EU/EFTA countries

* EU countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

* EFTA countries
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.



Obtaining a visa can be complicated. Fortunately TU Delft provides assistance for any Exchange student who needs one. After you have been admitted to your programme, we will provide students who need a visa with detailed information on the procedure for obtaining one.

Information on immigration procedures and visas is also available from:

Do I need a visa?

Whether you need a visa to enter the Netherlands depends on your nationality and on the length and purpose of your stay.

You will not need a visa if you are a national of one of the countries of the European Union (EU) , the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)* or Monaco, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan or South Korea.

What do I need to know now?

Your visa will normally be issued within six weeks of TU Delft submitting an application for it with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service. However, in some cases this can take several months. Please be aware that TU Delft can only arrange visas for Exchange students, not for their partners or other relatives.

Provide proof of financial means

Before TU Delft can apply for your visa, we will need proof that your financial resources meet the criteria laid down by the Dutch Ministry of Justice. You should be able to cover living expenses for the entire study period in the Netherlands (approximately € 800 per month). To prove this, you need to provide:

  • Proof that you have the amount required to cover living expenses by either transferring them into TU Delft’s bank account (we will transfer the amount for your living expenses into your Dutch bank account shortly after your arrival in Delft); or providing us with a bank statement.
  • A statement from an organisation recognised by the University showing you have been granted a scholarship that covers these expenses.

Detailed information on this procedure and instructions will follow after admission.



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