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Applied Physics

University of Twente (UT)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
12250 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Applied Physics at the University of Twente (UT) is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English.

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In the MSc in Applied Physics at the University of Twente (UT)  we aim to achieve the ideal balance between 'hardcore' physics and engineering. Research is spread out over five clusters:

  • Physics of Fluids
  • Nanoelectronic Materials
  • Applied Nanophotonics
  • Soft Matter
  • Energy Materials and Systems

The themes that are covered within the programme are in perfect alignment with these five research clusters.


Approximately half of our graduates work in Research & Development departments at a university, research institute or centre of expertise (e.g. TNO, ECN, CERN) or at a corporate Research & Development department (e.g. Philips Natlab, Shell, Océ), developing new materials, new technology, or new products, for example for space travel or medical science.

Many Applied Physics graduates pursue their scientific studies at doctorate level, conducting independent research for four years under the guidance of a professor, and writing and defending a PhD dissertation. You can pursue a PhD at the University of Twente or at any other university in The Netherlands or abroad.

Some graduates pursue a career in engineering or manufacturing. In engineering, you design new products or production processes, working for a major company or as an independent adviser. In manufacturing, the focus is on innovations in the production process.


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • In the first year of this Master's programme you will take four general science courses related to physics theory, mathematical techniques, applied physics and experimental physics. 
  • Together these compulsory courses form the main thread of the programme. The four courses are divided over the four quartiles.
  •  As a result, you and your fellow students will get together on a regular basis throughout the first year. Another part of the year consists of specialization courses closely linked to the research you are intersted in, the final third is completely elective.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Required Knowledge

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
  • Knowledge of the following topics: Calculus and Analysis, Linear Algebra, Integration, Differential Equations

Required information

  • 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) 

Language skills

  •  Sufficient mastery of the English language

Required information

  • Motivation letter (max 1,000 words)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Applied Physics
University of Twente (UT)