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Admission Requirements

How to apply

Applying to Twente Pathway College is easy! Either apply via your local agent who will support you with the process from application to arrival, or do it yourself by completing the online application form.

When applying online, please attach the following documents with your application:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your most recent transcript
  • Proof of your English capability (IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge English)
  • Copy of your diploma
  • CV
  • Personal statement

You can also apply if you do not have all the above documents available yet. Our dedicated admissions team will assess the documents and in many cases will be able to provide you with a conditional offer letter based on documentation provided.

 

Please note, some applicants may see delays in receiving their admission decision. This is due to new Dutch regulations leading to new entry requirements. In such cases, we will get back to you with further news by mid-January.   


* We are only able to accept applications online from applicants that are over the age of 16.

* Following Dutch regulation for foundation year education: In case you are able to obtain the required secondary school level at a public school in your own country you may only qualify for direct admission to the University of Twente. This includes students in the British system (IGCSEs, AS and A-levels). 

Check the TPC Admission Process Infographic here 

English language entry requirements

General English language requirement

Students can meet the English language requirements by one of the following documents as proof of their English language proficiency:

  • IELTS 5.5 overall, and no subscores below 5.0
  • TOEFL 70 with a minimum of:
    Listening 15
    Reading 14
    Speaking 19
    Writing 16
  • Cambridge English (Advanced or Proficiency) 162, and no subscores below 154

Please note that we also accept:

  • Online versions of TOEFL (TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition) are accepted for students wishing to enroll in Academic Year 2022/2023. 

*Students need to grant access to verify TOEFL results via the TOEFL portal using code 7025 for the University of Twente

Exemption is offered to students who completed:

  • English-taught IB-diploma
  • IB-diploma in a different language of instruction: exemptions may be offered if you pass with an grade 5 or higher for one of the English courses 
  • At least 3 years at an accredited American high school, including English as exam subject

Academic entry requirements

Business & Management pathways: Mathematics is a compulsary subject in the final year. Alternative numerate subjects such as Statistics, Algebra, and Calculus will be considered.

Behavioural & Social Sciences pathways: Mathematics is a compulsary subject in the final year. Alternative numerate subjects such as Statistics, Algebra, and Calculus will be considered.

Engineering & Technology - Chemistry pathways leading to Bachelor's programmes in Advanced Technology and Chemical Science and Engineering:

  • Mathematics is a compulsory course in the final year of the diploma. Mathematics may be substituted by (a combination of) calculus, algebra and geometry
  • Physics is a compulsory course in the final year of the diploma
  • Chemistry is a compulsory course in the final year of the diploma

Engineering & Technology - General pathways leading to other Engineering & Technology Bachelor's programmes: 

  • Mathematics is a compulsory course in the final year of the diploma. Mathematics may be substituted by (a combination of) calculus, algebra and geometry
  • Physics is a compulsory course in the final year of the diploma.

For all pathway streams: details on the required grades are available in the table below.

Country specific entry requirements

In case your country is not listed, you are still welcome to apply. In such cases your application documents may need to be assessed by NUFFIC, the organisation for internationalisation in education in the Netherlands.

Country Academic requirement Required grades in the final year - Engineering & Technology Required grades in the final year - Business & Management / Behavioural & Social Sciences
IB diploma

Only for Engineering & Technology pathway, with the following subjects SL Math or SL Analysis & Approach, and SL Physics. Students intending to progress to Creative Technology may in cases be considered with SL Applications & Interpretations as well. All pathways, incl Engineering & Technology: This diploma may in many cases qualify for direct admission into the Bachelor programme of your choice.

