Applying for a Master’s degree programme with a Dutch certificate
With a Bachelor’s degree in which the previous qualifications match the Master’s degree programme, you can usually be admitted directly. If the Master’s degree is not a complete match with your previous qualification, you can take extra modules, in a so-called bridging programme. It could be a standard package or a package put together to suit your specific situation.
Information about degree programmes and transferring from Bachelor’s degree programmes to Master’s degree programmes can be found at doorstroommatrix.nl and www.studiekeuze123.nl.
If you have a Bachelor’s degree from another degree programme at TU Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology , the University of Twente or Wageningen University, the committee from the Master’s degree programme at TU Delft will decide whether direct admission is possible.
You will find details of the specific admission requirements on the webpages of the relevant Master’s degree programme.
A Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences (hbo) does not qualify you for direct admission to a TU Delft Master’s degree programme (MSc). To start with a MSc programme, you will first need to complete a few courses in order to bring your knowledge to the required level. This is a bridging programme. The content of the bridging programme varies for each MSc programme.
Note: All bridging programmes at TU Delft, except for Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science, are taught in Dutch.
The following requirements apply for admission to the bridging programme:
You have obtained a hbo-diploma (Dutch university of applied sciences degree);
The MSc programme of your choice is a match with your hbo-programme (to verify whether this applies to you, consult this matrix). If you cannot find a match between your hbo-programme and the TU Delft MSc programme of your choice, you should contact the bridging programme coordinator;
You have passed the entrance tests in Mathematics and English (see more information below);
You have met the additional conditions set by the faculty that provides the MSc programme (see additional conditions below).
If you wish to apply for a bridging programme, you need to meet the entrance requirements for Mathematics and English.
This entrance requirement must have been met by passing an entrance test by 1 September 2021 in order to be enrolled as of 1 September of that same year or by 1 December 2020 in order to be enrolled as of 1 February 2021 (this applies to Architecture and the Built Environment and Industrial Design Engineering only). For Mathematics, the entrance requirement is a certificate for the preliminary examination in Mathematics B or T. You can take this exam at:
Preliminary examinations via the Open University;
Certificates via Boswell-Beta in Utrecht;
Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics in Amsterdam.
This entrance requirement must have been met by passing an entrance test by 1 September 2021 in order to be enrolled as of 1 September of that same year or by 1 December 2020 in order to be enrolled as of 1 February 2021 (this applies to Architecture and the Built Environment and Industrial Design Engineering only). For English, the entrance requirement is a certificate from one of the following examination organisations:
TOEFL certificate; score of at least 90 in the internet-based test. TU Delft does not accept TOEFL MyBest scores; the required scores should be obtained in one single test;
IELTS certificate; score of at least 6.5 in the academic test;
For the intake of February 2021 and September 2021 TU Delft will also accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition with a score of at least 90.
The IELTS Indicator test however cannot be accepted as it does not compare to the IELTS Academic test.
If you meet one of the criteria below, the admission requirement for English and/or Mathematics does not apply to you. You do not need to apply for exemption separately; this will be checked based on the documents you submit.
Exemption from English
Pre-university (vwo) certificate;
Bachelor’s degree from a hbo-programme which is taught in English;
Students with a nationality of one of these countries: USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Canada.
Exemption from Mathematics B or T
Pre-university (vwo) certificate with Mathematics B.
If you have any questions about the entrance tests or admission requirements, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Some faculties at TU Delft set supplementary conditions for students wishing to enter their MSc programmes. Find out below whether the MSc programme of your choice has set supplementary conditions.
If your programme is not included in the list, first check whether the programme you are looking for is not actually a track or specialisation in one of the MSc programmes listed. If it is, you should contact the coordinator of your MSc programme.
- Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG)
- Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
- Industrial Design Engineering (IDE)
- Aerospace Engineering (AE)
- Technology, Policy and Management (TPM)
- Applied Sciences (AS)
- Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE)
- Master’s degree programmes involving more than one faculty