Admission requirements

Admission requirements for degree programmes depend on your previous education and your chosen Bachelor’s programme.

Admission requirements per programme

Do you have a Dutch pre-university (VWO) certificate? Take a look at the chart to see which degree programmes match your subject cluster.

Students from higher professional education (HBO) and university-level education (WO)

If you have a propaedeutic diploma from another university or University of Applied Sciences, you may qualify for admission to the first year of the programme, provided you fulfil the requirements for Mathematics and Physics. This means that you must have a Math B certificate, and Physics at VWO 6 level.
More information about entry from HBO/WO

Foreign diploma

A foreign diploma gives access to TU Delft if it is equivalent to the VWO diploma and subject cluster. TU Delft will establish this after application. If you have a foreign diploma, you must apply for a numerus clausus study before the 15th of January. The Education Student Affairs (ESA) can give you more information on this.

Admission and application.

No valid Dutch diploma

If you do not have a Dutch diploma that qualifies you for admission to a university degree programme, and/or you are 21 years of age or above, you can take the colloquium doctum (a special university entrance examination). For more information, please contact the office of Colloquium Doctum Committee (

Admission dates

15 January
Numerus Clausus studies

Dutch HBO diploma

Dutch HBO students can apply for the MSc Aerospace Engineering degree programme once they finish a bridging programme.

Read more about this bridiging programme.