this university, you’re not a number. During my Bachelor’s in Industrial Design, I discovered what my strengths and weaknesses were. When it came time to choose a Master’s programme, I wanted to learn more about the subjects I liked while improving on my weaker points. I found this combination in the Management of Product Development specialization. It is unique in its flexibility. There is a huge course catalogue, and the professors really understand where you’re coming from. As a student, I feel very independent but I know I can always count on the teaching staff for support.

I still have a few more courses left to take, but so far I have learned that there are many ways to solve a problem (whether it is design-related or otherwise. As for my personal goal of improving my weaker points, I have broadened my knowledge while improving my employability. Design management, packaging development, life-cycle assessments, scenarios and product life management are all subjects I had never even heard of before I started my Master’s, but now they are all part of my expertise.


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Industrial Engineering and Management Our modern world runs on technologically advanced and highly complex products and services. We need business processes to match. The Master’s in Industrial Engineering and Management educates you to develop, analyse and optimize processes and management in organizations to improve productivity, product quality and quality of labour. In healthcare, for example, we use simulation models to thoroughly and safely try out new management approaches before we put them into practice. This high-tech approach achieves a human touch: better quality of care for patients and better quality of labour for staff.

Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Design Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management, Mechanical Engineering or Technical Medicine from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply. Students with other Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or other Dutch Universities of Technology will be considered for admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science in a related field and a CGPA of at least 80% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test and the GMAT or GRE test.

On the Industrial Engineering and Management More detailed admission requirements are available at Master’s programme, you become an expert in one of www.utwente.nl/master/iem the Operations Management specializations and learn to apply this state-of-the art expertise in all sectors. FACTSHEET The programme’s research staff have excellent contacts Degree Master of Science with business, so you will have plenty of real-world European Credits (EC) 120 opportunities to pursue your graduation project. Our students have outstanding career prospects; many even Programme duration 2 years find a job before graduation. Start date September Our research encompasses all industries. The research group focusing on healthcare applications is among the biggest and best in the world.

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Financial Engineering and Management

Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students need to complete a pre-Master’s programme first.

Healthcare Technology and Management

Production and Logistics Management

Students holding a BSc degree in Advanced Technology, Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Business & IT, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering,

Specializations


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Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineers focus on design and

FACTSHEET

analyses of machinery, structures and products as

Degree

Master of Science

well as production processes. The Master’s

European Credits (EC)

120

programme in Mechanical Engineering zooms in

Programme duration

2 years

on one of these disciplines.

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Almost every aspect of our modern world is in some way a product of mechanical engineering, from power stations and oil refineries to steel factories and flood barriers. Mechanical engineers are behind all our modern means of transport: air, sea, rail, road or rocket.

Specializations

Applied Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering/Rehabilitation Engineering

But their contribution does not stop there. Mechanical engineers are responsible for major innovations in fields such as medicine and biomedicine. These include robot-controlled surgical tools, ‘smart’ prostheses such as heart valves and miniature cameras for internal explorations. From large scale industrial installations to intricate mechanisms in the field of medicine, they put high-tech solutions in a human context.

Design Engineering

Elastomer Technology and Engineering

Engineering Fluid Dynamics

Engineering of Fibrous Smart Materials

Maintenance Engineering & Operations

 echanical Automation, Mechatronics and Laser M Technology

Mechanical engineers are involved in the entire process from generating the initial idea to design and analysis, and onward to the development of products, processes and systems. Mechanical engineering offers unique opportunities to combine these various disciplines and push the boundaries of what is possible.

Multi Scale Mechanics

Production Management

Production Technology

Surface Technology and Tribology

Thermal Engineering

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Dutch HBO graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme. Students holding a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science of Engineering in a relevant field of study and a CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/me


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Nanotechnology Nanotechnology focuses on the design and

Students holding a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering, creation of functional materials, structures, devices Advanced Technology, Chemical Engineering or Applied Physics from the University of Twente qualify for direct and systems by directly controlling matter on the admission, conditions may apply.

nanometre scale. Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field specializing in structures ranging from 1 to 100 nanometres in size, a world where the physical and chemical properties of materials undergo quantitative and qualitative changes. Nanomaterials and their specific properties can be used for a wide range of applications and incorporated into larger assemblies, systems and architectures. This exciting new field brings together traditional disciplines such as applied physics, chemical engineering, biology and electrical engineering. The interdisciplinary Master’s programme reflects this in its emphasis on integration. Nanotechnology has major implications for the world around us: from new solar cells and energy innovations to breakthroughs in medical diagnosis. Nanomaterials offer an inexpensive and readily available resource with the potential to improve all our lives. This is the only nanotechnology Master’s programme in the Netherlands. It offers you access to world-class labs and state-of-the-art facilities. You will receive personal guidance throughout the programme and benefit from a thorough academic training that covers everything from research skills to setting up a business.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students need to complete a pre-Master’s programme first.

Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science degree in (Applied) Physics, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering and a CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/nt

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September or February

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

None


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‘The professors are linking theory and practice’

NAME

Pantelis Bampoulis

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Greece MSc

Nanotechnology

I decided to enrol at the University of Twente mainly for two reasons. First and foremost, I was impressed by the school’s reputation. Twente is recognized worldwide, especially in the field of nanotechnology. Secondly, the University of Twente is the only true campus university in Netherlands with high-tech facilities and an exciting atmosphere. During my first year of studies, my experiences at UT really enriched my personal life. The courses were fascinating and the professors inspiring. They linked theory to practice by illustrating their courses with examples from their own research experience. The teaching environment with all the modern facilities was top-notch, and everyone had the opportunity to work in high-tech laboratories with the most modern equipment and instrumentation. Currently, I am working on my Master’s thesis project as a member of the Physics of Interfaces and Nanomaterials research group. I am studying the growth of metallic nanowires on semiconductor surfaces by using scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy.

