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University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT)

The University of Twente is technology-driven public research university, ranked in the Top 220 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.

One of the UT’s crown jewels, without doubt, is its campus: a breath-taking and sustainably managed parkland of 146 hectares dotted with state-of-art facilities – from libraries and laboratories to cultural and sports facilities. A campus with the hustle and bustle of a small metropolis and a dynamic, international community to live and work in.

Fast Facts


  • Enschede, The Netherlands

Number of Students

  • 12,903


  • 4,258 (over 100 nationalities study at UT)


  • 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)

Key strengths in teaching and research

Key strengths in teaching
  • 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 in Remote Sensing and Water Resources

Subject Rankings: Academic Ranking of World University (ARWU 2022)

in the world

QS World University Rankings 2024

in the world

Impact Rankings: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastrucutre (THE 2021)


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.

Scholarships and Funding

The University of Twente has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the Dutch Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at  the University of Twente.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

NL Scholarship
Orange Tulip Scholarship
University Scholarships

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