Information for incoming students

Latest update 26 November 2021

On 26 November the government announced additional COVID measures. Fortunately, education remains open, in the daytime as well as in the evenings. The maximum group size of 75 persons in an independent room where education is given remains in force. 

It is still important to comply with the basic measures. For the catering industry, amateur sport and non-essential shops, additional restrictive measures have been announced from 28 November. Catering, sports facilities and X will be closed from 17:00. The new measures will apply at least until 19 December.   

Keep an eye on Brightspace for updates on whether lectures will be given online or physically. 

How do we ensure a safe campus?  

  • Stay at home if you have corona-related symptoms and get tested;  
  • The use of a facemask s mandatory in all buildings while moving around;  
  • There is a maximum group size of 75 people per independent room (excluding staff). This does not apply to rooms used for examinations and exams; 
  • Keep to the basic rules: wash your hands often, do not shake hands and thoroughly and sneeze and cough into your elbow; 
  • Give space, 1.5 metres is a safe distance.    
  • Do the Quarantine Check and follow the quarantine guidelines;    
  • You are advised to use (voluntary) free self-tests twice a week, even if you don’t have symptoms. In case of corona symptoms, make an appointment with the Municipal Health Service or call 0800-1202. 

Keep an eye on this website for the latest COVID updates. Any further details on how the new measures will work out will follow later. 

Registration deadlines for the 2021/2022 academic year

For applicants with a Dutch education background

  • For programmes without an enrolment quota (‘numerus fixus’), for which taking part in the study choice check is optional, you may register until 1 September. You can no longer use the study choice.

For applicants with a non-Dutch education background

The application deadline of 1 April remains unchanged. Due to the worldwide anti-coronavirus measures, not everyone will be able to provide the required information before this deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to extend this deadline because we would then be unable to complete the admission procedure correctly. Therefore, if you weren’t able to submit the necessary documents in time, you will unfortunately not be able to enrol for the 2021-2022 academic year.


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More applications: housing, registration, visa, finance, campus card, systems

All relevant information can be found on the following pages.

Transition from Bachelor’s to Master’s programme

Temporary measure on Bachelor’s/Master’s transition at TU Delft due to COVID-19. All information can be found here.

Bachelor’s intake

2021-2022 academic year

Temporary measure by TU Delft concerning Bachelor’s programme intake due to COVID-19.

More information about admission to the Bachelor’s degree programmes can be found here

Enrolment process: Diploma, language test, payment, visa, housing.

Specific questions about application / registration

Please contact us via Contactcentre-ESA@tudelft.nl

ESA Contact Centre

Tuition fees

Tuition fees have been paid but you cannot come

If you are unable to come to TU Delft, you must withdraw your enrolment before 1 September, before your enrolment is completed. Please contact the Education and Student Affairs Contact Centre (Contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl) as soon as possible. If you have already made payments, the Contact Centre will inform you of the procedure and ask you for the details of the bank account to which you want the amount to be transferred. TU Delft will refund the amount to your account after deducting the costs that TU Delft has incurred on your behalf, such as costs for a visa application and accommodation. In addition, reimbursement of the registration fee is not possible.

Reduction tuition fee 2021-2022

Because of Covid, the tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year will be reduced. This is a one-off arrangement from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and is applied to all Dutch Universities. Click here for all the information regarding tuition fees.

Introduction Programme

Due to the restrictions on organised events in the Netherlands until 1 September, the introduction period will be different to the standard programmes described on the website. More information.

Exchange

Exchange Programmes second semester 2021-2022

The TU Delft Executive Board has decided to allow physical exchange programmes to take place for the second semester of the academic year 2021-2022.

The risk of infection from COVID-19 remains unpredictable. Today, no one can say with certainty which Covid-19 restrictions in the Netherlands will continue to be necessary in the second semester, how the educational situation will develop and what it will look like (blended, online, on campus). However, we must emphasize the exchange student physical presence at TU Delft is required regardless of the number of courses delivered online. A purely virtual mobility is not an option for any student.

Non-EU citizens must decide and adhere to the admission acceptance and payment deadlines to ensure receipt of an entry visa on time.

It is the students own decision and responsibility as to whether they start a planned stay abroad at TU Delft. Information to help you make this decision can be found in our disclaimer. Students who have applied for an exchange programme for the second semester will receive an email regarding this.

Let's get vaccinated!

Haven't been able to get vaccinated yet? Make an appointment at www.planjeprik.nl, or get vaccinated without an appointment at a number of GGD locations which can be found at www.prikkenzonderafspraak.nl. For the time being, TU Delft chooses to allow you to follow education on campus without a COVID certificate.   

Corona vaccination plan: information for international students

All people 18 years or older living in the Netherlands and registered at the municipality are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

The first step you need to take is to register at the municipality you (will) live in in order to get your citizen service number (BSN). With the BSN number you can apply for a DigiD (digital identity). With both you are able to request the vaccination.

Further information in a number of languages can be found here.

Source: lci.rivm.nl/richtlijnen/covid-19-vaccinatie (par. 2.3).

For the time being, TU Delft has decided that you may attend campus education without a COVID certificate. In order to be able to follow and deliver safe education, we hope that everyone who studies at TU Delft will follow the government guidelines when it comes to vaccination and testing.

Second vaccination for international students

If you arrived in the Netherland with just one vaccination for Astra-Zeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech or ModeRNA, you can get the second vaccination in the Netherland. Please schedule an appointment via rivm.nl/vaccinatie2

Free self-tests

Students are advised to make use of (voluntary) self-tests. All students and employees can again order free self-tests via www.zelftestonderwijs.nl. Students and employees are advised to use a self-test twice a week. Do not use a self-test if you have corona symptoms. Make an appointment with the Municipal Health Service or call 0800-1202 to make an appointment for a test. The number is free and can be reached seven days a week from 08.00 to 20.00.

Coming to The Netherlands

We advise students coming to the Netherlands to read the Checklist for travel to the Netherlands.

Student welfare and study during Covid-19

For all information on remote studying during Covid-19, see here.

Catering

From September 27 you can visit the TU Delft's catering facilities without a corona check. Exception is X, because of its public character. Labs, Hang Out and Food station are not part of the TU Delft catering facilities, the corona check still applies there.