Master Individual Double Degree

What is it?

TU Delft offers excellent Master’s students the opportunity to compile an Individual Double Master's Degree programme (IDD). An IDD is a combination of two complementary Master study programmes. By combining them, the programmes can partially overlap, requiring less than 240 unique credits to be obtained. The overlap often covers the electives, but can also partially apply to graduation, depending on the chosen graduation subjects.

The two Master programme can be:

  • both offered by the Faculty (MSc AUBS, Geomatics, Made)
  • both offered by the TU Delft
  • one offered by the Faculty and one from another Dutch University.

If you want to take two tracks of the Master Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences, this might also be possible, but is not an IDD, because both tracks are part of the same Master programme. You can send your proposal or question for this to the Board of Examiners:

When am I eligible?

Each separate MSc exam programme must comprise a minimum of 120 ECTS credits.

Of these 120 ECTS credits per MSc programme, at least 60 ECTS credits need to be unique over the total Double Degree programme.This means the maximum allowed overlap between the two programmes is 60 EC, but that will not always be possible. Each programme proposal must be approved by the responsible Board of Examiners.

The complete Double Degree programme must comprise at least 180 ECTS credits. The graduation project can be a combination of both programmes, but must comprise at least two separate graduation reports (or sub-reports) or theses.  

You must be enrolled in both programmes for the duration of the double degree. If the tuition fees for the programmes are different, you will pay the highest amount.

How to apply

Consult the Master's/track coordinators of both programmes beforehand.

If you want to apply for a Double Degree you have to fill in the application form in the first year of your Master programme. See forms. This form also includes the explanation on the process and the rules that apply.

Ideally, you should submit your application for your IDD at least 2 months prior to the start of the Master's programme. At the latest, your written application should be submitted to the relevant Board of Examiners at the start of the Master's programme.

The request must include:

  • The application form Master Double Degree that can be found on the Student administration offices page.
  • A supporting letter that explains why you want to take the Double Degree and that demonstrates the joint character of the programmes.

The Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme in which you were enrolled acts as secretary. When the Board of Examiners of both programmes have approved the request, the secretary will inform the student and the Study Programme Adminstration (SPA).

You are personally responsible for enrolling for both programmes.