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Recognition of degrees

Formally recognised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Higher education in the Netherlands enjoys a worldwide reputation for high quality. This is achieved through a national system of regulation and quality assurance. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) is responsible for legislation pertaining to education.


NVAO AccreditedThe Master and Master of Science degrees awarded by the University of Twente are formally recognised by the Ministry of OCW, based on accreditation of the programmes by the Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), and are listed in the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes (CROHO), with number 75014 for the Master of Science and number 70043 for the Master programme.

Diploma Supplement

Diploma supplement labelThe University of Twente issues a Diploma Supplement for its degree programmes. The Diploma Supplement is being issued in a widely spoken European language, given automatically and free of charge to every student upon graduation. The Diploma Supplement (DS) is an internationally recognized document attached to the diploma. 

The DS gives a detailed description of the holder’s qualification(s) and a description of the national education system. One of the main aims of the DS is to ensure a fair and objective academic and professional judgment of your qualifications abroad. It is important to note that the DS is a supplement to, not a replacement of, the diploma.

International Handbook of Universities

Please also view the International Handbook of Universities. All information contained in the Handbook is validated at the national and institutional levels.

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