Binding Recommendation (BSA)
The University of Twente will be enforcing a Binding Recommendation on continuation of studies (in English: Binding Study Advice (BSA) for all Bachelor's programs. This means that students who have completed at least 3 modules can continue their programme. When less than 3 modules are completed the programme can issue a positive recommendation if there is sufficient confidence that the student has chosen the correct study programme.

Information on the reasoning behind the BSA, regulations and special circumstances can be found on this website.


In the Twente Educational Model students work (often together) on a project in a  ‘module’ of 15EC. In this module, the knowledge and skills offered are strongly connected with the project. One module covers one quartile (half a semester). A bachelorprogramma consists of 12 modules. The first eight modules represent the core of the programme. In module 9 and 10 the student have elective space to choose modules for broadening or deepening their knowledge, for example with a High Tech Human Touch module, a join in module or study abroad. More information about the possibilities can be found on the minorwebsite. In the last two modules (11 and 12) students work on their graduation assignment.

More information about TEM can be found here. https://www.utwente.nl/tom/en/whatistem/

Excellence Programmes
Our honours programmes have a destinctive profile: Both High Tech and Human Touch. Or: technique combined with social sciences. As a student you can develop in one of three roles as a designer, organisor or researcher. The honours programmes stimulate an entrepreneurial attitude with respect towards society and nature. More information can be found at https://www.utwente.nl/excellentie/en/

The goal of the HTHT minors is to highlight the societal issues for which the UT is developing High Tech Human Touch solutions through state of the art research.

The HTHT minors are offered in English and are therefore accessible to UT Bachelor’s students as well as international exchange students. The specific accessibility criteria for each minor is displayed in the matrix of options (applicable to current UT students only). In most cases HTHT minors are offered in a package of 30 EC (2*15 EC). Some 15 EC minors will be offered on their own. Please note that it is almost always also possible to follow only one of the courses of a package as long as the remaining 15 EC are covered by an independent minor to come to a total of 30 EC. HTHT minors are, in principle, only offered in the first semester.
More information can be found at https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/electives/minor/htht-minors/

Join-in minor
Within the elective space students have the possibility to take a minor from a different programme. The join-in minors offer a selection of minors (M5 and M6 and/or M1 and M2) from UT bachelor programmes. A join-in minor allows students of programme A to follow a minor at programme B within B1 or B2. Not all minors are accessible to all students; of course students are not permitted in minors offered by their own programme. More information can be found at https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/electives/minor/join-in-minors/

In-Depth minor
The module focuses on individually addressing scientific challenges related to the research activities of staff members of the Faculty of Engineering Technology. More information can be found at https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/electives/minor/in-depth/

Crossing Borders
Integrated approaches in order to discuss innovative technological and business solutions, smart policies and – overall – responsible transitions to a sustainable future. The minor offers the possibility to go abroad. More information can be found at https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/electives/minor/crossing-borders-educative-minor-board-minor/