Non-Dutch BSc degree

Non-Dutch students with a multi-disciplinary, technical university BSc degree can be admitted to the CoSEM programme directly, i.e. a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering & Management 

Students with a mono-disciplinary engineering degree or a degree in a natural science who have a proven interest in non-technical aspects (shown by 10 EC of courses on subjects such as policy, economics or law) may be admitted to CoSEM after completion of the online Linkage Programme (to be determined by the Admissions Committee)

What is required to be considered for admission to an MSc programme?

1. Degree

A. A bachelor’s degree from a good university, that is comparable in level with a bachelor degree from a research university in the Netherlands  in a main subject closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.
B. A proof that you have nearly completed a bachelor’s from a good university, that is comparable in level with a bachelor degree from a research university in the Netherlands  in a main subject which is closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.

Exceptions: Engineering and Policy Analysis, Management of Technology, Complex Systems Engineering and Management and Science Education & Communication, to which students holding any Bachelor’s of technology or science / engineering degree may be admitted.

2. Cumulative Grade Point Average

A Bachelor's Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum, unless specific requirements are defined for thecountry in which you obtained your bachelor's degree. Find a full list of countries at the second point on this page.

Please note: if you have not graduated yet your CGPA must meet the requirements at the time of application.

3. Language proficiency

Proof of English language proficiency.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with an overall Band score of at least 90 and a minimum score of 21 for each section. Please note that we only accept the TOEFL internet-based test.
  •  An  IELTS (academic version) with an overall Band score of at least 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 for each section. 
  • Proof that you have passed the the  Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) exam, the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam or the Cambridge English: Business Higher (BEC Higher) exam.

Certificates older than two years will not be accepted.

Please note:
Only nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement. Applicants who obtained a bachelor’s degree in one of the mentioned countries, are also exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement.

As the whole process of collecting information, registering for the tests and receiving the test results may take several months, we advise you to register for the IELTSTOEFL or one of the Cambridge tests several months before starting your application. 

  • Non-EU/EFTA nationals must upload all required application documents before April 1st, including their proof of English language proficiency. 
  • For EU/EFTA nationals, our advice is to upload the proof of English language proficiency before April 1st, in order to make sure that your enrolment and access to services can  be arranged on time. In case you cannot provide the proof of English language proficiency before April 1st, you may upload it until 1 July, provided that all other required application documents are uploaded before the application deadline of 1 April. 
  • Nationals of the People’s Republic of China only: for visa purposes you need a  Nuffic certificate as proof of your English language proficiency. In order to obtain the Nuffic certificate you will need to take the IELTS or TOEFL internet-based test.

4. Essay

A clear and relevant essay in English (1,000 – 1,500 words) addressing the following:

  • Your motivation for taking the MSc programme of your choice.
  • Why you are interested in TU Delft and what you expect to find here
  • If the MSc programme of your choice has optional specialisations: which specialisation(s) interest you most, and why?
  • Describe your hypothetical thesis project; what kind of a project would you prefer if you were free to make a choice? Also briefly explain what you would want to explore in your thesis project. Provide a maximum of three hypothetical thesis topics and elaborate on your particular interests in them.
  • A brief summary (maximum 250 words) of the thesis work or the final assignment (to be) done for your Bachelor’s programme, including information on the credits earned, grade, and full workload.
5. Résumé

An extensive résumé (curriculum vitae) written in English.

6. Proof of identity

Required document: A photocopy of the page (or pages) of your passport that give your name, date of birth, place of birth and the passport expiration date.

Application and enrolment

Here you can find all the required information for applying to TU Delft. To start an MSc application, fill in and submit the online application. After submitting your online application, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the upload portal of TU Delft. This portal allows you to upload the required documents

Please note that you may apply for one MSc programme only and that incomplete applications and applications submitted by mail or e-mail will not be processed.

For all MSc programmes a rolling admissions policy applies. This means that complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. If you meet our admissions requirements, you will be considered for the programme until the admission capacity has been reached.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application within six weeks following the receipt of your completed application (this could increase to 12 weeks close to the application deadlines). Please note that we aim for a variety of nationalities in our programmes in order to maintain an international class room.

Application fee
All applicants are required to pay an application fee. Two methods of payment are possible:

  1. by credit card or
  2. by bank transfer 

* The application fee is only refundable to students who will actually start their MSc studies in Delft.  

Were you admitted last year and wish to reapply?
If you wish to be considered for the MSc programme you need to re-apply.


A variety of scholarships are awarded to TU Delft admitted students with exceptional promise and outstanding academic achievement. Scholarships are awarded by the university, by specific faculties, by departments and industry partners.