Your gateway to global citizenship


We believe that we offer essential stepping stones to become a successful and happy global citizen.


By spending time, offering space, and initiating activities.


With qualitative, accredited and certified education to excel in academic and personal achievements.

“I learned not only a lot of knowledge but also methods of self-study. I started many things, failed many, succeeded many. I in a way, I became a more determined and motivated student at IST. I learned to pursue the things that I truly wanted.”

Chenghao Liu (alumni)

“Our daughter joined IST Primary 3 years ago, and we are all very content; our daughter thrives, class size is small, the teachers are excellent and caring, and the school nurtures a lively community which we love being a part of. In fact, the school was the decisive factor for us to come to Enschede, and did not disappoint!”

Fam. Van Olffen

“There is a friendly atmosphere at IST that I haven’t experienced at any other schools. All the teachers are really friendly and helpful. I get to be with people from all over the world with different perspectives.”

Jasmin Kareem (student)

“The International School of Twente is a solid school with a strong program and qualified, involved and committed teachers/staff. As a result, the IB/IGCSE passing rate has been one of the highest in the country, and we feel very fortunate to be part of the IST community.”

Fam. Villavicencio Brandwagt

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Global Citizens

Internationally accepted and valued education combined with personal development

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Inquisitive Learners

Fueled by curiosity and fun, guided exploration to acquire a required skill-set

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Community School

Connecting people in order to add value to personal growth as well to the social community and environment

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Primary education


Secondary education

Welcome to Twente

The namesake of IST is the beautiful region of Twente. Located in the east of the Netherlands, away from the frantic bustle found in the west, Twente sports incredible outdoors, a fascinating wealth of culture, and unique history, while also being a centre for technology driven progress.
Come and see what Twente has to offer! .


We are resilient in the face of challenges. By staying true to ourselves and our community, we learn to tackle greater challenges and improve ourselves.


We commit ourselves to constant improvement, growing not only in knowledge and skills but also in character and commitment. Excellence is a habit of mind that must be practiced.


We give voice to our questions and follow our desire to find out answers. By sharing our curiosity, we build relationships and learn to work together, and make ourselves better as a result.


We live in consistency with our values. By dealing honestly and fairly, we build lasting bonds of collaboration which strengthen us.


We find the value and humour in life. Enjoyment keeps us moving, and reminds us of the need for balance in different aspects of life.

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Our values

The foundation of the IST curriculum is in its five values: Curiosity, Devotion, Honesty, Growth and Fun. Each action taken at IST has its roots in these values, which are further realized into the Learner Profile at the Primary and Secondary Campus.

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