Information for students

Latest update 9 June 2021

Fewer and fewer infections and more people being vaccinated: things are moving in the right direction and we are getting more freedom, also on campus. Universities have now been asked by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to prepare for a baseline scenario for the new academic year. The idea is to gradually allow more people on campus, so that we can gain experience in hosting larger groups on campus. The following prioritization is used in determining who can come to campus:

  1. Campus-related activities
  2. Educational activities
  3. Non-campus related (office) activities and operation
  4. Large meetings (from third parties)

In the meantime, we are also preparing for a time when Covid-19 is so far under control that no measures are needed on campus at all. You will be informed as soon as more is known.

Click here for the complete information.

Study places

The study places are meant for students who do not have the possibility to study at home or are having mental difficulties studying at home. Students can reserve a place by themselves.

Please note: Reservation is compulsory! All study workplaces are corona-proof, so please follow the measures on campus.

You can make a reservation and choose a specific shift in the following buildings:

On campus: Library (bulding 21)

There are 220 study places available in the Library from 1 March in each shift. 

Opening hours: from 28 April every day: 8:00 - 00:00.

It is mandatory to make a reservation via Office shifts

More information: Library Study places

At the Library, students with reservation will have the opportunity to relax and socialised during their breaks at designated areas.

Library location

On campus: Pulse (building 33)

There are 150 study places available in Pulse from 1 March. From 15 March Pulse will be open every day of the week between 8:30-20:30 for studying. This is a temporary situation, once education on campus is permitted again, Pulse building will be used for education during daytime.

Pulse will be open between 8:30-20:30 on Good Friday (2 April) and Easter Monday (5 April) as well as during the exam weeks. (see academic calendar.)

Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday: 8:30-20:30.

It is mandatory to make a reservation via Okku

More information: Pulse Study places

Pulse location

On campus: Community places

There are 40 extra community places available in the Science Centre, you can reserve them via Library site.

Opening hours: from Monday to Friday: 8:00-17:00

It is mandatory to make a reservation via Office shifts

Science Centre location (the study places on the science center will be active only till 3rd July)

On campus: Study places at faculties

Faculties are working on expanding study places on campus as well. This will be communicated via the faculty channels. Study opportunities at the faculties may vary from building to building; always check with your own faculty.

For BK Students.

For CEG Students.

For AS Students.

For 3mE Students.

For EEMCS Students.

For AE Students.

For TPM Students.

For IDE Students.

In the city: Delftse Studenten Vereniging Sint Jansbrug

From June there are around 35 extra study places available at the student organisation ‘Delftse Studenten Vereniging Sint Jansbrug’.
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Friday: 9:00-17:00.
It is mandatory to make a reservation via this link (note: reservation system available in Dutch)  

Address:
Oude Delft 50-52
2611 CD Delft


To top

Exams

For the first quarter of the academic year 2020/2021, TU Delft exams will be offered online as remote assessments. Although there have been many requests to have on campus assessments, the options currently available are limited given all the restrictions (capacity of lecture halls based on 1,5m, ventilation etc.). This is also combined with the uncertainty of the development of Covid-19. If an online assessment is not possible, faculties can decide to conduct an on-campus assessment for some study programmes for up to 100 participants. This is only possible after taking into account the current restrictions and health and safety recommendations.


To top

Testing

Questions / complaints about exams during this time

There are no changes to the process or procedures for questions and complaints. Students can contact their examiner (teacher) if they have any questions. If they have complaints about the content or assessment of a test, they may report to the Examination Board.

See for example: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/student/legal-position/central-complaints-desk-for-students/ 

Exams recorded

The exams are recorded. This is in two forms of examination:

  • Online oral exams.
    These recordings are kept for 2 months, for the duration of the objection and appeal period. If an appeal or objection is lodged, they will be kept longer. (More information: www.tudelft.nl/data-protection/)
  • Online Proctored exams
    If there is no suspicion of fraud, these recordings will be deleted after being checked by the teacher. If there is suspicion of fraud, they will be kept longer.

Internships and research projects abroad

Until 1 September 2021

Worldwide internships and research projects to orange and red colour coded destinations are not permitted. In exceptional circumstances and under specific conditions faculties can allow internships and research projects to take place in countries currently colour coded yellow and green.

