Contract Education

TU Delft's BSc and MSc degree programmes offer a wide variety of subjects. Students can register for one or more subjects on a contract basis without having to participate in an entire degree programme. Contract students follow lectures and sit exams only in the subjects for which they are registered. Students who successfully sit the examination receive a certificate.

Available subjects
Visit the web pages of the Bachelor's and Master's programmes for the available subjects per faculty. You can find more specific subject descriptions in the prospectus: All Master's subjects are taught in English. Most Bachelor's programmes are taught in Dutch with the exception of Aerospace Engineering, Applied Earth Sciences, Computer Sciences & Engineering and Nanobiology.

Some faculties offer the possibility of following master courses online. This gives you the opportunity to study wherever and whenever you want. For more information you can visit the website on online education.

It is not possible to follow Contract Education at the minor Computer Science and Technology.

Registration and Admission
You can register for a subject with the contact of the relevant faculty (see table below). The faculty will assess whether you can be admitted to the subjects you wish to follow. Many Master's subjects require you to have followed a BSc programme in a related field. You are required to register at least two months prior to the start of the subject.

Please note that if you need visa and/or a residence permit to study in the Netherlands, contract education may not be an option. TU Delft can only apply for visa and/or residence permits on behalf of degree students, not on behalf of contract students.

Contract students pay €265 per ECTS credit. So, for example, if you follow a subject of 3 ECTS credits then the fee will be €795. 

Contacts per faculty


Jolanda Luijendijk

Architecture and the Built Environment

Eric Ootes


Student & International Office CEG




Siem Klapwijk





Applied Sciences

Helen Emmerink