Most Dutch students have a so-called 'OV-studentenkaart', which is either valid for the weekends or the weekdays. With that card they can travel for free and additionally they can take three people with them who then only pay 60% of the regular price.



Directly on the eastern border of the Netherlands lies Enschede, a characteristic, modern and lively university town. Elegant historic buildings in the town and surrounding area are evocative of Enschede's rich textile past. Some of the town's most notable monuments are the beautiful town hall, several beautiful churches and a unique synagogue.

At the same time, large-scale urban renewal has given Enschede a new skyline with eye-catching, contemporary architecture. Well worth a visit is the Van Heekplein. This shopping centre gives the town a modern flair and a lively charm.



The degree programmes at the University of Twente range from business studies and applied physics, to biomedical technology and psychology. The curriculum is broad, flexible and relevant to the labour market. Most students combine coursework in their major subject with a coherent set of minors in another discipline. A growing number of foreign students are finding their way to the UT. Almost all our postgraduate programmes are taught in English, and half of all our PhD students now come from outside the Netherlands.