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.

You will need a laptop for projects and self-study. You can buy a good laptop via the TU Delft laptop project, which also comes with tech support. This means you can bring your laptop along for repairs and you will receive a replacement laptop if needed while repairs are carried out. Prices for a laptop start at €1350. TU Delft students can also buy software at a reduced price. A number of commonly used programs can even be downloaded for free


For your studies you mainly use Windows software that is often not available in an Apple Mac (OS) version. A Mac is therefore less suitable for your studies. On a Mac with an Intel processor (the i7 processor) you still use this Windows software via a detour. Follow the Bootcamp manual from Apple for this. You do need a Windows 10 installation file and serial number (available from Surfspot) and a lot of free disk space.

Apple now also offers Macs with an Apple M1 processor. This processor is not compatible with the Intel processors, which means that no Intel version of Windows 10 can be installed on it and therefore these Macs are less / not suitable for your studies.


You will probably spend around €500 on textbooks each year. Books are in English and can be bought at a discount from the Christiaan Huijgens (CH) study association. CH posts an overview of books and a price list on its website every quarter. Besides textbooks, you will also need to buy lecture notes and manuals for your degree programme, although these are considerably cheaper.