Required Documents

Degree

An original or certified copy of your bachelor's degree.

Haven’t graduated yet? Then provide an original or certified copy of a certified statement from your university confirming the type of degree you will obtain.

If the degree/transcript is in a language other than English, French, German or Dutch, a certified translation is also required.

Transcript

An original or certified copy of your official academic transcript(s), front and back, in the original language.

Haven’t graduated yet? Then provide an original or certified copy of your official provisional transcript. Your CGPA must meet the requirements at the time of application.

If the transcript is in a language other than English, French, German or Dutch, a certified translation is also required.

English Language Certificate

The following English language certificates are accepted*:

  • TOEFL iBT
  • IELTS (academic version)
  • Cambridge Assessment English
    • C1 Advanced (Certificate of Advanced English)
    • C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Instead of your English language certificate, you may also upload a print screen from the test organisation’s website with your test results. Your name, test date, and scores must be clearly visible in the screen shot.

 * Certificates that are older than two years on the day you have uploaded the document and completed your application are not accepted. 

Motivation letter

A clear and relevant essay in English (1,000 – 1,500 words) addressing the following:

  • Your motivation for choosing this MSc programme.
  • Why you are interested in TU Delft and what you expect to find here.
  • If this MSc programme has specialisation(s), which specialisation interests you the most and why?
  • Describe your hypothetical thesis project: what kind of project would you prefer? What would you want to explore? Please limit your answer to three possible topics.
  • Summarize in a maximum of 250 words your BSc thesis work or final assignment/project. Please include information about the workload.

Curriculum Vitae

An extensive curriculum vitae (resume) written in English.

The cv must at least contain the following information, listed from new to old:

  • Your personal information
  • Your work experience
  • Your education 

You may also list additional skills, interests, other things that you consider important for the selection committee to know. 

As an example, you may use Europass format to create your cv.

The CV can contain a maximum of 3 pages.

Proof of Identity

Reference Letters (if applicable)

Only required for applicants applying for a scholarship listed on our website.

Two reference letters in either English, French, German or Dutch. These letters must be

  • from either a previous professor or assistant professor. If you have work experience, one of these letters may be from your employer.
  • preferably written on the official letterhead /have the official stamp of the university or company.
  • signed by the referee and include your complete name.


Does your referee prefer to send your reference letter to TU Delft directly?
A scanned PDF reference letter to can be sent to contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl containing:

  • Your complete name
  • TU Delft student number*
  • The programme you are applying for at TU Delft

*You will be given this number upon registering in Studielink. If you choose this option, please upload a statement under “reference letter” in your online application informing us that your referee will send us the reference letter by email. This statement should include the name and email address of your referee.

Portfolio (if applicable)

Applicants applying for the following MSc programmes are required to upload a digital portfolio. Note that each programme has its own portfolio requirements. Please click the links below for more information:

GRE (if applicable)

Applicants applying for the following MSc programmes are required to take the GRE revised General Test and upload their results in TU Delft’s application portal:


When registering for the test:

  • Indicate TU Delft’s institutional code, 3823.
  • For 'school type' select 'graduate schools’.
  • For 'department' select ‘any other department not listed'.


Your GRE test scores are an important part of your application and you should strive to submit the best possible scores. We do not set minimum GRE scores, but we look for applicants who attain a minimum score of 154 for Verbal Reasoning, 163 for Quantitative Reasoning, and 4.0 for Analytical Writing. We reserve the right to reject applicants who do not have these scores.


Final upload checklist

Please upload scans of the documents which are applicable to you:

  • Bachelor’s degree + translation or degree confirmation statement
  • Transcript + translation
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Passport (all relevant pages) or European ID card (both sides)
  • Residence permit
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Reference letters
  • Portfolio
  • GRE