Admission requirements

Numerus Fixus

In recent years there has been an enormous increase in the number of people wishing to study at TU Delft. Naturally this is something we are very pleased about, but we also want to ensure that we are able to continue providing students with a high standard of education and that there is enough space in the classrooms. For that reason, TU Delft operates a ‘numerus fixus’ system with selection for a number of Bachelor's programmes. This means that a specified, fixed number of students are admitted to the programmes concerned.

Starting in the 2017-2018 academic year, all of the 100 available places in the Clinical Technology degree programme will be allocated via selection. You can find more information about the numerus fixus and the selection procedure here.

Admission requirements for degree programmes depend on your previous education and your chosen Bachelor’s programme.

Admission requirements per programme

Do you have a Dutch pre-university (VWO) certificate? Take a look at the chart to see which degree programmes match your subject cluster.

Students from higher professional education (HBO) and university-level education (WO)

If you have a propaedeutic diploma from another university or University of Applied Sciences, you may qualify for admission to the first year of the programme. Before you can enrol, any deficiencies for your chosen programme must be eliminated. 
More information about entry from HBO/WO

Foreign diploma

A foreign diploma gives access to TU Delft if it is equivalent to the VWO diploma and subject cluster. TU Delft will establish this after application. If you have a foreign diploma, you must apply for a numerus clausus study before the 15th of January. The Education Student Affairs (ESA) can give you more information on this.
Admission and application.

No valid Dutch diploma

The Colloquium Doctum is a special and strict admission procedure for prospective students who:

  • Are not directly admissible to a university program because of their diploma.
  • As per 1 September are 21 years or older
  • Have a Dutch educational background and have sufficient communication skills in Dutch.


If you have any specific questions about admission requirements, please contact  the Contact Centre.

Application dates

15 January
Numerus Clausus studies

01 April
With International diploma

01 May
With VWO diploma