Requirements for admission

There are a number of general requirements for admission to Master's degree programs:

  • You must have a relevant Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), based on a program of sufficient academic level and quality to enable you to complete the TU/e Master's degree program to which you wish to be admitted.
  • Only for non-Dutch applicants: To prove sufficient command of the English language you should submit an Academic IELTS or TOEFL test. For scores or exemptions, you can contact the International Relations Office (
  • There may be additional specific requirements for specific programs, also depending on the nature of your prior education.
  • For Dutch HBO-students: You cannot directly enter the master's degree program. To be admitted as a graduate hbo student, you must complete a premaster program. The aim of this program is to bring you up to the level of a bachelor. The department of the Built Environment starts this half-year premaster program annually in September. If you have fully completed the premaster program you can start your Master's program in February.