Non-Dutch BSc degree

General requirements

All general information regarding admission and application for TU Delft MSc programmes is available on this site

Please note: For students from Australia and New Zealand it is possible to apply for the MSc programme Architecture, Urbanism and Building Science with a bachelor of Science degree First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), High Distinction or Distinction.

For students from Scotland it is possible to apply for the MSc programme Architecture, Urbanism and Building Science with a Bachelor (Ordinary) degree with Upper Second or First Class Bachelor.

The portfolio

Applicants must meet TU Delft’s general admission requirements for international applicants, and are selected on the basis of a digital portfolio. A Portfolio is required for all MSc tracks; ArchitectureBuilding TechnologyLandscape ArchitectureManagement in the Built Environment and Urbanism. The digital portfolio should include samples of work from your previous educational programme. Working experience may be added to the portfolio. A portfolio should reflect the scope and variety of your previous training and experience with specific emphasis on your knowledge of and skills in the degree track for which you are applying. You should submit work that represents your personal interests as well as your design and technological abilities.

In general, we look for candidates who demonstrate strong interest in a variety of design approaches and methods as well as theoretical and technical knowledge. We look for those who can engage themselves in an intellectually rigorous manner. We believe that pursuing an advanced degree in architecture requires perspectives and interests beyond the technical conventions of the profession.

Neatness and clarity of presentation are extremely important as they reflect both your attitude towards your work as well as your ability to communicate your work in a comprehensive and deliberate manner.


We will work strictly to these requirements. If you do not meet them, your portfolio will not be evaluated and you will not be given another chance to apply this academic year.

Please note:
Though we take the utmost care with all submitted documentation, we cannot be responsible for files that have been sent either corrupted, incomplete or beyond the maximum size accepted by our system (see below: ‘How to send your portfolio’). Therefore, we highly advise you to check and double check your PDF documents before sending.

Evaluation criteria per programme/track:

Application does not guarantee admission

Please note that you are not assured of admission simply by meeting our requirements and sending us all the required documents. Your application will be evaluated by at least two expert members of the admissions committee for the track for which you apply. They will then decide if you qualify for admission based on the information and materials provided in your application.

Applicants will only be evaluated once during an academic year; it is not possible to send new documents for re-evaluation in the same academic year.

Application procedure 2022-2024

The application procedure for the Master Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences programme (for intake for 2022-2024) will be as follows: 

  • For Non-EU/EFTA nationals: The application deadline is 15 January 2022 (23:59 CEST); selective admission will take place on the basis of the entire application package. The MSc Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment strives for a diverse and balanced student population. This will be taken into account in the admission procedure. A maximum number of Non-EU/EFTA nationals can be accepted to these MSc programmes. 
  • For EU/EFTA nationals: A rolling admissions policy applies. This means that complete applications will be reviewed. The application deadline is 1 April 2022 (23:59 CEST).

Our online application system will be available as from 15 October 2021.

Limited number of scholarships

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment receives many applications and only a very limited number of scholarships are available. More information on the available scholarships.


After reviewing your application, the admissions committee may invite you to interview. Interviews are by invitation only after all application materials have been received and initially reviewed by the admissions committee. If invited to interview, you will receive the invitation and scheduling information via email. Interviews are conducted over Skype; or, when logistically possible, held in person in Delft. Interviews are conducted by a member of the admissions committee, who will have thoroughly read your entire application package. 

General questions about admission and application with a non-Dutch BSc degree?

Contact Centre Education & Student Affairs

Questions about the faculty's exchange or master programme?

International Office BK