Part 1: Orientation

We are glad to help you to broaden your horizon and go abroad for an exchange period abroad. This is the first part of your exchange. There are three steps in this part:

Exchange requirements

To go on an exchange you must

  • have completed your first year (60 ECTS) for EU-placements before 1 February (end of Q2) and for non-EU placements before 15 december. If you have not earned all of your first year ECTS yet, you can only apply for the second semester.

  • have to be a good and motivated student with a competitive GPA.

  • have worked out a financial plan in which you have given thought to the consequences of studying abroad. The flight, housing and living costs can be expensive, especially for non-EU placements. Inform the International Office about your financial plan.

Note that

  • An exchange period lasts for 5 or 10 months;

  • You have to be enrolled and pay the tuition fee in ‘Studielink’ as a fulltime student at TU Delft throughout your exchange period.

  • Your chosen study programme abroad needs to be approved by the board of examiners of 3mE and is part of your curriculum at the TU Delft.

Explore possible host universities

Find the partner universities of 3mE in the map or list below and you can read the student testimonials attached to the universities for previous student experiences. For a complete overview of the testimonials visit Be aware that the partner universities database of the TU Delft is not the guiding list, but just an indication of placements which changes regularly.

In these student testimonials you can find information regarding the preparations, study programme, costs, accommodations and culture per university.

You can apply for your top 3 of non-EU placements. If you have not been selected for a non-EU placement you can join the selection round for an EU placement by sending in a new top 3. A Global E3 partner university is treated as a non-EU placement. Switzerland and the UK are treated as EU placements.

Visit the website of the host universities to find out their requirements (e.g. language, subjects and deadlines)

Choose your host universities and study programme

Choose your most preferred host universities and find subjects in their study guide. Check the course language and their availability to exchange students.

Make a study programme, containing an overview of all the courses you want to follow at your preferred host university. The core courses of your study programme have to be 3mE-related courses, although it can be possible to take a few non-engineering courses at most universities. At non-English-speaking universities, you can choose English-taught Master courses for your minor too. The partners agreements are with similar faculties like 3mE abroad. This means it is only possible to attain courses conform the faculty of the agreement, unless stated otherwise by the partner university.

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