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

Are you an international student seeking admission? Or are you a Dutch national seeking admission on the basis of a non-Dutch secondary school certificate?  

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 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.

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.*

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)

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.

Denmark

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

Estonia

Accepted diplomas:
Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus

European Baccalaureate

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

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 Eniaiou Lykeiou/Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou

Hungary

Accepted diplomas:
Gimnaziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány

India

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

International Baccalaureate

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

Ireland

Accepted diplomas:
Leaving Certificate in 6 subjects (2 of which higher level with grade A, B or C)

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: 
University Entrance certificate with National Certificate of Educational Achievement level 3

Nigeria*

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

Poland

Accepted diplomas:
Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego

Romania

Accepted diplomas:
Diploma de Bacalaureat

Scotland

Accepted diplomas:
Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE) with 3 Advanced Higher Grades

Slovakia

Accepted diplomas:
Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške of a Gymnázium

Slovenia

Accepted diplomas:
Matura
Secondary School-Leaving Diploma
Technical Matura

Spain

Accepted diplomas:
Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU)
Título de Bachillerato
Prueba de Acceso

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:
Maturitätszeugnis
Diplôme de Maturité

United Kingdom

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

United States

Accepted diplomas:
American High School with Advanced Placement Tests (with additional conditions)

* Additionally we require you to have finished one year at a recognised Science University (including 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.

Required documents

  1. 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 of the four languages. 
  2. 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. 
  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.

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2 Language requirements

Language requirements for Dutch taught bachelor programmes

Proficiency in Dutch

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

If you already do have some knowledge of the Dutch language you have to take a placement test. 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 go to the 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 Industrial Design, BSc Clinical Technology) already have to be proficient in Dutch when they apply. They cannot participate in the TU Delft language course.
  • Note 3: An ‘NT2/II’ Dutch language certificate does not qualify 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

English test requirement

  • TOEFL 70 (internet based) or
  • IELTS 5.5 (Academic version, Overall Band Score) or

Certificates older than two years (this is the date on which your certificate has arrived at TU Delft's Central International Office) are not accepted. As the whole process of collecting information, registering for the tests and receiving the test results may take several months, we advise you to register for the Cambridge (University Certificate of Proficiecy in English (CPE) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), IELTS or TOEFL several months before starting your application.

You are required to take one of the following language tests: the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or the University of Cambridge: ‘First Certificate in English’, Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

The required minimum scores are:

  • Cambridge (University of Cambridge, ‘First Certificate in English’) - Grade B

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.

Language requirements for fully English taught bachelor programmes

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

Certificates older than two years (this is the date on which your certificate has arrived at TU Delft's Central International Office) are not accepted. As the whole process of collecting information, registering for the tests and receiving the test results may take several months, we advise you to register for the Cambridge (University Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), IELTS or TOEFL several months before starting your application.

English test requirement
You are required to take one of the following language tests: the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or the University of Cambridge: ‘First Certificate in English’, Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). 

The required minimum scores are:

TOEFL iBT 90 (internet based).  For the intake 2019 we will also a require a minimum score of 21 for each section.

  • IELTS 6.5 (Academic version, Overall Band Score). For the intake 2019 we will also a require a minimum score of 6.0 for each section.
  • Cambridge (University Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

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

  1. An original language certificate (TOEFL, IBT, IELTS, Academic version or   University of Cambridge, ‘First Certificate in English’. For the Bachelor programme Aerospace engineering, Applied Earth Sciences and Nanobiology  at least the Cambridge ‘Certificate in Advanced English’ is required).  
  2. The official TOEFL certificate. The TOEFL organisation can send the score directly to TU Delft if you provide them with the university code: 0031. For 'school type' select 'graduate schools’ and for 'department' select ‘any other department not listed'. 
  3. You need to upload your English-language certificate or a screen print with your test results (from the test organisation’s website) which we will use to process your application. You need to bring the original certificate or a certified copy with you when coming to Delft. Please also bring this document if you have instructed the test organisation to send a certificate to TU Delft.

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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).

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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 2018

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  

Each study year, you are allowed to apply for a maximum of two numerus clausus programmes. It is allowed to choose the same numerus clausus programme at two different educational institutions. Exceptions to this are  the following study programmes: Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy and Dental Hygiene. You can only apply for these programmes at one institution. 

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.  

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

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