Since last year I have also been a part-time employee at the University of Twente. I work in the department of marketing and communication as a student assistant. Furthermore, for the last couple of months I have also been a student tutor, which gives me the opportunity to teach younger students. Besides my studies and work, I also try to stay fit. I go to the UT sports centre whenever I have some free time and I play football with friends. The university offers a wide variety of activities and sports at amazingly affordable prices.


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Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society The Master’s in PSTS is the premier programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society. How are information and communication technologies affecting our privacy? Can we anticipate the future implications of nanotechnology for society? Are there ethical limits to the genetic modification of animals and human beings? How do new technologies change our behaviour and our perceptions of the world? These are just some of the questions that you will explore in the Master’s in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society. PSTS is characterized by its empirical orientation. Rather than focusing only on the philosophical tradition or aiming at understanding technology in general, we analyse specific technologies and their impact on society. This combination of philosophy and technology is the hallmark of the PSTS programme, making it an ideal choice for philosophy and social science students, and for students with a technical background. PSTS has a strong international orientation: several of our lecturers are from abroad and the programme attracts students from all over the world. The PSTS programme has three profiles: - Technology and the Human Being - Technology and Values - Dynamics of Science, Technology and Society

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in (Applied) Natural Sciences, Engineering Science, Social Science and Philosophy from a Dutch University qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply. Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. Students need to pass an English academic writing language test. International students with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in (Applied) Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Social Sciences or Philosophy are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English academic writing test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/psts

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time or Part-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

None


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‘This Master’s combines what I love philosophy - with my background as a computer scientist’ NAME

Scott Robbins

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN USA MSc

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society

I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at California State University cum laude. I am now studying Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society. When I finish my Master’s degree, I would like to do a PhD. I chose this Master’s programme because it combines what I love – philosophy – with my background as a computer scientist. I didn’t want to completely give up on what I had done before and what I was good at. However, I have always wanted to study philosophy. This programme gave me the unique opportunity to do both, which is why I came to the University of Twente. In one course I got the assignment to choose a technology and analyse it in terms of an ethical approach that we had discussed in class. The analysis resulted in many new questions which must be answered if we are to properly analyse educational technologies. This gives rise to a debate about what it means to be educated, and what the goal of education is.

I came into this programme with an extremely critical attitude. I think that we are adopting technologies so fast, focusing only on the good things they bring us without stopping to consider the negative side effects. The mobile phone (and now the smart phone) has led to the expectation that you are connected to a specific place, with specific people all the time, never letting you truly live in the moment. We are dividing our attention between the people we are with, Facebook friends and texts. For me, this splintering of our attention is causing us to do everything haphazardly, superficially. Ten years ago we had no need for all these networks, and we all got along just fine. We need to accurately understand what these things mean for our lives in a positive sense, and we need to comprehend the negative side effects in order to use technology appropriately.


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Psychology What makes people act the way they do? And how can we use psychological expertise to solve reallife problems? You will tackle these questions and more in the Master’s programme in Psychology. During the Master’s in Psychology, you will not only examine how people behave but also acquire the knowledge and understanding of psychological theories to analyse behaviour systematically. You will design effective and workable solutions to social issues, using technological applications where possible. These might include computer games that enhance learning skills, online healthcare interventions or iPhone apps to report neighbourhood crime.

International students with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an academic field related to the field of Psychology are welcome to apply for admission. In addition international students must demonstrate sufficient fluency in the Dutch language. The level required is NT2, programme 2 (level 5), highest level available in NT2-II/CNAvT. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/mps

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

60

Programme duration

1 year

Start date

September or February

After your studies, you will have ample opportunity to prove your worth to society as an expert in human behaviour. The position and the sector you work in will partly depend on your Master’s specialization. Psychologists are perhaps most closely associated with the healthcare profession but you might easily find yourself working as a consultant, project manager or coach in business, education, science or the government sector.

Mode of Study

Full-time or Part-time

Language of instruction

Dutch

Specializations

Conflict, Risk & Safety

Health Psychology

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Human Factors & Engineering Psychology

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme.

Learning Sciences

Positive Psychology &Technology

Students holding a BSc degree in Psychology from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission.


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Public Administration In our complex and ever-changing society, the Master’s in Public Administration equips you to tackle today’s most pressing political and

International students with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Administration or a related field and a CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission.

administrative challenges. The world is facing major problems: an ecological crisis, the near collapse of our financial-economic system, rapid shifts in technology and issues of public safety. The Master’s programme in Public Administration will provide you with the skills and conceptual tools to engage in descriptive, explanatory and normative research and analysis of the political and administrative issues of our time. The entire programme takes a comparative approach, looking at governance and policy-making practices in EU and non-EU countries.

More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/pa

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

60

Programme duration

1 year

Start date

September or February

Mode of Study

Full-time

You will be trained to apply problem-oriented research and analysis to the design of performance-oriented policies. Your results will be thoroughly attuned to the demands of effectiveness and feasibility, and will address the requirements of procedural norms such as constitutional legality and democratic legitimacy.

Language of instruction

English

Additional Accreditation

EAPAA Accredited

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Dutch HBO graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study may be considered for admission. In cases students will first need to complete a preMaster’s programme. Students holding a BSc degree in Public Administration or European Studies from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission.

Specializations

Policy and Governance

Public Management

Public Safety

Regulation and Innovation


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Public Management The management of government and other public organizations are facing increasingly high demands. A changing society confronts the government with new challenges to which it must respond and new conditions it has to meet. Finding answers in terms of policy and fulfilling the conditions in terms of democracy, effectiveness and efficiency tests the internal performance of public organizations, and particularly their management. To successfully complete its tasks, management has to integrate the various aspects of performance and ensure that work is carried out professionally. Consequently, there is a growing need for multidisciplinary managers. The Master’s in Public Management programme offers a multidisciplinary, analytical and creative approach to the issues and problems faced by managers in the public sector. This programme for professionals is a part-time Master’s, given mostly in Utrecht, for those who have a career in pubic management and have completed a higher education study.

