Admission and enrolment

Do you want to be a specialist in User System Interaction Design?

Apply for the Post-Master User-System Interaction program at the Eindhoven University of Technology, where you can combine studying and working in an industrial environment! The User System Interaction program offers full scholarship for highly motivated, ambitious post-graduate students who are prepared to invest two year to learn about state-of-the-art methods and techniques for the design and evaluation of user interfaces of ICT products, systems and services.

Graduates of our program are prepared to function at the forefront of the knowledge society and in particular at the interface between people and technology. We require that students in our program have excellent social and communicative competencies, including sufficient proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and comprehension of English (for details see below). 

What do we offer?

A two year salaried traineeship at the Department of Industrial Design at the  Eindhoven University of Technology. After completion of the two year program, students are awarded the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng). The PDEng degree is fully recognized by the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineering (KIVI).

Requirements for admission 2016

Graduate degree (MSc or equivalent*) in engineering, behavioral science or design (including but not limited to computer science, business engineering, physics, psychology, cognitive sciences or industrial design).

Supporting qualifications that we are looking for are:

•    High motivation for work in the user system interaction domain
•    Professional qualifications and/or practical experience
•    Extracurricular activities

Documents required for admission 2016

Within the application form, you can find all the necessary additional documents that are necessary. Below you can find some additional information on the form. 

Result of IELTS test academic level or TOEFL test. We require an English proficiency equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 6.5 average and no score less than 6. Results of TOEFL should be at least 550 (paper based exam) or 79 (internet based test) and no score less then sufficient can be accepted. For more information about these tests check the or

The two recommendations should be send by the recommenders themselves directly to the USI programme. Recommendations that are sent together with the other application forms will not be accepted. 

You do not need to submit the score of the IELTS/TOEFL test together with the other documents, only when you pass the USI reading committee, we will notify you that you need to schedule the test as soon as possible. If you already have the results available, please send them together with the other documents. Passing the test is always a requirement for a possible offer. Please check the FAQ for more information about the procedure.

Deadlines 2016

We are currently recruiting for the 2016-2018 generation starting on October 1st 2016. The application deadline is the 5th of August 2016. The reading committee will assess your application and advice the management team. If the advice is positive you will be invited for an interview.

Applications ought to be sent to:

More information

For more application information, please contact:

User System Interaction office
Tel: +31 40 247 5230

Please also check the FAQ page on the website for more information.