Moving to the Netherlands for your PhD

Starting a PhD programme can be a big step, especially if you’re coming to the Netherlands from abroad. It’s a great adventure to move to a new country, but it can also be quite daunting. Here you will find more information about living in the Netherlands and getting settled in at TU Delft.

Support for international employees

Moving to a new country also means there is a lot to arrange, e.g.:

  • Residence permit
  • Health insurance
  • Housing

TU Delft’s Coming to Delft Service is here to help you! The service offers support and helps you settle in. Check out our service for international employees!

Working and living in Delft

Getting to know Delft will be an adventure. The city of Delft is very Dutch and very European. It is a vibrant university city, where a dynamic high-tech culture blends harmoniously with the finest Dutch traditions in the arts, architecture and hospitality. Delft invites you to explore the past, participate in the present and invent the future. Learn more about Delft!

Did you know almost everyone in the Netherlands speaks English? A lot of companies and government organisations offer their information in Dutch and English.

PhD related questions

Do you have questions about your PhD position? Reach out to the Graduate School Office.

TU Delft Graduate School

The Graduate School can be reached by telephone from Mon-Fri between 09:00 – 11:00 and 13:30 – 15:30 hrs.