University of Twente is оnе оf the Netherlands finest institutions of higher learning, it wаѕ established in 1961 as the TechnischeHogeschool Twente. It is the third higher vocational institute of technology to become a university in the Netherlands. University of twente was first named Universiteit Twente in 1986 ѕinсе then it hаѕ grown into a big university. This university is the only campus university in Netherlands with five faculties where over 9,000 students study.
Thе University is located at Enschede, Netherlands it was built on the former estate of Drienerlo, located in between Hengelo and Enschede.
The University sets importance on the useful application of knowledge in the society.
University of Twente iѕ probably the oldest university in the Netherlands. As оf 2016,the University of twente was ranked number 127th in the whole of Europe,it was also 215th overall in the world and 75th in Europe by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2016, it was ranked 177th in the world by the QS World University Ranking and 301-400 overall by The Academic Ranking of World Universities(ARWU)2016,it was also ranked 153rd overall in the world by The 2017 Times Higher Education World University Ranking also 82nd overall in the world in the field of Engineering and technology,and 61st in the field of Computer Science.
Two types of tuition fee are applied in the University of Twente: The Statutory Tuition fee and the Institutional Student fee.The Statutory tuition fee is meant for citizens from the European Economic area(EEA) and also citizens under any country from the European Union(EU),The fee is Subsidized&determined by the Dutch government,but it is not applicable to Masters programme and some EU/EEA Countries. While the Institutional Tuition Fee, the students pay higher fee because the Dutch government do not fund the universities for Non-EU students.Instalmentall payment is allowed and a student can pay instalmentally up to five times.
|FACULTY/PROGRAM||STATUTORY TUITION FEE(POUNDS)||INSTITUTIONAL TUITION FEE(POUNDS)|
|Behavioural,Management and Social sciences (BMS)||7,775||2,006|
|Engineering Technology (CTW)||8,885||2,006|
|Electrical Engineering,Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS / EWI)||8,885||2,006|
|Science and Technology (TNW)||8,885||2,006|
|Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)||7,775||2,006|
Cost of Living in Enschede Netherland;
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||1.77|
|12 eggs, large||2.51|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||4.29|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole milk||0.89|
|combo meal in a fast food restaurant(big mac meal)||7|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||1.95|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||1.09|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||4.38|
|1kg (2 lb) of apples||1.32|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in Normal area||626|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||139|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||25|
However,The University of Twente provides Accomodation only for students who has succeded in completing their visa application and also applied for housing,The accomodation&local housing officers make sure they provide accomodation for students who has met the requirements because the accomodations are limited number.
|Monthly ticket public transport||66|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||1.53|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||1.90|
The total cost of studying at the University of Twente is between €9.500 – €10.500 that is if the student is going to live on the campus.
The University of Twente offers a wide range of courses in their undergraduate and graduate schools including masters programme,free online programmes, diploma programmes,short-term courses and doctoral programs in a vast amount of disciplines.
Applicant in Netherlands and Other Dutch speaking countries should have a Dutch diploma and International students should also have a foreign diploma which is equivalent to the Dutch vwo-Diploma.For some degree programmes some information will be required, courses must also be relevant to intended program of study.The only way to apply is via the study-link after which the Admission officers will inform the students if they are Admitted or not,The admission requirement is valid from October 1st 2016 to the 31st of August 2017.
Applicant must possess a B.SC degree or an equivalent qualification certificate,applicants should also possess an official transcript of records in dutch or English.An official test score results in English(i.e TOEFL or IELTS) is also required,A valid international passport and an Abstract of the final’s bachelor project is also required.applicants must provide two contact information of two References(Reference letter is not compulsory)A CV and a letter of motivation is also required
Applicant must possess a previous degree,Applicant should also show great qualifications such as advanced research capabilities. all past academic degrees are compulsory.
Admission for international students;
To apply for full time studies, the applicant would have to apply for Citizenship in their country for a study permit. After applying online at the school’s admission portal, candidate must secure a signed transcript from post- secondary institution showing academic standing and awarded degree.A TOEFL based test with an overall score of at least 90 is compulsory,However some countries like the USA and any English speaking Country is exempted from the test.
- Proficiency in English language is necessary
- You may need to show an English proficiency test score. Acceptable tests are; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Applicant must have a total of at least 6.5 in the IELTS test and 90 in the TOEFL test.However,students coming from English-Speaking country in Africa will take an internationally recognized English language test
Other basic requirements are;
- Undergraduate/Graduate degrees should be from only Accredited universities.
- The application must then be approved by the intended department of the proposed program.