BSc with international diploma

Admission Requirements Required application documents
1 A secondary school diploma which is considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university (VWO) diploma A certified copy of your original diploma (+ translation, if necessary)

A certified copy of your complete list of grade
2 Proof of language proficiency TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge
3 CV An extensive resume written in English.
4 Proof of identity Photocopy of the page(s) of your passport that give your name, date of birth, place of birth and the passport expiration date.
If applicable
5 If you already live in the Netherlands: residence permit Copy of residence permit, front and back side of the card 
6 Numerus Clausus study programme 

The following BSc programmes only allow a maximum number of students:
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences
  • Industrial Design Engineering
  • Clinical Technology
  • Nanobiology
Depends on selection criteria BSc programme.

1 Admission Requirements & Required Documents

A Dutch pre-University (VWO) diploma qualifies for admission to the Dutch Bachelor's programmes of TU Delft. If you do not have a Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO), the following requirements apply:  

Secondary school diplomas considered equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma on the condition that the student has passed the final examinations in the following subjects.

Required final examinations subject: For:
Mathematics All BSc programmes
Physics All BSc programmes, except Computer Science and Engineering, and Applied Mathematics
Chemistry BSc Applied Earth Sciences
BSc Clinical Technology
BSc Life Science & Technology
BSc Molecular Science & Technology
BSc Nanobiology
Biology BSc Nanobiology
BSc Clinical Technology

Please check below for information on countries, diplomas and specific subject requirements.

European Baccalaureat

European Baccalaureat

There are additional conditions for this diploma. Click here for more information.

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

There are additional conditions for this diploma. Click here for more information.

Refugees

Refugees

Refugees with a Non EU secondary school diploma have to finish the complete "Boswell Betaschakelprogramma" or any other Dutch recognised University Science Foundation year.In order to apply you will have to follow the same application procedure as all other prospective students withan International secondary school diploma.

If you do not meet the admission requirements in orderto study at theTU Delft you can follow the regularsecondary education within the Netherlands.

See for all information: https://www.tudelft.nl/onderwiis/toelating-en-aanmelding/bsc-nederlands-diploma/l-toelatingseisen/

TU Delft does not accept separate Dutch language, English language and VWO certificates but only diplomas.


Africa*

West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC)
This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma.*
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma.*
Independent Examination Board (lEB).
This secondary education is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university.

Australia

NSW: Higher School Certificate

  • Nothern Territory: Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training
  • Queensland/South Australia/Tasmania/Victoria/Western Australia: Certificate of Education
Austria

Accepted diplomas:
Reifezeugnis of a Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule

Belgium

Accepted diplomas:
Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieure
ASO

Bulgaria

Accepted diplomas:
Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (DZSO)

Canada

Ontario School Diploma (OSSD) met 6 university preparation courses of

  • Ontario Academic Courses (OACs)
  • Diplome d' Études Collégiales (DEC) met de toevoeging préuniversitaire (2 jaar)
  • Other diploma's: on request
Caribbean
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) The CAPE is required with three double units in general/academic subjects and an overall grade of l-V.
China

If the student passed the Gaokao entrance exam and he has obtained admission to a ‘Project 211’ university, the student’s level is considered to be equivalent to the pre-university Dutch vwo diploma.

Croatia

Svjedodzba o maturi / Svjedodzba o drzavnoj maturi / Potvrda o polozenim ispitimaBTzFvne mature (Matura Certificate / State Matura Certificate)

Cyprus

Apolytirio Lykefou with an overall average mark of at least 15.

Denmark

Accepted diplomas:
Studentereksamenbevis (STX)/Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

Estonia

Accepted diplomas:
Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus

Finland

Accepted diplomas:
Studenteksamen/Ylioppilastutkintotodistus

France

Accepted diplomas:
Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré
Baccalaureate Serie S (with additional conditions)

Germany

Accepted diplomas:
Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife
Abitur (with additional conditions)

Greece

Accepted diplomas:
Apolytirio (Genikou) Lykeiou with an overall average mark of 10 or higher

Hungary

Accepted diplomas:
Gimnaziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány

Iceland

Stüdentspróf (academic) (Matriculation Certificate)

India

Accepted diplomas:
SSCE of the CBSE/CISCE (with additional conditions)

Ireland

Accepted diplomas:
Leaving Certificate (at least 6 exam subjects of which at least Mathematics and Physics at higher level with a result of H1-H4)

Indonesia*

This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma. *

Israel

Accepted diplomas:
Te ’udat Bagrût

Italy

Accepted diplomas: 
Diploma di Maturità/Superamento dell’esame di Stato Conclusivo

Latvia

Accepted diplomas: 
Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību

Liechtenstein

Accepted diplomas: 
Maturazeugnis

Lithuania

Accepted diplomas: 
Brandos Atestatas

Luxembourg

Accepted diplomas: 
Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaire, Enseignement Classique ou Moderne

Malta

Accepted diplomas: 
Advanced Matriculation (AM)

Marocco*

This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma.*

New-Zealand

Accepted diplomas: 
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with New Zealand University Entrance

Nigeria*

This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma. *

Poland

Accepted diplomas:
Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego

Portugal

Diploma do Ensino Secundario in cursos cientfficos humanisticos stream and an average mark of at least 14. When applying, please make sure that your transcript indicates the stream.