English language requirement
> English-taught IB-diploma with a grade 5 for English language subject. This can be substituted by an English language test, such as IELTS.
> IB-diploma in a different language of instruction: exemptions may be offered if you pass with an grade 5 for the English subject

   
Afghanistan

12th Grade Graduation Certificate

Minimum average score of 80% for the required subjects

Minimum overall average score of 70%

Algeria Baccalauréat de l'Enseignment Secondaire Minimum average grade of 16/20 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 14/20
Argentina Titulo de Bachiller  Minimum average grade of 8.0 (80%) in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Australia Students with a secondary education diploma from this country who have reached a level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) may in cases qualify for direct admission into the Bachelor programme of their choice. Check the University's website for further information.     
Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (not awarded by the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB)). 

Minimum average grade of 80% (or GPA 4.0) in the required subjects

Minimum overall average score of 70%

Brazil Certificado de Conclusão de 2º Grau / Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio  Minimum average grade of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Cameroon Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire with minimum average grade of 16/20 in the required subjects Minimum average grade of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 14/20
Canada

* Language of instruction completely and entirely in English (exemption for foreign language subjects) *English grade requirment of 80% up until the final year *Online schools, or schools located outside of Canada: only officially accredited and recognized Canadian schools.

 

 

Nova Scotia: 5 Grade 12 Courses, and 4 Grade 12 Academic/Advanced Courses, minimal average score of 80% and minimal score of 80% for each of these 4 subjects. These 4 subjects need to include the required subjects to enter the pathway stream. British Colombia (Dogwood):  5  Grade 12 Courses, of which 4 need to be graded at 80% minimally. Minimal average score of 80% and the 4 subjects at minimally 80% need to include the required subjects to enter the pathway stream. OSSD: Minimally 6 Grade 12 Courses with codes M or U, which each need to be graded at 80% minimally. Minimal average score of 80% and the 6 subjects at 80% minimally need to include the required subjects to enter the pathway stream. Alberta: At least 5 Grade 12 subjects. 4 of 5 subjects need to  be coded 30 or 31, and each of these 4 subjects need to graded at 80% minimally, including an overal average at 80%. These 4 subjects at minimally 80% need to include the required subjects to enter the pathway stream. Manitoba: 5 Grade 12 subjeects, of which 4 coded A, S, or G, which each need to be graded at 80% minimally, including an overal average at 80%. These subjects at 80% minimally need to include the required subjects to enter the pathway stream. 

Nova Scotia: 5 Grade 12 Courses, and 4 Grade 12 Academic/Advanced Courses, minimal average score of 70% and minimal score of 70% for each of these 4 subjects. These 4 subjects need to include the required subjects to enter the pathway stream. British Colombia (Dogwood):  5  Grade 12 Courses, of which 4 need to be graded at 70% minimally. Minimal average score of 70% and the 4 subjects at minimally 70% need to include the required subjects to enter the pathway stream. OSSD: Minimally 6 Grade 12 Courses with codes M or U, which each need to be graded at 70% minimally. Minimal average score of 70% and the 6 subjects at 70% minimally need to include the required subjects to enter the pathway stream. Alberta: At least 5 Grade 12 subjects. 4 of 5 subjects need to  be coded 30 or 31, and each of these 4 subjects need to graded at 70% minimally, including an overal average at 70%. These 4 subjects at minimally 70% need to include the required subjects to enter the pathway stream. Manitoba: 5 Grade 12 subjeects, of which 4 coded A, S, or G, which each need to be graded at 70% minimally, including an overal average at 70%. These subjects at 70% minimally need to include the required subjects to enter the pathway stream. 

