Minors

Thematical minor

Register your preference for two minors via OSIRIS Student between 3 May and  31 May. The order of which you register your preference does not influence your chances of being selected for a minor. A lottery will take place at the end of June. You will receive an e-mail stating for which minor you have been either registered or placed on a waiting list. Please note: following placement after the lottery, the second preference will be cancelled. The second minor registration period is open from 1 July up to and including 15 August. You have the opportunity to opt for another minor if:

  • you were not placed in the minor through the lottery
  • you were not selected for a selection minor
  • owing to insufficient registration, the minor has been cancelled

Placement during the second registration period takes place in order of registration. No lottery is therefore held. If you were placed for a minor but subsequently decide not to participate, please deregister as soon as possible by sending a mail to minors@tudelft.nl. This makes room for other students on the waiting list.

Note: Do not register if you have participated in a minor before and have not finished it yet.

Procedure selection minors

Some minors require admission by means of selection by the Minor Coordinator. For these minors you must also register during the 1st registration period. If you registrate for a selection minor, it will be treated as your first choice. The selection minors are not included in the lottery and may have deadlines different from those applicable to first registration period. You can find more information on the selection procedure in the relevant minor description at available minors.

Individually composed minor

This is a minor you compose yourself with varying educational elements. This minor has to comprise of a cohesive selection of courses by a university and on a 3rd year BSc programme-level.

Confer your selection at least 2 months in advance with your BSc-programme’s Examining Board with the Request Approval Free Minor.

Internship- or Study Abroad minor

Contact your faculty’s International Office for registration for a minor-period Abroad. Please be aware: if you wish to study abroad, a lot of affairs have to be arranged during your second BSc-year.

Contact your faculty’s Internship Office for more information about internships.

Bridging minor

Contact the Briding Minor Coordinator of the bridging minor you wish to participate in. You can find them on the main minor webpages.

Procedure in regard to second minor

Students registering for the first time for a minor take precedence over students who have already completed a minor. Do you want to follow a second minor? Then you will need approval of the board of examiners. Send an mail to minors@tudelft.nl afterwards. You will be registered by the Student Administration office but only after 15 August and provided there are still places available

If you wish to enroll in a minor at TU Delft, complete the following steps:
 
1. Apply for enrolment at TU Delft via Studielink.

  • Choose 'no' at the 'Start in first year'  option (see manual Studielink below)
  • Choose the TU Delft BSc programme offering the minor at 'Programme name' (see detail overview TU Delft minors).

 
After this application you will receive an e-mail with your TU Delft student number and your NetID. You will need this for registration for the minor of your choosing at TU Delft.
 
2. After applying for enrolment via Studielink, fill out the online application form. Find it at the bottom of this page.

  • External students can only apply for a minor at TU Delft between 1 and 31 May 2017.
  • You will receive an e-mail after 1 August about placement. EUR and Leiden students will receive this e-mail before 21 July.
  • You enrolment at TU Delft, which you applied for via Studielink, will only become final after admission to the minor.


In order to do a minor at Leiden or Rotterdam as a TU Delft student, you must take the following steps:

1. Check the admission requirements in the Minors overview at EUR and LEI for TU Delft students. Please note that, in Leiden, the courses are not clustered together in the first teaching period for all minors, as is the case in Delft. Consult the e-Prospectus of Leiden University to find out more about this. At Erasmus University Rotterdam, all the minors are 15 ECTS. For filling in the remaining 15 ECTS, please go to Step 5.


2.
 Register at the university offering the minor. It is only possible to register between 1 and 31 May. Please visit the website of EUR or Leiden to find out the relevant procedures.

Register at:

What do you need to do?

Leiden University

Complete the online registration form on the Minors website of Leiden University.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Complete the online registration form on the Minors website of Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Delft students can register for one minor at another LDE university. Moreover, you may indicate up to three preferences in Osiris for the minors offered at TU Delft.
The registration for a minor at an LDE university other than the home university is regarded as a preference registration and is therefore given priority. If you are placed in a minor at another LDE university, the preferences of TU Delft students are automatically removed from Osiris.

