Internet Science and Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
The Internet Science and Technology programme offered by University of Twente (UT) will equip you to become a creative expert at understanding, maintaining, securing and developing communication systems and cyber-physical systems. 


The Master's programme Internet Science and Technology offered by the University of Twente (UT) is one of very few specialized programmes in the field of communication systems – and the only one of its kind in The Netherlands. With this degree you will join a very select group of specialists worldwide equipped to build, maintain, protect and improve the architecture of interactive systems. 

In addition to that, you will also have plenty of room for your personal interests and preferences. You can deepen your understanding of certain sub-areas, work on your own entrepreneurial skills or, for example, cross over into the social sciences or a social theme, such as energy, mobility or healthcare.

Among the most important technological breakthroughs in the near future will be those involving the connection of networks and systems. Throughout this Master's programme you will learn how to build, maintain, secure and improve these interactive intelligent systems in a creative, technically responsible way.

In the field of communication systems, the University of Twente – like the Netherlands – features among the world’s very best. We are one of the leading players in the field of Internet security research and education (think of DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attacks). Our research institute CTIT specializes in researching Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in a societal context – a great platform for our distinct cross-disciplinary.


This programme offers excellent career perspectives. Governments, research institutes, banks and major security and technology companies around the world are lining up to welcome Internet Science & Technology specialists. You  will be working at the forefront of technological development at network or service providers, or equipment providers.


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Network Security
  • Mobile & Wireless Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Methodologies for Performance Evaluation
  • Web Services
  • Cloud Networking
  • Internet Management & Measurement

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Credits
          120 ECTS
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

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        Academic Requirements

        • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or an equivalent qualifications
        • Knowledge of the following topics: at least 40 ECTS credits in Computer Science (containing: object oriented programming, computer organisation/architecture, operating systems, computer networks)
        • At least 5 EC in Computer Networks
        • Copy of diploma
        • Transcript of records
        • CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent    
        • Course descriptions
        • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
        • Letter of Motivation (max. 2 pages)
        • Resume (Europass)
        • Names and addresses of referees (2)

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            Tuition Fee

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              14250 EUR/year
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              2060 EUR/year
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            Living costs for Enschede

            • 650 - 920 EUR/month
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