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Psychology (BSc), BSc

University of Twente, the Netherlands

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About Psychology (BSc), BSc - at University of Twente

Psychology at the University of Twente

Where does behaviour come from? Why do some people behave differently than others? What is abnormal behaviour? And what is normal behaviour? How can you influence behaviour? Welcome to the world of psychology! In the Bachelor of Science programme in Psychology at the University of Twente, which is entirely English-taught, you will study human behaviour and learn how to explain and influence that behaviour.

Choosing to study psychology at the University of Twente means you will be opting for an applied psychology programme in a high-tech environment. This will give you a head start on the job market! Have a look at the study programme, information about admission and enrolment, or why you should study Psychology at the University of Twente.

What is Psychology

In the Bachelor's programme Psychology , you study human behaviour. Unlike many other psychology programmes in the Netherlands, we focus on both the theory and practice of psychology. At our university, you will learn to analyze psychological problems and to design practical solutions aimed at influencing human behaviour. Check out the study programme here.

The Psychology programme at the University of Twente will familiarize you with five specializations:

  • Positive Psychology & Technology (Clinical Psychology)
  • Human Factors & Engineering Psychology
  • Health Psychology & Technology
  • Conflict, Risk & Safety
  • Learning Sciences

Psychology at a technical university?

In our view, it makes perfect sense that you use your knowledge of psychology to contribute to the design of new technologies, such as social robots and intelligent information systems. For instance, we frequently use digital media and technological innovations: smart apps that you can use to warn people against dangerous situations, or new forms of Internet therapy. Even if you are not an ace in mathematics and the sciences, this will give you a head start on the job market. In addition, our programme is a small-scale programme with a lot of educational material and tasks that are tackled in small groups. The atmosphere among students and lecturers is pleasant and informal. Read more about Psychology at the University of Twente.

Six reasons for studying the BSc Psychology

  • In Twente, you follow an applied psychology programme and learn to design solutions for actual psychological problems
  • A unique combination of psychology and technology
  • A lot of freedom of choice in the study programme
  • Small-scale programme and work in projects
  • Good preparation for the labour market
  • At the University of Twente, you study at a campus university

Read more about the reasons for studying psychology.

After studying Psychology: lots of possibilities with your degree

You can specialize by following the Master's programme after your studies. Read more about the five specializations of our Master's programme in Psychology. After your study, you can find a job in healthcare, for instance. Psychologists also prove their worth for governmental bodies, in the business sector and in education. In all these areas, you will investigate and analyze behaviour and try to find practical (and sometimes technological) solutions for psychological questions. Read more about the job market after Psychology.

More information and introduction

Get to know the Psychology programme at the University of Twente:

  • Visit an Open Day
  • Follow a Student for a Day programme
  • Ask your questions or chat with the Study Information Centre

Entry requirements

If you are a student with a secondary school certificate from another country, you will be admitted to our Psychology programme on two conditions. The first is that your certificate is equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma (for example, the German Abitur (, the Belgian Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, or the International or European Baccalaureate). The second is that you meet all the admission criteria.

Additional requirements for entering the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at the UT are that you have a reasonable grasp of mathematics and a satisfactory command of English as part of your pre-university education. If you have a foreign certificate of previous education other than those listed above, we advise you to check the general admission website. The Admissions Office will (then) determine whether you meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology.

Students with a German Abitur certificate with Mathematik and Englisch up until the final exams are eligible for admission to the Psychology programme at the University of Twente directly.

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