Frequently Asked Questions
Around 70 students start this programme each year.
In general about 15% of the students is female and 85% is male.
You will gain direct admission to the Bachelor’s programme in Advanced Technology if you have a Dutch VWO diploma with a Natuur & Techniek profile. With a Natuur & Gezondheid programme you need Wiskunde B and Natuurkunde in order to enter the programme.
Students from outside the Netherlands should have a pre university secondary education comparable to the Dutch VWO diploma, with as equivalent high passing grades in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as required subjects. The Dutch VWO diploma includes English and therefore from prospective students an English equivalent is expected. As the programme is taught entirely in English, a high level of English proficiency (CEFR, B2/C1 level; minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent) is also required. For more information, please contact our Admissions Office.
Are you an international student and is your secondary education not comparable to the Dutch VWO diploma? However, you would like to take Advanced Technology? The University of Twente and the Holland International Study Center offer you the possibility to take a preparation year after which you will be admissible to Advanced Technology. If the deficiency in Physics or Chemistry is small an admission on individual basis can be considered.
Please keep in mind that participating in one of our matching days is mandatory. Without attendance at one of these events, admission will not be possible.
We organise matching activities to investigate together with you if your expectations, your background and intentions ‘match’ with the content of the curriculum. This activity is compulsory for the bachelor Advanced Technology. Besides the study choice, we also pay attention to your expectations and to prepare you (and us) as well as possible for the academic year. This event is important, because it will give you a good idea of what the programme is like and it allows you to taste the atmosphere as well. During the matching event you will do assignments that relate to mechanics, materials science and calculus. Additionally, you will get to meet some of our staff and current students. In some cases you will be invited for a personal meeting with one of the study advisors.
Advanced Technology is a full-time technical Bachelor’s programme. Besides having a lot of contact hours you will have to study at home to keep up with your various subjects. If you would like to know more about this, you can read the interview with one of our first-year students.
This differs per year, but in general about 65% of the students continues to the second year.
There are different reasons thinkable. Sometimes students think the programme is too demanding or they expected it to be something else. We also see a correlation between high school grades and study success. Study orientation is also very important.
It is a fulltime technical study. However, if you work hard you will be able to manage. Motivation is the most important factor here.
Most of our students go on to take a master’s programme. A Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Technology gives you access to a wide range of master’s programmes all over the world. What kind of job you will have and how much you will earn depends on which master’s programme you choose. Many of our AT students choose a master’s programme in process engineering or mechatronics but there are many other options, such as nanotechnology or computer science.
You can meet up with other international students by joining one of our international student associations. Furthermore, the AT programme has their own study association Astatine. They organise lots of fun activities.
As the programme is taught entirely in English, you will need a high level of English proficiency (CEFR, B2/C1 level; minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent). As a Dutch high school graduate at pre-university level (VWO), your English will be sufficient.
If you start with the programme, you will be introduced to the study advisor who will guide your during the programme. If you have any doubts about the programme, you should contact the study advisor as soon as possible to see if a transfer to another programme can be possible. The sooner you inform the study advisor, the more likely you will be able to transfer to another programme.
It is not difficult to find accommodation if you start to look in time. There are different platforms where rooms are being advertised. You can have a look at Roomspot and the UT’s Facebook Marketplace.
The corona situation is difficult for everybody, but we are trying to make the best of it. We need to follow the official rules laid out by the government, which means that we need to keep a 1.5 meter distance from each other and need to avoid contact where possible. That is why most examinations and lectures take place online. However, we do find it essential that our students can interact during practical and project work. For the up-to-date corona measures we would like to refer you to our UT website.