TU Delft minors for external students

Are you an external student looking to take a minor at Delft University of Technology? This page contains information about the range of minors offered, the registration process and other practical matters.

Do you study at a university in Leiden or Rotterdam? For more information, please visit the page for Leiden and Rotterdam students.

Minor offer

TU Delft offers more than fifty minors each year. These are all offered in the first semester. TU Delft does not offer any minors in the second semester. The minors can be either broadening or deepening of your study. The period in which you can apply may differ. So have a good look at when you can apply. 

Applying for a minor in Delft does not necessarily mean that you will be able to attend. Each external student will be assessed for admissibility and only placed after the regular application periods for TU Delft students have closed, but only if there are still places available.

In the admissions matrix you can see the thematic minors on offer for the coming year and the application period in which you can apply.


To take a minor in Delft, you need to take a number of steps.

Step 1: Arrange a (minor)student enrolment at TU Delft

Make sure that you arrange (minor) student enrolment with TU Delft (via Studielink) before you register for a minor in Delft.

  1. Apply via Studielink; educational institution: Delft University of Technology.
  2. Choose via 'Choose your studies' the bachelor's/minor programme to the thematic minor of your choice and proceed to all steps. In the overview of minor degree programme you will find what degree programme corresponds with what thematic minor. 
  3. After finishing all steps you will receive an email with your TU Delft student number.
    You will need this student number to register for the thematic minor of your choice.

Step 2: Register for a TU Delft minor of your preference

Once you have completed your enrolment as a minor student at TU Delft via Studielink, fill in the online form for your minor registration that will be available during the registration periods shown below.

Once these registration periods have closed, you will no longer be eligible to take a minor at TU Delft. 

Registration for selection minors 1-14 April 2022 (13:00-13:00) 
Registration for non-selection minors

2-31 May 2022 (13:00-13:00)

*The registration period for each thematic minor is shown in the overview. All 15 EC thematic minors of the Faculty of Architecture are considered as selection minor, for external students.

Step 3: Assessment and completion of your registration

Once you have completed your second enrolment in Studielink and registration at TU Delft for a thematic minor, and the registration period for the minor has closed, the assessment of eligibility will take place. This assessment is carried out by the minor coordinator.

If you are deemed to be eligible for admission, the minor coordinator will tell the central minor administration and your registration will become definite after closing the regular registration periods for TU Delft students. If you are deemed to be ineligible, you will be de-registered for the minor. 

Places for external students are very limited, so you are strongly advised to have an alternative ready in advance. 

De-registration after registration

If you have changed your mind about taking a thematic minor at TU Delft and you want to de-register, you should contact the central minor coordination at TU Delft by 31 August at the latest, stating your TU Delft student number and which minor you wish to de-register from.

Please note that you will not automatically be de-registered as a TU Delft student. You are responsible for de-registering as a (minor) student with TU Delft on time.

Important to note

  • You may only apply for one thematic minor and it is not possible to change your minor.
  • Registering does not guarantee a place. 
  • If you have registered for a selection minor, you will receive an email at the beginning of May telling you whether you have been assigned a place on the selection minor of your choice. 
  • If you have registered for a non-selection minor, you will receive an email mid-June telling you whether you have been assigned a place on the non-selection minor of your choice. 
  • To take a minor at TU Delft, you must have an active enrolment on a Bachelor's programme at another (Dutch) educational institution. If you have been assigned a place on a minor at TU Delft, you must show a Proof of Tuition Fee Payment (in Dutch: Bewijs Betaald Collegegeld, BBC) from your home institution as proof of your active Bachelor's programme enrolment. You can request a BBC through Studielink by arranging your payment details for TU Delft.

Frequently asked questions

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

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

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