Are you considering an internship abroad? Most master programmes at 3mE include an option for an internship, which can be done in the Netherlands or at a foreign organisation or university. The BSc programmes of 3mE do not include the option to do an internship.
Unfortunately the International Office 3mE has no Internship Office. If you want to do an Internship you have to organize this yourself. We are happy to help you and provide you with a checklist to find your way in finding and arranging an internship. More general information about doing an internship can be found here.
Below you can find more detailed information:
The BSc programmes of 3mE do not include an internship.
Most Master programmes at 3mE include an option for an Internship, which can be done in the Netherlands or at a foreign organisation or university. Contact your programme coordinator to explore the opportunities. The programme coordinator is also internship coordinator and will be able to help you in arranging your internship.
Kindly note that for internships the conditions and instructions may vary per programme, please check the specific conditions via your MSc Programme as they are leading/binding.
The International Office can help you with the practical matters after your acceptance at your internship organisation.
Please have a look at the general ‘Internship’ page for the required forms.
During the second year of the Master Technical Medicine (TM) students are undertaking their first steps in the work field to experience their own role in a clinical work environment. This happens through four so called “Clinical Internships” The first aim of these internships serves to obtain the clinically required skills. Secondly the student works on a medical technical question, from this research multiple products will result (e.g. a report, technology, or knowledge). The third aspect is the reflection on the student's own identity considering responsibility towards patients and other actors in healthcare.
During the year the internships are planned in 10 week periods starting in September, December, March and June. More information about these internships can be found on Study Guide and questions can be asked at stage-TM@tudelft.nl.
The third year of the Master Technical Medicine (TM) is the graduation year with the MSc thesis as major project. Before starting this final project students will have the option to do a “Practical internship” of 15 EC. The main aim of this internship is to give students the option to experience a different work environment of choice, for example to work at a company, to work/study abroad or to gain clinical experience at a healthcare institution. More information about these internships can be found on Study Guide and questions can be asked at stage-TM@tudelft.nl.
For all internships that start after 1 January 2023, it is mandatory within TU Delft to use the internship agreement drawn up by the UNL (Universities of the Netherlands) for internships at companies/organizations in the Netherlands.
For non-EU/EEA students this UNL internship agreement is needed in accordance with the rules of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) and the inspectorate SZW (Social Affairs and Employment) so you don’t need a work permit during the internship period. The so called 'Nuffic agreement' is no longer necessary.
Your 3mE internship cannot start before your UNL internship agreement has been completed and signed by you, the authorized signatory of your internship company and the master coordinator of your MSc programme (or in his/her absence by the Director of Education). Nothing needs to be arranged for ongoing internship agreements.
The internship agreement will only be used if your internship is part of your study programme. This means that TU Delft will not sign up for an internship that you do in addition to your study program (extracurricular).
Important: no other (legal) agreement for internships at a company/organization should be signed than the UNL internship agreement.
On the Forms & Download page you can find the links to the internship agreement drawn up by the UNL and accompanying explanation.
Annex 1 you can use for project description.
AIESEC and IAESTE are organisations that can help you find an international internship. AIESEC is a worldwide organisation with a large international netwerks run by students and offers professional internships and volunteer projects. IAESTE is a worldwide network that offers you paid technical internships abroad, they also facilitate support with things like housing and documentation. There are also numerous commercial internship mediator companies that can help. You will not be awarded with ECTS by the TU Delft for these internships.
There are scholarships available for students that do an international internship. Students who go abroad within Europe can use an Erasmus+ Traineeship Grant. For students going outside the EU/EEA (including Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and not the country of origin, the NL Scholarship is available. Please have a look here for the deadline(s) of the NL Scholarship. Have a look at the ‘Funding & Scholarships’ page, at ScholarshipPortal and at WilWeg to see for which scholarships you qualify or contact the International Office 3mE.
Important: Internship Disclaimer (Abroad)
Please read the Internship Disclaimer carefully. In the disclaimer you can find important information about going abroad. The most important takeaways:
- You must attend a Travel Safety Training before your departure
- You must register your stay abroad in MyTUDelft. By doing this, you will be covered by the free TU Delft travel insurance in the event of an emergency.
You must sign the disclaimer and send it to your TUD internship(master) coordinator/supervisor before your departure.