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 that matches the MSc programme usually gives direct access to TU Delft. If the bachelor’s degree is not a complete match with the MSc programme, then you will have to follow extra courses to bring your knowledge to the required level. Together, these courses are called a bridging programme. The bridging programme’s curriculum differs per MSc programme and will be determined together with the bridging coordinator of the study programme of your choice.

What are the admission requirements for the bridging programme?

  1. Your bachelor's degree does not match the MSc programme of your choice. Please contact the bridging coordinator.
  2. Mathematics B and English at vwo level. Note: from the academic year 2023-2024 onward, mathematics T will no longer be accepted. If you start your bridging programme in the academic year 2023-2024 we will still accept your mathematics T certificate from the Open University.
  3. For Dutch-language bridging programmes (when the bachelor’s pogramme has Dutch as its language of instruction) a language requirement applies if your previous education prior to your Dutch university bachelor's degree was completed abroad. Please click here to see the requirements.
  4. You meet the additional requirements that apply to the MSc programme of your choice. You will find more information about this at the bottom of this page.

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


B. Admission requirements with an hbo diploma

An hbo diploma does not grant direct access to a TU Delft MSc programme. You will first have to take extra courses to bring your knowledge to the required level. Together, these courses are called a bridging programme. The bridging programme’s curriculum differs per MSc programme and will be determined together with the bridging coordinator of the study programme of your choice.

What are the admission requirements for the bridging programme?

  1. You have obtained your hbo bachelor’s degree.
  2. Your hbo bachelor's degree matches the MSc programme of your choice. Please contact the bridging coordinator.
  3. Mathematics B and English at vwo level. Note: from the academic year 2023-2024 onward, mathematics T will no longer be accepted. If you start your bridging programme in the academic year 2023-2024 we will still accept your mathematics T certificate from the Open University.
  4. For Dutch-language bridging programmes (when the bachelor’s pogramme has Dutch as its language of instruction) a language requirement applies if your previous education prior to your Dutch hbo bachelor's degree was completed abroad. Please click here to see the requirements.
  5. You meet the additional requirements that apply to the MSc programme of your choice. Please find more information about this at the bottom of this page.

Mathematics B and English

Mathematics B
The requirement for mathematics is a vwo level mathematics B certificate. From the 2023-3024 academic year onward, mathematics T certificates will no longer be accepted. If you start your bridging programme in the academic year 2023-2024 we will still accept your mathematics T certificate from the Open University.

You must obtain the certificate before September 1st  to be able to enrol per September 1st of the same year. Industrial Design only offers a bridging programme that starts on February 1st. Architecture’s bridging programmes start on February 1st (30 or 60 ec) and on September 1st (60 ec). To be able to enrol per February 1st you must obtain the mathematics certificate before February 1st of the same year.

You can take the mathematics B exam at:

English
The requirement for English is a vwo level English certificate. You must obtain the certificate before September 1st  to be able to enrol per September 1st of the same year. Industrial Design only offers a bridging programme that starts on February 1st. Architecture’s bridging programmes start on February 1st (30 or 60 ec) and on September 1st (60 ec). To be able to enrol per February 1st you must obtain the English certificate before February 1st of the same year.

TU Delft accepts the following certificates:

If on the day you submit your application, your language certificate is over two years old, it will not be accepted.

From the academic year 2023-2024 onwards the required minimum English scores will be higher.
For those holding a language certificate obtained before 1 October 2022 but less than two years old at the time of your application, a transitional arrangement applies.

If international students cannot take one of the above tests, because test centers are closed or unavailable due to safety conditions in their country, they will be allowed to take the TOEFL iBT Home Edition test. We do not accept the IELTS Indicator test.

 

Exemptions

You will be exempted from taking one of the tests if one of the following situations applies to you.

Exemption from English:

  • You obtained a vwo diploma or a vwo English certificate.
  • Your bachelor’s programme is taught completely in English. Please submit proof of this (contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl) when applying.
  • You are a national citizen of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the U.S.A.

Exemption from Mathematics B:

  • You obtained a vwo diploma with mathematics B or a mathematics B vwo certificate

Additional requirements

Some of TU Delft’s MSc programmes have additional entry requirements You will find these requirements on the MSc programmes’ pages.

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 of one of the listed MSc programmes. If it isn’t, then please contact the MSc programme’s coordinator.

Contact

If you have any questions about the above admission requirements, please contact contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl.