Non-Dutch BSc degree

General requirements

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

Applicants with a university Bachelor’s degree that indicates a capacity for spatial thinking are eligible for admission, such as

  • Geodesy
  • Spatial Planning
  • Architecture & building sciences
  • Environmental Management
  • Archaeology
  • Hydrology & geology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Physical or human geography
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Surveying

Evaluation criteria for Geomatics

CV, Synopsis and Extended Letter of Motivation give the following profile of the applicant:

  • The applicant shows an open academic attitude and potential for growth. The benefit of studying at TU Delft is evident.
  • The applicant demonstrates a sensibility towards geographical issues and has a keen interest in spatial thinking.
  • The applicant’s variety of previous courses demonstrates that his/her knowledge from previous education and experience link with the master of Geomatics for the Built Environment.
  • The applicant shows evidence of his/her skills and basic competences in computation and an interest in GIS and programming. In particular analytical skills, capacity of synthesis, use of tools and techniques, ways of presenting, and correct use of English are evident.
  • The applicant’s knowledge, strengths, and experience shown in CV, scores and references are consistent with the competences identified in the motivation.
  • The documents produced by the candidates outline his/her individual approach, critical position and ability to communicate these.

All criteria must be met. Failing on one of them can lead to a rejection.

Application and procedure

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Intention of change in application procedure 2019-2021

The Delft University of Technology has the intention to change the application procedure for the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment for intake for 2019-2020.

The application procedure for intake for 2019-2020 will change in the following way:

  • For Non-EU students: The application deadline will be 15 January 2019; selective admission will take place on the basis of the entire application package. The MSc Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment and MSc Geomatics strive for a diverse and balanced student population. This will be taken into account in the admission procedure. A maximum number of Non-EU students can be accepted to these MSc programmes.
  • For EU students: A rolling admissions policy applies. This means that complete applications will be reviewed. The application deadline will be 1 April 2019.

It’s expected that for both Non-EU and EU students our online application form will be available as from 1 October 2018.


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Possible change in application procedure

Please note: The application procedure for 2019-2021 might change.

For more information see below.