Students and education

These regulations are specifically provided with regard to teaching and students. The regulations for legal protection and student participation can be found in the respective parts of this ‘Regulations’ site.

The regulations are explained in the student charter, which annually sets out the rights and obligations of the parties involved in the educational process: the student and the institution. All regulations relevant to students are listed as an appendix to the charter.

Regulation for online proctored exams
After consultation with the examination committees and with advice from the central Student Council, the Executive Board has adopted the 'TU Delft Online Proctored Examination' regulation that will take effect on 29 May. In the regulation you will find what responsibilities lecturers and students have in using and participating in this assessment method. You will also find more information about privacy and data security and where you as a teacher and/or student can go with questions.

Enrolment and Tuition Fee Regulations
These regulations include:

  • the level of institutional tuition fees per category of student;
  • the procedures for enrolment, termination and refund of tuition fees;
  • the admission requirements for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes (required prior education and any supplementary requirements) in general (they are fully set out in the Teaching and Examination Regulations for each programme).

TU Delft Selection and Placement Regulations

Under the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW), the Executive Board has the power to impose a numerus fixus for certain Bachelor's degree programmes when teaching capacity requires this. A numerus fixus applies to six Bachelor’s degree programmes. As of 1 September 2017, selection for these programmes is no longer made by means of a central draw. Instead, the individual departments will select the students.

Regulations need to be drawn up for the selection, in which, among other things, the qualitative selection criteria and the selection procedure are included. The university-wide Selection and Placement Regulations set out the general principles for selection, as well as aspects concerning enrolment and admission which are part of the central task of a university. Actual selection takes place for each degree programme. The dean draws up regulations for each limited enrolment (numerus fixus) programme that set out the specific selection criteria and implementation of the selection procedure. 

TU Delft Profiling Fund Scheme
This scheme includes the conditions under which financial assistance is granted by the Executive Board to students who fall behind in their studies due to exceptional circumstances as referred to in Article 7.51, paragraph 2, of the Higher Education and Research Act. This financial provision is called the Profiling Fund. A distinction is made between delay due to circumstances beyond one's control (illness, family circumstances etc.) and delays that result from an administrative activity recognised by the Executive Board. The latter concerns administrative work for all kinds of student organisations, in participation bodies and in special student projects.

TU Delft Facilities Regulation for Student Organisations
The Facilities Regulation for Student Organisations contains detailed rules about subsidising facilities for student organisations. On the one hand, recognised student organisations can qualify for the standard grant that applies to organisations that are not otherwise supported by TU Delft (so participation bodies, study associations and sports/cultural organisations are excluded). On the other hand, new student initiatives can be eligible for an innovation grant. This regulation includes the conditions for financial support, the requirements for a grant application, which costs qualify for financial support, when a grant application can be refused, what obligations the student organisation has and provisions regarding the payment and recovery of grants.

TU Delft Management Regulations for the Use of Educational ICT Facilities by Students
These regulations contain house rules for students’ use of ICT facilities at TU Delft (computer network and TU equipment connected to it). They state who is granted access to the ICT facilities and what these can and cannot be used for.

The Regulations for the limitation of data traffic for TU Delft student lodgings with FttD have been established based on these regulations.

The TU Delft network, which allows for internet and email traffic, is connected to the network in student lodgings – the Fibre-to-the-Dormitory (FttD) network. These regulations limit data usage, so excessive use is prevented

TU Delft Regulations for the Use of Buildings, Premises and Facilities by Students and Visitors
These regulations contain the ‘house rules’ about how visitors and students should go about using buildings, premises and facilities at TU Delft. They also contain measures that can be taken if the house rules are violated.

Code of Conduct for the Use of English
The Code of Conduct for the Use of English serves as a quality guarantee for the use of English as a language of instruction for the TU Delft degree programmes. According to the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW), teaching is done in Dutch, but the act provides criteria for exceptions.

Because of the predominantly international character of the Master’s degree programmes, these courses, the instruction, the course material and the examinations are offered in English. An assessment is made for each Bachelor's degree programme to determine whether teaching should take place in English. Criteria such as the specific nature, set-up or quality of the education, as well as the origin of the students, play a role in this assessment.

The code contains guarantees about the quality of English used in teaching and examinations.

Implementation of the Binding Recommendation on Continuation of Studies at TU Delft
The Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) gives universities the power to issue positive and negative binding recommendations on the continuation of studies (BSA) to first-year students. This means that the university may use the BSA to remove a student from the Bachelor's degree programme in which he or she is enrolled or any other programme: the student will not be allowed to continue the degree programme he is enrolled in.

Every BSc student must achieve at least 45 ECTS in the subjects in the first year of study of their BSc degree programme in order to continue the programme. This standard, the counselling intervals during the academic year and the general procedure, including the assessment of personal circumstances, are included in this central BSA document. The implementation of the BSA takes place at faculty level.

Procedure and notification Study progress international students TU Delft
This concerns the method of implementation of the Modern Migration Policy Act ("Momi") at TU Delft.

TU Delft is a recognized sponsor for the Momi Act. In the event of insufficient study progress, the student's residence permit may be withdrawn. One of the tasks of the sponsor is to report to the IND that there is insufficient study progress - achieving less than 30 ECTS per year in the case of a full study. The present procedure regulates how TU Delft implements the observation and reporting of insufficient study progress.

Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics applies to the entire university community and is included in the ‘University management and administration’ section of this Regulations site.

Model Teaching and Examination Regulations
The dean for each degree programme must annually establish Teaching and Examination Regulations (OER). The OER sets out the applicable procedures and rights and obligations with regard to teaching and examinations. The Higher Education and Research Act describes which components must be included at minimum. The model OER is intended to assist the degree programmes in keeping the wording and content of the rules and procedures as consistent as possible for all students at TU Delft.

The model was produced for both Bachelor’s and Master's degree programmes. For each component, it contains a reference to the legal source, the implementation of employee participation and an indication of whether it contains guidelines from the Executive Board. Based on the model and after obtaining the approval or recommendations from the participation bodies, the dean establishes the OER for each degree programme. The OERs can be found on each faculty’s website. An explanation of the model is attached.

Model Rules and Guidelines for the Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners must adopt annual Rules and Guidelines (RRvE) for each degree programme. The Board of Examiners determines whether a student meets the conditions specified in the Teaching and Examination Regulations concerning the knowledge, insight and skills required to receive the degree. The Board of Examiners can set rules and guidelines about the implementation of its tasks and powers within the framework of the Higher Education and Research Act and the OER. To this end, a standard model has been drawn up that can be used by TU Delft Boards of Examiners. The model RRvE is related to the model adopted by the Executive Board.

The model RRvE is intended to assist the Boards of Examiners in keeping the wording and content of the rules and procedures as consistent as possible for all students at TU Delft. It has also achieved compliance with the Higher Education and Research Act and the model OER. The Boards of Examiners establish the RRvE for each degree programme based on the model. The RRvEs can be found on each faculty’s website.