Mandatory Matching

The BSc programme in Applied Physics is exciting yet challenging. It suits some people better than others. TU Delft therefore finds it important that you experience what it is like to study Applied Physics before actually starting the programme. This is the only way to determine whether you and the Applied Physics programme are a good match.  

For this reason, all prospective students who want to start the Applied Physics BSc programme in September 2021 are required to participate in mandatory matching activities. If you do not take part, or if you do not complete the matching process, your enrolment in the programme will be cancelled.

What are the matching activities?

The most important part of the matching activities is the Matching Day. During the Matching Day, you will attend Applied Physics classes. These classes are identical, both in difficulty level and in content, to classes you will take in the first couple of weeks of the programme. They therefore give a realistic impression of what it is like to participate in the Applied Physics programme. During the Matching Day, you will also receive feedback on how you performed on the exercise part of the class. In addition to the classes, you will meet your future lecturers and fellow students in an informal setting. The Matching Days for students who want to start the programme in September 2021 are not yet fixed. As soon as they are, they will be published here.

Prior to the Matching Day, you will have to do some preparatory activities at home, such as filling out a questionnaire and informing yourself about specific aspects of the programme.

After the Matching Day, you will receive feedback on how good your match is with the Applied Physics programme. This advice is not binding: it is up to you what to do with it.

Registration for Mandatory Matching

The deadline for submitting your enrolment request in Studielink for the BSc programme in Applied physics is May 1st. After submitting your request, you will receive further information on how to register for the mandatory matching activities. If you do not submit your request by May 1st, you may not be able to participate in the matching activities. If so, you will also not be enrolled in the programme. If you are enrolled in another programme at that time, or if you have submitted an enrolment request in Studielink for another programme before May 1st, other rules may apply. Please refer to our FAQ-section for more details.

Participation in the Matching Day is mandatory for all prospective students. In case you cannot attend for reasons beyond your control (like living outside the Netherlands or Belgium or illness), please contact us at studiekeuzecheck-tn-tnw@tudelft.nl. In that case, you may be offered alternative matching activities. Please be aware that holidays are not a legitimate reason to not attend a Matching Day.