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 can expect to spend about € 400 on textbooks a year. You can often get a discount on books via TG and CDL , as the university is able to purchase books centrally. 

Besides books, you will need to buy readers and manuals for your degree programme, although these are considerably cheaper. Readers will set you back around €100 per year. 

Miscellaneous costs

As a chemistry student, a lab coat and safety glasses are not only indispensable, you are also obliged to purchase them (approx. € 50). You can use them throughout your degree programme. Occasionally, you may be asked to pay a contribution towards an extra activity, but this is usually no more than € 20.