Bachelor Computer Science and Technology

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 2020-2021 enrollment

A selection procedure is in place for the Computer Science and Engineering bachelor’s degree program. The provisional number of students that can enroll in this program in the academic year 2020-2021 is 325 (definitive numbers announced no later than 30 November).

This is a high limit! So do not get discouraged. Give the selection procedure your best shot.
The program selects on success probability in the program, in which motivation and accuracy play an important role as well. 

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 (20%)
    • Logical thinking (20%)
    • Algorithmic thinking (20%)
  • Your average VWO-5 grades, or equivalent for students with a previous education outside the Netherlands (GPA year before graduation) (40%)

Make sure that you meet these criteria, for instance by sending in the required documents in time. Otherwise, you may run the risk of being excluded from enrollment, which would be a pity.

On the basis of the VWO-5 grades, your participation in the study program-related activities, and on scores on the cognitive skills tests, a ranking 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 average VWO-5 grade is decisive for your place on the ranking.

Selection day 14 March 2020

If you want to start the Computer Science and Engineering program in September 2020, you are required to take part in the selection day on 14 March 2020. No exceptions are possible. The selection tests will be held online at a specified time on this date only. Mark this date in your calendar! In February 2020 you receive more information about the online day (including a time schedule).

You can prepare for the Mathematical Thinking test e by practicing via Experience Mathness. In Februari 2020 you receive an email with more information about the preparations.

Selection day video's

After the selection

If you have been designated a rank that falls within the number of available places, you will immediately be offered a place for the bachelor Computer Science and Engineering (via Studielink). You must confirm this place within two weeks by completing your registration in Studielink. Otherwise, your place will go to the candidate with the next ranking number. This means that in the following weeks candidates with higher rank numbers can still be offered a place, so make sure you keep a close eye on Studielink and your e-mail.

Students with a previous education outside the Netherlands should submit a complete application via Studielink and Osiris portal before 15 January 2020, and send the required hard copy documents via post to be received by TU/e no later than 15 January 2020.

Preferably apply in 2019, so we can inform you in time if your registration is not correct or complete.

Welcome event 28 March 2020

On March 28, 2020 a welcome event on campus will be organized for candidates who completed the selection procedure. Mark this date in your calendar!

During this day you will get to know other candidates, the study association and the study program. In February 2020 you will receive more information about this event.

This event is not an obligatory part of the selection procedure, so attendance is not mandatory.

More questions?

If you have general questions about selection? Please contact us at
For specific questions related to the bachelor’s degree program, fill in the contact form below.