Application at IDE TU Delft

Prepare application

You can register for an exchange programme twice a year:

  • For the first and second semester of the next academic year, the application link will available one month before the deadlines.
  • For deadlines; please click here.

Required documents to be uploaded:

Motivation letter

A clear and relevant essay in English (400 words) addressing the following:

  • Your motivation for choosing the minor/elective Study Abroad.
  • Why you are interested in studying abroad and what you expect to find there.
  • Why you wish to go to the university of your first choice.
  • Why you are the person who should go to this partner. 

This motivation letter can later be used (if necessary) for your application at a partner university.

Grade Point Average, Transcript of records

A copy of your BSc and MSc (if applicable) GPA and academic transcript(s). You may request your GPA and transcript of records at the Service Point of IDE or by sending them an e-mail from your TU Student email account to  or via SPA Industrieel Ontwerpen by sending an e-mail to Please add your student number, date of birth and place of birth to your e-mail. 

Confirmation of Language proficiency

If applicable, a copy of your VWO transcript to show you have passed foreign languages such as German, French, Spanish or Chinese.

Curriculum Vitae

A clear and relevant curriculum vitae (resume) written in English. In case your study progress is not nominal, also provide a study plan with this document.  


Once you have applied by filling out the application form, we will divide the exchange places among the students. We base the selection on the available places, the interest of the students, your study progress, CGPA, motivation letter and CV.

Please provide us with at least 1 or max. 5 partner universities and we will try to give every student the place of his/her preference. For the reason we have a the limited number of places available at each partner university, it will not always be possible to honour your first choice.


For some universities you will need a portfolio, please be aware of this and start thinking about making one. You don't need a portfolio for applying for an exchange place at IDE, but you may need it when applying at the partner university.

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