Admission & Application

Admission requirements

You will need at least a Master of Science degree or equivalent, preferably in the exact sciences. Excellent marks, being highly motivated and a design oriented attitude are vital. You should also have a good command of the English language.

Application procedure

To apply for the PDEng program, there are two possible routes:

(1) Apply for a paid position
Sometimes paid positions become available for a PDEng trainee to carry out the research. Whenever we have such positions, you can find them on our vacancy page.

(2) Open application

If there are no (suitable) vacancies you can always send an open application. You have to be either:

  • employed with your company willing to support this programme and the innovation project, or
  • self-funded and you have found a company willing to host you for the innovation project.

For both options you need to bring your own money.

You can apply by sending a completely filled out application form together with all the required documents to

Deadline for applications is June 1st 2021 for the programme starting September 1st 2021.


There will be an assessment and selection procedure before you can enter the programme. TU Delft uses strict selection criteria to ensure the required high quality of participants. Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview with the selection committee of the programme.