Mandatory Matching

The bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering is an enjoyable and challenging study, but it does not always correspond to what prospective students expect. The bachelor's programme in Electrical Engineering therefore considers it important that before you start your study you experience what it is like to do this study, so that you can determine whether this programme suits you. For this reason, the matching (SKC) is mandatory for all students who want to start in September 2021.

If you do not or not fully participate in the SKC, your enrolment will be withdrawn.


The official language of the programme is Dutch. All communication and also the official language of the mandatory matching will therefore also be in Dutch.

What does the Mandatory Matching consist of?

The most important part of the Mandatory Matching is the Matching day. On that day you will come to the TU Delft campus to experience what it is like to study. You will get examples of lectures, seminars and assignments. There will also be an opportunity to get acquainted with the programme, teachers and future fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere.

Due to the COVID-19 measures, it is very likely that the mandatory Matching day will become an online meeting.

The Matching days for students who want to start their Electrical Engineering bachelor's programme in September 2021 will be held on:

Subject to change

  • Tuesday 9 February 2021
  • Tuesday 15 June 2021
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021

In preparation for the Matching day, you also need to do some assignments at home, such as filling in a questionnaire and homework to prepare for the Matching day.

On the basis of the SKC, the programme will give you advice on how well the bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering suits you. This advice is not binding. It is up to you to decide whether or not you want to follow it.

Registering for the mandatory SKC

You must submit a request for enrolment by 1 May 2021 at the latest via the for the bachelor's programme in Electrical Engineering. You will receive more information about how to apply for the mandatory matching after registering via If you do not register by 1 May 2021 at the latest, the application will be refused. For exceptions to this rule, see "exceptions".


Not able to come to de TU Delft?

Participation of the matching day is mandatory for everyone. If, for example, you are unable to attend due to force majeure or illness, please contact us via We will then assess whether there really is a case of force majeure. If this is the case, we will look for a suitable solution so that you can still do (part of) the Mandatory Matching. 

NOTE: holidays are not a valid reason for not participating in the Mandatory Matching.

Registration after 1 May 2021

In the following situations it is possible to register after 1 May 2021 but at the latest on 19 August 2021 via You must therefore apply for the Mandatory Matching by 19 August 2021 at the latest.

  • If you did apply for another programme in higher education by 1 May 2021 at the latest.
  • If you receive a negative BSA from a programme in higher education for the academic year 2020-2021.

For this group the matching day is in the last week of August 


If you have any questions about the Matching, please contact us at the following e-mail address:


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