Admission requirements for international students

TU/e welcomes students from all over the world, but before we can grant admission we need to check that your previous educational background is at a sufficient level to participate succesfully in a TU/e program. This includes a specific level of Mathematics and Physics in the last two years of secondary education.

General admission requirements
Mandatory subjects (passed final examinations)Undergraduate programs
Mathematics and Physics

Applied Physics
Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences


Electrical Engineering

Industrial Design

Biomedical Engineering (Dutch)

Medical Engineering (Dutch)

Mechanical Engineering (Dutch)

Mathematics, Physics and ChemistryChemical Engineering and Chemistry
MathematicsApplied Mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering
Data Science
Psychology and Technology
Sustainable Innovation
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

International diploma equivalent to a Dutch pre-university diploma

If you have followed previous education outside the Netherlands and do not have a Dutch pre-university diploma (vwo) your secondary education must first be recognized as being equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma. This is equally the case for students with the Dutch nationality, who have completed their previous education outside the Netherlands.

Please follow the application procedure as described on this and the following pages.

Students applying one of the four Bachelor's programs for which decentralised selection applies must first apply for the Bachelor's program via the procedure of application and admission described on this and subsequent pages.

The requirements for a number of countries are detailed on "Requirements per country".

Please note that no rights can be derived from this information and the final admissibility to the program will always be determined by the Admissions Office.

Application procedure

All applicants must provide a full application package before any decision can be taken on admission to a Bachelor's program. It is not possible for TU/e to give an indication of eligibility without first receiving a full application package.

The TU/e application procedure takes approximately two months.

All applicants are required to pay an application fee of €100 for each application.

Dutch pre-University (vwo) diploma

A Dutch pre-University (vwo) diploma qualifies a student for admission to the Dutch Bachelor's programs of Eindhoven University of Technology. The enrollment procedure can be found here.