Applying for a Master’s degree programme with a Dutch certificate


A. Admission requirements with a Dutch university bachelor's degree

A bachelor's degree from a previous education that matches the master's program usually gives direct access to TU Delft. If the master’s degree is not a complete match with your previous qualification, you can take extra modules to bring your knowledge to the required level. This is called a bridging programme. The curriculum of your bridging programme differs per master programme. You determine this with the bridging coordinator of the relevant study programme. 

What are the conditions?

The following conditions apply to gain access to the bridging program:

  1. Your bachelor's degree does not match the desired master's degree. Please consult the doorstroommatrix. If there is no information available regarding a match between your bachelor's degree and the desired master's degree, please contact the bridging coordinator.
  2. You meet the entrance requirements for mathematics and English (vwo level).
  3. For Dutch-language bridging programs (here the language of instruction of the bachelor is taken as the starting point) a language requirement applies, if an international previous education was completed prior to the Dutch university bachelor's degree. Please click here to see the requirements.
  4. You have met the additional conditions set by the faculty of the master programme.

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If you have a bachelor's degree from another program within TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, University of Twente or Wageningen University & Research, the selection committee of the master's program at TU Delft will determine whether direct admission is possible.


B. Admission requirements with an hbo diploma

An hbo diploma usually does not grant direct access to a TU Delft master's programme. In order to start a master's programme, you must first take extra modules to bring your knowledge to the required level. This is called a bridging programme. The curriculum of your bridging programme differs per master programme. You determine this with the bridging coordinator of the relevant study programme. 

What are the conditions?

The following conditions apply to gain access to the bridging program:

  1. You have obtained your hbo diploma.
  2. Your bachelor's degree matches the desired master's degree. Please consult the doorstroommatrix. If there is no information available regarding a match between your bachelor's degree and the desired master's degree, please contact the bridging coordinator.
  3. You meet the entrance requirements for mathematics and English (vwo level) 2;
  4. For Dutch-language bridging programs (here the language of instruction of the bachelor is taken as the starting point) a language requirement applies, if an international previous education was followed prior to the Dutch hbo bachelor's degree. Please click here to see the requirements.
  5. You meet the additional conditions set by the faculty of the relevant master programme.

At the bottom of this page you can find the 'Additional Conditions'

[2] An exception applies to the Science Education track within the MSc SEC.

Mathematics B or T

This entrance requirement must have been met by passing an entrance test by 1 September 2022 in order to be enrolled as of 1 September of that same year or by 1 December 2022 in order to be enrolled as of 1 February 2023 (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:

English

This entrance requirement must have been met by passing an entrance test by 1 September 2022 in order to be enrolled as of 1 September of that same year or by 1 December 2022 in order to be enrolled as of 1 February 2023 (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:

For the intake of February 2022 and September 2022 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.

Exemptions

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.

Contact
If you have any questions about the entrance tests or admission requirements, please send an e-mail to contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl.

Supplementary conditions

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.

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