Romania

Accepted diplomas:
Diploma de Bacalaureat

Scotland

Accepted diplomas:
Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE) with 3 Advanced Higher Grades (mandatory Mathematics and Physics)

Slovakia

Accepted diplomas:
Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške of a Gymnázium

Slovenia

Accepted diplomas:
Matura
Secondary School-Leaving Diploma
Technical Matura

Spain

Accepted diplomas:
Titulo de Bachiller

Surinam

Accepted diplomas:
Vwo (with additional conditions)

Turkey*

This secondary school diploma is not considered to be equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma. *

Sweden

Accepted diplomas:
Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan

Switzerland

Accepted diplomas:
Maturitatsausweis or Certificat de Maturité

United Kingdom

Accepted diplomas:
GCE/A-certificates (with additional conditions)

United States

Accepted diplomas:
American High School with USA Collegeboard Advanced Placement tests (with additional conditions). 

* Additionally we require you to have finished one year at a recognised Science University (including a pass for the required Science subjects for the specific Bachelor of Science programme of your choice).Please note that no rights can be derived from this information and the final eligibility/admissibility to the programme will always be determined by the Admission Office.

You can apply for a BSc programme if you're in the last year of your secondary school
Required documents

  1. A certified copy of your complete list of grades in the original language (if you are in the last year of your secondary school studies you need to upload a certified copy of your most recent list of grades in the original language). Is the document in a language other than English, French, German or Dutch? Then you must also upload a certified translation of your list of grades in one of these four languages.
  2. If already available a certified copy of your secondary school diploma (or certificates) in the original language. Is the document in a language other than English, French, German or Dutch? Then you must also upload a certified translation of your secondary school diploma (or certificates) in one o f t h e four languages.
  3. If you have already studied at a university of Science we request you to also upload a certified copy of your most recent list of grades (transcript) in addition to your secondary school diploma/certificate. Your former studies may exempt you from some modules of the Bachelor programme. However, please note that you can only apply for exemptions if you are admitted and after you have arrived in Delft.
  4. If you study a Dutch Foundation Year (f.e. Boswell Beta schakeljaar, VASVU) you must upload your proof of registration and upload an overview of all the subjects and level (if applicable) of the final exams you will take.

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2 Language Requirements

Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Nanobiology and Applied Earth Sciences

Proficiency in Dutch

There are no requirements for proficiency in Dutch. 

Proficiency in English*

You are required to pass one of the following language tests with the indicated minimum score requirement:

  • TOEFL iBT 90 (internet based), or
  • IELTS 6.5 (Academic version, Overall Band Score), or
  • University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). 

 

People’s Republic of China nationals 
For visa purposes you need a Nuffic certificate as proof of your English language proficiency. In order to obtain the Nuffic certificate you will need to take the IELTS or TOEFL internet-based test.

As it may take a considerable amount of time before you receive your test results, we advise you to register for the test of your choice months before starting your application.

*The following applicants are exempted from the English test requirement:

  • Nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate diploma, or European secondary school diploma (pre-university certificate) considered equivalent to the Dutch pre-university education, with English as a final examination subject. Please note that a ‘pass’ (sufficient score) for English is required on your secondary school certificate.


Required documents for English taught Bachelor programmes

Your digital application file must contain one of the following documents (if applicable)*:

  • a copy of the original language certificate, i.e. TOEFL** (iBT), IELTS, Cambridge CAE or CPE (if applicable). 

Certificates that are older than two years on the day you have uploaded the document and completed your application, are not accepted.

*Please note that you are always obliged to bring the original certificate or a certified copy with you when coming to Delft.

** In case of TOEFL, you can request the TOEFL organisation to send the score to TU Delft by providing them with the university code 0031. For 'school type' select 'graduate schools' and for 'department' select 'any other department not listed'.  Or, if you are yet to receive the original certificate at the time of application, you may upload a screen shot of your test result from the test organisation's website. 

Fully Dutch taught bachelor programmes

Proficiency in Dutch                              

A good command of the Dutch language is required for the Bachelor programmes.

