Nanobiology uses the language of Mathematics within the context of Physics to understand the complexity of Biology. Unique to this programme, students gain a strong background in fundamental Mathematics, Physics and modern Biology from the very beginning. The aim is for students to foster cross-disciplinary thinking as standard and bridge scientific fields with ease. In addition to the integrated theoretical modules, students are introduced to advanced practical skills in laboratory experimentation, information technology, programming and research methods.

Teaching programme

During the three-year full-time BSc Nanobiology, you will step into the world of a number of different scientific and technological domains. The programme is fundamentally interdisciplinary. Courses will comprise lectures, tutorials, laboratory training and combinations thereof. You will have the advantage of studying in small groups at both the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam and the Faculty of Applied Sciences in Delft. Courses taught in parallel will often refer to one another using similar examples or other forms of integration. This will help you put your knowledge in perspective. Furthermore, the curriculum focuses on two aspects:

  • Nanoscience and Nanophysics as applied to biological systems;
  • a quantitative understanding of Biology as it relates to human health and disease.

The first two study years will emphasise acquisition of knowledge, and in the third year you will have the chance to apply what you have learned.

Going abroad

There is an organised opportunity to go abroad during the minor in the third year. In order to participate in this trip, you need to study nominal and have achieved high academic performance (avg. 7.5). During the master, there is more opportunity to go abroad and that is certainly recommended. For more information visit and


The Bachelor’s degree programme does not include an internship.

Additional Opportunities

Delft Honours Programme Delft
The Delft Honours Programme is for ambitious students who are looking for a challenge over and above what their curriculum offers. This is in addition to your regular study programme in the 2nd and 3rd year. It gives you the opportunity to acquire additional knowledge in or outside your field of specialisation, to work on your personal development, and to collaborate with students on other programmes.
More information about the Delft Honours Programme

At TU Delft you have the opportunity to be involved in unique student projects that bring together students from various disciplines. These incredible student projects include the world’s fastest bicycle, the fastest solar-powered car, and the altitude record for amateur-built rockets. Our teams compete in worldwide competitions and achieve fantastic results that put TU Delft on the map.
More information about Dreamteams

Top sporting talent
Do you want to become a top-level athlete while studying for your degree? TU Delft supports students who combine their studies with top-level sporting activities and invests in the development of talent in and outside the lecture halls. Because it is often difficult to combine a regular programme of study with a top-level sports training programme, we offer special facilities and provisions for recognised top-level athletes. This includes coaching by academic counsellors and top-level sports coordinators, financial support in the form of the Graduation Support Scheme, sponsorship, and access to the sports facilities at X.
More information about top-level sport

Student support and guidance

During your studies, you are not on your own. In your first year of study you will be assigned a mentor who will help you to familiarise yourself with the campus and your study programme. Your mentor is there to answer questions you have during your new life as a student. In addition, every degree programme has academic counsellors to help you with questions about your degree programme and everything related to it. If you have questions about matters such as study planning, study delay and studying with a disability, we have a group of student counsellors, psychologists and study and careers advisers who are ready to help. Together they form the Student & Career Support team.

Study association Hooke

In the 2014 academic year, five Nanobiology students established the ‘Hooke’ study association. They are committed to:

  • Monitoring and improving education;
  • Organising activities in which students can develop and grow;
  • Forging links between Nanobiology students and companies;
  • Organising social activities.

SVNB Hooke
Lorentzweg, kamer E306
2628 CJ  Delft
+31 (0)15 27 81639 

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Study load per week

10-15 hrs

10 hrs

15-20 hrs

Binding recommendation

TU Delft employs the BSA system: the binding recommendation on the continuation of studies. This means that you must obtain at least 75 per cent of your credits (i.e. 45 of the 60 ECTS) in your first year in order to continue your programme. If you receive a negative binding recommendation on the continuation of studies, you will not be permitted to enroll in this programme again in the next 4 years.

Nanobiology is subject to the BSA rules as established by TU Delft. The Nominal is Normal regulation (BSA = 60 EC), as established by the Erasmus University Rotterdam, does not apply to Nanobiology.


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