TU Delft supports foreign students who play their sports at an international level in their home country. We support these students in combining their studies with elite sports activities and invest in the development of talent in and outside the lecture halls. However, TU Delft is not a elite sports university; we have no scholarships for elite athletes and no elite sports teams.

Elite sports and a degree programme both require 100% commitment. This means that it can be difficult to combine a normal curriculum with a top-level sports training programme. TU Delft’s elite sports policy is aimed at preventing any possible delay in academic progress.

At the beginning of every academic year, an individual study plan is drawn up with each elite athlete so that ambitions and expectations can be established or adjusted. During the course of their degree programme, elite athletes can also consult the academic counsellors and the elite sports coordinator for advice and guidance. Naturally, elite athletes have access to the sports facilities at X.

Our elite athletes

In the current academic year, TU Delft has 90 students with elite athlete status. In addition to up-and-coming talents, they include Dutch, European and World champions and Olympic athletes. Our elite athletes represent a wide range of sports. Delft is known for its professional rowers, but also has elite sports participants in field hockey, judo, soccer, car racing and sailing.

Elite sports coordinator

Elite athletes are welcome to contact elite sports coordinator Olga Peters for advice and guidance. She can give constructive input on the best way to combine elite sports and study. Olga is the permanent point of contact for elite athletes; her responsibilities include requesting and allocating TU Delft elite athlete status and the associated facilities. She also arranges intake, draws up teaching schedules, organises meetings and talks and holds interim consultations, all in close collaboration with the faculty academic counsellors.



If you have any questions or would like more information about the top-level athlete scheme or related matters, please contact Olga Peters via elitesports-x@tudelft.nl.


Olga Peters

Applying for TU Delft elite athlete status

You may be eligible for TU Delft elite athlete status if you have an NOC*NSF status or a Den Haag Topsport registration:

  1. Complete the top-class sports form;
  2. Send it to Olga Peters via elitsports-x@tudelft.nl or hand it in at the hosts in the entrance hall of X, for the attention of Olga Peters;
  3. She will determine whether or not you are eligible for the TU Delft elite sports scheme. If you are eligible she will make an appointment with you.
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