Are you thinking about going abroad as part of your study programme? Do you want to broaden your horizons? Do you want to experience life in another part of the world or another country? If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any or all of these questions then you can start orientating yourself here regarding funding, insurance, housing and safety for your study abroad. Check out our Funding & Scholarship page to find out which one is applicable for your purpose and destination!
Latest news concerning study abroad
The Executive Board of TU Delft has decided to allow physical exchange programs for students for the first semester of the academic year 2022-2023. Students can go to European (Erasmus+) partner universities and non-EU partner universities with the color code green or yellow. TU Delft does not allow travel to/through orange and red coded countries because these colours refer to very serious safety risks. TU Delft's policy is based on the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Each travel advice has a rating that indicates how safe a country or area is. This is done with a colour code. There are four colour codes: green (no particular safety and security risks), yellow (pay attention: safety and security risks), orange (only necessary trips, do not travel) and red (life-threatening situation due to very serious safety risks, do not travel). The colours give an idea of whether there is a security threat in the country or area. The colour code on the website of the Netherlands worldwide is not only based on the corona measures in a country or area, but also on safety risks and health risks such as:
- rates of COVID-19 infections.
- An entry ban on travel from the Netherlands.
- A national disaster (i.e. volcano eruption/ earthquake risk).
- Risk of terrorism, kidnapping
- A life-threatening situation due to very serious safety risks.
If you are planning to proceed with your study abroad programme, discuss the academic, health and financial risks involved with your own support network, such as family. Here is a summary of possible risks:
- Academic risks: study delay, ECTS not being recognized by your faculty.
- Health risks: quarantine, infection, hospitalisation, (long) COVID symptoms, death, impossible to repatriate due to closed borders.
- Financial risks: travel costs, housing, quarantine, visa and residence permit costs, extra costs as a result of contracting a Covid-19 infection, having to repay part of the Erasmus+ grant (minimum stay abroad is 3 months).
More details to assist you, can be found in the disclaimer. If you decide to go ahead with your exchange, please sign the disclaimer and send it to your Faculty Exchange Coordinator. Students who have applied for an exchange programme for the second semester will receive an additional email regarding this. Up to date information regarding travel advice can be found on the Dutch Government website.
EU nationals going to the UK
EU nationals need a valid passport to travel to the UK, an identity card will no longer suffice from 1 October 2021. You will need a valid passport to enter the UK after this date.
You will need to check if you need a UK visa, if you are planning to study in the UK from 1 January 2021, as you will not be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme unless you were living in the UK before 31 December 2020.
You do not need a visa to study in the UK for courses up to 6 months, as long as you are studying at an accredited institution; this includes English language courses.
Before entering the UK, read the information on changes to UK immigration and borders as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) to make sure you are prepared.
Non-EU nationals going to the UK
Non-EU nationals need a valid passport to travel to the UK. You will need to check if you need a UK visa, if you are planning to study in the UK from 1 January 2021.
+ Erasmus + Scholarship
For activities, including internships, taking place in the UK during the 1st and 2nd semester of the academic year 2021- 2022, students will be able to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship.
Please note different visa conditions apply for students considering doing traineeships in the UK.