Minors for TU Delft students

Within your Bachelor's programme, you can fill in your minor in various ways. Would you like to broaden or deepen your knowledge? learn to think in a different way and/or study in a different city? Then you could take a thematic minor at Delft University of Technology, but also in Leiden, Rotterdam, or (far) beyond. TU Delft offers various thematic minors with which you can broaden your knowledge or specialise within your field.

Do you study at a university in Leiden (including the joint-degree bachelor's programme MST) or Rotterdam or at another educational institution? For more information, please visit the page for Leiden and Rotterdam or External students.

On this page you can find information about minors for TU Delft students. You can choose a thematic minor in Delft, but also a LDE minor or a minor in Leiden or Rotterdam.

Once you have examined the range of thematic minors and made your decision, check when you need to register for the minor of your choice. You should register for TU Delft, joint, and Leiden and Rotterdam thematic minors via MyTUDelft.  

Be aware that, once you have been given a place in a selection minor, you may no longer de-register in order to register for a non-selection minor during the other registration periods. 

The central minor administration is responsible for the registration and placement process. If a selection or admissibility check is required in advance, this selection will be carried out by the specific minor. A minor coordinator is not authorized to place students and will refer you to the applicable procedure or central minor administration. 

You have the option to do a minor of thirty credits or combine two minors of fifteen credits in one academic year. For this you may need prior permission from your Board of Examiners. Look at your options of combining minors and read the more about the free minor.

Below you will find an explanation of how the registration and placement procedure works for the selection minors and for the non-selection minors.

Important to note: Have you decided to deregister for your exchange nomination and do want to do a thematic minor instead. deregister yourself in MyTUDelft.
If you wish to cancel your exchange nomination, you should first deregister at your faculty international office. Afterwards, you also must deregister for the minor Study Abroad ('semester mobility') in MyTUDelft.

Thematic selection minor 

If you have changed your mind after you have been allocated a place on a thematic selection minor and you wish to de-register? You can do this yourself from 16 July via MyTUDelft (Osiris).  
Please note that once you have de-registered from a minor, you can no longer reverse this. Be aware that, once you have been given a place in a selection minor, you may no longer de-register in order to register for a non-selection minor. 

 

Thematic non-selection minor 

If you have changed your mind after you have been allocated a place on a thematic non-selection minor and you wish to de-register? You can do this yourself from 1 July via MyTUDelft (Osiris). 
Please note that once you have de-registered from a minor, you can no longer reverse this. Between 1 and 15 July it may be possible for you to register for a different non-selection minor from the range offered at TU Delft, provided there are still places available. 


  • You can register for a maximum of 30EC of minors per year. This means that you can combine two minors of 15EC in one academic year.
  • You are responsible for timely and correct application/registration for one or more minors.

  • In May, places in non-selection minors have been reserved for students from Leiden and Rotterdam. If these places are not filled, they will be made available again in July to students from TU Delft.

  • Please check in advance whether your bachelor's degree programme provides access to the minor of your choice in the admissions matrix and the study guide of the university where it is offered.

  • Check in advance in which period the minor of your choice will be given. In some cases, a minor in Leiden or Rotterdam lasts longer than one semester. 

  • You cannot apply for a thematic minor if you have also included an exchange minor in your examination programme in the same academic year.

  • If you are enrolled on a joint degree programme, you should register for the thematic minor at the coordinating university and follow the procedure of that institution (see the diagram below). 

    Joint degree programme

     

    Coordinating University

    Clinical Technology

     

    TU Delft 

    Life Science and Technology 

     

    TU Delft 

    Molecular Science & Technology 

     

    Universiteit Leiden 

    Nanobiology 

     

    TU Delft 

 

Selection minors

  • You can only be considered for a selection minor if you apply via MyTUDelft between 1 and 14 April 2022. Please note that additional admission criteria may apply.  

    • Once you have been placed on a selection minor of 30EC, you will not be able to de-register and choose another non-selection minor.

    • Once you have been placed on a 15EC selection minor, you will not be able to de-register. You can still choose an additional non-selection minor or a free minor of 15EC in the same academic year.

Non-selection minors

  • You will only be eligible for a non-selection minor, from the full offering in Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam, if you apply via MyTUDelft between 2 and 31 May 2022.

  • You will only be eligible for a non-selection minor, from the offering in Delft (based on availabilty), if you apply via MyTUDelft between 2 and 31 May 2022.

Do you still have questions after reading the above registration and placement procedure? Then first take a look at our frequently asked questions.

  • All information about the registration and placement procedure in one overview? You can read it in the registration and placement flyer.
  • Do you want to know what combinations are possible for combining multiple thematic minors? Use this overview.

For questions about the content of the thematic minor of your preference, please contact the relevant minor coordinator. 

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