Justus & Louise van Effen Excellence Scholarships

At TU Delft a number of scholarships are available for excellent international applicants. Justus & Louise Van Effen Excellence Scholarships are financed by the legacy of Justus and Louise van Effen. Mr. van Effen studied at TU Delft in the 1940’s and strongly believed technological developments will contribute to solving societal issues.

The Foundation Justus & Louise van Effen was established with the aim of stimulating excellent international MSc students and financially supporting them in their wish to study at TU Delft.


The Justus van Effen Excellence Scholarships have been already awarded to the selected students. The selected student have been already informed via email.

Number of scholarships 2 per faculty

You are an excellent international applicant (conditionally) admitted to one of the 2-year regular TU Delft MSc programmes (not a Joint Education Programme).

You have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 80 percent or higher of the scale maximum.

You have a bachelor degree from an internationally renowned university outside of The Netherlands.

You have submitted a complete MSc application before the scholarship deadline.

Application deadline 1 December 2022 (23:59 CET)

Students who have been granted a scholarship will be informed by TU Delft via email by the end of March 2023.

Receiving the scholarship is conditional on the student fulfilling all admission criteria.

Extent of Scholarship

Full tuition fees per year for a TU Delft MSc programme based on the statutory fee or institutional rate, according to the registered nationality, AND contribution for the living expenses.



1. Complete your MSc application (check the admission requirements)
2. Upload the Scholarship Application Form
3. Upload two reference letters

o    You can upload your reference letters during your MSc application (as one PDF document), according to the indicated requirement.


o    You can request the reference letters from your referee(s). Fill out the information about your referee/s and invite them by using the ‘send invitation button’. The referee(s) will receive an automatic email inviting him/her to upload a reference for you. 
o    You can combine both procedures. E.g. 1 upload and 1 referee request.
o    Reference letters will not be considered if you have already submitted your application.
o    Reference letters will not be accepted after the Scholarship deadline.

Please note that Non-EU/EFTA students must include their English test with their application (if required).

All documents required for the scholarship must be submitted together with the MSc Application. After submission no additional documents can be uploaded.

Student Story

Ömer Taha Döver (24) is a master’s student at TU Delft, the Netherlands where he is pursuing a degree in Strategic Product Design. Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, he was awarded the Justus and Louise van Effen Excellence Scholarship by the Justus and Louise van Effen Foundation. Before embarking on his graduate studies, Ömer earned a Bachelor's degree from Istanbul Technical University and gained valuable experience working as a strategist in purpose-driven innovation for a year. He also completed an exchange program at TU Delft during his undergraduate studies, which sparked his passion for design and innovation. Ömer's design work has been recognized with numerous awards & accolades, and has been featured in exhibitions by leading organizations in the design and innovation fields. He is committed to using his skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on society and create a sustainable future.

Click here to view his testimonial.