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Chemical Science and Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #186 (QS) Enschede, Netherlands
Chemistry is all around us. As a chemical engineer, you will be equipped to change and improve your surroundings. Throughout Chemical Science and Engineering programme offered by the University of Twente (UT), you will model and design large and small production processes. You will research and characterize the properties of new high-tech materials, or molecular structures, or even develop them.


What is a cheap way of making clean drinking water? If we ever run out of crude oil, how can we produce liquid fuels from natural gas, coal, waste wood or even algae? And how can you make useable products out of waste materials? These questions at first glance seem unrelated – but each one of them is tied up with the Chemical Science and Engineering programme offered by the University of Twente (UT). 

This English-taught Bachelor's programme at the University of Twente is all about focussing on the design of new (sustainable) processes and materials.

The applied nature of our programme ensures a lot of variety. You will discover that societal interests, profitability, sustainability and good planning and communication are often just as important as the technological solution.


Once you complete your Master's in Chemical Engineering, your chances on the job market are very good. Elsevier's 'Best jobs' stated in 2016 that almost all graduates found jobs within six months of finishing.

More than half of our graduates opt for a career in business with companies like Shell, ExxonMobil, Unilever, AkzoNobel, DSM, DOW Chemicals, Friesland Campina or BTG, one of the University of Twente's many spin-off companies. Possible positions include:

  • Designer
  • Researcher
  • Business Consultant
  • Process Technologist
  • Teacher
  • PhD Student
  • Production Manager


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chemistry
  • Process Technology
  • Materials
  • Physical and Analytical Chemistry
  • Industrial Processes
  • Physical Transport
  • Molecules and Materials

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Dutch VWO Diploma

You are directly admitted to the Bachelor's programme if you possess a Dutch ‘vwo’ diploma with a profile in Natuur & Techniek (Nature and Technology). If you have done Natuur & Gezondheid (Nature and Health), you have to have Wiskunde B (advanced mathematics) and Physics in your profile in order to be able to enter this programme. If you have another profile, you have to have Wiskunde B (advanced mathematics), Physics and Chemistry in your profile.

International Diplomas

If you have an international diploma, it has to be equivalent to Dutch ‘VWO’ level. English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are required subjects for admittance to this Bachelor's programme.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 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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