University of Twente

Specialists in Technology and Engineering

The University of Twente has a reputation as one of the best research universities in Europe, particularly in the fields of Technology and Engineering. The University is ranked 179th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. 

Degree programmes focus on the development of technology and its impact on society. This motivates graduates to pursue careers that contribute to global issues such as health and the environment.

Powerful start-up culture

Close links with global companies like Google, Philips, Boeing and Siemens help you to find work experience and internship opportunities. One of Holland’s most entrepreneurial universities, Twente also has a powerful start-up culture. In the past 20 years, 130 businesses and more than 800 spin-off companies have been started on campus. This entrepreneurial atmosphere encourages students to network, gain experience and find inspiration.

Your pathway to the University of Twente

You can progress to the University of Twente after successfully completing your programme at the International Study Centre:

Living in Enschede

The University of Twente is located in Enschede. This vibrant city is a few kilometres from the German border in the Twente region and is a former powerhouse of the Dutch textile industry.

Enschede is a great place to live and study, with three universities and a community of 40,000 students. There are museums, parks and restaurants to explore in the city as well as an exciting campus life at the University. 

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – 2 hours from Enschede by train.

Trains from Enschede to Amsterdam are frequent and direct. 

Student life

The University’s green and wooded campus has an American college feel with on-campus accommodation and lots of facilities. Students can also live off-campus in Enschede.

Campus facilities include:

  • State-of-the-art laboratories (wind tunnel, nano, robotics, clean rooms)
  • Library and study areas
  • Hairdressers
  • Restaurants
  • Health Care (Dentist, Doctors)
  • The Global Lounge (TV, X-Box)
  • Accommodation
  • Sports fields
  • Supermarket.

There are more than 100 student-run societies and sports clubs you could join. The University also hosts the world’s largest student think tank, Create Tomorrow, which takes place on campus each year.

Location map

Bertold from Indonesia

The campus is very nice. It’s very large. It’s the only campus in the whole country. Lots of open space and the sporting facilities are also very good. You can swim, play soccer, go to the gym.

Bertold from Indonesia
Studying BSc Electrical Engineering
University of Twente

Why choose the University of Twente?

One of Holland’s most entrepreneurial universities


Contacts and career opportunities with global companies


Host of the world’s largest student think tank: Create Tomorrow

Take a tour of the University of Twente campus

Take a tour of the University of Twente campus