University of Twente (UT)

The University of Twente is technology-driven public research university, ranked in the Top 200 of best universities in the world. One of the Netherland’s most entrepreneurial universities, Twente distinguishes itself through the impact it creates on society through the transfer of scientific knowledge and the number of spin-off companies. It offers degrees in social sciences and exact sciences, and is highly specialized in engineering with many of its work defining the future in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), biotechnology and nanotechnology. Staff and researchers are among the world leaders in these areas. Students study and live on a modern, green campus, in the compact student city of Enschede.

Fast facts


  • Enschede, The Netherlands

Number of Students

  • 10,435


  • 2,689


  • Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS)
  • Engineering Technology (ET)
  • Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS / EWI)
  • Science and Technology (TNW)
  • Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
  • Twente Graduate School
  • University College Twente (ATLAS)


Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Computer Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Business & Economics
  • Engineering & Technology


UT’s most powerful research fields, including the most advanced research facilities available, comprise nanotechnology with its 1250 mNanolab, ICT, biomedical technology and technical medicine, governance & behavioural sciences and geo-information sciences and earth observation. The University of Twente is attractive due to the high-value research environment it offers and the opportunities for both senior and junior scientists.

(THE University Rankings, 2019)


in the world

for Computer Science - THE World Rankings 2019


in the world

for Social Sciences - THE World Rankings 2019


in the world

THE World Rankings 2019


The city of Enschede, located in the east of the Netherlands near the German border is colourful and compact.

One out of three inhabitants is a student. The city boasts bustling markets and shopping streets, cinemas, theatres and well-tended parks  - in fact, it is one of the greenest cities in the Netherlands with a 52-kilometre walking and cycling route winding through its green belt, but its student population gives the city its unique flair. The centre of student life is undoubtedly the University of Twente's unique campus.


The University of Twente has various scholarships available for international students. Each country may offer different scholarships and/or student loans. For further information, please contact the Inova Education team, we are experts in this field and will help you to identify the best option for you.

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