What will I learn?

The pre-master’s programme is a bridging programme which will give you the knowledge and skills you need to embark on your master’s studies successfully. Following completion of the pre-master’s programme you will be admitted to the master’s programme in Telematics.

A pre-master's programme for HBO students contains 30 credits. This is a fulltime study programme of one semester and contains the following courses: mathematics (15 ECs), academic skills and introduction to research (5 ECs) and domain related courses (10 ECs).

A pre-master’s programme for students with a bachelor’s degree from another university will depend on the content of the awarded degree. If the gap between obtained knowledge and required background is less than 30 EC a pre-master’s programme of 15 or 30 EC will be offered.

Rules of the pre-master's

The pre-master’s is designed not only to address any deficiencies in your prior knowledge, but it is also an efficient way to find out whether studying at a research university in the field of Internet Science & Technology is right for you. To this end, a couple of rules apply:

  • We ask you to fulfil the requirements of the pre-Master’s within one year. Since 30 credits is equivalent to half a year of full-time study, this should not pose a problem.
  • You must also earn sufficient marks with a maximum of one re-sit per course. This means you need to take the pre-Master seriously.

You cannot expect to be successful in the pre-Master if you approach it half-heartedly: it is meant as a half-year, full-time programme of study. That said, in practice almost all motivated students complete the programme in the allotted time.

Study options

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
EUR 1,039 per 30 EC
Start date

Expected September 2021


University of Twente

Drienerlolaan 5,



7522 NB, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For international students

Required knowledge

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications

Knowledge of the following topics: at least 40 ECTS credits in Computer Science (containing: object oriented programming, computer organization/architecture, operating systems, computer networks)

At least 5 EC in Computer Networks

Language skills

Sufficient mastery of the English language

Academic IELTS, overall band score of at least 6.5, or TOEFL, internet based (TOEFL-iBT) of at least 90, or Cambridge CAE-C (CPE)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.