Although the University only received its current name in 1986, it has been providing technical education for over 170 years. We position ourselves as an open academic community which, through its scientific personnel and graduates, is represented throughout the academic world and is rooted in our own regional and national, social and economic environment.
We offer 16 Bachelor’s programmes and over 35 Master’s programmes in the fields of science, engineering and design. All our Master’s programmes are taught in English, as well as (at the moment) the Bachelor’s programmes Aerospace Engineering and Applied Earth Sciences; our other bachelor’s programmes are offered in Dutch.
Research at TU Delft encompasses virtually the entire spectrum of engineering sciences and it is this breadth that forms the basis for TU Delft's strong scientific profile. The research questions we tackle are strongly inspired by important future challenges facing society.
TU Delft Career Centre works with students, PhDs, PDEngs and young alumni to help them build their employability and career management skills by providing a range of careers workshops, programs and resources. In addition, we work closely with employers, professional organisations and alumni to create positive connections between them, the University and students.
Delft is well known for being a friendly city with a lively student population. It is the city with the largest number of active student societies in the Netherlands. You could also join a study association (studievereniging). Study associations are attached to a particular programme, whereas student societies are open to all.
Make sure to arrange your accommodation before arriving in the Netherlands, as you are officially required to register a valid Dutch address within 5 days after arrival in the Netherlands. TU Delft suggests three ways to arrange accommodation. See below for information on each of these options:
It is Open Access Week this week. At TU Delft OPEN Publishing, the TU Delft scientific publisher, academic staff can get help with the open access publishing of books, journals and textbooks. Researchers Baukje Kothuis and Junzi Sun are already using this service.
For all your questions relates specifically to ICT, you can go to one of the five Student IT Desks (S.I.D.). Every Student IT Desk is staffed by students whose own knowledge and experiences mean that they enjoy providing assistance to you.
TU Delft advises all students to have sufficient medical insurance and personal liability insurance. It is your own responsibility to be sufficiently insured on the date of your departure to the Netherlands.
Daily, about 27.000 people travel across our campus: students, scientists, visitors, and employees of the university and the companies on campus. Stretching over 161 hectares, the campus is larger than downtown Delft, and one of the largest university campuses in the world.
The campus has been equipped with an extensive bicycle and pedestrian road network. The TU Delft campus has a green, parky character. Large parts of the campus are therefore only accessible on foot, by bike, or public transport. For motorists there is the campus ring road, which circles the entire campus. Clear signage on the campus ring guides you easily to the central parking lots. From there, every destination is reachable on foot.
On the TU Delft campus, you will also find the Unit Sport & Culture. As a student, you will be eligible to buy a sports card at a reduced rate. The card entitles you to unrestricted participation in sports training and courses. The cultural programme comprises a varied range of courses and workshops relating to music, theatre, dance, design, media, technology and many others.
Every programme at TU Delft has its own study association. A study association represents student interests, organises programme-based activities, such as study trips and excursions, and provides entertainment. Members of a study association usually benefit from substantial discounts on the textbooks: