Binding recommendation (BSA)

All Bachelor's programmes at TU Delft are subject to a binding recommendation on the continuation of studies (BSA). Normally this means that you must obtain at least 75% of your credits in the first academic year in order to continue your degree programme; this is 45 ECTS. If you fail to achieve this norm, your registration for the programme will be terminated and you will not be allowed to register for the same programme for four years. By exception for this academic year 2021-2022 only, the standard for the binding recommendation on the continuation of studies (BSA) has been lowered from 45 EC to 39 EC.

Postponement in case of extenuating circumstances

If you are unable to meet the progress requirements due to extenuating circumstances, for example illness or unexpected family circumstances, it might be possible to request for postponement BSA.

See : BSA Postponement ( for all information on the procedure and the grounds/ extenuating circumstances for which postponement can be requested.

If you think you might be a suitable candidate for a postponement, then visit the academic counsellors as soon as possible to further discuss your situation in order to limit the impact on your studies, to discuss your study plans and start with preparing your request timely.

You can reach the academic counsellors by visiting their daily open office hours (Mondays till Thursdays) or by booking an appointment on: appointment with academic counsellor Aerospace Engineering ( Online links and on campus locations for the open office hours can be found in the organization Aerospace Engineering Students on Brightspace.

Part of the postponement request is the ‘declaration from your academic counsellor’: please note this must be the last item of your file to collect and can only be drafted after your personal statement and the supportive statements (if applicable) have been shared with your academic counsellor.

After you have spoken to an academic counsellor and you will request for a postponement, the following deadlines apply:

Deadlines supporting statements   If you need a statement from a student doctor or student psychologist you have to be on time. Please note that the application deadline for a supportive statement at the student psychologist is on the 27th of May 2022. For more information read the following webpage: Supportive statements (
Deadline declaration academic counsellor  15 June 2022
Deadline submission postponement BSA 20 June 2022
Meeting date BSA committee      1 July 2022


The BSA committee of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering meets on the first of July 2022.Students are not present in these meetings.The committee will decide about a postponement based on your request and the documentation.See for more information about the required documentation.

Important note: we would like to kindly ask you to submit the postponement request in English.

You can send your request for postponement to:

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