Non-EU/EFTA nationals

TU Delft offers exchange students from non-EU/EFTA countries special services, such as mediation in visa application and help with applying for a health and liability insurance.

*EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Denmark,Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


The visa acquisition procedure for individual students is complicated and time-consuming. It takes at least three months to obtain a visa but can, in some cases, take anything up to six months. If you require a visa to enter the Netherlands, TU Delft will be happy to mediate for you. Your visa will normally be issued within six weeks of TU Delft’s placing an application for it with the Ministry of Justice’s Immigration and Naturalisation Department.

Before TU Delft can apply for your visa, we must have proof that your financial resources meet the criteria laid down by the Dutch Ministry of Justice. You should be able to prove that you have enough money to cover all the living expenses during the months of your stay. Your admission letter will explain all procedures in more details.

For more information see also visa for exchange students.

Health and liability insurance

In the Netherlands it is compulsory to have a health and liability insurance. TU Delft can help you arrange the appropriate insurance. The insurance provided will cover all normal medical treatment requirements. It will not, however, include costs for the treatment of existing ailments, which could have been treated in your home country before coming to the Netherlands, or costs for hospital treatment if there are sound medical grounds for postponing the treatment until you return to your home country. Please note that the monthly premium of approximately € 40 has to be covered by you.

For more information see <link en education practical-matters insurance _blank a new>insurance for exchange students.