You already know the developments in Information and Communication Technology from the inside. You want to further professionalize your knowledge and skills in this rapidly changing field.

The Computer Science master’s programmes are specialized. They are not about basic knowledge and skills in a broad area. They are about pushing boundaries; to gain (often relatively small) new insights, generally only in a small area. But each change contributes to the strength of the Computer Science field. You have to understand in detail what is going on at the edge of your field. There is a great variety of things that can slow down progress. Physics may seem to work against you, complexity and lack of proper analysis tools may be a hindrance, and of course all sorts of human factors can be a challenge. You have to be aware of methods and techniques that are available to solve the problems you encounter. And sometimes you simply have to get lucky: look at the obstacle that is in your way from the right perspective, and then you realize it is not an obstacle at all. There is a skill to develop here, one of the strong points of the creative expert is that he gets lucky more often than others.


Study Details:

MSc 2 years full-time


2012-2013 Statutory Tariff full time €1771; Institutional rate full time €12650

Entry Requirements

The general requirements for admission to a Master programme are:

– A relevant BSc degree(or equivalent) based on a programme of sufficient academic level and quality to be able to complete the MSc degree course you intend to pursue at the University of Twente.
– For applicants whose mother tongue is a language other than English:
1.Academic IELTS, overall band score of at least 6.5.
2.TOEFL, internet based (TOEFL-iBT) of at least 90. Please note that we do not accept “Institutional TOEFL” tests except for the one organized and certified by the Netherlands Education Support Office in Jakarta
3. Nationals of the People’s Republic of China please note: A “NUFFIC-certificate” must be sent to the University of Twente as proof of validity of your qualifications. In order to obtain the NUFFIC-certificate you will need to take the IELTS test or an internet based TOEFL (TOEFL-iBT). Note that, as of 1 June 2010, certificates will be issued by the Nuffic in the Hague instead of The Netherlands Education Support Office in Beijing. For more information go to
4. Indonesian students should take their TOEFL test at one of the centres recognized by the NEC (Netherlands Education Support Offices) in Indonesia. A list of NEC registered centres in Indonesia can be found on the website:
Please note that exclusively nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are exempted from the English test requirement.

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