Non-Dutch BSc degree
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, Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis 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 the country in which you obtained your Bachelor’s degree:
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.
- A 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.
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 IELTS, TOEFL 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. Reference letters
Two reference letters in English, French, German or Dutch:
- one from a professor or an assistant professor from the faculty from which you have graduated.
- one from your employer, if you already have work experience.
If you have not yet graduated or do not have work experience, you should upload two letters from professors or assistant professors from the faculty at which you are studying.
- 6. résumé
An extensive résumé (curriculum vitae) written in English.
- 7. Proof of identity
Proof of identity
- 8a. Digital portfolio
Applicants for Architecture, Building Technology, Landscape Architecture, Management in the Built Environment, Urbanism, Design for Interaction, Integrated Product Design and Strategic Product Design are required to upload a digital portfolio. Please note that only uploaded portfolio’s will be processed. The programme specific portfolio requirements are described on the following pages:
- 8b. GRE
Applicants for Aerospace Engineering are required to take the GRE revised General Test (institution code: 3823). Your GRE test scores are an important part of your application and you should strive to submit the best possible scores. We do not set minimum GRE scores that must be achieved to be eligible for admission, but the Aerospace Engineering Department looks for applicants who attain a minimum score of 150 for Verbal reasoning, 160 for Quantitative reasoning and 3,8 for Analytical Writing.