Exception: placement in a selection minor at EUR and TU Delft is always given priority over a registration at a different LDE university. Leiden University does not offer any selection minors. 
You will be notified about your placement at the end of June.

3. Next, you must ensure that you have an active Bachelor’s enrolment at TU Delft before 1 September.

4. After this, you must enrol as a guest student at the LDE university where you want to do the minor. This will give you access to the programmes, exams and student facilities (Blackboard, student card etc.) of that university.

  • For the LDE minors Responsible Innovation, Geo-resources for the Future and Frugal Innovation, you must have an active enrolment in all the three LDE universities: TU Delft, Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • For the LD minor Security, Safety and Justice (SSJ), you must have an active enrolment at TU Delft as well as at Leiden University.

I am placed in a minor at one of the following universities or in an LDE minor

What do I need to do (besides enrolling at my home university)?

Leiden University

You do not need to do anything. The enrolment takes place via an information exchange between the three LDE universities.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

You will receive an email requesting you to upload a passport photo in order to complete your enrolment as a guest student at EUR. Make sure that you upload your passport photo before 1 September. You cannot be registered without a passport photo.

 

5. Are you going to do a minor at Erasmus University Rotterdam? In that case, you will still need to fill in the remaining 15 ECTS. It is not possible to do two EUR minors in the same academic year. There are limited options for taking electives at EUR alongside the minor at EUR. Consequently, we advise you to fill in the remaining 15 ECTS with electives at TU Delft. You can also take electives at other universities. For filling in the remaining ECTS with electives, you need prior permission from your own Board of Examiners. You can request this permission via the ‘Flexible Minor Request’ form. Indicate the electives as well as the EUR minor of your choice in this form.

FAQ

1.      I haven't passed all my minor subjects yet. Do I have to re-enrol for the following academic year?

No, you do not have to re-enrol if you already enrolled in a previous academic year and the minor has not yet been completed.
Please note: Minor subjects in the minor programme are subject to change. Ask the coordinator of the minor about the transitional measures.

2.      I didn't pass one of my minor subjects. The minor has since been discontinued. Is it still possible to do a retake?
You will be given at least one opportunity to retake the exam during the next academic year.

3.      If my chosen minor is cancelled, will I be informed of this and also have the opportunity of choosing another minor?
You will be immediately informed by e-mail if the minor you've chosen is cancelled. You will have the opportunity to enrol for a different minor.

4.      Are there also minors taught in English?
Yes, almost all TU Delft minors are taught in English, with some exceptions. Have a look at our overview of available minors to see which minors are not taught in English.

5.      I received a five for one of the minor subjects. Can I compensate this mark with a seven from a different minor subject?
TU Delft has agreed that it is not possible to pass any subject with a five. You can find this in the ‘Rules and Guidelines for Examinations’ of your Bachelor’s programme. These examination requirements are listed on the faculty’s campus website.

6.      I'd like to follow a minor at another university. How can I arrange this?
Acceptance of a minor at another university has to be requested from your own Bachelor's degree programme's Board of Examiners via the Free Minor Form. Minors at the other universities of technology (TUs) are usually accepted. We advise you to ask the university in question whether you will be admitted to the minor. If this is the case, you will have to enrol at that university as well.

7.      How are the marks that I received at another university passed on to my degree programme?
You will have to request a transcript of your marks from the university in question and pass this on yourself to the Board of Examiners and the Student Administration of your degree programme.

8.      May I follow a minor at a University of Applied Sciences?
In principle, this is not possible, seeing that the minor must be at a level equivalent to third-year BSc subjects. Very occasionally, a minor at a University of Applied Sciences can meet these requirements. You should consult the Board of Examiners of your own Bachelor's degree programme for more information.

