When you study in an ITC programme with a duration of nine months or longer (Master’s and Diploma programmes), ITC requires you to have a notebook computer that meets or exceeds certain specifications. The notebook hardware and operating system and software requirements ensure that you will have access to the resources you need to successfully complete your study.
If you do not have a notebook that meets the minimum requirements you could consider buying one through our Notebook Project. The Notebook Project offers of the University of Twente discounted notebooks that meet our standards and have the peripherals needed to connect to the ITC networks.
All students registered for a study at ITC may buy a notebook through the Notebook Project of the University of Twente, irrespective of the type of course and the duration of their study at ITC.
Windows 10 64 bit English
(Home premium, Ultimate, Pro, Enterprise)
8 GB (16 GB recommended)
80 GB free disk space
15 inch, 1366 x 768
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor or equivalent (e.g. AMD)
Wireless (Wi-Fi) and Ethernet LAN
Separate mouse with left/right click and center wheel
Microsoft Office 2010
Software that is required for your study is provided by us for the time that you are studying at ITC. You will need to buy Microsoft Office yourself.
- If your computer has a different language than English installed, you can install the free English language pack from the Windows Update site. Notebooks that do not have an English operating system or language pack installed will not be serviced by the Notebook Service Centre. Supervised practicals also rely on an English user interface.
- Make sure you have a genuine installation of your operating system. Non-genuine windows versions cannot be updated with the latest security updates.
- Remove unnecessary software from your notebook before you come to ITC. Demo or trial software can conflict with full software versions provided during the ITC course.
- Bring your installation DVD’s and license numbers in case your notebook has to be reinstalled.
- Make sure not to bring or install illegal software, because this will not be tolerated, access to the network and ITC software will be denied and support on your notebook will not be given any longer.
Once you are registered at ITC you can download a set of general software and a set of ITC course specific software from ITC’s software-manager at software.itc.utwente.nl at no extra cost. For legitimate use you only have to sign a user-declaration.
When you bring your own notebook, you can run an online test to check if your notebook meets the minimum requirements.
If you do not own a notebook that meets the minimum requirements as described above you can consider buying a notebook through the Notebook Project of the University of Twente.
Buying a notebook from the Notebook Project of the University of Twente provides you with an array of benefits.
- Your notebook will be delivered ready-for-use, with a pre-installed legitimate version of the operating system. For 60 euro’s extra, you can buy a legitimate version of Microsoft Office and anti-virus-software-suite.
- You will have (at least) the recommended specifications as described above.
- You will receive full support and service from the Notebook Service Centre. When repairs take more than an hour you can borrow a notebook for the duration of the repair.
- During your stay at ITC, you will receive support from the Notebook Service Centre. Students who bring their own laptop can make limited use of the UT-ITC Notebook Service Centre. We will assist you with downloading the software and will provide instructions on how to make a connection with the ITC network in the ITC-building and ITC Hotel.
As soon as you are admitted to one of our programmes you will receive the order information from the UT-ITC Notebook Service Center.
Pay in monthly instalments
We offer notebooks at competitive and sharp prices. However, the amount of money involved is still considerable. We offer Diploma and Master students the possibility to pay in monthly instalments.
When you place an order you will receive a receipt. ITC will advance the funds necessary for your notebook. Upon arrival at ITC, you go to the ITC’s Financial Students Administration (ITC room 1-130). You will have to sign an agreement and ITC will take care of monthly instalments from your allowance or from your bank account.