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Communication Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #186 (QS) Enschede, Netherlands
The Communication Science programme of University of Twente (UT) which firmly places communication in the context of how people and organizations interact with tech and what this means for society. It will equip you with all the required 21st century skills to become the communication engineer of tomorrow: the linking pin between people, organizations and the innovations of tomorrow.
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Students in the Communication Science programme of University of Twente (UT) will engage with communication from different perspectives that reflect relevant global challenges for the communication professionals of the future. We streamline these perspectives in the following 3 themes the program focuses on: Digital society; Changing organizations; and Persuasive tech.

Study contemporary communication at ‘the best programme’ in the Netherlands

Communication Science at UT is ranked as the number 1 communication programme in the 2012 Keuzegids Universiteiten study guide and is therefore rated a ‘Top Programme’. The University of Twente is ranked ‘the best technical university in the Netherlands’ by the 2018 Keuzegids Universiteiten and this is the ideal place to follow this programme. Many of the technologies that will shape our future are developed and studied here on our beautiful campus. Here, next to cutting edge facilities like the DesignLab, the Virtual Reality Lab and the TechMed center, you can enjoy numerous sports and cultural activities or just grab a coffee in one of our many bars and restaurants.

Take part in an academic programme with a strong emphasis on practical application

We connect communication theory with the real-life global challenges of our time. In every module, you will work on a team project in which you and your team mates will directly apply the knowledge you have gained to a current issue. Our students highly appreciate the small scale and high quality teaching in an international environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • We connect society
  • Understanding media
  • The innovation journey
  • Design for user experience
  • The network society
  • Lead the change

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A Dutch ‘vwo’ diploma or,
  • A secondary school certificate from a different country, equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma (for example, the German Abitur, Belgium’s Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs or an international or European Baccalaureate).
  • A good level of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9125 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9125 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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.


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