9.      I'd like to change my minor enrolment. After further consideration, I'd prefer to do a different minor. How can I arrange this?
You are able to enrol and unenrol yourself in a minor in Osiris during the first enrolment period. If you want to unenrol during the second enrolment period, please send an e-mail to
minors@tudelft.nl

10.  I'd like to compile my own minor programme from TU Delft subjects. When will the lecture timetable be published, so that I can be sure no two subjects coincide?
The minors offered by TU Delft are carefully compiled. Selecting a free minor is therefore not recommended. Should you nevertheless choose to do so, you will need to submit a well-founded application to the Board of Examiners of your own Bachelor’s degree programme.  This demands a high degree of independence and ample preparation time. Please note: it is not possible to simply join individual minor subjects without the prior permission of the coordinator of the minor. You should also take note of the requirements set by the degree programme itself. Personal timetables can be compiled in BlackBoard via the ‘My Student Info’ tab, under ‘My Timetable’. The timetables will be finalised by mid-August.

11.  I would like to do a second minor or certain components of a minor.
Students registrating for a minor for the first time are given priority status over students who have already completed a minor previously. If you want to enroll for a second minor, you will need permission from your own Bachelor's degree progamme's Board of Examinors. Once you have written permission from them, send an e-mail to minors@tudelft.nl. If there is a place available in your chosen minor, you will be registered by us and subsequently informed of this. Please note: placement is only possible after August 15 and only when there are still places available in the minor.

12.    Do I always need to enrol for two minors in the pre-enrolment period until 1 June?

No, you can choose to state only your first-choice minor during the first enrolment period. If you are entered on the waiting list for that minor, you can then decide to choose a different minor during the second enrolment period.

13.    If I a placed on the waiting list for the minor I've chosen during the first registration period, where can I check on which spot on the waiting list I sit and what the chances of me being placed are? Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to give you more information about your waiting list status. This is because we are solely dependent on students who are already placed but might opt out.

LDE-FAQ's

1a. I am a TU Delft student and I want to do a minor at EUR. The minors at EUR are 15 ECTS, while my minor is 30 ECTS. How can I fill in the remaining 15 ECTS?

It is not possible to do two EUR minors in the same academic year. There are limited options for taking electives at EUR alongside the minor at EUR. Consequently, we advise you to fill in the remaining 15 ECTS with electives at TU Delft. You can also take electives at other universities. For filling in the remaining ECTS with electives, you need prior permission from your own Board of Examiners. You can request this permission via the ‘Flexible Minor Request’ form. Indicate the electives as well as the EUR minor of your choice in this form. If you still want to do an elective at EUR, ensure that you find out in time about the various available options via the EUR University Guide to Elective Courses.

2b. I am a student at EUR and I want to do a minor at TU Delft. Is it possible to do a 15 ECTS minor?

Currently TU Delft offers two 15 ECTS minors:

·         Cities, Migration & Socio-Spatial Inequality

·         UNDER THE SKY - Experiencing Landscape Architecture

All the other minors at TU Delft are 30 ECTS. A minor in Delft must always be completed in full. At Delft, the teaching period for minors runs from 1 September to early February.

3. I am a student at EUR or at TU Delft and I want to do a minor at Leiden University. Where can I find information about the timetable and the teaching period?

You will find a description of the minors and the courses in the e-Prospectus. This also contains links to the faculty’s Timetable pages. The teaching period for each course is also indicated. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the contact listed in the e-Prospectus for the minor in question.

4a. As a Leiden student, I want to register for a minor at TU Delft or EUR. In that case, how many minors can I register for at my home university?

Leiden students can register for one minor at another LDE university. For the rest, there are no restrictions on the number of registrations for minors in uSis. You must cancel your registration for the Leiden minor if you are placed at TU Delft or at EUR.

4b. As a Delft student, I want to register for a minor at Leiden University or EUR. In that case, how many minors can I register for at my home university?

