Programme Choice Check

(Mandatory) Matching

The TU Delft finds it of utmost importance that you choose the right study programme. Therefore we offer matching activities and give feedback. Matching helps you to make an informed choice. From December on, if you have applied via Studielink, you will receive further information.

For the programmes Electrical EngineeringApplied PhysicsApplied MathematicsMarine Technology and Molecular Science & Technology participating in the matching activities is mandatory. Numerus fixus programmes do not offer matching activities, because they have a selection procedure where matching is a part of the selection tests.

Binding recommendation

If you are going to study at Delft next year, you will receive a Binding recommendation on continuation of studies (generally known by its Dutch abbreviation BSA) at the end of the year. 

TU Delft considers it important for you to spend some time during your first year – as well as beforehand – to decide whether you have chosen the right programme. If you get very few credits, it is likely that you have chosen the wrong programme. In that case, you need to think about other options. 

That is why all students taking a Bachelor’s degree programme at TU Delft will receive a BSA at the end of their first year of study. This means that you will have to gain a certain minimum of 45 ECTS credits during your first year of studies in order to be allowed to proceed to the second year. Which is 3/4 of the total number (60 ECTS) of credits you can achieve during the first year. 

If you fail to achieve this norm, your registration for the programme will be terminated and you will not be allowed to register for the same programme for four years. It goes without saying that you will receive interim advice and guidance during the year.

Modern Migration Policy Act

The TU Delft is obliged by law to monitor the study progress of international students residing in the Netherlands on a residence permit. The Modern Migration Policy Act rule concerns Non-European students with a student residence permit applied for via TU Delft. 
A non-EU student must pass at least 50% of the nominal study workload (in ECTS) in an academic year. If you are in a preparation year or Bridging programme, you need to have 100% (in ECTS) credits. In the event of insufficient study progress, the educational institution will report this to the IND and the residence permit may be revoked. 

Note that all BSc students need to get at least 75% (or 45 ECTS) in their first year in order to be allowed to continue to their second year.