Admission requirements

Admission requirements for degree programmes depend on your previous education and your chosen Bachelor’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 before 1 April. 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.

For more information, please contact Contact Centre, with subject: Colloquium Doctum via

Application dates

15 January
Numerus Clausus studies

01 April
With International diploma

01 May
With VWO diploma

Online course

Would you like to get an idea of what it is like to study Mechanical Engineering? If so, go online to try it out.


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