University of Twente (UT)

Electrical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    15330 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    1951 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English


The Electrical Engineering programme is offered by the University of Twente (UT).

Electrical Engineering teaches you how modern technology can be used to further enhance, accelerate or scale down electronics-based systems. It will provide you with skills and expertise that you can apply in nearly all fields of technology. You will be challenged to improve high-tech systems with an emphasis on themes such as sustainability, health and safety.

Research and specialization

Our research focuses on many areas, ranging from microsystems, mechatronics and telecom, to integrated circuit design/architecture and biomedical applications. You can tailor a large part of the programme to suit your own personal interests (ranging from technical to managerial aspects).

Why opt for electrical engineering?

This English-taught programme provides you with a wider range of interesting specializations, small classes, personal guidance and gives you the opportunity to broaden your perspective internationally.

Career prospects

Electrical engineers are highly employable, largely because their training encompasses a branch of science rather than a specific profession. Without electrical engineers there would be no cars, aircraft, mobile phones, tablets, PCs or TVs. It is one of the best programmes you can take in terms of excellent job prospects.


Accredited by: nvao in: Netherlands

Programme Structure


Within the fields of Microsystems, Mechatronics, Telecom, IC Design/Computer Architecture, Biomedical Applications, Image and Signal Processing, you can opt for one of these specializations.

The first year

  • Standard specialization courses (20 credits): each specialization has four standard courses, see programme information.
  • Philosophy and non-technical courses: philosophy of engineering and a course in economics, finance or another non-technical subject (5-10 credits). Graduates in Electrical Engineering should be able to relate their professional activities to the wider needs of society. Your Master’s programme will therefore contain a number of non-technical courses.
  • Electives (including any catch-up courses and depending on your Master’s thesis and your own interests). See the list of electrical engineering courses for more information. You will select these courses in consultation with your supervisor (30-35 credits). The purpose of these courses is:
  • to acquire a knowledge of specializations adjacent to your own (two courses).
  • to acquire more in-depth knowledge of your own specialization.
  • to gain knowledge from outside your specialization according to your interests.
The second year

In the second year you will develop the knowledge and skills you have acquired in your studies to date by applying them to practical work and problem-based learning in a traineeship and a Master’s thesis.

  • Traineeship (20 credits): During this external placement, you will put the knowledge you acquired in your Master’s programme into practice by working at a company or institution. The traineeship is designed to resemble the working experience of a graduate employee as closely as possible. Many students complete their traineeship at a company, but it is also possible to do so at an institution or a university other than the University of Twente.
  • Master’s thesis project (40 credits): This is the final proof of your ability to handle more complex problems with a reasonable degree of independence within the area of electrical engineering, and to work as a scientific engineer at an advanced level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    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:


    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

Academic degree: Bachelor's degree with honours or higher marks in Electrical Engineering or Physics from an internationally acknowledged university.

Knowledge minimum: CGPA of at least 70-75%.

Personal motivation: - Motivation for taking the MSc programme of your choice - Why you are interested in the University of Twente - In which specialization are you interested and why

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • TOEFL internet based: 90
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: C1
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15330 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15330 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1951 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1951 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

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.


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.

ASML Technology Scholarship supports individuals who have completed the Bachelor of Science programme from a University in the Netherlands, and who are further motivated to pursue a 2 years full time Master of Science degree in technical and scientific disciplines at the University of Twente.

Global Education Scholarship Programme (GEP):
The Global Education Scholarship Programme (GEP) is a Russian government funding programme that offers Russian citizens an opportunity to study at the University of Twente.

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.

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+ 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+ 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.

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.