Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
The Computer Science programme offered by University of Twente (UT) focuses not only on the development of ICT systems in their societal context, but also on the technological aspects and applications of embedded systems. 


The Computer Science programme is offered by University of Twente (UT). ICT is omnipresent in modern society. The latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom. 

Development processes of sophisticated software systems are also crucial. You will be trained to combine a scientific mind-set with specialist technical knowledge. You will also learn to design, analyse, validate and implement state-of-the-art ICT systems in their operational context.

As a Master’s student in Computer Science, you will engage in in-depth study of wireless and sensor systems, computer security and formal methods for reliability. At the same time, you will focus on more fundamental aspects of information technology, such as software engineering and information systems. 

The specialisations for this Computer Science programme are: Cyber Security, Data Science & Smart Services, Methods & Tools for Verification, Software Technology, Wireless & Sensor Systems.


The job market remains vibrant for computer science professionals. Our graduates find employment in ICT R&D, IT management and IT consulting, in settings that range from small companies to major multinationals. Many start their own business, go to work for government agencies or pursue a PhD. Depending on the specialization you choose, you may find a job as a security analyst, an ethical hacker, a job in a field related to data mining or machine learning, or as a software engineer.


The programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

The two-year Master’s in Computer Science comprises 120 credits and is taught entirely in English. It features a clear international orientation. In accordance with your own specific interests, you will specialize in an area that is closely related to a field of practical application, such as healthcare, dependable systems or learning and knowledge management. 

The programme’s overall focus is on the development of ICT systems in their societal context, technological aspects and applications of embedded systems, and on the development process of sophisticated software systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Information Technology or an equivalent qualification.
  • Knowledge of the following topics; at least 40 ECTS credits in Computer Science containing: Object Oriented Programming, Computer Organisation/Architecture, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Algorithms and Data Structures.
  • Copy of diploma
  • Transcript of records and CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent    
  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
  • At least 20 EC's in Mathematics and Statistics (containing: Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Probability, etc.)
  • At least 15 EC's in Research Projects
  • Clear motivation of goals
  • Motivation letter 

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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.
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Living costs for Enschede

650 - 920 EUR/month
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