Only in these cases can scholarships be awarded, for more information about scholarships please email contactcenter-esa@tudelft.nl

After 1 September 2021

Students are permitted to do internships and research projects to destinations in Europe (see list of approved countries) which are colour coded green, yellow and orange. 

Students considering this option should contact their faculty internship/International office for more information.

Up to date information regarding travel advice can be found on the Dutch Government website.

Which countries can I go for an internship or to take part in a research project?

  • The EU Member States: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Sweden.
  • EEA: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
  • EFTA: Switzerland.
  • Non-EU Member States of the Erasmus program: Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

Exchange programmes

Exchange Programmes first semester 2021-2022

The TU Delft Executive Board has decided to allow physical exchange to take place within Europe and to cancel all exchange programmes with partner institutions outside of Europe, starting September 2021.

This informed decision has been made based on the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic developments such as, increases in infections in some parts of the world, travel restrictions applied by national governments and certain partners outside of Europe having already cancelled their exchange programmes.

Countries approved for exchange:

  • The Member States: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Sweden.
  • EEA: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
  • EFTA: Switzerland
  • Non-EU Erasmus Programme Countries; Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.
Why has TU Delft decided to cancel all Non EU exchange programmes for outgoing students in the first semester, considering some destinations may have less Covid-19 cases then the Netherlands?

We understand that individual students may have a different view regarding risks pertaining to various countries in the world. 
Educational institutions have a duty of care for any activity that students within the course of a program of that institute undertake and our government has made clear that repatriating of students and employees from any country in case of a Covid outbreak will be the responsibility of the institute. Moreover, our insurance doesn’t cover Covid-19 repatriation related expenses.
The fact that the COVID-19 situation is now improving in many countries is no guarantee that it will stay that way. This is what we learned last autumn. The argument that we will all be vaccinated is strongly based on the idea that the vaccine is effective against any mutation. This situation remains uncertain and unpredictable. 
We have made this difficult decision now because of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic developments such as, increases in infections in some parts of the world, travel restrictions applied by national governments and certain partners outside of Europe have already cancelled their exchange programmes. We had hoped that we could provide students with an exchange experience, and you will understand this decision was made with the safety of all students in mind.   

Why has a difference been made between EU and Non–EU countries?

Different decisions have been made for EU and Non-EU because of the following reasons: 
•    increases in infections in some parts of the world 
•    travel restrictions still being applied by national governments 
•    Certain partners outside of Europe have already cancelled their exchange programmes 
•    Borders are open in the EU 
•    Students can return to their home country by land, promptly, safely and freely  

Can I go later if the travel advice changes?

No this is not possible, the TU Delft has made this difficult decision, and this will remain unchanged until further notice. Any further updates will be posted on the university website. 

Important note for outgoing EU exchange students

The risk of infection from COVID-19 remains unpredictable. Today, no one can say with certainty which Covid-19 restrictions in Europe will continue to be necessary in the Fall 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 the host institution is required regardless of the number of courses delivered online. A purely virtual mobility from the Netherlands is not an option for any student.
It is the student decision and responsibility as to whether he/she starts a planned stay abroad at the host institution.

Important note for incoming EU exchange students

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 Fall 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 from your home country is not an option for any student.
it is the student own decision and his/her responsibility as to whether he/she starts a planned stay abroad at TU Delft.

 

Binding recommendation on continuation of studies (BSA)

BSA for the academic year 2020-2021

A national decision has been taken to lower the standard for the binding recommendation on the continuation of studies (BSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Although first-year students’ academic results are similar to those in previous years, universities want to go some way to compensate students for the stress caused by the continuing restrictions due to COVID-19. TU Delft has also decided to lower the BSA standard for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Lowering of standard for binding recommendation on the continuation of studies

The standard for the binding recommendation on the continuation of studies (BSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year will be lowered once-only from 45 EC to 39 EC, with the exception of the Bachelor's degree programme in Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) for which a standard of 37.5 EC will apply. The basic principle is that the standard for each first-year student at TU Delft will be lowered by the number of attainable credits for one course. That means that first-year students in the 2020-2021 academic year must attain at least 39 EC (IDE: 37.5 EC) of their first year to be able to continue with their degree programme. 

