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.


In the first year, you will spend about 550 euros on textbooks, in the second year 340 euros and in the third year 70 euros. The required textbooks can be bought from study association Leeghwater at a discount. And there are also student initiatives for buying and selling second-hand textbooks, such as Leeghwater’s book market and BoekSwap.