After successfully completing six master classes and participating in the international study trip you will conclude the Master’s by writing a thesis based on a relevant issue from within your own organization. Using research based answers, a conclusion and ending with an advise for you organization. During your public defense you will be challenged by a panel of your professors, peers and colleagues.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Professionals or managers with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In addition you must have three to five years’ experience working in the public sector in a management position. After applying you will be invited for a personal intake with the programme manager or programme director and after review will be considered for admission. More detailed information is available www.masterpublicmanagement.nl

FACTSHEET The Master’s Public Management consists of six master classes, each addressing a crucial aspect of public management. The first year addresses such themes as organizational management, human resource management, financial management, information management, management of politics and policy management in the first three master classes. The second year you have the choice to follow three out of nine master classes that are offered with themes such as e-government, Europe, integrity & ethics, more in depth human resource management, entrepreneurship & sustainability.

Degree

Master Public Management

European Credits (EC)

60

Programme duration

2.5 year

Start date

September (December and March)

Mode of Study

Part-time

Language of instruction

Dutch

Tuition fee (full course)

€ 32,500

Additional Accreditation

EAPAA accredited

Specializations

none


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Risk Management This comprehensive part-time Master’s

The Master Risk Management consists of six master classes, each addressing a crucial aspect of risk programme focuses both on the (semi)public management. Also, a course on research methodology sector and on the private sector. The organization is offered. After successfully completing the master classes and participating in the international study trip and the management perspective are a central you will conclude the Master’s by writing a thesis based theme of the programme. on a relevant issue from within your own organization. Using research based answers, a conclusion and ending After following the Master’s, graduates need to have with an advise for your organization. During your public insight into societal and business risks with their internal defense you will be challenged by a panel of your and external components: a societal risk like global professors, peers and colleagues. warming may impact an organization as well as the organization may cause risks for society. Business risks ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS can also be internal or external, from its business Professionals or managers with a Master’s or Bachelor’s perspectives and risks that occur within the context of degree in a relevant field of study or a Dutch HBO may networks like extended enterprises and supply chains. be considered for admission. In addition, you must have three to five years’ experience working as a professional Graduates will have an understanding of and insight into in the risk sector or in a management position. After various specialist risk management themes in order to applying you will be invited for a personal intake with develop an adequate vision and policy - with or without the programme manager / programme director and interaction with specialists. Examples are financial risks, after review will be considered for admission. project risks and technological risks. The programme initially focuses on The Netherlands in its international context, in view of growing globalization. The risk management cycle is used as a ‘backbone’ of the programme. Unlike the cycle typically found in the literature, risk financing has not been positioned as a single step in this cycle, but in a central position. In addition the risk management cycle used in the Master’s includes attention to risk communication and ethics, based on inputs from market survey, risk assessment, risk control, and risk organization. This programme is for professionals and managers and is a part-time Master’s, located in Amersfoort, for those who have career ambitions in risk management and have completed a higher education study.

More detailed information is available www.masterrisicomanagement.nl

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

70

Programme duration

2.5 year

Start date

November

Mode of Study

Part-time

Language of instruction

Dutch

Tuition fee (full course)

€ 26,500

Specializations

None


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Science Education and Communication Have you completed a technical Bachelor’s degree? Would you like to share your knowledge with young people or adults? Then the Master’s in Science Education and Communication is the programme for you. The Master’s in Science Education and Communication will help you discover how to combine science and technology with education and communication. You will learn how to make scientific and technical knowledge accessible to a variety of audiences, for example through simulations or using digital whiteboards. The programme has two specializations: science communication or education. The Science Education specialization is tailored to your situation and requirements, and geared towards your knowledge, skills and interests. This forms the framework for acquiring the teaching skills you need. You will also complete an internship at a school, where you will put your new skills into practice. You will obtain a teaching qualification in mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science and/or design/NLT. In the Science Communication specialization, you will discover how to inform target audiences about science and technology. At the University of Twente, you will focus on the role of dialogue, experts, the public domain and interaction. You will keep up-to-date with the latest developments in your field, and at the same time you will hone your skills in science communication.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme.

Students holding a BSc degree in Advanced Technology or Chemical Engineering from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science in Technology and a CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/sec

FACTSHEET Degree

 aster of Science M (Science Education leads to a teaching qualification, first level)

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 year

Start date

September or February

Mode of Study

Full-time / Part-time

Language of instruction

English and Dutch

Specializations

Science Communication (English)

Science Education (Dutch)


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Sustainable Energy Technology The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology will enable you to become one of the new generation of engineers and researchers at the forefront of the energy revolution. The world is becoming acutely aware of the urgent need to resolve the many issues associated with energy consumption and climate change. Limited availability of fossil fuels and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions call for fundamental innovations in the global energy landscape. Sustainable energy plays a key role in tackling these issues, especially given people’s determination to maintain or improve their living standards. This requires a new generation of experts who combine specialist knowledge with broader social awareness to deliver high-tech solutions with a human touch. The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology has exceptional ties with leading research in developing, optimizing and integrating sustainable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass and innovative energy technology such as fuel cells. New technologies have to be integrated into existing socio-technological networks. Tomorrow’s engineers and researchers will explore new forms of energy distribution, new energy market structures and smarter ways to satisfy the demands of our complex society. Sustainable Energy Technology graduates are ideally suited to meet these challenges.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s.

Students holding a BSc degree in Advanced Technology, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics or Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Technology in relevant subjects such as Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Physics and Advanced Technology and a CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/set

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

None


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Systems and Control If you are interested in the analysis and control of dynamic systems in the broadest sense, then the Master’s in Systems and Control is the programme for you. The Master’s programme in Systems and Control is concerned with the control of the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment. For applications, think about (mobile) robots, production machines, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), chemical processes, biomechanical devices etc. Students investigate methods for obtaining mathematical models that reflect the key features of a system by employing differential equations, inequalities, algebraic equations or logical constraints. The next step is to simulate these models using advanced simulation methods. The programme also focuses on techniques for prediction and estimation. The final purpose is to control a system using a control algorithm, e.g. using feed-forward or feedback. This will require to choose inputs and imposing additional constraints on certain variables to influence the system so as to obtain certain desired behaviour. This activity is part of the system design. Depending on your specialization you will concentrate on elaborating theoretical aspects of control or you may emphasize the technology of developing mechatronic devices and systems.

Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO will be considered for admission. These students need to complete a pre-Master’s programme first. International students with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Technology or an equivalent qualification and a CGPA of at least 70-75% of the maximum score are welcome to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/sc

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Admission requirements

Specializations

Students holding a BSc degree in Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Mechanical Engineering from one of the Universities of Twente, Eindhoven or Delft qualify for direct admission.

Robotics and Mechatronics

Control Theory


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Teaching in Social Sciences Would you like to go into teaching after completing International students with a relevant Master’s degree a Master’s in Sociology, Political Science or Public Administration? Become a Master of Teaching in Social Sciences. The Master’s programme in Teaching in Social Sciences brings together theory and practice. One day you will be attending lectures and tutorials, the next you will be teaching under supervision at a secondary school. Not only will you acquire a wealth of knowledge but you will also learn how to transfer knowledge to your students as effectively as possible. This small-scale Master’s programme takes a personal approach. You will receive individual supervision and there is plenty of scope for interaction. The teaching staff are always on hand to help. You will also learn a great deal from working and studying alongside fellow students of all age groups, each with their own knowledge and experience to contribute. The programme’s perspective goes beyond the school itself and encompasses a wider view of society. It also addresses issues such as the relationship between social commitment and professional practice and matters of political preference.

Admission requirements Students with a Master’s degree in European Studies or Public Administration from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply. Students with other relevant Master’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission.

are welcome to apply for admission. In addition international students must demonstrate sufficient fluency in the Dutch language.
 More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/lvhom

FACTSHEET Degree

Teaching qualification, first level

European Credits (EC)

60

Programme duration

1 year

Start date

September or February

Mode of Study

Part-time

Language of instruction

Dutch

Specializations

None


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Technical medicine We educate a new kind of technical-medical

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

professional who improves patient safety,

Technical Medicine is open to students with a Bachelor’s degree in Technische Geneeskunde.

diagnosis, and treatment through the innovative use of medical technology in direct patient care. The safe and innovative use of medical technology calls for healthcare professionals with specific expertise. Professionals with a solid scientific, medical and engineering background. You can become just such an expert in a new programme that integrates the medical and technical domain to create a single new expert domain: Technical Medicine. The Master’s programme in Technical Medicine provides the academic training for the new healthcare professional: the technical physician. A technical physician is a true scientistpractitioner who has the medical knowledge and skills, professional acumen and problem-solving abilities to design improved, safe technological diagnostic strategies or therapies for specific patient problems, and who is able to apply these in direct patient care. Examples include advising treatment for tumours situated in difficult locations, integrating automated evaluation of EEG signals and improving decision support systems for the diagnosis and treatment of a patient’s impaired ventilation. This interdisciplinary programme consists of a threeyear Bachelor’s and a three-year Master’s degree.

Students with a Bachelor’s degree in another relevant field of study may, in specific cases, be considered for admission after first completing a pre-Master’s programme. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/tm

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

180

Programme duration

3 years

Start Date

September or February

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

Dutch

Specializations

Medical Imaging & Interventions

Medical Sensing & Stimulation


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Telematics The Master’s programme in Telematics focuses on improving the interaction between people and automated processes through the application of information and communication technology. Telematics is the very foundation for connecting today’s demanding users worldwide. Ever increasing bandwidth, growing mobility, new applications every day, a variety of standards that have to provide seamless data transfer: these are all challenges for the telematics expert. In order to meet these challenges, you need a thorough understanding of a broad range of topics: fixed/wired and mobile/wireless networking technologies; design methods and performance evaluation tools; network management and security issues; and of course services and applications. The Master’s programme in Telematics ensures that you will become intimately familiar with the core topics in telematics, while also offering you a choice of relevant courses that focus on specific aspects of this fascinating domain. Studying telematics at the University of Twente puts you at the cutting-edge of scientific endeavour. The University of Twente is home to the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), and many companies that specialize in telematics are located in the vicinity.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study of a Dutch HBO may be considered for admission. In most cases HBO students will first need to complete a pre-Master’s programme.

Students holding a BSc degree in Computer Science & Engineering of one of the Dutch Universities of Technology or holding a BSc degree in Business & IT from the University of Twente qualify for direct admission, conditions may apply. Students with other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Twente or another Dutch University will be considered for admission. International students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or an equivalent qualification and a CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score are invited to apply for admission. In addition international students need to pass an English language test. More detailed admission requirements are available at www.utwente.nl/master/mte

FACTSHEET Degree

Master of Science

European Credits (EC)

120

Programme duration

2 years

Start date

September

Mode of Study

Full-time

Language of instruction

English

Specializations

None


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The University of Twente offers a wealth of postgraduate opportunities. You can take up an independent research position, join our Graduate School or work towards a world-class position as top designer by taking a PDEng programme. We also offer executive education and provide an impressive network for entrepreneurs: VentureLab Twente supports start-up businesses and offers a highly appreciated programme for growth acceleration.