Students who have been granted a postponement in a previous year with regard to their binding recommendation on the continuation of studies are also required to attain 39 EC (IDE: 37.5 EC) of first-year courses in the 2020-2021 academic year, unless they need fewer credits to complete their first year. 

The TU Delft BSA regulations remain otherwise unchanged. All students who are unable to attain the lowered BSA standard due to personal circumstances may request an extension of the binding recommendation on the continuation of studies by way of the current procedure in the BSA regulations. 

BSA for the academic year 2019-2020

Following the agreement made by Dutch universities with the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, TU Delft has decided to adjust the implementation of the Binding Study Advice (BSA) scheme this year. The following applies to the BSA due to be issued at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Students who started in September 2019 or later and obtain between 30 EC and 44 EC this academic year will automatically receive a postponement from the BSA at the end of August.
  • Students who started in September 2019 or later and received a positive interim recommendation in March 2020 (between 22.5 and 30 EC) will automatically receive a postponement from the BSA at the end of August. In these cases, students must have obtained the 60 credits from their first year by the end of their second year. 

This measure means the following for the BSA provided at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year:

  1. Students who started in September 2019 or later and achieve 45 EC or more will automatically receive a positive BSA according to the TU Delft BSA regulation.
  2. Did you start in September 2019 or later and earn between 30 and 44 EC during this academic year? In that case, you will be automatically granted a postponement by the BSA at the end of August. Therefore, you will not be required to submit a request to the BSA committee of your faculty. Postponement means that in the second academic year you will have to obtain all the remaining EC from the first year of your programme. In other words: all 60 EC of your first year will have been obtained in a subsequent academic year.
  3. Did you start in September 2019 or later and have you received a positive interim advice (at 22.5 to 30 EC) in March 2020? You have automatically received a postponement from BSA at the end of August and do not need to submit a request to the BSA committee of your faculty. Postponement means that in the second academic year you will need to obtain all the remaining EC from the first year of your programme.  In other words: all 60 EC of your first year will have been obtained in a subsequent academic year.
  4. Students who started in September 2019 or later who achieve less than 30 EC this academic year, and who did not receive positive interim advice in March 2020, will receive a proposed negative binding study advice. They can, however, apply for a postponement from the BSA if there are personal circumstances that have negatively influenced their study progress. The procedure, as stated on the BSA website, must be followed in this case, and an unambiguous connection between the personal circumstances and study progress must be found.
  5. For students who have already been granted a BSA postponement, the following will apply:
    • If the BSA standard (45 EC from the first year of study or the first year fully completed) has been met, the student will receive a positive Binding Study Advice at the end of August.
    • If a student has not met the BSA standard, they can apply for a further postponement if there are personal circumstances that have negatively impacted their study progress. If there is a personal circumstance, including the possible consequences of the situation regarding COVID-19 for your study progress, a student can request another postponement of BSA. The procedure, as stated on the BSA website, must be followed in this case, and an unambiguous connection between the special circumstances and the progress must be found. If you have any further questions, please contact your faculty's academic advisors.

Further information can be found on the BSA website. If you have any further questions, please contact your faculty's academic counsellors.

BSA website Faculty acadamic counsellors

Transition from bachelor to master

Academic year 2021-2022

The Bachelor’s-before-Master’s rule (‘harde knip’ in Dutch) is the legal provision that states that a student must first complete their Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme before they can move on to a Master’s programme. In order to limit possible study delays and related adverse consequences due to COVID-19, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has allowed for another year universities to put temporary measures in place for the transition from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s programme.

It is stipulated that students can make use of the temporary Bachelor’s-before-Master’s rule (‘zachte knip’ in Dutch) once and with a maximum duration of 1 year.  It is therefore not possible to add up two of these temporary rules.    

