Application at TU Delft

  Deadline Periode of exchange
First selection round 15th December Autumn or Spring next academic year
Second round ('left overs') 1st June Spring next academic year


We advise to apply during the first round. You can apply for either Autumn or Spring semester of the next academic year during the first round. Selection will be based on your application documents and GPA. During the second round, you can only choose from the places which were not filled during the first round and you can only apply for Spring semester. If you upload the right documents and are eligible, the 'left over' places will be awarded on a first-serve-first-come basis.

Application process

You start you application for an exchange semester through the application system of the TU Delft. The selection will be done by the international office of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

To submit an application please login to Please consult the Manual for Exchange Application (version BK) for step by step instructions and clarifications (under Forms&Downloads). The manual starts with a one page summary which everyone should read!

Application documents

You will be asked to upload the following set of application documents:

We do not accept applications by email. Incomplete applications will not be processed!

Because of the limited number of places available at each partner university, it will not always be possible to honour your first choice(s). You need to register for the maximum amount of choices.

If you are selected for one of your options and you have accepted the offer, we expect you to do your utmost to actually go there!


The selection starts with a ranking of the applications. In general students with a higher BSc GPA rank highest, but students with lower GPA can rise in the rankings by earning extra points for your motivation letter, resumé and language plan. Also, students with a higher GPA can drop in the ranking if they do not score well on the required documents. In the second selection round, applications of eligible students will be evaluated on a first-come-first-serve basis (but there are fewer options left).

Then, from to top bottom, students will be granted an exchange place. First a check will be done if you are eligible to go to the destination of your first choice and if there are still places available for that choice. If your first choice cannot be honoured, it will be checked if your second choice is still available, and so on.

Good to know:

  • Students are selected on the basis of their full application. It is not possible to submit additional documents after submission of the application.
  • Which semester you choose has no influence on your chances of being selected. You can choose whether you would like to study abroad in either the first or second semester of the following academic year, depending on what fits your study/curriculum best (BSc5 and BSc6 can be swopped!). 
  • It is not possible to discuss the outcome of the selection procedure.
  • You will be informed within 6 weeks after the application deadline by email whether or not you have been selected. Students who apply during the second application round will receive an email within 6 weeks after submission of the application documents. There is no point in emailing the faculty before this time.
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