Information for students

Latest update 14 January 2022

On January 14, the government decided that universities, and with them TU Delft, can partially reopen for education and research as of January 15. 

Exams 
Exams will take place as planned. We urge everyone not to come to the campus for an exam in case of a positive test, when you have corona symptoms, or when you must quarantine

Face masks on campus 
There is a stricter requirement to wear a face mask. This means that everyone has to wear a disposable face mask on campus, not only when moving around, but also when sitting in teaching rooms, with the exception of certain practicals and in laboratories where a face mask is not allowed for safety reasons. Also outside, face masks should be worn when a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained. The advice from now on is to wear a disposable face mask. Fabric and homemade face masks are not recommended. 

Maximum group size 
Once again, a maximum group size of 75 people per independent room applies.  

How do we ensure a safe campus?

  • Stay at home if you have corona-related symptoms and get tested or use a self-test. Even if you have no symptoms, you are advised to use the (voluntary) free self-tests twice a week. Always get tested at the Municiple Health Services if your test result is positive; 
  • Wear a disposable face mask in the educational buildings when moving between educational activities and when sitting or standing somewhere, regardless of whether you are inside or outside. This does not apply to certain practicals and in laboratories where a face mask is not permitted due to fire safety reasons;  
  • 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 the basic measures: wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, do not shake hands and sneeze and cough into your elbow;  
  • Give each other space and keep a distance of 1.5 metres;   
  • Do the Quarantine Check and follow the quarantine guidelines. 

Keep an eye on Brightspace and this website for updates. The situation will be reviewed on 25 January.

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 <link en student counselling adjustments-with-regards-to-the-coronavirus _blank>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. 

Exams

This information was updated on 20 January 2022

Under the current measures, exams are allowed to take place on campus. We urge you all not to come to the campus for an exam if you have a positive test, if you are showing Covid symptoms or if you need to be quarantined.

Make use of resit opportunities
In order to avoid unnecessary study delay due to Covid measures, because you are ill or for other personal reasons, TU Delft offers resit opportunities. This can differ per faculty. If you are unable to take the resit after all, your faculty will look into other possibilities to avoid study delay caused by the Covid measures. If you want to make use of these possibilities, please contact your faculty as soon as possible.

Exams on campus in a safe environment
Exams can take place on campus. For courses where this is not the case, you will be informed via Brightspace. To ensure a safe campus, we ask everyone to follow the basic measures. Furthermore, the ventilation in all TU Delft buildings is according to safety standards. Wearing a face mask is mandatory in all educational buildings on campus, not only when moving between rooms, but also when sitting in teaching rooms,

Next update after 25 January
The government has a new weighing moment by Tuesday 25 January 2022 to decide whether more is possible in terms of measures. Until then, we unfortunately cannot provide more clarity; we hope for everyone's understanding. After this date, keep an eye on Brightspace and this page for updates.


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Internships and research projects abroad

Exchange programmes 2021-2022

Exchange Programmes second semester 2021-2022

The TU Delft Executive Board has decided to allow student exchange programmes for the second semester of the academic year 2021-2022. Students can travel to European (Erasmus +) partner universities and selected Non-EU partner universities in the following countries: Australia, USA, Japan, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Argentina, Chile, Singapore and South Korea.

TU Delft allows students to travel only to the abovementioned green or yellow coded countries. TU Delft strongly advises its students not to travel to countries with the colour code orange, because of additional risks. Travelling to countries that are not on the abovementioned list, or those with colour code red is not allowed.

The colour code on the website of the Netherlands worldwide is not only based on the corona measures in a country or area, but also on safety risks, health risks and whether residents living in the Netherlands are allowed into a country. If a country has the color code orange, this code can be based on several factors, such as:

  • rates of COVID-19 infections.
  • An entry ban on travel from the Netherlands.
  • A national disaster (i.e. volcano eruption/ earthquake risk).
  • Risk of terrorism, kidnapping.

An exception for code orange areas is possible for travel for study-related reasons if this orange color code only relates to the following entry restrictions: a mandatory negative PCR test before arrival at the intended destination and/or obligation to go into quarantine after arrival or after returning to NL and/or other applicable Covid-19 registration obligations.

If you are planning to proceed with your study abroad programme, discuss the academic, health and financial risks involved with your own support network, such as family. Here is a summary of possible risks:

  • Academic risks: study delay, ECTS not being recognized by your faculty.
  • Health risks: quarantine, infection, hospitalisation, (long) COVID symptoms, death, impossible to repatriate due to closed borders.
  • Financial risks: travel costs, housing, quarantine, visa and residence permit costs, extra costs as a result of contracting a Covid-19 infection, having to repay part of the Erasmus+ grant (minimum stay abroad is 3 months).

More details to assist you, can be found in the disclaimer. Students who have applied for an exchange programme for the second semester will receive an email regarding this.

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.    

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 need to register via Studylink for the intended TU Delft Master(s) study and re-enrol via Studylink in their current Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme at their current HBO or university. After registration and re-enrolment please send an email to: contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl with the subject: aanmelding master, bachelor nog niet afgerond with  the announcement of your TUD studynumber and the intended TUD Master(s).