For bachelor students at a Dutch university
For Pre-Master’s students of TU Delft
  • Pre-Master’s students who have a deficit of no more than 15 EC in their Pre-Master’s programme on 31 August 2021 may enrol in Master’s courses and participate in Master’s courses examinations in the 2021-2022 academic year
  • The option to enrol in Master’s courses without having completed the Pre-Master’s programme expires on 31 August 2022
For bachelor students at a Dutch institute of higher education
  • Bachelor’s students who have a deficit of up to 15 EC in their Bachelor’s examination programme on 31 August 2021 may enrol for Master’s or Pre-Master’s subjects in the 2021-2022 academic year and participate in examinations for these subjects
  • Faculties may designate certain subjects as entry requirements, such as completion of the Bachelor’s final project, for each Master’s programme. Information on these requirements can be found at https://www.tudelft.nl/onderwijs/toelating-en-aanmelding/msc-nederlands-diploma/1-toelatingseisen/#c41381.
  • The option to enrol in Master’s and Pre-Master’s courses without having completed a Bachelor’s programme expires on 31 August 2022

Registration of TU Delft students 

Students wishing to use the temporary measures for the Bachelor’s-Master’s transition should re-enrol via Studylink in their current Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme. The re-enrolment will open on 3 June 2021. They also should enrol in the Master’s or Pre-Master’s programme. Registration will be on an interim basis until they have completed their Bachelor degree programme. Conditional admission will be reviewed by the dean of the faculty in which the relevant Master's degree is given. 

Registration of students from other institutions 

Students wishing to use the temporary measures for the Bachelor’s-Master’s transition should re-enrol via Studylink in their current Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme at their current HBO or university. 

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Academic year 2020-2021

Temporary measure on Bachelor’s/Master’s transition at TU Delft due to COVID-19

The Bachelor’s-before-Master’s rule (‘harde knip’ in Dutch) is the legal provision that states that a student must first complete their Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme before they can move on to a Master’s programme. In order to limit possible study delays and related adverse consequences due to COVID-19, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has allowed universities to put temporary measures in place for the transition from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s programme.

For Bachelor’s students and Pre-Master’s students who are enrolled at a Dutch university or a Dutch institute of higher professional education in the 2019-2020 academic year, the following principles apply. 

For bachelor students at a Dutch university
  • Bachelor’s students who have a deficit of up 15 EC in their Bachelor’s examination programme on 31 August 2020 may enrol in Master’s subjects in the 2020-2021 academic year and participate in Master’s subjects examinations
  • Faculties may designate certain subjects as entry requirements, such as completion of the Bachelor’s final project, for each Master’s programme. Information on these requirements can be found at https://www.tudelft.nl/onderwijs/toelating-en-aanmelding/msc-nederlands-diploma/1-toelatingseisen/#c41381.
  • The option to enrol in Master’s courses without having completed a Bachelor’s programme expires on 31 August 2021
For Pre-Master’s students of TU Delft
    • Pre-Master’s students who have a deficit of no more than 15 EC in their Pre-Master’s programme on 31 August 2020 may enrol in Master’s courses and participate in Master’s courses examinations in the 2020-2021 academic year
    • The option to enrol in Master’s courses without having completed the Pre-Master’s programme expires on 31 August 2021
For bachelor students at a Dutch institute of higher education
  • Bachelor’s students who have a deficit of up to 15 EC in their Bachelor’s examination programme on 31 August 2020 may enrol for Master’s or Pre-Master’s subjects in the 2020-2021 academic year and participate in examinations for these subjects
  • Faculties may designate certain subjects as entry requirements, such as completion of the Bachelor’s final project, for each Master’s programme. Information on these requirements can be found at https://www.tudelft.nl/onderwijs/toelating-en-aanmelding/msc-nederlands-diploma/1-toelatingseisen/#c41381.
  • The option to enrol in Master’s and Pre-Master’s courses without having completed a Bachelor’s programme expires on 31 August 2021

Registration of TU Delft students 

Students wishing to use the temporary measures for the Bachelor’s-Master’s transition should re-enrol via Studylink in their current Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme. They also should enrol in the Master’s or Pre-Master’s programme. Registration will be on an interim basis until they have completed their Bachelor degree programme. Conditional admission will be reviewed by the dean of the faculty in which the relevant Master's degree is given. 

Registration of students from other institutions 

Students wishing to use the temporary measures for the Bachelor’s-Master’s transition should re-enrol via Studylink in their current Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme at their current HBO or university. 

