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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. You can also apply if you do not have all the above documents available yet.

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.

  
*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). In case  your grades are lower than required for direct entry to University of Twente, we may be able to consider you for admission. 

Check the TPC Admission Process Infographic here 

English language entry requirements for September 2023

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 2023/2024. 

*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

Academic entry requirements for September 2023

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 for September 2023

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 needs to include English language subject. English language tests can be included
> IB-diploma in a different language of instruction: exemptions in lieu of an English language test 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 and a minimum overall average score of 70%

Minimum overall average score of 80%

Algeria Baccalauréat de l'Enseignment Secondaire Minimum average score of 16/20 for the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 14/20 Minimum overall average score of 16/20
Argentina Titulo de Bachiller  Minimum average grade of 8.0 (80%) in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 7.0 (70%) Minimum overall average score of 8.0 (80%)
Armenia

Please check whether you meet the directy entry requirements of the University of Twente. If you have obtained the level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) and your grades fall below the University's requirements you may be considered for admission. This will be done on a case by case basis.  

   
Australia

Please check whether you meet the directy entry requirements of the University of Twente. If you have obtained the level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) and your grades fall below the University's requirements you may be considered for admission. This will be done on a case by case basis.  

   
Azerbaijan

Attestat

Minimum average grade of 4 (or 80% or 8.0) in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 3.5 (or 70% or 7.0)

Minimum overall average score of 4.0 (or 80% or 8.0)

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate Humanities or Science group or Alim certificate (Not awarded by the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB))

Minimum average grade of 80% (or GPA 4.0) in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% 

Minimum overall average score of 80%

Belarus Atestat ab agulnaj sjaredjaj adukatsyi - Атэстат aб агульнай сярэдняй адукацыі Minimum average grade of 8.0 in the required subjects and a minimum ovearll average of 7.0 Minimum overall average score of 8.0
Brazil Certificado de Conclusão de 2º Grau / Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio  Minimum average grade of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Brunei Please check whether you meet the directy entry requirements of the University of Twente. If you have obtained the level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) and your grades fall below the University's requirements you may be considered for admission. This will be done on a case by case basis.      
Cameroon Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire Minimum average grade of 80% (16/20) in the required subjects and a minimum overall average of 70% (14/20) Minimum overall average score of 80% (16/20)
Canada

* Language of instruction completely and entirely in English (exemption for foreign language subjects) *English grade requirement of 80% up until the final year * Online schools, or schools located outside of Canada: only officially accredited and recognized Canadian schools. Nova Scotia: new admission will first need individual diploma assessment by Nuffic, new standardized entry requirement can be discussed thereafter. British Colombia (Dogwood):  5  Grade 12 Courses, all at 80% minimally. Required subjects need to be included. 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. 5 relevant subjects need to  at level 30-39. Average grde for these subjects to be at 80% minimally and have more than 100 credits. Manitoba: 5 Grade 12 subjects, 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.

   
Caribbean Please check whether you meet the directy entry requirements of the University of Twente. If you have obtained the level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) and your grades fall below the University's requirements you may be considered for admission. This will be done on a case by case basis.      
Chile Licencia de Educación Media/Licencia de Enseñanza Media (humanístico-científica)  Minimum average score of 5.6/7 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average of 4.9 Minimum overall average score of 5.6/7
China Senior middle school graduation certificate (gaozhong).  Students with sufficient GaoKao results may qualify for direct admission to University of Twente. Please check the University's website for more information. Minimum average score of 80% for the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Colombia Bachiller Academico Minimum average score of 80%, or B or higher, in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% or C or higher Minimum overall average score of 80%, or B or higher
Costa Rica Bachiller en Educacion Media (rama académica) Minimum overall average score of 80%, or B or higher Minimum overall average score of 80%
Ecuador Diploma Bachiller en Ciencias  Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Egypt General Secondary Education Certificate Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Gambia West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC) with at least 6 subjects (grades A1 - C6) Minimum average score of A1 - B3 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of C4 Minimum overall average score of A1 - B3
Georgia General Education Diploma Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Ghana West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC) with at least 6 subjects  Minimum average score of A1 - B3 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of C4 Minimum overall average score of A1 - B3
Honduras Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Hong Kong

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

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

Please check whether you meet the directy entry requirements of the University of Twente. If you have obtained the level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) and your grades fall below the University's requirements you may be considered for admission. This will be done on a case by case basis.  

   
Indonesia

SMA/SMU graduation 

Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70%

Minimum overall average score of 80%

Iran Certificate of Completion of Upper-Secondary School Studies (theoretical only) Minimum average score of 16/20 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average of 14/20 Minimum overall average score of 16/20
Iraq

Secondary School Certificate / wathîqa (وثیقة مدرسیة / المرحلة الإعدادیة / madrasiyya / al-marhalla ali‘dâdiyya

Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70%

Minimum overall average score of 80%

Japan

High School Certificate of Graduation (卒業証明書 Sotsugyoshomeisho)

Minimum average score of 4 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 3.5

Minimum overall average score of 4.0

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

Attestat. Students graduating from the highly selective Nazerbayev schools may be considered for direct admission to the Bachelor's programme of their choice. Please check the University's website for more information.

