Selection procedure

The Matching & Selection procedure for the 2022-2023 academic year has ended. This page contains old information and will be updated by 1 October 2022. From 1 October onwards you can register for the 2023-2024 academic year in Studielink.

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 500 new bachelor students for the academic year 2022-2023. Please apply before January 15, 2022.

Matching & selection procedure

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. 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 Friday 21 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.

Between 22 and 25 January (23:59 CET) you will have to confirm the Matching & Selection route that you want to follow (On Campus or Digital). After you have chosen your route you will only receive emails which are relevant for your chosen route. More details about the content and important dates of each route can be found in the brochures below.

Matching & Selection Procedure: 2 routes

The Computer Science and Engineering Matching & Selection procedure will be held in English. 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 four selection criteria: Mathematics (25%), Systematic Reasoning & Logical Thinking (25%), Algorithmic & Computational Thinking (25%) and Teamwork (25%).

There are two different routes you can follow to complete the CSE Matching & Selection procedure: The On Campus route and the Digital route. At the start of the Matching & Selection procedure you will be asked which route you want to follow. Note that you need to be able to fulfil all the requirements of the route that you want to follow. 

The On Campus route consists of 3 Matching & Selection days held in February and March at the TU Delft campus. You have to attend all three days in order to complete the On Campus route. During the campus days you will follow workshops, take the selection tests and participate in a teamwork assignment. This route is aimed at candidates who are able to come to the TU Delft. If you are living in the Netherlands we strongly recommend to take the On Campus route, as this experience will give you a good impression of CSE and what it is like to study at the TU Delft.

For more information about the On Campus route, please read Brochure 2a – On Campus Route:

Via the Digital route the Matching & Selection procedure can be fully completed online. In the Digital route you will follow the online Student Experience, take the selection tests (proctored and on your own computer), and participate in an online teamwork assignment. The Digital route is aimed at (international) candidates who are not able to come to campus.

For more information about the Digital route, please read Brochure 2b – Digital Route:

Receive ranking 

After successfully completing one of the two routes 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. The results of the two routes will be combined into one ranking list. 

Important note for students with an International diploma

More Information about:

•    Admission and Application: TU Delft Admission and Application
•    Registration in Studielink: Studielink Q&A
•    Enrolment, tuition fee, accommodation etc.: TU Delft Contact Centre
•    Other questions:


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