Caribbean Students with a secondary education diploma from this country who have reached a level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) may in cases qualify for direct admission into the Bachelor programme of their choice. Check the University's website for further information.     
Chile Licencia de Educación Media/Licencia de Enseñanza Media (humanístico-científica)  Minimum average score of 5.6 out of 7 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 4.9
China Senior middle school graduation certificate (gaozhong)  Science route. Minimum average score of 80% for the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Colombia Bachiller Academico with 5 relevant subjects Minimum average score of 80%, or B or higher, in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%, or C or higher
Costa Rica Bachiller en Educacion Media Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Ecuador Diploma Bachiller en Ciencias  Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Egypt General Secondary Education Certificate Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Gambia West African Senior School Certificate Minimum average score of A1 - B3 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of C4
Ghana West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC) with at least 6 subjects  Minimum average score of A1 - B3 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of C4
Honduras Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras with minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) in 5 subjects with grades 2-5**, including English and Chinese
OR

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with a mark of 3-5** for the subjects English and Chinese and grades 2-5** for the subjects mathematics, Liberal Studies and 2 electives (6 different subjects in total)
OR

Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 6 subjects with grades 3-5* of A-E
OR

Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 6 subjects with grades 3-5* of A-C + Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Level Examinations (HKASLE) with grades A-E

Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 6 subjects with grades 3-5* of A-C + Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) with grades A-E may in cases qualify for direct entry with University of Twente. Check the University's website for further information.

Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
India

Students with a secondary education diploma from this country who have reached a level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) may in cases qualify for direct admission into the Bachelor programme of their choice. Check the University's website for further information. 

   
Indonesia

SMA/SMU graduation 

Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects

Minimum overall average score of 70%

Iran Certificate of Completion of Upper-Secondary School Studies (or Pre-University Certificate when issued prior to 2018) Minimum average score of 16/20 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 14/20
Iraq

Certificate of Preparatory Education or Secondary School Certificate

Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects

Minimum overall average score of 70%

Japan

Upper Secondary School certificate  (Kotogakko - Year 12/Senior 3) 

Minimum average score of 4 in the required subjects

Minimum overall average score of 3.5

Jordan Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Minimum average score of A and A- in the required subjects

Minimum overall average score of B+

Kosovo

Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation)

Minimum average score 80% (or 4 out of 5) in the required subjects

Minimum overall average score of 70% (or 3.5 out of 5)

Kuwait Completion Certificate of Secondary Stage Minimum average score 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Kyrgyz Republic Zhalpy orto bilim turaluu attestat - Жалпы орто билим туралуу аттестат (Or Аттестат о среднем образовании/Attestat o srednjem obrazovanii in Russian) Minimum average score of 4 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 3.5
Lebanon Baccalauréat (General Secondary Certificate) Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Libya Secondary school certificate Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Macau

Certificado de Ensino Secundario Complementar (Senior Secondary Graduation Certificate) also known as Form 6 Graduation Certificate

Minimum average score 80% in the required subjects

Minimum overall average score of 70%

Malaysia

Students with a secondary education diploma from this country who have reached a level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) may in cases qualify for direct admission into the Bachelor programme of their choice. Check the University's website for further information. 

   
Mexico Titulo Academico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller / Bachillerato General Minimum average score 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Mongolia Buren dund bolovsrolyn unemlech - Бурэн дунд боловсролын унэмлэх - Certificate of complete secondary education  Minimum average score of 80% for the required subjects. English is included in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%. English needs to be included.
Morocco Diplôme du Baccalauréat  Minimum average score of 16/20 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 14/20
Namibia Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Subject Award) with minimally 25 points for the 5 subjects with the highest grades Minimum average score 80% (8.0) in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Nepal School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI & XII) Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
New Zealand Students with a secondary education diploma from this country who have reached a level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) may in cases qualify for direct admission into the Bachelor programme of their choice. Check the University's website for further information.    
Nigeria West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC) with at least 6 subjects (grades A1 - C6)
Senior School Certificate (NECO) with at least 6 subjects (grades A1-B2/B3)
WAEC: Minimum average score of A1 - B3 in the required subjects
NECO: Minimum average score of A1 in the required subjects
WAEC: Minimum overall average score of C4
NECO: Minimum overall average score of B2
Oman Certificate For General Education Diploma Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate School Certificate Minimum average score of A1 of A+ in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of A
Palestinian Territories Certificate of Generacl Secondary Education Examination Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Panama Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras / Bachiller en Ciencias y Humanidades (other streams will be assessed on a case-by-case basis) Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects (or 4 out of 5) Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects (or 4 out of 5)
Peru Certificado Oficial de Estudios Minimum average score of 80% (or 16 out of 20) in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70% (or 14 out of 20)
Qatar QSSC - min. 5 subjects with 3 in Advanced level Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Saudi Arabia General Secondary Education Certificate Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Senegal

Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré

Minimum average score of 80% (or 16 out of 20) in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70% (or 14 out of 20)
Singapore

Students with a secondary education diploma from this country who have reached a level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) may in cases qualify for direct admission into the Bachelor programme of their choice. Check the University's website for further information.

   
South Africa National Senior Certificate with minimal requirements for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme. Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
South Korea Senior Highschool, or GED

SH3: Minimum grade B (according to 5-level grading system) or score of 80% or average rank 4 in the required subjects. CSAT ranks (at least rank 4) may be used in place of Senior High 3 ranks of equivalent subjects, if the CSAT rank is higher. 

GED: Minimum average score 80% overall combined and in the required subjects (Mathematics and Science, for both Engineering pathway streams)

 

SH3: Minimum overall grade C (according to the 5-level grading system) or score of 70% overall average or rank 4. CSAT overall average rank 4 may be considered as a substitute to SH3 grades

GED: Minimum overall average score of 70%

Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 6 subjects with marks ranging from A-B plus the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) with an Ordinary Pass (S) in at least 3 subjects and a score of at least 30% for the Common General Test (Required subjects must be at Advanced level)    
Syria General Secondary Education Certificate – Scientific Section Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Taiwan SH3/Year 12 Completion Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (A-B in at least 6 examination subjects) plus the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with a principal pass in at least 1 subject, or Certificate of Secondary Education (A-C in at least 5 examination subjects plus the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with a principal pass in at least 2 subjects and a subsidiary pass in at least 1 subject). Required subjects must be at advanced level    
Thailand Completion of Year 12 (MAW 6) Minimum average score of 3.2 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 2.8
Tunisia Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire Minimum average score of 16/20 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 14/20
Turkmenistan Umumy orta bilim hakynda şahadatnama Minimum average score of 4 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 3.5
UAE

General Secondary Education Certificate with a minimum average score of 80%

Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Uganda Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 6 subjects with a final result of A-B, plus Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a Principal pass in 1 subject (6 different subjects in total). Required subjects should be advanced level    
Ukraine Atestat pro zagal’nu serednyu osvitu / Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education  Minimum average score of 9.6 for the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 8.4
USA USA High School Diploma (accredited schools only).   English needs to be included as an additional required subject (also in case English is the language of instruction). Alternatively, the student can submit one of the approved English language test. Mininum GPA 3.2 (80%)in the required subjects. Next to the required subjects listed above, English needs to be included as an additional required subject (also in case English is the language of instruction). Alternatively, the student can submit one of the approved English language test. Mininum overall average score of 2.8 (70%). Next to the required Math subject listed above, English needs to be included as an additional required subject (also in case English is the language of instruction). Alternatively, the student can submit one of the approved English language test.
Uzbekistan Akademik Litsey Diplomi (Diploma of Academic Lyceum)  Minimum average score of 4 in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 3.5
Venezuela Titulo de Bachiller / Titulo de Educacion Media General  Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Vietnam

Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc / BangTrung Hoc Pho Thong / Bang Tu Tai / Baccalaureate 

Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung obtained at a High School for the Gifted (the University of Twente has her own list) may in cases qualify for direct admission into the Bachelor programme of your choice. Check the University's website for further information..

Minimum grade of 8.0 in the required subjects

Minimum overall average score of 70%

Yemen

Secondary School Final Examination Result

Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects Minimum overall average score of 70%
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level (A-B in at least 5 examination subjects) plus the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level in at least 2 subjects. Required subjects should be at Advanced level