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 will need a laptop for projects and self-study. You may choose the operating system yourself. Windows or Mac, it’s up to you. You can buy a laptop through the University’s laptop project, with prices starting at about €750,-.


You can expect to spend around €1,000 on textbooks each year. You can purchase the books at a discount from the Christiaan Huygens study association (CH) and the Study Association for Applied Physics (VvTP). CH posts an overview of books and a price list on its website every quarter. Besides textbooks, you will also need to buy a number of lecture notes and manuals for your degree programme, although these are considerably cheaper.


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