Delft students can register for one minor at another LDE university. Moreover, you may indicate up to three preferences in Osiris for the minors offered at TU Delft.

4c. As a Rotterdam student, I want to register for a minor at Leiden University or TU Delft. In that case, how many minors can I register for at my home university?

Rotterdam students can register for one minor at another LDE university. Moreover, you may indicate up to five preferences in Osiris for the minors offered at EUR.

Institution

LDE registration

+ Number of preferences at home university

Leiden students

1 registration at TUD or EUR

No restrictions on the number of registrations in uSis

TU Delft students

1 registration at LEI or EUR

+ max 3 preferences in TUD Osiris

EUR students

1 registration at TUD or LEI

+ max 5 preferences in EUR Osiris

 

5. I have registered for a minor at one of the other LDE universities as well as at my home university. Which registration is given priority?

The registration for a minor at an LDE university other than the home university is regarded as a preference registration and is therefore given priority. If you are placed in a minor at another LDE university, the preferences of EUR and TU Delft students are automatically removed from Osiris. Leiden students are responsible for cancelling their own registration for Leiden minors in uSis.

Exception:
placement in a selection minor at EUR and TU Delft is always given priority over a registration at a different LDE university. Leiden University does not offer any selection minors.

 

6. I want to change minors. Is this possible?

It is not possible to change minors either during or after the registration period (1 - 31 May).


7a. How can I register for a minor at another LDE university?

Register at:

What do you need to do?

Leiden University

Complete the online registration form on the Minors website of Leiden University in May.

TU Delft

For the minor at TU Delft, you must first register via Studielink. After this, complete the online registration form on the Minors website of TU Delft.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Complete the online registration form on the Minors website of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

 

Exception:

For the joint LDE minors, you must register at your home university:

- Responsible Innovation

- Frugal Innovation

- Geo-resources for the Future

- Safety, Security and Justice (Note: This is an LD minor. EUR students must register at TU Delft or Leiden University.)

 

7b. What is the prerequisite for doing a minor if I am placed in a minor at a partner university or in a joint LDE minor?

In order to do a minor at an LDE university other than your home university, you must have an active or a definitive enrolment for a Bachelor’s programme at your home university before 1 September. If a student does not have an active enrolment at his/her home university as of 1 September, he/she will be removed from the minor.

LD minor Security, Safety and Justice:

·         You must re-enrol in Studielink at Leiden University and TU Delft.

·         In addition, EUR students must also enrol at EUR.

Actions to be taken after placement in a regular minor at an LDE partner university

 I am placed in a minor at:

What do you need to do (besides enrolling at your home university)?

Leiden University

You do not need to do anything. The enrolment takes place via an information exchange between the three LDE universities.

 

TU Delft

Immediately after registration in Studielink, you must upload a passport photo for your TU Delft campus card via e-service.tudelft.nl. You can log in with your NetID, which is sent to you automatically after your registration in Studielink.

 

Erasmus University Rotterdam

You will receive an email requesting you to upload a passport photo in order to complete your enrolment as a guest student at EUR. Make sure that you upload your passport photo before 1 September. You cannot be registered without a passport photo.

 

Actions to be taken after placement in a joint LDE minor

(Responsible Innovation/Frugal Innovation/Geo-resources for the Future)

I am studying at:

What do you need to do (besides enrolling at your home university)?

Leiden University

For enrolling as a guest student at TU Delft:

Immediately after registration in Studielink, you must upload a passport photo for your TU Delft campus card via e-service.tudelft.nl. You can log in with your NetID, which is sent to you automatically after your registration in Studielink.

 

For enrolling as a guest student at Erasmus University:

You will receive an email requesting you to upload a passport photo. Make sure that you upload your passport photo before 1 September. Without a passport photo, you cannot be enrolled as a guest student at Erasmus University.

 

TU Delft

You do not have to do anything for your enrolment at Leiden University.

