Admission requirements

Numerus clausus

In recent years, the interest to study at TU Delft increased enormously. Of course we welcome it, but we want to make sure that we can continue to give good education and that there is sufficient space in our lecture rooms. Therefore, the TU Delft has a numerus clausus with decentralized selection for a number of bachelor programs. This process requires additional time with an earlier deadline to register for the these bachelor courses.

A numerus clausus does apply for the BSc Nanobiology since the 2017/2018 academic year. Read more at Numerus clausus.

Admission requirements for degree programmes depend on your previous education and your chosen Bachelorā€™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.

Incoming Exchange Students


Admission deadline

15 January
Numerus Clausus Programme

Would you like to know more about the degree programme?

If so, please contact the Nanobiology team: