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Technical Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Technical Computer Science programme of University of Twente (UT) will help you understand the devices, services and processes that people, companies and organizations need to exchange, process and store information – and to work towards a better society. You will spend a lot of time programming in this bachelor’s, so it is important that you have affinity with it, and that you know it suits you – or are pretty sure it will. And, the better you are at mathematics, the more successful you will be at programming. We will teach you to think like a computer scientist, distinguishing clearly and sharply what goes well and what goes wrong, and what can be improved between all the separate links a computer system is made of. At the same time, you will become an engineer, capable of applying the basic computer knowledge you acquire in virtually every area of life: from transport to business, from politics to leisure.

A programme for nerds, problem solvers and go-getters

The bachelor’s programme TCS has been awarded the recognition of ‘Top programme’ for two years in a row by the Dutch Keuzegids Universiteiten. An important factor is our strong focus on your development as a person and as a professional. Thanks to our open-door policy and informal atmosphere, you will receive more individual support and guidance from us than you would at most other universities. We see it as our responsibility to offer you as many growth opportunities as possible

The optional added challenge of getting a double degree

If you are sufficiently talented and ambitious, you can combine Technical Computer Science with our bachelor’s programme Applied Mathematics. If you choose this, you will follow a very demanding, combined programme. After finishing this double degree programme, you will receive two full BSc diplomas from the University of Twente. With some extra effort, this double bachelor’s programme can be completed in three years.

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:

  • The Pearls of Computer Science
  • Software Systems
  • Network Systems
  • Data & Information
  • Computer Systems
  • Intelligent Interaction Design

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • You are admissible if you have an international secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma: good A-level results or International Baccalaureate with good grades in: English , Mathematics
  • You will be admitted to the Bachelor's programme if you possess a Dutch vwo-diploma with the profile: Natuur & Techniek, Other profile, as long as it includes 'Wiskunde B'
  • As the programme is entirely English-taught, you have to meet the English language requirements.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    10625 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10625 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

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