 

For enrolling as a guest student at Erasmus University:

You will receive an email requesting you to upload a passport photo. Make sure that you upload your passport photo before 1 September. Without a passport photo, you cannot be enrolled as a guest student at Erasmus University.

 

Erasmus University Rotterdam

You do not have to do anything for your enrolment at Leiden University.

 

For enrolling as a guest student at TU Delft:

Immediately after registration in Studielink, you must upload a passport photo for your TU Delft campus card via e-service.tudelft.nl. You can log in with your NetID, which is sent to you automatically after your registration in Studielink.

 

 

Actions to be taken after placement in the joint LD minor Safety, Security and Justice

I am studying at:

What do you need to do (besides enrolling at your home university)?

Leiden University

For enrolling as a guest student at TU Delft:

Immediately after registration in Studielink, you must upload a passport photo for your TU Delft campus card via e-service.tudelft.nl. You can log in with your NetID, which is sent to you automatically after your registration in Studielink.

 

TU Delft

You do not have to do anything for your enrolment at Leiden University.

 

Erasmus University Rotterdam

You do not have to do anything for your enrolment at Leiden University.

 

For enrolling as a guest student at TU Delft:

Immediately after registration in Studielink, you must upload a passport photo for your TU Delft campus card via e-service.tudelft.nl. You can log in with your NetID, which is sent to you automatically after your registration in Studielink.

 

 

8. I have been accepted for and placed in a minor at an LDE university other than my home university. Where do I find details about the start of the minor, the timetable, the teaching materials, etc.?

Institution

Practical information about the start of the minor

Leiden University

After you have been placed in a minor, you will receive more information about the start of the minor and other practical matters from the faculty/programme offering the minor.

TU Delft

Go to welcome.tudelft.nl

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Go to: www.eur.nl/minor/praktische_informatie/

 

9. I am placed in a minor at an LDE university other than my home university, but I do not wish to participate in this minor. Where do I cancel?

Institution

Cancel via:

Leiden University

Contact for the minor, see e-Prospectus

TU Delft

minors@tudelft.nl

Erasmus University Rotterdam

 Via the web contact form on www.eur.nl/minor

 

10. I have completed the minor. Will the results I have obtained now be registered automatically with my own programme?

No, this does not happen automatically. You are responsible for registering a list of marks for the minor with your own student administration. For this, you must have a list of marks showing the obtained results. Based on this list of marks, you can get your results registered at your home institution.

The list of marks for the minor can be obtained as follows:

             Institution

Obtaining minor list of marks

Leiden University

Contact the student administration of the programme in question.

TU Delft

At the end of the minor you will receive a list of marks with all the study results by post.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Go to the examination administration of the relevant faculty with a valid proof of identity. This is located in the E Building in Rooms EB-29 to EB-42. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.00 to 16.00.

 

11. What happens if a minor at TU Delft, Leiden University or Erasmus University is full?

For each minor, 33% of the available places are reserved for students from the other LDE universities in May. If the number of registrations is greater than the number of available places, lots are drawn to allocate the seats. If you are unsuccessful in the draw, you will be notified of this and you will have the option of submitting a new minor registration at the university that offers the minor, if places are available. This new minor registration cannot be for a selection minor. You also have the option of registering for a minor at your home university.

12. What happens if a minor is cancelled in the beginning of June?

A minor may be cancelled if there are not enough registrations for it. In this case, you will be notified of this and you will have the option of submitting a new minor registration at the university that has cancelled the minor, if places are available. This new minor registration cannot be for a selection minor. You also have the option of registering for a minor at your home university.

Deadlines 2017-2018

2 May 2017: 
Minor Event. Register here

3 until 31 May 2017: 
1st registration window minors in Osiris. External students can only register during this period.

1 July until 31 July 2017: 
2nd register window minors in Osiris. Beware: only for minors which are still available after the drawing of lots during the 1st registration window.