BSc with Dutch diploma


Vwo-Diploma

In order to start a TU Delft programme, you may need to take some extra courses(deficiencies) to complete your profile. For a VWO-Diploma there are 4 profiles: NT, NG, EM, and CM. Please see graphic. These deficiencies are intended to compensate for gaps  in your Vwo education. All deficiencies must be eliminated to start a programme at TU Delft. There are several institutions that can help you with this. For more information about deficiencies please scroll down.


Hbo-Propaedeutic

  1. Hbo-students with a vwo-diploma, see the profile requirements vwo-diploma
  2. Hbo-students with have/mbo previous education are required to eliminate deficiencies to compensate for gaps in the education level, in comparison to vwo-level, before enrolment. This must be done for the following subjects:
    • Mathematics B, this applies to all bachelor programmes.
    • Physics, this applies to all bachelor's programmes with the exception of Computer Science and Engineering and Applied Mathematics.   
    • Chemistry, this applies only to Applied Earth Sciences, Life Science & Technology, Molecular Science & Technology, Clinical Technology and Nanobiology.    
    • Biology, this applies only to Nanobiology and Clinical Technology
  3. Hbo-students with an international previous education who would like to gain access to a bachelor programme, need to fulfil the Dutch language requirement, in addition to the above mentioned requirements. The following programmes are exceptions to this rule: Aerospace Engineering, Applied Earth Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering and Nanobiology.

Associate degree

Under certain conditions, you can start the first year of a TU Delft bachelor programme after obtaining your associate degree. Before you can be enrolled, you need to ensure that your level of mathematics and possibly also physics, biology and chemistry are at the required vwo-level. We call this eliminating deficiencies.

You are admissible under the following conditions:

  1. You are an associate degree student with a vwo-diploma, see the profile requirements vwo-diploma.
  2. You are an associate degree student with a havo/mbo previous education and you need to compensate for gaps in education level in comparison to vwo-level. You would need to eliminate deficiencies before enrolment for the following subjects:
    • Mathematics B or T, this applies to all bachelor programmes.
    • Physics, this applies to all bachelor's programmes with the exception of Computer Science and Engineering and Applied Mathematics.   
    • Chemistry, this applies only to Applied Earth Sciences, Life Science & Technology, Molecular Science & Technology, Clinical Technology and Nanobiology.    
    • Biology, this applies only to Nanobiology and Clinical Technology
  3. You are an associate degree student with an international previous education who would like to gain access to a bachelor programme and you need to fulfil the Dutch language requirement, in addition to the above-mentioned requirements. The following programmes are exceptions to this: Aerospace Engineering, Applied Earth Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering and Nanobiology.

If you are applying for a selection programme, you must have eliminated any deficiencies before 15 July and have submitted them to the Student Administration. For more information, see the Numerus Clausus information.

It is possible to request an extension of the deadline of 15 July. This extension can be granted until 15 august at the latest. You can submit this extension request via the Contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl.

Before 1 October a certified copy * of your exam result(s) from the required course(s) must be provided to the Student Administration, Jaffalaan 9a, 2628 BX Delft.


Deficiencies

The term deficiencies refers to the elements that are missing from a student’s previous studies but are mandatory for taking examinations in the degree courses. Prospective students may have deficiencies in mathematics, physics and for some degree courses in chemistry and biology as well.

Deficiencies need to be eliminated before September 1st of the year in which you enrol by achieving a “sufficient” result at one of the following institutions mentioned below.

  • For general programmes (starting Sept 1st) a certified copy * of the result(s) needs to be in possession of the Student Administration, team Enrolment & Finance, Jaffalaan 9a, 2628 BX Delft by September 20th.
  • If you have enroled for a selection study, you must have eliminated the deficiencies by July 15th and submitted the certificates to the Student Administration, team Enrolment & Finance, Jaffalaan 9a, 2628 BX Delft.
    For more information, see the Numerus clausus-site.
    • Before the deadline of July 15th, it is possible for the student to request a postponement. This postponement can be granted until 15 August at the latest.
      You can submit this request via Contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl.

Several institutions offer courses with corresponding tests to eliminate your deficiencies. Institutions such as preliminary examsBoswell-BètaKorteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics and Wismon.

Please contact the institutions well in advance for more information or to register for a course.

The entry requirement for English states that; The certificate for English may not be older than 2 years.

* A certified copy of the diploma or certificate is a copy bearing an original certification stamp as well as the signature or initials from the institution of education. You can have a certified copy prepared by your own institution. It is also possible to take the original document to the service desk of the Contact Centre and to obtain a certified copy there. 


Colloquium Doctum

The Colloquium Doctum  is a special and strict admission procedure for prospective students who:

  • Are not directly admissible to a university program because of their diploma.
  • As per 1 September are 21 years or older
  • Have a Dutch educational background and have sufficient communication skills in Dutch.

For more information, please contact Contact Centre, with subject: Colloquium Doctum via contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl.


Numerus clausus programmes

For some programmes, TU Delft selects students based on a selection criteria. These programmes are:

The deadline for application for a Numerus Clausus programmes is 15 January (23:59 CET).

After applying via Studielink and the TU Delft online application portal, you'll receive more information about the selection procedure.

The outcome of the final ranking is announced mid-April.

NOTE: Applicants applying for a Numerus Clausus programme may apply for one additional regular programme as a backup. The deadline for the backup application is 1 April (23:59 CEST). The backup application will only be processed if the applicant requests to withdraw the NF application and/or when a non-EU applicant hasn’t been offered a place by June 15.

Want to know more about the selection and placement regulations? Please click here. General questions? Please check out our FAQs.


Mandatory Matching

For the programmes Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics mandatory matching applies. This means that you have to do the matching activities, otherwise you cannot be enrolled for the programme. Therefore, apply by 1 May. In case of a non-Dutch pre-university education you have to apply before 1 April.

For more information

Electrical Engineering
Applied Physics
Applied Mathematics
Marine Technology

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