Twente Graduate School Graduate education at the Twente Graduate School (TGS) gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in high-impact research projects across a variety of key research areas at the University of Twente. Within the TGS framework, you can take integrated Master’s and PhD programmes in cooperation with research institutes, benefiting from the knowledge and experience of their leading researchers. TGS is a centre of research talent and employs a rigorous selection process for its research and educational programmes. The graduate research programmes each consist of a set of integrated Master’s and PhD courses that cover

a maximum of six years. They include an accredited Master’s programme, a substantial range of advanced post-Master’s courses (30 credits), and a selection of general subjects such as research management, science communication, philosophy and entrepreneurship. TGS currently offers 19 advanced research programmes: • Advanced Optics • Nano Devices and Systems • Novel Nano Materials • Fluid Physics • Next Generation Energy and Resources • Computational Science • Biomedical Engineering

• Dependable and Secure Computing • Human-centred Interaction Technologies • Industrial Engineering • Services Science • Wireless and Sensor Systems • Learning in Educational and Training Settings • Innovation of Governance • Governance of Knowledge and Innovation • Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Water • Ethics and Technology • Space for Global Development www.utwente.nl/tgs

Immerse yourself in high-impact research projects across a variety of key research areas

PhD On completion of your Master’s degree, you can opt for a career in research. This involves spending four years studying a particular research area in-depth at one of our research institutes. An integral part of this process will be writing your PhD thesis, which you will present and defend in public at the end of your PhD programme. When you successfully complete your PhD, you will be awarded the title of Doctor (Dr). PhD candidates are

generally recruited and given a staff appointment. There is no formalized admissions procedure for PhD programmes, nor is there an annual deadline for admissions. Positions are announced in the jobs section of our website. However, an appointment as a PhD researcher is not the only way to obtain your doctorate. Some PhD researchers come to the Netherlands with private funding or an international scholarship. If you have a research

proposal that matches the research aims of the university and you have already secured the necessary funding, we are interested in hearing from you. www.utwente.nl/vacancies


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Technological Designer programmes (PDEng) PDEng programmes were initiated at the request of the Dutch high-tech industry to fulfil their need for professionals who can design and develop complex new products and processes, providing innovative solutions in the process. These two-year programmes integrate technology, engineering and business solutions. The programmes are taught at the Stan Ackermans Institute, the 3TU.School for Technological Design. The institute has 19 full-time two-year programmes, leading to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng). The programmes enable you to broaden your knowledge and experience by completing an individual practical

design assignment, under the supervision of experienced design professionals. You will be appointed for the duration of the programme for a maximum of two years. During that time you will be a member of the scientific staff and receive a salary. Three of the nineteen programmes are located at the University of Twente: • Civil Engineering • Energy and Process Technology • Robotics To ensure a high standard of graduates and the continued enthusiasm of industry, these programmes employ a strict selection process. They only admit excellent young professionals and

graduates with at least a Master’s degree from a university, preferably from a university of technology. www.utwente.nl/pdeng/en

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Professional learning and development Professional Learning and Development (PLD) offers a wide range of postgraduate education and executive education programmes for managers, professionals, advisors and advisory boards that work in the public or private sectors. PLD offers a range of education programmes; short (one or two day) programmes, part-time MSc programmes, 3 month master classes, in-company programmes and many more. Furthermore, three times a year, it organizes and hosts symposia on different up-to-date topics of interest. Professional students can

venturelab VentureLab International supports the entrepreneurial development of start-up companies and functions as a growth accelerator for established companies. The one-year business development programme gives young start-ups a push in the right direction and enables them to grow further and faster. Please visit the website for more information. www.venturelabinternational.com

attend to inform themselves about latest trends and developments. During these symposia professors and professionals are invited to discuss about their experiences in the work field related to the subjects. These programmes for professionals are not only given on the beautiful campus of the University of Twente, but also in the central part of the Netherlands or on-site at a company or institution. We invite you to take a look at our website for more information. www.professional-learning.nl


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‘High-tech buildings provide ideal facilities for cutting-edge multidisciplinary fields’ NAME

Febriyani Damanik

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Indonesia phd

Tissue Regeneration

Doing a PhD certainly feels like a bridge between student life and working life, and I’ve experience a perfect mix of both at the University of Twente. I found myself applying to Twente for one important reason: the theme of my PhD dissertation, which is on tissue regeneration. After my interview, I discovered a dozen more reasons to continue my academic career here: modern architecture, lush green landscape, and tremendous sports and cultural facilities. The exciting social life at the University of Twente is the icing on the cake. And all of the university’s high-tech buildings provide ideal facilities for cutting-edge multidisciplinary fields. One of the best things about doing research here is the way in which different groups and institutes complement each other. I feel at ease discussing my research problems with my supervisor, colleagues in the lab and even people outside my group. Working in the field of tissue regeneration, you need knowledge and skills from other disciplines, and many of Twente’s labs

collaborate closely with one another and even with labs outside the university. Being a PhD researcher at the University of Twente involves extra responsibilities, such as teaching and supervising other students. Though it’s demanding sometimes, I personally feel that all of these activities are a perfect complement to my dissertation. After almost two years as a PhD candidate at the university, I’ve not only taken on many responsibilities and tasks to enhance my academic career, but I’ve also had a great time socializing with people from all over the world and being active in professional organizations such as P-NUT. In short, I am thoroughly enjoying my ideal cocktail of student life and working life.


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Admission University of Twente BSc students Direct admission and enrolment

Indirect admission and enrolment

If the Master’s programme you wish to take is directly related to your Bachelor’s programme, you will be admitted to the Master’s programme on completion of your Bachelor’s programme. The transfer overview (doorstroommatrix) on the website shows which Master’s programmes are directly related to your Bachelor’s programme.

If you have your mind set on a Master’s programme not directly related to your Bachelor’s, you have to apply to the admissions board of the Master’s programme of your choice. They will evaluate your request for admission, and confirm that you have been admitted or rejected to the pre-Master’s programme. After you complete your Bachelor’s and the subsequent pre-Master’s programme, you will be enrolled in the Master’s

programme. The transfer overview (doorstroommatrix) on the website shows which Master’s programmes are directly related to your Bachelor’s programme. For information on how to register www.utwente.nl/master www.utwente.nl/so/ studentservices

Other Dutch Bachelor’s degrees As a student from any Dutch university (as opposed to a university of applied sciences, HBO) you can apply for a one or two-year Master’s programme. Your Bachelor’s degree will not always directly qualify you for admission to the Master’s programme of your choice. In order to gain and/or improve the knowledge and skills you need to start your Master’s, you may have to take an additional pre-Master’s programme, which you have to pass in order to proceed to the Master’s programme. Pre-Master’s programmes may vary in study load, from 30 to 60 ECTS credits. If you have yet to complete your

Bachelor’s degree, you can still apply for admission to an Master’s programme at the University of Twente.

Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology students All transfer possibilities for students with a Bachelor’s degree from Eindhoven University of Technology and Delft University of Technology are presented in our transfer overview (doorstroommatrix). This matrix gives a quick and easy overview of the Master’s programmes you can apply for and what you need to be admitted.

Other Dutch universities Students from all other Dutch universities should check the website of the Master’s programme they want to take or get in touch with the programme to learn more about the relevant qualifications and procedures. For information on how to register www.utwente.nl/master www.utwente.nl/so/ studentservices


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HBO Bachelor’s students As a Bachelor’s student from a university of applied sciences (HBO), you can apply for admission to both one and two-year Master’s programmes. In order to gain and/or improve the knowledge and skills needed to start a Master’s programme, it is often necessary to follow an additional pre-Master’s programme which you have to pass in order to gain admission to the Master’s programme. Pre-Master’s programmes range from 30 to 60 ECTS credits. Admission to a Master’s or pre-Master’s programme largely depends on your previous academic results and study programme. There are two routes for HBO students, depending on where you have studied: • Students who studied at Saxion can begin the transfer during their HBO studies • All other HBO students begin the transfer after completing their HBO studies.

During your HBO programme (only for Saxion students) Saxion University of Applied Sciences and the University of Twente cooperate in many different fields, in particular in offering solid opportunities for transfer. Saxion students have the opportunity to take a minor that consists of University of Twente pre-Master’s courses, worth 30 credits. This is known as a transfer minor (doorstroomminor in Dutch).

The minor will still count as part of the Saxion curriculum, but will also serve as a building block towards your transfer to a Master’s programme at the University of Twente. In some cases, the minor grants direct admission to the Master’s but in others, you will have to take additional courses. You can use this transfer option if you meet the following requirements: • 60 credits from first year • 75 credits from second and third year. Starting with the interim starters in February 2014, students must have successfully completed the second year of the Bachelor’s programme. • Sufficient knowledge of mathematics (apply for a Saxion course or obtain an exemption) • Sufficient knowledge of English (apply for a Saxion course or obtain an exemption) • A positive recommendation from your study adviser • On completing your transfer minor (max. 30 credits), you may still need to take part of the preMaster’s programme if you apply for a programme with a preMaster’s study load of 45 to 60 credits. If this applies to you, you will be formally enrolled in a Bachelor’s programme. Contact information for Saxion students: doorstroom@saxion.nl

After your HBO programme (for all HBO students) After finishing your Bachelor’s degree you can be admitted to a pre-Master’s. These often relate to your command of English and knowledge of mathematics. Please keep in mind that: • Every Master’s programme has its own admission requirements and pre-master. Carefully check the requirements of the Master’s you want to apply for. • As a pre-Master’s student you will be formally enrolled in a Bachelor’s programme. If you have yet to complete your Bachelor’s degree, you can still apply for admission to a Master’s programme at the University of Twente. You may be granted a conditional acceptance based on your transcripts, detailed curriculum information, relevant research and expected graduation date. However, you must submit your Bachelor’s degree before you can start your Master’s. For information on how to register www.utwente.nl/master www.utwente.nl/so/ studentservices/inschrijven/


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tuition fees Nationality

# year MSc programme Tuition fees per year

EU/EEA nationalities

1 and 2 years

Non-EU/EEA nationalities

1 year €10,581

Non-EU/EEA nationalities

2 years €13,226**

*) Note that these are the tuition fees for the academic year 2013/2014. This amount is adjusted annually. In order to qualify for this tuition fee you need to meet enrolment, nationality and residency requirement.

€1,835*

**) This amount is adjusted annually on the basis of the Dutch Consumer Price Index.

Please note that ITC and some executive programmes have different fee structures.

Since Dutch universities do not receive government funding for non-EU students, they set different rates for students from outside the EU/EEA.

Please check the website for up-todate and detailed tuition fee regulations.

EU/EEA: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom and Sweden. People from Switzerland are considered also as people from an EU/EEA-country.

accommodation There is plenty of student accommodation in Enschede. You can opt to live on the university campus, which is on the outskirts of the city but at the heart of all the student educational, sports and cultural facilities. Then again, you might prefer to live in the city itself. Whatever you decide, it won’t take you long to find affordable student accommodation in Twente. Student Union’s Search for a Room page: www.studentunion.utwente.nl/kamers/ For rooms on campus: www.acasa.nl

deadlines When applying with a Dutch Bachelor’s degree, submit your application as soon as possible and no later than the following dates (depending on the start date of the programme you are applying for): HBO/university applicants

start september 2014

1. complete application before: 15 August 2014* 2. All required documents submitted before: 1 September 2014

start february 2015 15 December 2014* 1 February 2015

*) The deadline for Business Administration is 1 July or 1 December. Exceptions can only be made in cooperation with the study adviser of the programme you are applying for.


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‘I made the right decision by continuing my studies at the University of Twente.’ NAME

Jeroen van Swigchem

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN the Netherlands MSc

Applied Physics

When I finished my Bachelor’s in Applied Physics at Saxion University of Applied Sciences Enschede in 2009, I had not yet decided where my career ambitions lay. I thought there was still scope to develop my scientific skills, so I signed up for the Master’s in Applied Physics at the University of Twente. I knew this would improve my chances of getting a good job once I had figured out what I wanted to do. When you transfer to the University of Twente from a University of Applied Sciences, you start by taking a preMaster’s programme to prepare yourself for the Master’s. This involves taking some of the courses from the Bachelor’s programme, such as Optical Science, Solid State Physics and Physics of Fluids. You also work on your mathematical skills in courses that are designed for students coming from higher professional education. During my pre-Master’s, I found a part-time job at SolMateS, a spin-off from the university’s MESA+ Institute. It made me realize that semiconductors is the field I’d like to work in. I chose the MSc specialization in Material Science, and once I had finished I found a job

as a field process engineer. Personally, I think I made the right decision by continuing my studies at the University of Twente. Some of the courses can be challenging, but they bring out the best in you. When you finish your Master’s, you can apply for a PhD position or try to find a job, like I did.