Below the information per faculty:
3ME - Dutch
BK - Dutch
CiTG - Dutch and English
EWI – English
IO – Dutch
AE – English
TPM – English
TNW – English

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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. 

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 - Dutch
BK - Dutch
CiTG - Dutch and English
​​​​​​​EWI – English
​​​​​​​IO – Dutch and English
​​​​​​​AE – English
​​​​​​​TPM – English
​​​​​​​TNW – English

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.

Temporary reduction of non-EU/EFTA tuition fees in 2021 due to measures COVID-19 virus

Non-EU/EFTA Bsc or Msc students who graduate in September, October or November 2021 will receive a refund of the difference between three months' institutional and statutory tuition fees. This concerns students who were expected to graduate before 1 September 2021, but whose planned graduation has been delayed due to the restrictive (government) measures related to the COVID-19 crisis.

The following applies to this arrangement:

  • Student pays the institutional tuition fee non-EU/EFTA now;
  • Graduation would have taken place in 2020-2021, but has been delayed due to COVID-19;
  • There should be a continuous enrolment in the concerning programme;
  • The amount paid is the difference between the set amount of institutional tuition fees and the statutory tuition fees for academic year 2021-2022;
  • The compensation in tuition fees according to the statutory rate applies for a maximum of 3 months (September to November 2021);
  • When graduating after 30 November 2021, no claim can be made to this temporary reduction;
  • There can be no question of a double concession. . The student is not eligible for this reduction when receiving any other form of tuition fee compensation, such as the TU Delft Profiling Fund Regulations or a private university fund.
  • The compensation will apply automatically after obtaining the diploma.
  • The student will not be automatically deregistered after graduation, see Unenrolment (tudelft.nl) for more information.

 

Graduation sessions

For graduation sessions, your faculty decides whether the ceremony is online or on-site. At a physical ceremony, only the candidate and committee are present. Audience is allowed to be present online.

Having symptoms yourself or your housemates?

If you have corona symptoms (e.g. cold, fever or shortness of breath), have yourself tested as soon as possible, even if the symptoms are mild. Until the test result is known, home isolation is necessary and you cannot come to the campus under any circumstances even if you have already been fully vaccinated.

If one of your housemates or fellow students has symptoms (e.g. a cold, fever or shortness of breath) and you were close to your housemate or fellow student for at least 15 minutes a day (added together and 1.5 metres or less), or were you close for less than 15 minutes, but did you kiss, cuddle or did this person cough near you? Then you have an increased risk of being infected with the coronavirus.

Check here to find out if you need to self-quarantine and when you should get tested. Even if you are vaccinated or have recovered from corona.

In case of infection
If the test shows that you do have Covid-19, the Municipal Health Services (GGD) will contact you to start tracing your contacts. Provide a list of your 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.

Not able to go to campus because of quarantine or corona symptoms

Quarantine

Do I need to be in quarantine? Check here to find out if you need to self-quarantine and when you should get tested.

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. If you are traveling to the Netherlands from another country, inform yourself well in advance about the guidelines you need to follow. On the website of the Dutch government you can find the rules you have to comply with based on the country you are travelling from. These include quarantine requirements, a negative COVID-19 test result and/or vaccination certificates that you may be required to produce at the border. By informing yourself well in advance, you avoid the risk of being late for the start of your studies.

Not able to go to campus because of quarantine or corona symptoms

Face masks on campus

This information was updated on 14 January 2022

Wearing a face mask is mandatory on campus, not only when moving between rooms, but also when sitting in teaching rooms, with the exception of certain practicals and in laboratories where a face mask is not allowed for safety reasons. Also outside, face masks should be worn when a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained. The advice from now on is to wear a disposable face mask. Fabric and homemade face masks are not recommended.

Vaccination & booster shot

Haven't been able to get vaccinated and/or a booster shot 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. At specific locations on the campus, such as at X and the Science Centre, you may be asked for your 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. 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.

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.

Further information in English can be found here.

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

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, even if you have no symptoms. Always get tested at the Municiple Health Services if your test result is positive; 

​​​​​​​Not able to go to campus because of quarantine or corona symptoms

Do you have to stay compulsory at home because of corona symptoms or are in quarantine and therefore unable to attend an exam or compulsory practical (totally or partially)?

  • For exams the lecturer (and Board of Examiners) will consider what is feasible for each subject.
  • For the practical please contact the lecturer as soon as possible to find a suitable and feasible solution.

Students who are not able to go to campus for a longer period due to health reasons are advised to contact their academic counsellor.

 

Catering

This information was updated on 17 January 2022

Due to the recent change in corona measures, more catering facilities on the TU Delft campus will be open for take-away as of Wednesday, January 19. Check the schedule below to see which locations will be open. There will be limited seating available in our seating areas with a maximum of 75 people.

Click here for the schedule starting on Wednesday 19 January

The new schedule will be in place until Friday February 4, subject to possible changes due to the corona measures.

 

X

This information was updated on 17 January 2022

During the press conference on Friday, 14 January, the relaxation of some of the coronavirus restrictions was announced. As a result, you can now return to X for most of our programme, including in the evenings. Read the latest corona update from X.