Science Education and Communication, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Dutch
    Language
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
The Science Education and Communication programme offered by the University of Twente (UT) enables you to teach in all phases of secondary education.. As a teacher you will be a vital link between science, technology and society.

About

The Science Education and Communication programme offered by the University of Twente (UT) is specifically tailored to your situation and requirements, based on your knowledge, skills and interests. You will also complete an internship at a school, where you put your new skills into practice. 

Your academic background makes you uniquely able to challenge, inspire and enthuse your pupils, opening the doors to your subject and the world of scientific thinking.

Career

This Master’s degree qualifies you to teach in all phases of secondary education. You can also opt for a career outside the classroom, as a researcher, designer, or educational professional working in the public sector, business or industry. 

Accreditation

The programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

The teacher training programme will help you to discover how to make scientific and technical knowledge accessible. You will specialize in one of the following school subjects: Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and/or the combination of Research & Design and Nature, Life & Technology. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Dutch
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Requirements:
  • A bachelor’s degree certificate or an equivalent qualification certificate (if available)
  • An official transcript of records or preliminary transcript of records in Dutch or English 
  • A certified official translation of your bachelor’s degree certificate and transcript of records if not in Dutch or English
  • Official English test score results (IELTS or Toefl IBt)
  • An additional Higher Degree certificate and transcript and official translation if applicable (if applicable)
  • An abstract of your final bachelor’s project (thesis) 
  • A valid international passport
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Contact information of two references (reference letters are not required)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Enschede

650 - 920 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

Foundation for Refugee Students:The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF provides financial and other support to refugees and asylum seekers who plan to study in the Netherlands.

University of Twente:The University Twente Scholarship (UTS) is a scholarship for excellent students from both EU/EEA as well as non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente. The students receive between € 3,000 and € 25,000 for one year.

Holland Scholarship:The Holland Scholarship is a scholarship for excellent students from non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a Bachelor's or Master's programme at the University of Twente. The scholarship amounts to € 5,000 for the first year of your studies.

LPDP (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan):The LPDP (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan) scholarship offers talented students from Indonesia the opportunity to obtain a Master's or PhD degree at the University of Twente. The University of Twente is listed as one of the top 200 eligible and preferred LPDP foreign partner institutions.

ETS:The scholarship program is designed to award TOEFL test takers for achieving academic excellence, exhibiting leadership skills, performing extracurricular activities and demonstrating English-communication proficiency.

Post-9/11 GI Bill:The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship:The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001.

Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO):Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) is, among other things, responsible for the distribution of Dutch student grants. The IB-groep can provide financial support to international students as well, through grants or loans.

Erasmus+:Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for financial support for their Master's studies abroad. Loans will be offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favorable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates.

Erasmus+:Erasmus+ encourages individual mobility, transnational partnerships and alliances to foster cooperation between organisations and institutions and to stimulate knowledge and innovation in the field of education, training and youth.

Maxican Council for Science and Technology:The Mexican Council for Science and Technology, CONACyT, supports students from Mexico. It applies to Mexican students who want to enroll for a Master's or PhD programme at the University of Twente.

Kipaji Scholarship Fund:The Kipaji Scholarship Fund is founded especially for talented students from countries with upcoming economies. Students from these countries could have the potential, but not the means to study at the University of Twente. The scholarship is meant as additional support for UTS scholarship students.

Nuffic:The New Holland Scholarship Australia (NHS Australia) offers credit mobility scholarships to students from Australia who would like to study in the Netherlands for a short period and become part of the long-standing historic ties between the two countries.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.