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 (2017-18).
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.
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.
You can progress to the University of Twente after successfully completing your programme at the International Study Centre:
Students cycling on campus
The University of Twente
Students on campus at the University of Twente
The Designlab in The Gallery on campus
A student in the Designlab at the University of Twente
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.
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:
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.
It feels great to be an international student here in Holland because it feels just like home. I have my own company. There are companies who give you advice in terms of finance, how to raise your capital and how to make your own strategy.
Limei from China
Studying BSc International Business Administration at 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