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Living in the Netherlands University life, Dutch style Studying in the Netherlands can help foreign students develop an open mind and a more international perspective. The Dutch education system is interactive and focuses on teamwork, independence and a proactive approach. People from many different cultures and religions live, work and study in the Netherlands. This creates an interesting multicultural society where different ideas are valued and respected. Generally speaking, the Dutch higher education community seeks to be part of society, not isolated from it. www.aeisec.nl www.esn.org www.aegee.org

International student associations

Each university has a network of associations that bring students together for academic activities, sports and recreation. All of these associations are run by students, and some of them are geared especially towards international students. Three of the larger international student associations – AIESEC, AEGEE and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) – are all active at the University of Twente. Of course, there are plenty of pubs, restaurants and other meeting places where students hang out.

There are several international student associations at the University of Twente. The Erasmus Student Network provides opportunities for cultural understanding and selfdevelopment, operating on the principle of students helping students. AEGEE-Enschede is part of Europe’s largest student network. It organizes many activities in Enschede and members have the opportunity to travel abroad and visit conferences, parties and cultural events throughout Europe. Other associations focus on students from specific countries or regions. UniTe is the student platform for internationalization and integration at the University of Twente. It consists of all associations and organizations involved in internationalization (e.g. study, sports and cultural). UniTe acts as an advisory council, with a focus on Twente’s policy on internationalization and integration.

The platform brings together international student associations from Turkey, India, Indonesia, Latin America, China and Pakistan. Together they help you feel at home, assist with everyday situations and promote integration of Dutch and international students.

About the Netherlands The Netherlands is situated in Western Europe. It borders on Germany to the east, Belgium to the south and the North Sea to the north and west. Many European capitals are within easy reach: Brussels is only two hours away by train, and a short flight from Amsterdam will take you to London, Paris, Madrid or Berlin. The Netherlands’ relatively small area of just over 41,000 square kilometres is home to over 16.7 million people. The Netherlands is a safe country by international standards.

Transportation You don’t really need a car to get around in the Netherlands. It is a small country and its well-organized and safe public transport network will take you almost anywhere you want to go. But nothing beats travelling by bike, the country’s number one mode of transport. During the introduction days for international students we will help you buy your very own bike.


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Admission Requirements The general requirements for admission to the university’s Master’s programmes are: 1. a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a university or other accredited academic institution 2. a sufficient command of English a) Academic IELTS, overall band score of at least 6.5 b) TOEFL, internet based (TOEFL-iBT) of at least 90 c) Cambridge CAE-C (CPE) You are exempted from the English language requirements if: • you are a native English speaker from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America; • you have obtained a relevant Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution in the Netherlands; • you have obtained a three-year Bachelor’s degree in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America. In addition to these general requirements, specific (and/or more stringent) requirements may apply to individual programmes. For specific information please see the website of the relevant programme. Please note that ITC and the University of Twente applicants have different procedures and requirements.

If you have yet to complete your Bachelor’s degree, you can still apply for admission to a Master’s programme at the University of Twente. You may be granted a conditional acceptance based on your transcripts, detailed curriculum information, relevant research and expected graduation date. However, you must submit your Bachelor’s degree before you can start your Master’s.

Additional requirement for Chinese nationals Nationals of the People’s Republic of China need to obtain a NUFFIC certificate as validation of their qualifications, in addition to their English language test score documents. The University of Twente requires your NUFFIC certificate (formally known as NESO certificate) for your visa application. www.nesochina.org


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Application Procedure Your application starts by filling in our online application form. When starting it, you need the following documents: • Your Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent (if available at time of application) • Certified translation of your Bachelor’s degree if it is not in Dutch, English or German • (Preliminary) transcript of records (in Dutch, English or German) • Valid passport • Result of English language tests • Abstract of your final Bachelor’s project (thesis)

• CV • Letter of motivation • Additional Higher Degree certificate and transcript • Course descriptions (if required) • GMAT certificate (only for Business Administration applicants) • GRE or GMAT certificate (only for Industrial Engineering and Management applicants) Specific requirements and documents for individual programmes are described in the online application form. Make sure that you meet all the requirements and submit all additional documents.

You will not be charged an application fee.

Notice of admission When your complete application package has been received by the Admission Office, it will be evaluated by one of the university’s Educational Admission Committees. You will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible (within a maximum of six weeks). You will receive confirmation of your admission by email. Please submit your application as soon as possible and before the following deadlines.

deadlines Start September 2014 Start February 2015 Visa students* 1. Complete Application Admission Office before: 1 May 2014

1 October 2014

2. Submit Entrance Acceptance Form before:

1 July 2014

1 December 2014

3. Visa Application before:

15 July 2014

1 December 2014

Non-visa students**

1. Complete Application Admission Office before: 1 June 2014

1 November 2014

2. Submit Entrance Acceptance Form before: 1 July 2014

1 december 2014

*) Students changing the purpose of their stay also need to comply to these deadlines. **) Non-visa students not requiring housing may delay their application by one month. Please submit your online application for admission as soon as possible. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, clearly state this to your faculty contact person. If you are an international student and you intend to apply for a scholarship programme outside the University of Twente and require confirmation of admission for scholarship application, you should apply two months before the scholarship programme’s application deadline.


