A nomination letter from your exchange coordinator / project supervisor at your home university stating their name and indicating they approve your application to the TU Delft.
Language certificate requirements
TU Delft carefully monitors the English language proficiency of incoming exchange students. If a student does not fulfil the TU Delft language requirements, our partner university will receive a warning and, in the case of repetition students from this university will be required to submit an official language test result (TOEFL, IELTS of Cambridge Certificate). In order to be considered for an exchange-programme, you have to prove your English is at a sufficient level.
Our language skills policy is based on the Erasmus+ guiding principle of the EC that the sending institution (as per the E+ bilateral agreement with the receiving institution) will provide the necessary language support such that all nominated candidates will demonstrate the recommended level of language proficiency for their programme or teaching period before commencing their exchange. We trust our partner universities to nominate students with language level C1 or higher in English.
Required document: A signed statement from your University Erasmus + coordinator or Language Institute stating your English language level is C1 or higher.
Proficiency in English has to be uploaded in the exchange application:
- An original TOEFL test with an overall band score of at least 90. Please note that TU Delft only accepts the TOEFL internet-based test and does not accept TOEFL Mybest scores.
- or an IELTS (academic version) with an overall Band score of at least 6.5;
- or proof that you have passed the University of Cambridge 'Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)' or the University of Cambridge 'Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)'
Certificates older than two years are not accepted. Required scores should be obtained in one single test, no combination of different tests will be accepted.
The following students are exempted from taking the English language test:
- Nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland and Singapore.
- BSc and MSc graduates who obtained their qualification in one of the above countries.
- Students currently enrolled in a BSc/MSc programme in one of the above countries where the degree is fully taught in English. Required document: the home university can provide a statement confirming this.
A clear and relevant 400 - 500 word motivation letter in English
Please address the following points:
- Why would you like to take part in an exchange program
- Why did you choose TU Delft and your course selection at the faculty of application?
- If applicable, why do you want to follow your chosen course/s at a TU Delft Faculty that has no student exchange agreement with your home university.
- What prior skills/knowledge have you gained that will help you succeed in the course/s
- If you would like to conduct an Exchange (research) project, please include a research proposal and any relevant experience to support your choice, only include this if your chosen faculty allows this.
- Your future academic/career plans
Transcript of records
Authorised list of transcripts. If not available in English, a translation must be enclosed, along with a description of the institution’s credit system.
Nationals of the People’s Republic of China, even if currently studying outside of China, must apply for the certificate as soon as possible, since we cannot apply for your visa and residence permit without it.
Chinese exchange students studying outside the People’s Republic of China may apply for an exemption by:
When submitting their application, students must:
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For Erasmus+ students only.
Only students who have received an admission letter from TU Delft and their course/s have been approved by the home university and TU Delft, can continue with their Erasmus+ Learning Agreement.
Students must find out from their home university how they will be processing the Learning Agreements with their partners. There are different options available to Erasmus+ students:
Please note: Students applying at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and the Faculty of Industrial Design and Engineering will be notified in which course package they will be enrolled. After this, students must then send the Learning Agreement to the faculty exchange coordinators to be signed via one of the options above.