Selection procedure

This page contains information about the Matching & Selection procedure for academic year 2023/2024, which has now ended. New information about the upcoming procedure will be uploaded by October 2023.

The bachelor degree programme Computer Science and Engineering at TU Delft has a Matching & Selection (Numerus Fixus) procedure, which means that all candidates will be selected. We can welcome 550 new bachelor students for the academic year 2024-2025. Please apply before January 15 2024.

Who are we looking for?

Are you an inquisitive problem solver and pro-active team worker with a thorough analytical mindset? And do you also identify with our core values: Diversity, Integrity, Respect, Engagement, Courage and Trust (DIRECT)(which are embodied in the TU Delft Code of Conduct)? Then we are looking for you! If you are not sure yet whether Computer Science & Engineering is the right programme for you, please read Brochure 1 – How to choose your study to help you make your study choice.


In order to participate in the CSE Matching & Selection procedure you must register yourself in the Dutch national application system Studielink before 15 January at 23:59 CET and meet the admission requirements. In Studielink you can also select the track you are going to follow. If you have an international secondary school diploma, make sure to continue your application in Osiris and submit a complete application file by January 15th as well. Please note that it takes time to obtain your login for Studielink and to complete your application, so start in time as all deadlines are fixed. 


After the registration deadline has closed on 15 January you will receive the first communication regarding the matching and selection procedure by Monday 22 January at the latest. This will be in the form of an email send to the email address you have submitted in Studielink. Keep checking you (spam) inbox for our email in this period.  All further communication regarding the selection procedure will be sent by email to the address you have submitted in Studielink.

Matching & Selection Procedure

The procedure consists of two parts: The Matching part of the procedure is meant to give you an insight in if CSE at the TU Delft is the right choice for you. Your performance in the Selection part of the procedure will determine your place in the final ranking. For the selection part all candidates will be tested on three selection criteria: 1. Mathematics, 2. Systematic Reasoning & Logical Thinking, 3. Algorithmic & Computational Thinking. 

Detailed information about the Matching & Selection procedure can be found in Brochure 2 – Matching & Selection Procedure CSE 2023-2024. Read this information thoroughly to prepare for the procedure.

Receive ranking 

After successfully completing the Matching and Selection procedure you will receive a ranking number on 15 April via Studielink. Your ranking number will be based on your relative performance with respect to the other candidates.  


Important note for students with an International diploma

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