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University of Twente - High tech, human touch
The University of Twente is a research university which focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. This can be seen in the range of Bachelor’s degree programmes which the university offers in the field of technology and behavioural and social sciences. Our students are challenged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach, known as the Twente Education Model, encourages scientific and social innovation and reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of the university.


A world top 200 University ⋅ 170th in the Times Higher Education World University rankings 2013/14


In keeping with its entrepreneurial spirit, the University is committed to making economic and social contribution to the region of the Netherlands where it is based. The UT collaborates with Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology under the umbrella of the 3TU.Federation, and is also a partner in the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).


The University was founded in 1961 as the Technische Hogeschool Twente, the Netherlands’ third higher vocational institute of technology later to become a university (the other two being Delft and Eindhoven). Accordingly, in 1986, it changed its name to Universiteit Twente (University of Twente). The Dutch government’s decision to locate the new institute in Enschede, the main city of Twente, had much to do with the north-eastern province’s rich industrial history. Another important consideration was the fact that the local economy needed a boost to compensate for the dwindling textile industry.



Holland International Study Centre



Situated at the heart of Europe, in Amsterdam, the Holland International Study Centre puts you in the best place to prepare for a respected degree at the University of Groningen, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Hanze University of Applied Sciences,  Wageningen University, VU University Amsterdam, NeyenRhode New Business School, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Stenden University Of Applied Sciences, University of Twente, Van Hall Larenstein, University Of Applied Sciences, while allowing you to gain a broad perspective on European culture.


The Holland International Study Centre can provide you with all the support you need to secure a place at this prestigious seat of learning, from the application process right through to English language and academic preparation for your chosen degree.


Support in making your university application
The dedicated Holland International Study Centre team will support you in applying for a place at the University of Groningen,
which you’ll need to do before you enrol on one of the International Study Centre’s degree preparation programmes. Guidance at every step of the way With small classes and continuous monitoring of your progress, you’ll receive expert guidance at every step of your journey towards an internationallyrenowned undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.

Essential academic and English language skills
Benefit from an introduction to the same teaching styles as those in place on your University of Groningen degree course. By
improving your English skills, you’ll gain the confidence you need to realise your true potential, while academic skills training
provides the tools to help you succeed at a top European university.


International Foundation Year
Choose between Holland ISC’s International Foundation Year programmes in Business and Management or Science and Engineering, each preparing you thoroughly for the first year of an undergraduate degree.

Raise your English language skills to the required level and gain essential academic skills, while you settle into the Dutch education system and European culture. Whether you are aiming for an undergraduate or a postgraduate qualification.


English Pre-Masters Programme
Helping you improve your English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study, the English Pre- Masters at the Holland ISC leads to one of a wide range of masters programmes

Foundation Program

International Foundation Year

Your route to a degree at Twente University
The International Foundation Year at the Holland International Study Centre provides a route to the following degrees, taught in
English, at the University of Twente.The Holland International Study Centre can provide you with all the support you need to secure a place at this prestigious seat of learning, from the application process right through to English language and academic preparation for your chosen degree.


Progression Degrees include the following:


Business degrees:


BSc International Business Administration(3 years) : This programme gives you the practical and  theoretical knowledge of business strategies you’ll need for a successful career in our complex and demanding globalised world. There are opportunities to broaden your knowledge through various study-related activities including the International Business Administration excellence programme for highly motivated and very talented students, guest lectures within the modules and company visits, study tour, and job fairs, as well as the University of Twente honours programme.


Engineering degrees:


BSc Advanced Technology (3 years): This is a broad technical programme with an eye for societal needs. It is unique as it gives students the opportunity to follow several fields of study at the same time. Study options include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied physics, chemical engineering, mathematics, and business administration.


BSc Creative Technology (3 years): How can you use cutting-edge technology or new media to create user interaction? This programme challenges you to develop innovative applications using the latest technology. You will learn to adapt state-of-the-art  technology or new media in an original and appealing way to create interaction with or between users. You will work on  applications that make life healthier, easier and more fun. Think of a staircase that is so inviting that people would prefer taking it rather than using the escalator!


BSc Electrical Engineering (3 years) :This programme focuses on developing and improving electronics-based systems. Electrical Engineering teaches you how modern technology works and how to use it to improve, accelerate or scale down electronics-based systems. Your work and commitment will result in high-tech applications that are based on nanotechnology, device physics, robotics, electronics and communication technology. The specific developments we work on include lab-on-a-chip technology, methods for producing faster and better computers, more energy-efficient cars and batteries, a chip-based pregnancy test and state-of-theart communication sensors.


BA International Financial Control & Management (3 years) : Good international (business) controllers are in demand in today’s 24/7 economy. If you are ambitious, conscientious, a genuine team player, you love number crunching, and want to work in an international environment then International Financial Control & Management (IFMC) is just the programme for you.⋅

BA Process and Food Technology (3 years) : You have a natural interest in subjects like chemistry and physics and would like to have a career in an international environment. We provide you with the very best preparation for a position in the field of  process technology in the food industry or chemical industry. You may find yourself employed by a smaller, socially relevant  organisation like Rotie  (part of the Simadan Group) or by a career-oriented multinational like Shell.International Marketing.

BEng Industrial Design Engineering (3 years) : There is great demand for people with both specialist design knowledge and the ability to think across borders. As a recent graduate, you will have all the necessary skills to cover this gap in the market. With the ability to bridge research, design processes and entrepreneurship, you are employable in almost every sector. International  businesses will be especially eager to welcome you to the fold.⋅ International Management

Entry Requirements and Fees

International Foundation Year


Academic Requirements

Bangladesh: Senior School Certificate/Higher Secondary Certificate with good grades


English requirements


International Foundation Year

IELTS 5.0 (overall score)


Start Dates


International Foundation : September 2015




Interntaional Foundation Year : €14,550









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