Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering programme at the University of Twente (UT) and Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam! We cannot wait to see you in September 2024. We are currently preparing all the information you will need to get started. In the meantime, the following information may answer some of the questions you have right now. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
If you choose to study Mechanical Engineering at UT and VU, you will study most of the time in Amsterdam and several days a month in Enschede. That means you regularly will spend consecutive days in Enschede for practicals and tutorials.
Education at VU Amsterdam
Our education will mostly be on campus. You will meet your fellow project group members and our staff members at least several days a week at the campus. We will not offer online alternatives for on-campus activities.
Education at University of Twente
On top of the on-campus education at VU you will also visit the University of Twente (UT) regularly (for several consecutive days) to join practicals, group work and/or exams. Your first visit to UT will be during the first week of the academic year. Your first practicals at the UT will most likely be in the beginning of October. You will be informed later about how and when this will be organised exactly. We will not offer online alternatives for the practicals. The cost for your overnight stay in Twente is for your own account. Extra information and different options for housing can be found here.
While the Mechanical Engineering programme is offered by two universities, UT and VU, you might also get information regarding your studies from both universities. Despite the fact that we try to limit this to one sender as much as possible, it is not always possible. On this page, we will let you know what information you can expect from what sender (or on which website you can find the information).
In addition, VU Amsterdam has a special Pre-student environment with lots of nice-to-know information about studying in Amsterdam and about the university. Once you are fully enrolled at UT, you will also be enrolled at VU and receive a VU-net ID. Be aware; the transfer of your enrolment to VU may take some time.
In the overview below you will find what types of information you can expect when and from which source. We divided the information into three categories. It also contains links to webpages where you can find more detailed information. In case you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.