Below the information per faculty:
3ME - Nederlands
​​​​​​​BK -  Nederlands
​​​​​​​CiTG -  Tweetalig
​​​​​​​EWI – Engels
​​​​​​​IO – Tweetalig
​​​​​​​LR – Engels
​​​​​​​TBM – Engels
​​​​​​​TNW – Engels

Financial Concessions for Students

Due to the measures surrounding the Corona crisis there are situations in which students face direct or indirect financial concerns that jeopardize the progress of their studies. The university and DUO have adopted a number of measures to respond to this situation.

DUO compensation
DUO offers two financial compensation schemes:

  • Compensation for the loss of your grant: do you receive a grant from DUO, and is or was your last month of grant in the period from June up to and including August 2023? You will receive a one-time compensation of €1500. If you are eligible for compensation, DUO will contact you. Make sure your contact information in ‘Mijn DUO’ is up to date.
  • Compensation for extra costs due to study delay: Are you a master student who obtained their Master’s degree between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021, and were you enrolled for at least one month in both the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years? If so, you are eligible for this compensation of €535. Did you move abroad after graduation? Register your new address in ‘Mijn DUO’. Also install and activate the DigiD app before you leave the country, so that you will be able to log in to ‘Mijn DUO’ everywhere and will not miss the notification. Do you not have student finance and does DUO not have your address? Then make sure that you inform your municipality of your address abroad before you leave the country.

More information
For more information about these financial benefits for students, visit the DUO website or contact them by phone: +31 50 599 77 55.

TU Delft compensation
TU Delft will be lenient with regard to the payment terms of tuition fees. In principle, the tuition fees will be collected at the usual times; if collection is not possible, payment of fees may be able to be postponed.

Are you a non-EEA student?
In some cases, non-EEA students are eligible for financial assistance from the university Profiling Fund. Contact your academic counsellor to discuss the possibilities and read more about the Profiling Fund here.

Compensation tuition fees 2021-2022
In February 2021 the Ministry for Education presented a stimulus package for the education and research sector. Part of this package is a €1084 reduction in tuition fees for academic year 2021-2022. As soon as TU Delft knows the new fees, they will be communicated.

Pilots for more physical education

TU Delft and other educational institutions are taking part in pilots aimed at enabling more education to take place on campus in a responsible manner as soon as possible. For example, examining the use of apps and sensors to create safe movement in the Library, a pilot involving a number of practicals, and whether we can organise more large-scale examinations with the support of quick tests.

Having symptoms yourself or your housemates?

If you yourself are showing symptoms, get tested as soon as possible, even if your symptoms are mild. Until the test results are known, you should observe home isolation and under no circumstances come to campus, however inconvenient that may be.

If one of your housemates is showing symptoms, i.e. fever and/or shortness of breath, stay at home until the test results are known. As soon as you show symptoms yourself, get tested as soon as possible. A student house is seen as one household.

If one of your classmates (so not a housemate) is showing symptoms and you have been within a distance of 1,5 metre of that classmate for more than 15 minutes in the two days before the symptoms started, we urge you not to come to campus until your classmate's test results are known and negative. As soon as you also show symptoms, get tested as soon as possible. 

In case of contact tracing, the following is important. Prepare a list of people you have had contact with over the past few days. This concerns people with whom you:

  • have been together for more than 15 minutes at less than 1.5 meters
  • you have been in contact for longer than 15 min, more than 1.5 meters away

in the last 2 days before the complaints started, until the moment you stayed at home.

If you have been tested and the test shows that you do not have Covid-19 and you feel well enough, you can come back to campus. Please note: only if this also applies to all your housemates and you are not in quarantine because of someone else in your household. In that case you complete the quarantine period up to 10 days after the last unprotected contact with your housemate.

In case of infection
If the test shows that you do have Covid-19, the Area Health Authority GGD will contact you to start contact tracing. Pass your list of contacts to the GGD immediately. Subsequently, follow instructions of the GGD at all times. The GGD may ask you to inform your contacts (at the university) about your infection. For help with this you can contact the department of Safety & Security via tu-iv@tudelft.nl or telephone number +31 (0)15 27 82777. The GGD will contact the university if (clusters of) infections give reason to do so.

