Computer Science, M.Sc.

Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Computer Science Computer Science programme offered by University of Twente (UT) University of Twente (UT) focuses on more fundamental aspects of information technology, such as software engineering and information systems. 

There are a lot of good reasons for coming to the UT to get your Master’s degree in Computer Science.

  • Our Computer Science programme combines highly specialized areas of computer science. The two main pillars are: Dependable Networked Systems and Human Centered Computing. We will give you the tools you need to make a valuable and lasting contribution to this fascinating and challenging field.
  • Your lecturers are renowned researchers eager to share their latest insights with you. They have world-leading competencies in the ability to do multi-disciplinary research. The quality of our research is excellent with an impressive impact on society.
  • One of the reasons for our success is that we combine computer science and engineering with social sciences. This is typical of the UT’s High Tech Human Touch approach.
  • Our university is very active in European public-private partnerships, like ‘Future Internet’.
  • We have a successful tenure track system for scouting young talent. PhD students from across the world are enthusiastic about our open research environment for sharing and collaborating.
  • We offer a broad number of ICT Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.
  • As part of the most entrepreneurial university in our country, Computer Science delivers about four spin-off companies each year. Twente is a great place for incubator centres, accelerators and venture capitalists.

The job market remains vibrant for computer science professionals. Our graduates find employment in ICT R&D, IT management and IT consulting, in settings that range from small companies to major multinationals. Many start their own business, go to work for government agencies or pursue a PhD. Depending on the specialization you choose, you may find a job as a security analyst, an ethical hacker, a job in a field related to data mining or machine learning, or as a software engineer.


The programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

The two-year Master’s in Computer Science comprises 120 credits and is taught entirely in English. It features a clear international orientation. In accordance with your own specific interests, you will specialize in an area that is closely related to a field of practical application, such as healthcare, dependable systems or learning and knowledge management. 

The programme’s overall focus is on the development of ICT systems in their societal context, technological aspects and applications of embedded systems, and on the development process of sophisticated software systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadlines for International Non-Visa students:

    • Start September: before 1 July
    • Start February: before 1 December

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • 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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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Information Technology or an equivalent qualification.
  • Knowledge of the following topics; at least 40 ECTS credits in Computer Science containing: Object Oriented Programming, Computer Organisation/Architecture, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Algorithms and Data Structures.
  • Copy of diploma
  • Transcript of records and CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent    
  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
  • At least 20 EC's in Mathematics and Statistics (containing: Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Probability, etc.)
  • At least 15 EC's in Research Projects
  • Clear motivation of goals
  • Motivation letter 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 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.


The University of Twente offers excellent students the possibility to enrol in UT master’s programmes with a scholarship. These scholarships vary from government grants to funding by organizations or private persons. In addition, faculties and the University of Twente Scholarship Foundation (UTS) offer a limited number of scholarships to excellent students.

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