Bachelor Computer Science and Engineering

Selection procedure

Why selection?

TU/e is known for its small-scale, personal approach. To maintain this approach and the high quality of our programs, we need to ensure that the right students enroll in our most popular bachelor’s degree programs. For this reason, we appeal to you as a prospective student to give your choice of program a lot of thought. In addition, if there are more applications than we can accommodate, we will select those students who best match our selection profile.

Selection for 2024-2025 enrollment

For the Bachelor’s Program of Computer Science and Engineering, you need to participate in a selection procedure. The maximum number of students that can enroll in this program for the academic year 2024-2025 will be published over here as soon as possible.

Selection procedure

The selection procedure for Computer Science and Engineering has the following criteria:  

  • Timely completion of the study program-related activities
  • Participation in three cognitive skills tests;
    • Mathematical thinking (25%)
    • Logical thinking (25%)
    • Algorithmic thinking (40%)
  • The average grades on the submitted grades list (10%)

On the basis of the aforementioned criteria, a ranking list of candidates is formed, ranging from 1 to the number of participating candidates. In case of an equal ranking based on the selection criteria, the following order of those candidates will be selected randomly.  

Make sure that you meet these criteria, for instance by sending in the required documents in time. If you do not meet these criteria, you are excluded from enrolment.

Read more information on important deadlines for candidates with a Dutch pre-education and for candidates with a non-Dutch pre-education.


Participation in the selection day on Saturday March 9th, 2024 is mandatory for anyone who wants to enter the Bachelor’s Program of Computer Science and Engineering in September 2024. Make sure to mark this date in your calendar! We expect you to be available all day on this date. The selection day will be organized online. You will receive more information about the online selection day via email on February 9th, 2024 at the latest.

Please note: Keep an eye on your email (spam) inbox. Always use the email address that you have used to register in Studielink. Several emails will be sent to this email address. Candidates who live in the Netherlands need a DigiD to log in to Studielink. If applicable, apply for your DigiD at least one month before the official deadline.

Functional Impairment

If you want to be considered for extra facilities in the selection tests because of a functional impairment make sure to state this in your Studielink application.


Exception Procedure

If you wish to be considered for exception, you must submit a request to the director of ESA at before the deadline of January 31st, 2024 at 23.59 (UTC+1).

You can file a request to be considered for an exception procedure if you are unable to participate in the selection day for a very good reason, or submit an opt-out request if you have insurmountable objections to taking online proctored selection tests.

These requests must be clearly motivated and, if possible, supported by documentary evidence.

Only in cases of absolute force majeure can request for exception be submitted up to two working days before the selection day.

After the selection

When you receive a ranking number that does not exceed the number of available places, you will immediately be offered a place for the bachelor Mechanical Engineering (via Studielink). You must confirm this place within 14 days by completing your registration in Studielink. Otherwise, your place will go to the candidate with the next ranking number. This implies that in the following weeks, candidates with higher rank numbers can still be offered a place. Make sure to keep a close eye on Studielink and your e-mail.


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June 15, 2024 a welcome event will be organized for candidates who completed the selection procedure. 

During this day you will get to know other candidates, the study association and the study program.

This event is not a compulsory part of the selection procedure, so attendance is not mandatory. You will receive an email with more information about this event.

More questions?

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