Minimum average score of 4.0 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 3.5

Minimum overall average score of 4.0

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with minimally 6 subjects

Minimum average score of A and A- in the required subjects and minimum overall average of B+

Minimum overall average score of B+Minimum overall average score of A-

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 and a minimum overall average score of 70% (3.5 out of 5)

Minimum overall average score of 80% (or 4.0 out of 5)

Kuwait Completion Certificate of Secondary Stage Miniumum average score 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
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 and a minimum overall average score of 3.5 Minimum overall average score of 4.0
Lebanon Baccalauréat (General Secondary Certificate) Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Libya Secondary school certificate Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Macau

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

Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70%

Minimum overall average score of 80%

Malaysia

Please check whether you meet the directy entry requirements of the University of Twente. If you have obtained the level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) and your grades fall below the University's requirements you may be considered for admission. This will be done on a case by case basis.

   
Mexico Titulo Academico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller / Bachillerato General Minimum average score 80% (8.0) in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Mongolia Buren dund bolovsrolyn unemlech - Бурэн дунд боловсролын унэмлэх - Certificate of complete secondary education  Minimum average score of 80% for the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70%. English is included in the required subjects.  Minimum overall average score of 80%. English needs to be included.
Morocco Attestation du Baccalauréat  Minimum average score of 16/20 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average of 14/20 Minimum overall average score of 16/20
Namibia Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Subject Award), minimally 25 points for 5 Higher Level subjects with the highest scores, including English. Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Nepal School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI & XII) with at least 4 subjects in profiles science, humanities or law. Pass grades required or English and/or Nepalese. Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
New Zealand Please check whether you meet the directy entry requirements of the University of Twente. If you have obtained the level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) and your grades fall below the University's requirements you may be considered for admission. This will be done on a case by case basis.    
Nigeria West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC) with at least 6 subjects (grades A1 - C6), including the required subjects
Or Senior School Certificate (NECO) with at least 6 subjects (grades A1-B2/B3), including the required subjects
WAEC: Minimum average score of A1 - B3 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of C4. NECO: Minimum average score of A1 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of B2 WAEC: Minimum overall average score of A1-B3. NECO: Minimum overall average score of A1
Oman Certificate For General Education Diploma Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate School Certificate Minimum average score of A1 of A+ in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of A Minimum overall average score of A1 or A+
Palestinian Territories Certificate of Generacl Secondary Education Examination Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
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) and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects (or 4 out of 5)
Peru Certificado Oficial de Estudios Minimum average score of 80% (16/20) in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% (14/20) Minimum overall average score of 80% (or 16 out of 20)
Qatar QSSC - min. 5 subjects with 3 in Advanced level Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Russia Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii Minimum average score of 4 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 3.5 Minimum overall average score of 4.0
Saudi Arabia General Secondary Education Certificate Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Senegal

Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré

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

Please check whether you meet the directy entry requirements of the University of Twente. If you have obtained the level equivalent to Dutch pre-university education (called ‘VWO’ in Dutch) and your grades fall below the University's requirements you may be considered for admission. This will be done on a case by case basis.

   
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 and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
South Korea Senior High 3, or High School Graduation Equivalency Examination (GED) S3 - for the required subjects: Minimum grade B (according to 5-level grading system) or score of 80% or average rank 4 in the required subjects. S3 - for the overall average: Minumum overall grade C (according to the 5-level grading system) or a score of 70% overall or overall average rank 4. 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 requried subjects SH3: Minimum overall grade B (according to the 5-level grading system) or score of 80% or overall average rank 4. CSAT overall average rank 4 may be considered as a substitute to SH3 grades. GED: Minimum overall average score of 80%
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) 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) Minimum overall average score of 80%
Syria General Secondary Education Certificate – Scientific Section Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Taiwan SH3/Year 12 Completion Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
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 Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education/Matayom 6 (M6) Minimum average score of 3.2 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 2.8 Minimum overall average score of 3.2
Tunisia Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire Minimum average score of 16/20 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average of 14/20 Minimum overall average score of 16/20
Turkey Lise Diplomasi Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Turkmenistan Umumy orta bilim hakynda şahadatnama Minimum average score of 4 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 3.5 Minimum overall average score of 4.0
UAE

General Secondary Education Certificate 

Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
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  Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70%  Minimum overall average score of 80%
Ukraine Atestat pro zagal’nu serednyu osvitu / Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education  Minimum average score of 9.6/12 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 8.4 Minimum overall average score of 9.6/12
Uzbekistan Akademik Litsey Diplomi (Diploma of Academic Lyceum)  Minimum average score of 4 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 3.5 Minimum overall average score of 4.0
Venezuela Titulo de Bachiller / Titulo de Educacion Media General  Minimum average score of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
Vietnam

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

Minimum grade of 8.0 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70%

Minimum overall average score of 80%

Yemen

Secondary School Final Examination Result

Minimum grade of 8.0 in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%
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

Minimum grade of 80% in the required subjects and a minimum overall average score of 70% Minimum overall average score of 80%