There may be personal circumstances that may adversely affect your study results. You must inform your academic counsellor about these circumstances as soon as they occur. Together with the academic counsellor, you will discuss whether these circumstances may affect your study results in the first year. You may be referred to a university doctor or psychologist. The academic counsellor may also advise you on your decision to request a postponement from your faculty’s BSA committee.
BSA postponement due to COVID-19
In connection with COVID-19, an automatic postponement of BSA will be granted if at the end of the academic year 2019-2020 you:
- have obtained 30 EC to 44 EC, or
- received an indication of positive (22.5 EC to 30 EC) during the interim advice in March.
You do not have to submit a request to this effect to the BSA committee of your faculty.
You can apply for postponement of BSA if at the end of the academic year 2019-2020 you:
- have obtained less than 30 EC and have not received positive interim advice in March 2020, or
- if you previously received a postponement from the BSA but did not achieve the required 45 EC from the first academic year of your study program in the academic year 2019-2020 or have not fully completed the first year.
Application postponement of the BSA
Postponement of the BSA can be requested on the grounds of the following personal circumstances (Please note: Personal circumstances do not, however, automatically lead to postponement of the BSA!):
- Illness (including mental health problems)
- Physical, sensory or other functional disability
- Exceptional family circumstances
- Falling behind in studies as a result of the way in which the institute organised the programme
- Membership of an administrative body (Student Council, Faculty Student Council, Board of Studies, or of a student association recognised by the Graduation Support Scheme)
- Late registration for studies (after 30 September)
- Top-class sports activities with TUD top-class sport status TU Delft top-level athlete status
Check the deadlines for submitting your request! There are deadlines both for requesting postponement from the BSA committee and for requesting a declaration from the university doctor and/or psychologist.
Postponing the BSA means that you will not receive a BSA at the end of your first academic year; this will be postponed until the end of the following academic year. Postponement means that, in the second academic year, you will once again have to obtain 45 ECTS from the first academic year, and that the ECTS already obtained in the first academic year will not count towards the BSA standard. If you obtained more than 15 ECTS in the first academic year, you must obtain all remaining ECTS from the first academic year in order to fully complete that year.
Requests for postponing the BSA on the grounds of personal circumstances can be submitted to your faculty’s BSA committee at any time during the academic year, but no later than 15 June 2020. You will be informed by e-mail of the Dean's decision on whether or not to postpone the BSA.
The BSA committee of your faculty meets at least twice per academic year:
- Around 1 May (deadline for submitting requests: 6 April 2020)
- Around 1 July (deadline for submitting requests: 15 June 2020)
The following documents must be submitted in support of your application for postponement of the BSA:
- Request form
- A personal statement in which you explain the extent to which your personal circumstances have hindered your studies and during which period
- Overview of your academic progress
- A declaration from your academic counsellor
- If relevant, a declaration from the TU Delft university doctor and/or psychologist and/or top-level sports coordinator. If you need a declaration from a psychologist, please provide all the necessary information as soon as possible. You can find all the information you need for this here. If you submit all the necessary information via firstname.lastname@example.org before 29 May 2020 you will be given an appointment with one of the psychologists before 15 June 2020.If you submit your information later than this date, an appointment will be scheduled as soon as possible, but there is no guarantee that this will be before 15 June 2020.
- If you suffer from (chronic) disabilities, you should draw up a realistic study plan for the second year in consultation with your academic counsellor or student counsellor, based on your anticipated study capacity. This study plan (specifying the names of courses and number of ECTS credits) must be signed by yourself and by the academic counsellor, and submitted along with the other documents with your request for postponement of the BSA.