If you already have some knowledge of the Dutch language, you have to take a placement test at the TU Delft’s Centre for Languages and Academic Skills. The result will indicate which level is most suitable for your purposes. The written part of the test takes 1,5 hours and will normally be followed by an interview with a teacher. To make an appointment for a placement test please contact the Language Centre secretary’s office

If you don’t have any knowledge of the Dutch language you are required to take the language course offered by: TU Delft’s Centre for Languages and Academic Skills. You can start this course only in August or September (in the year before the start of your Bachelor of Science programme). You need to apply for this course before June, 1. 

  • Note 1: You can only start the Dutch language course or take a placement test if you received the TU Delft admission letter stating that you are (conditionally) admitted. Registration in Studielink therefore, is not sufficient. 
  • Note 2: Candidates for numerus clausus programmes BSc Clinical Technology and BSc Industrial Design already have to be proficient in Dutch in order to participate in the selection process. They cannot participate in the TU Delft language course.
  • Note 3: The BSc Architecture programme is fully Dutch taught. Applicants have to fulfill the Dutch language proficiency before the start of their study programme. The selection process of Architecture can be done in the English as well as in the Dutch language.
  • Note 4: An ‘NT2/II’ Dutch language certificate does not qualify you for admission. If you are in possession of an NT2-II (‘National Examination’) certificate you have to follow one of the mandatory scientific language courses at the Centre for Languages and Academic Skills.

 

Proficiency in English

You are required to pass one of the following language tests with the indicated minimum score requirement:

  • TOEFL iBT 70 (internet based), or
  • IELTS 5.5 (Academic version, Overall Band Score), or
  • Cambridge 'First Certificate in English' (FCE) - Grade B

As it may take a considerable amount of time before you receive your test results, we advise you to register for the test of your choice months before starting your application.

The following applicants are exempted from the English test requirement:

  • Nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate diploma, or European secondary school diploma (pre-university certificate) considered equivalent to the Dutch pre-university education, with English as a final examination subject. Please note that a ‘pass’ (sufficient score) for English is required on your secondary school certificate.
  • Applicants who hold a University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). 


Required documents for Dutch taught bachelor programmes

Your digital application file must contain one of the following documents*:

  • A copy of the original English language certificate, i.e. TOEFL** (iBT), IELTS, Cambridge FCE, CAE or CPE.
  • If applicable: upload your Dutch language certificate. If you obtain this on a later date, you can upload this in Osiris later.

Certificates that are older than two years on the day you have uploaded the document and completed your application, are not accepted.

*Please note that you are always obliged to bring the original certificate or a certified copy with you when coming to Delft.

** In case of TOEFL, you can request the TOEFL organisation to send the score to TU Delft by providing them with the university code 0031. For 'school type' select 'graduate schools' and for 'department' select 'any other department not listed'.  Or, if you are yet to receive the original certificate at the time of application, you may upload a screen shot of your test result from the test organisation's website.


3 Curriculum Vitae written in English

Please indicate as well the name of your Secondary School diploma, the exam subjects / levels (Please check the specific (additional) diploma requirements).

Additionally mention when you're currently studying at a Science University or are enrolled in a Foundation Year. You have to mention the name of the program, the level you will achieve and the subjects you are taking.

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4 Proof of identity

Required document
A photocopy of the page (or pages) of your passport that give your name, date of birth, place of birth and the passport expiration date.

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5 Already living in the Netherlands

In case you already live in The Netherlands you need to upload a copy of your residence permit (front and back side of the card).

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6 Numerus clausus programmes

Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands will select students for numerus clausus programmes (selection and placement study programmes) themselves. This is called 100% selection. Each educational institution will set its own selection criteria. This will ensure that students enrol into the programme that suits them best. The deadline for application for a Numerus Clausus programmes is 15 January 2019

Numerus clausus studies at TU Delft are: 

Please click on the programme of your choice for further information about their decentral selection methods: 

A maximum of two applications for numerus clausus programmes  

You can only apply for one (Numerus Clausus) programme at TU Delft. After applying via Studielink and the TU Delft online application portal, you'll receive more information about the selection procedure and extra required documents from the study programme after January, 15.

In case you would like to apply for a regular programme as well, as a "reserve" second choice next to your first choice, the Numerus Clausus programme we require you to complete and submit this application as well in Osiris before the application deadline!
Please note that we will only process your application for the Numerus Clausus Programme, the programme of your first choice. The outcome of the final ranking will be announced by Mid-April. If you are not ranked within the fixed capacity by June 1, we ask you to withdraw your Numerus Clausus application from Studielink. Only after you withdraw this application in Studielink we can process the programme of your second choice.

Do you have questions about numerus clausus programmes at TU Delft? Ask them online.

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