Study costs

Studying costs money; there is no way around this. Apart from paying tuition fees and buying books, lecture notes and handbooks, you will have to allow for rent, insurance and shopping for your daily needs.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are set each year in accordance with the law. Information about tuition fees can be found here.

Computer and software

TU Delft offers you a wide range of hardware and software, as well as granting you access to both the wired and the wireless network. The wired network is particularly useful if you are working with large files. Through the University’s laptop project you can buy a laptop at a discount and download a wide range of software at competitive prices.

Books and lecture notes

If you order the books through the student association you will often receive a discount as the university can purchase them in bulk. Many books are also available from the faculty or university library. Alongside books, every study programme also demands that you purchase a number of lecture notes and manuals, but these are a lot cheaper.

Cost indication for lecture notes, per academic year:

1st year: €350
2nd year: €250
3rd year: €50 (excluding minor)
+ a total of €50,- for lecture notes


The costs for fieldwork are usually €25 per student per day, except for two fieldworks: the second year BSc fieldwork and the MSc GRS fieldwork to Iceland. For the second year BSC fieldwork students have to pay for their own travel expenses and food. The TU Delft covers the costs of a campsite, but students are free to arrange different accommodations at their own costs. For the GRS fieldwork students have to pay their own airline ticket.

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