University of Twente

Location

Enschede, Netherlands 

Website

utwente.nl/en

Availability

Available university-wide


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    The University of Twente is a multicultural community of talented, ambitious people that offers students, scientists and educators from around the world the best possible conditions. Together with their multicultural community of more than 11,000 students, UT creates the ideal conditions for professional and personal growth and social impact. The campus covers 146 hectares, or about 200 football fields. Together with the other campus inhabitants, you’ll find everything you need here for studying, working and living. From libraries and state-of-the-art laboratories to fitness and sports facilities. For almost any sport you can imagine such as baseball, beach volleyball, archery and even muggle quidditch.

    Since its founding in 1961, UT have been deeply connected with the rich industrial heritage of the region and the wellbeing of its population. UT proudly carry that forward, both at home and internationally. Today UT are a catalyst to many high-tech communities and sectors with strong partnerships in a wide range of industries and societal domains. UT participates in ground-breaking, globe-spanning networks and programmes and maintains lifelong connections with more than 45,000 alumni worldwide.

    For the third time in a row, UT was awarded the title Most Entrepreneurial University in the Netherlands in 2017 and was ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide by The Times Higher Education (THE).

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    Enschede is a municipality and vibrant student city in the east of the Netherlands. Around 30,000 students are enrolled either at Saxion Hogeschool Enschede, the Academy of Music, the Academy of Art, or the University of Twente. 

    There is an active presence of many associations in this city including study, sports and cultural associations as well as associations for social matters. Enschede is also home to the FC Twente football club, former champions of the Netherlands.

    Enschede is a relatively quiet, safe and pleasant city to live and work in. Modern shopping facilities attract people from both the Dutch and German local region.

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    • Lutterzand
    • Grolsch Brewery
    • De Museumfabriek
    • Rijksmuseum Twenthe
    • Monument vuurwerkramp Enschede
    • Twentsche Foodhall
    • Paviljoen Lutterzand
    • Synagogue of Enschede
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    The Netherlands, officially known as the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is a country in Northwestern Europe. It borders Germany, Belgium and the North Sea. The Netherlands is a founding member of the EU, Eurozone, G10, NATO, OECD and WTO, and is also part of the Schengen area.

    The Netherlands has a population of approximately 17 million people, of which 40% live in Amsterdam. The official languages are Dutch and West Frisian. You may also hear Low Saxon and Limburgish spoken in certain regions, however English is widely spoken throughout. The country has strong regional identities and the cultures you see in the north may be very different to those in the south of the country.

    The four largest cities in the Netherlands are the capital city of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. The Hague is a centre of European lawmaking and politics and the port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and any country outside Asia. As such the country has a major influence on the rest of Europe. The Netherlands is widely recognised as the country with the world's best cycling culture, a massive number of windmills and a significant area of land below sea level. The city of Amsterdam is a prime tourist location and features many picturesque canals and waterways. The music scene in this country is thriving, and it plays host to thousands of festivals every year. The local beer and cheese makes for a delicious night out, and the famous tulip fields and flower markets are beautiful sights. The Netherlands is regularly listed among the best and happiest places to live in the world, and offers a great mix of tourist cities and charming country towns. If you have an interest in history, you will find plenty here as there are cities dating back to Roman times. This is also the birthplace of the Dutch East India Company – the world’s first formally listed public company engaged in multiple commercial and industrial activities, international trade, shipbuilding as well as the production and trade of East Indian spices. Some say that all modern-day corporations are 'direct descendants' of the Company.

    Did you know?

    Carrots are orange because of the Dutch! The original vegetable was commonly grown in a range of colours. William 11 of England, often known as William of Orange, helped the Dutch gain independence from Spain in the 17th century. It is said that Dutch farmers developed the orange carrot in tribute to him, and grew it in such abundance that other forms of carrot disappeared from mass agricultural production. Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport offers more direct flights than any airport in the world. In 2016, the airport operated 4,633 flights per week.

     
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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Fall semester (SP5)
August to February

Spring semester (SP2)
Fenruary to July


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    Undergraduate

    • Business Administration
    • Business Information Technology
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Communication Science
    • Computer Science
    • Creative Technology
    • Educational Science and Technology
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Embedded Systems
    • Health Sciences
    • Industrial Design Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering and Management
    • Interaction Technology
    • Internet Science & Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Nanotechnology
    • Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration
    • Sustainable Energy Technology
    • Systems & Control
    • Technology and Liberal Arts & Science

     

    Postgraduate

    • Business Administration
    • Business Information Technology
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Communication Science
    • Computer Science
    • Creative Technology
    • Educational Science and Technology
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Industrial Design Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering and Management
    • Interaction Technology
    • Internet Science & Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Nanotechnology
    • Public Administration
    • Sustainable Energy Technology
    • Systems & Control
    • Technology and Liberal Arts & Science

     

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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

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    • UniSA academic transcript
    • Passport
    • Evidence of English proficiency (if applicable)
    • UT course selection
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    Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

    • 18 units = 30 ECTS
    • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

    It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS.

    The UT also offer ‘modules’ which consist of two or three individual courses, taken as a whole, and equivalent to 15ECTS (9 units)

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    International students are required to provide evidence of English proficiency by providing one of the following documents:

    • Academic IELTS, minimum overall band score of 6.0
    • TOEFL, IBT (internet-based test) minimum score of 80
    • TOEFL, ITP (institutional testing program) minimum score of 543
    • TOEIC with a minimum overall score of at least 790 (containing both modules ‘Speaking and Writing’ and ‘Listening and Reading’)
    • Cambridge C2 Proficiency or C1 Advanced (A, B or C)
    • DAAD language test: GER B2, UNIcert II, ALTE Level 3.

    Note: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and DAAD test results may not be over two years old at the start of your exchange period.

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    Please see here for a list of pre-approved courses (please note the information sourced for pre-approved credit was true at the time of approving and there may be changes). For more information on course selection and availability at UTwente, please see here.

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 2°c to 6°c 
Spring/Summer: 17°c to 20°c

Currency
€ Euro

Local language/s
Dutch


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    An airport pick-up service is arranged on selected days in August and February picking up new incoming international students. You will be welcomed at Schiphol airport by student activists from UniTe and guided to the UT campus, by train.

    To register for the airport pick up service please complete the registration form and indicate you would like to be picked up from Schiphol Airport.

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here.

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    The University of Twente guarantees to offer all exchange students needing an entry visa and/or residence permit timely, appropriate and affordable furnished housing. You will receive information from UT via email once your entry visa payment and registration has been received by UT.

    More information on accommodation can be found here.

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to University of Twente, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2000 
    Accommodation $4000 per semester
    Meals/Groceries $2000 per semester
    Transportation $480 per semester 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $1500 per semester

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.

Australian Government DFAT brief on Netherlands is available here.

Netherlands consulate website can be found here.

University of Twente student visa FAQ is available here.

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

University of Twente is not an exchange partner for Summer/Winter school. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here.

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