University of Twente Master’s Scholarships for International Students 2024

The University of Twente, Netherlands, is now accepting applications from international students for its MSc scholarship programmes. The University Twente Scholarship (UTS) is a scholarship for excellent students from non-EU/EER countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente. Coupled with other financial benefits, the scholarship affords recipients exclusive opportunity to take part in an intake for one of the three honours programmes: Research honours, Design honours, or Change leaders; and the opportunity to become one of the most promising UT students.

The University of Twente is a smart living lab where talented students and staff provide groundbreaking research, exciting innovations and inspiring education.

 At the University of Twente, we are pioneers in fusing technology, science and engineering with social sciences to impact the world around us. Our driving force as students, scientists and educators is a deep sense of connection with people who share a curious, entrepreneurial spirit.

The challenges of our time are greater than before: global resilience, the digitalization of society, the improvement and personalization of healthcare, the reshaping of the world with smart materials and intelligent manufacturing. Technology has a leading role to play in providing solutions for complex societal challenges worldwide – and only people can enable it to shine in that role. In our passion for understanding our planet and improving life for everyone on it, we celebrate the bonds between mankind and technology, knowing that neither could exist, let alone flourish, without the other.


  • Masters (MSc)

Targeted Countries

  • International Students


  • Netherlands


  • 12 to 24 months (depending on the programme)


Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

In order to be eligible for a the University of Twente Scholarship, you should meet all the requirements below 

  • Application for an UT scholarship is a procedure separate from the application for course entry at the University of Twente. Regardless of funding, you will need to gain an accademic admission letter first.
  • You have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying UT Master programmes starting in the academic year 2024/2025 (September). Please note: After completion of your application, it may take up to 8 weeks before you receive the results.
  • You must have a studentnumber.
  • You have not graduated from a UT (under)graduate programme;
  • You comply with the conditions for obtaining an entry visa in the Netherlands (if applicable);
  • You comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills
  • You are not eligible for a Dutch study loan;
  • The University Twente Scholarship is a scholarship for excellent students. Typically this means that you belong to the best 5 to 10 percent of your class

The following are ineligible:

  • The UTS is not available for Dutch and/or current UT students.
  • The UTS is not available for EU/EEA students.
  • The UTS is not available for Master’s programmes at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC).
  • The UTS is not available for the pre-Master programme. UTS pre-Master students can also not apply for the UTS when they wish to continue with a Master programme

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • € 3,000 – € 22,000 for one year (approximately 50 scholarships available). If you have applied for a two-year programme, make sure you read the information about two-year study programmes below.
  • Have a look at the overview of the estimated costs of living when studying at the University of Twente (excluding tuition fees).
  • In case of a two-year study programme, students can receive an additional UTS of an amount equal to that in the first year to cover the expenses of the second year. However, the scholarship will only be continued during the second year when students meet the process requirements for the UTS:
  • An average grade of 7 (out of 10) at the end of the third quartile of the first year
  • At least 50% of European Credits at the end of the third quartile of the first year

Please note: This scholarship is meant as a compensation for study related costs. It is up to the scholarship student to decide how to spend the money. No costs (e.g. tuition fees) will be paid on your behalf.

Required Documents for a Master’s Application

  1. Passport
  2. Application Fee
  3. Degree(s) Certificates(s)
  4. Transcripts of Records of your Degree(s)
  5. CGPA and Grading Scale of Your Degree(s)
  6. English Language Test
  7. Mathematics Test: GMAT or GRE
  8. Thesis Abstract
  9. Motivation Letter
  10. CV
  11. Course Descriptions
  12. Portfolio
  13. Financial Plan
  14. Reference Letter

How to Apply for the Scholarship

You have to apply for a Master’s programme first. Once you applied for a Master’s programme and received a (conditional) admission letter, you can apply for the scholarship with your student number.

For further information please CLICK HERE to visit the official website

Application Deadline

May 1, 2024 (16.00 CET)