Communicating about the health of employees and students
Information about the health of employees and students must be handled very carefully. For privacy reasons, universities are not allowed to request or share health information of employees or students, not even in the case of Covid-19.

Study delay due to home isolation
If your home isolation leads to a study delay, please contact your academic advisor and we will try to find a fitting solution.

Read the flowchart from the government: testing for coronavirus

Quarantine

The Dutch government strongly advises students arriving from a country or area for which a travel advisory applies for health reasons to maintain self-quarantine for 10 days. More information on when to maintain self-quarantine and how to arrange this you will find on this webpage of the Dutch government.

Face masks on campus

As of December 1st 2020 it is compulsory for all students, employees and visitors to wear a face mask on campus when moving through common areas in buildings (including our labs). This means when entering, when moving between rooms and when leaving a building. Once you are in a lecture hall or workspace, you may remove your facemask. An exception to this rule are the microbiological, chemical and radiological laboratories, where disposable or personal reusable facemasks are not permitted. 

We would very much like to continue our current on-campus educational activities, whether we can do this is in our own hands.

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. As an international student you will also receive an invitation letter from RIVM to get a COVID-19 vaccination in the Netherlands. Please make sure you are registered with your current address at the municipality you currently live in.

If you belong to a vulnerable group please contact your general practitioner and he/she will guide you in the process.

 

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

https://www.government.nl/documents/leaflets/2021/01/19/getting-vaccinated-against-covid-19-in-the-netherlands

 

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

Self-tests for students

As you've heard, the government is making free self-tests available to college students and employees. There are many people, especially of your age, who don’t have any symptoms and don’t realize that they are infected. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of the self-tests, so infections can be detected quickly.

It is voluntary but extremely important
The self-tests are voluntary. You don’t have to show a negative test result to get physical access to education. It is voluntary, but incredibly important to get tested. Self-testing helps us keep track of the virus, which allows for more on campus education.

How can I order them?
Go to the website www.zelftestonderwijs.nl to read more about the ordering process.

When exactly should I take the self-test?
It is recommended that a self-test be taken before participating in on campus education. It is not intended to take a self-test only after you already have symptoms. If you have symptoms or if close contact emerges from source and contact investigations, you should, as before, have yourself tested in a GGD testing facility.

Measures remain in place
The use of the self-test comes in addition to (and not instead of) all measures that already apply at TU Delft, such as: keeping 1.5m distance, frequent hand washing, the use of face masks and staying home in case of symptoms.

Frequently asked questions can be found at www.zelftestonderwijs.nl.

Expectations September 2021

What can we expect in September?

Fewer and fewer infections and more people being vaccinated: things are moving in the right direction and we are getting more freedom, also on campus. That is just as well, because TU Delft is a campus university. Studying, researching, teaching, working, meeting people... everything takes place on campus whenever possible. Universities have now been asked by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to prepare for a baseline scenario for the new academic year. What is it and what does it mean for you as a student?
A number of measures still remain, such as voluntary (self-)testing and a maximum group size. You can find the entire base scenario and the other scenarios here (in Dutch). 

More frequent visits to campus again? 

The idea is to gradually allow more people on campus, so that we can gain experience in hosting larger groups on campus. For example, they are looking at public attendance at graduation events, how to organise (fieldlab) events again, and how to spread the influx of people coming to campus. The following prioritization is used in determining who can come to campus:

  1. Campus-related activities.
  2. Educational activities
  3. Non-campus related (office) activities and operation
  4. Large meetings (from third parties)

In the meantime, we are also preparing for a time when Covid-19 is so far under control that no measures are needed on campus at all. You will be informed as soon as more is known.

Need help?

  • Academic counsellors are available to students at all TU faculties. They are involved with everything that has to do with students’ living and academic conditions. Students are always permitted to consult student counsellors, especially when they have encountered problems. Make an online appointment
  • Would you like to see a psychologist, a student counsellor or someone of the Career Centre during their consultation period?  Complete the consent form and e-mail it before 11:00h.
  • Remote studying- how to make it work? On this page you can find an overview of tips, support, tools and activities regarding well-being and study.