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Financial matters Tuition fees Nationality

# year Master’s programme Tuition fees per year

EU/EEA nationalities

1 and 2 years €1,835*

Non-EU/EEA nationalities

1 year €10,581

Non-EU/EEA nationalities

2 years

€13,226**

*) Note that these are the tuition fees for the academic year 2013/2014. This amount is adjusted annually. In order to qualify for this tuition fee you need to meet enrolment, nationality and residency requirement. **) This amount is adjusted annually on the basis of the Dutch Consumer Price Index. Since Dutch universities do not receive government funding for non-EU students, they set different rates for students from outside the EU/EEA. Please note that ITC and some executive programmes have different fee structures. Please check the website for up-to-date and detailed tuition fee regulations.

EU/EEA: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom and Sweden. People from Switzerland are considered also as people from an EU/EEA-country.

Scholarships The University of Twente offers scholarships to excellent students enrolling in graduate programmes. These scholarships vary from government grants to funding by organizations or private persons. In addition, faculties and the University of Twente Scholarship Foundation offer a limited number of scholarships to excellent students.

Most scholarships require you to complete your application procedures before applying for the scholarship. Because of strict deadlines, make sure you apply for admission at least two months before the scholarship deadline. Applying for a scholarship is possible as soon as you have received a letter confirming at least provisional admission. Please read

the information on the scholarship website carefully and as early as possible. Please note that some scholarships are intended for specific nationalities or specific educational programmes only. www.utwente.nl/ internationalstudents/ scholarshipsandgrants


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Cost of living

Work and study

To give you an estimate of what living in Enschede costs, we have provided an indication of an average annual student budget. Please note that no rights can be derived from the information below.

As an international student in the Netherlands, you may want to take a part-time job. Besides helping to cover your expenses, a job can help you participate in Dutch society, help you learn the language and give you work experience. However, your position as a job applicant differs from that of Dutch students. Some jobs require you to be fluent in Dutch, so until you have mastered Dutch, your options will be limited. Keep in mind that you may need a work permit in order to hold a part-time job, and that you will need full medical insurance. Social security contributions and income tax will be deducted from your gross pay. You can find a factsheet on international students and part-time jobs at this link:

Non EER EER Housing

€4,800 €4,800

Books & supplies

€500 €500

Insurance

€465 (*)

Visa

€600 none

Bank account

€50 €50

Food

€2,100 €2,100

Transportation

€600 €600

Other (clothing etc.)

€500 €500

Bicycle

€125 €125

TOTAL ~

€9,740

€8,550

(*) Insurance costs for students from the EEA will depend on the policies of insurance companies in their home country. EEA students can opt for additional insurance of €10-€25 per month. This insurance covers costs of medical care, liability, household contents and luggage, legal aid and extra costs. For more information, contact the International Office.

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After admission Once you have been admitted to a Master’s or pre-Master’s programme, you will receive an Entrance Acceptance Form (EAF). As soon as you return this form, several of our services will start to work to help ensure that you have a smooth arrival and stay at the University of Twente. Entry visa and residence permit

Insurance

When studying in the Netherlands international students are required The International Office assists all by law to have a health and liability students requiring applications or insurance. The UT can help you extensions for (entry) visas, residence permits and or Change of arrange a complete insurance Purposes. If you require an entry visa package covering most health and liability costs with a Dutch insurance or residence permit you will be company. Non-EU MSc students will contacted by email after admission be guided by the International Office outlining all necessary procedures. in arranging health and liability Keep in mind that by Dutch law insurance before arrival. If you are students cannot apply for a visa insured under the national health themselves. insurance scheme of an EU /EEA member state or Switzerland, your Housing International students are assisted in insurance company can provide you with a European Health Insurance finding furnished accommodation Card (EHIC). All other international by the International Office. By students can visit the International coordinating supply and demand, Office to arrange their insurance. International Office manages some 300 rooms on campus and 100 rooms off campus. All rooms are Kick-in Introduction Days private; bathroom and kitchen The UT organizes an introduction facilities are often shared with other period for new (international) students. Rent prices for furnished students before the start of every housing vary from €300 to €450 per Fall and Spring semester called month (on campus; shared facilities) Kick-In. During these days you will and €320 to €750 per month (off meet your fellow students and get to campus; private facilities). Electricity, know Enschede and the UT campus. water, gas, and internet connection We will also help you arrange are included in the rent prices. formalities like formal university International Office always takes registration and first steps towards your personal preferences and registration at the municipality of needs into account when offering Enschede. accommodation. However, please keep in mind it may not always be If you have been accepted by the UT possible to grant your first choice of you will be personally invited for the accommodation due to limited introduction days for international availability. For information about students. For more information arranging unfurnished please visit the Kick-In website. accommodation: Please note that your attendance to the introduction days is mandatory. www.utwente.nl/ Not attending the introduction days internationalstudents/housing will delay the completion of

formalities needed to properly start your studies. www.kick-in.nl

Support structure To make you feel at home and help you adjust to the Dutch culture the UT and your fellow students organized a support structure. Besides the fact it is exciting and fun to go study abroad, sometimes you might find yourself in situations you can use support with. In these situations you can get support from the student counseling service (SCS). They support you in for instance managing your expectations, dealing with feelings of loneliness and study delays resulting from adapting to life here in the Netherlands. The issue you are dealing with can be anything, you are always welcome to ask for support.

Learning Dutch Even though the Dutch are known for having sufficient conversational English skills, you will find it useful (and perhaps fun) to learn some Dutch yourself. The UT’s Language Coordination Center (TCP) offers Dutch Language course for international students. Learning to speak Dutch can also improve your interaction with Dutch students and improve your interaction in class. our interaction in class.


PHOTOGRAPHY Eric Brinkhorst CODE OF CONDUCT The University of Twente is a co-signatory of the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of foreign students. Information about the code and the relevant complaints procedure is available at www.internationalstudy.nl DISCLAIMER Disclaimer: Alhough this brochure was compiled with the utmost care, no rights can be derived from its contents.


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