Admission and application

Temporary measure on Bachelor/Master transition because of COVID-19

The Bachelor’s-before-Master’s rule (‘harde knip’ in Dutch) is the legal provision that states that a student must first complete their Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme before they can move on to a Master’s programme.  In order to limit possible study delays and related adverse consequences due to COVID-19, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has allowed universities to put temporary measures in place for the transition from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s programme.

For Bachelor’s students and Pre-Master’s students who are enrolled at TU Delft in the academic year 2019-2020, the following principles apply.

For bachelor students:

  • Bachelor’s students who have a deficit of up 15 EC in their Bachelor’s examination programme on 31 August 2020, may enrol in Master’s subjects in the academic year 2020-2021 and participate in examinations of Master’s subjects
  • Faculties may designate certain subjects as entry requirements, such as completion of the Bachelor Final Project, for each Master’s programme. Faculties shall inform students of these requirements before 15 May 2020
  • The option to enrol in Master’s courses without having completed a Bachelor’s programme expires on 31 August 2021

For Pre-Master’s students:

  • Pre-Master’s students who have a deficit of no more than 15 EC in their Pre-Master’s programme on 31 August 2020 may enrol in Master’s courses and participate in examinations of Master’s courses in the academic year 2020-2021
  • The option to enrol in Master’s courses without having completed the Pre-Master’s programme expires on 31 August 2021

This arrangement applies to the intake of Master’s students within TU Delft.  The arrangement may be extended to allow students to move between universities, as well as a number of institutes of higher professional education, once agreements on a national level have been reached. Information about this will follow no later than 15 May 2020.

MSc Applied Physics

  1. BSc students who have a deficit of maximum 15 EC of the TU Delft BSc program TN on August 31, 2020, have access to the TU Delft MSc program Applied Physics.
  2. BSc students who have a deficit of maximum 15 EC of the TU Delft double degree BSc program TW/TN on August 31, 2020, have access to the TU Delft MSc program Applied Physics.
  3. BSc students from the TU Delft double degree BSc program TW/TN who have completed at least half of their BEP (as determined by the Board of Examiners in consultation with BEP supervisor) and in addition have a maximum deficit of 3 EC on August 31, 2020, have access to the TU Delft MSc program Applied Physics.
  4. There are no specific requirements with regard to the courses obtained within the bachelor's programme.
  5. A compulsory study planning (in consultation with the academic counsellors) should be delivered before the start of the academic year 2020-2021, ensuring the completion of their BSc programme before Sept. 1, 2021.