Chemical Engineering, M.Sc.

Chemical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


What Is Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering?

Chemical Engineering is a broad discipline that encompasses so much more than chemistry alone. As a chemical engineer, you are at home in fields of research such as chemistry, materials science or process technology. You are also well versed in more physics-related areas, such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

Chemical engineers are creative problem solvers who use their scientific and technical expertise to develop novel chemical processes, materials and products for a wide variety of applications.

What Makes Chemical Engineering Unique?

This MSc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Twente (UT) University of Twente (UT) puts you at the forefront of R&D in innovative chemical processes, novel materials and new products. You will harness the latest technology and techniques to address the challenges that society faces. For instance, you can discover whether biomass conversion is able to provide lasting energy solutions, explore the potential of membrane technology to purify water, or use your knowledge of biomolecules to develop new materials or to generate power by osmosis.

At the University of Twente you can focus on process engineering or materials science.

World-Class Research Facilities

During the Master’s programme you will benefit from our close ties with high profile research institutes, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine as well as the research programmes for Science Based Engineering. You will fulfil the role of junior researcher from early on in the programme, giving presentations, writing articles and getting involved in grant applications. It is a highly international programme. You will write and present in English and have the opportunity to complete an internship abroad.

The Master's programme in Chemical Engineering has two specializations:

  • Chemical & Process Engineering
  • Molecular & Materials Engineering


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

Chemical & Process Engineering
  • Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Advanced Molecular Separations
  • Process Intensification Principles
  • Process Plant Design
  • Lab Course in Sustainable Process Technology
  • Advanced Catalysis
                  Molecular & Materials Engineering
                  • Advanced Materials Science: Molecular and Biomolecular Chemistry and Technology
                  • Advanced Materials Science: Characterization
                  • Advanced Materials Science: Organic Materials Science
                  • Advanced Materials Science: Inorganic Materials Science
                  • Advanced Materials Science: Project Organic Materials
                  • Advanced Materials Science: Project Inorganic Materials & Molecular S&T

                  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 Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
                  • Knowledge of the following topics: calculus and analysis, linear algebra, integration and differential equations
                  • Copy of diploma
                  • Transcript of records and CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent    
                  • Course descriptions
                  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc) 
                  • Sufficient mastery of the English language.
                  • Clear motivation goals
                  • Motivation letter (max 1,000 words)
                  • Professional experience may shorten the individual programme
                  • Resume (Europass)
                  • Names and addresses of referees (2)

                        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.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                        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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