Binding recommendation (BSA)

All Bachelor programmes at TU Delft are subject to a binding recommendation on the continuation of studies (BSA). 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 achieve less than 45 ECTS in your first academic year, your registration for the programme will be terminated and you will not be allowed to register for the same programme for four years. You find more information refer to Article 27 of the Teaching & Examination Regulations (TER) for the specific regulations.

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 or personal circumstances, it might be possible to request for a postponement BSA. Please visit the Academic Counsellors as soon as possible when they occur to discuss your study plans and consult on your options. If you do not report the circumstances in a timely fashion, this may affect the outcome of your request.

See BSA Postponement ( for all information on the application procedure, such as the grounds and extenuating circumstances for which postponement can be requested and the deadlines and timeline.

See Hearing and Appeal ( for all information on the application procedure for the BSA hearing.

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.

Consultation with the Academic Counsellors

It is best if you can visit during the open office hours first. If necessary, the academic counsellor will plan  a follow-up appointment with you. The academic counsellors have open office hours from Mondays till Thursdays from 12:30 till 13:30, second floor, high rise building. During summer break office hours will be different. Always check Brightspace Students Aerospace Engineering for recent updates on their availability.

Declaration academic counsellor

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 by e-mail to . Please note that the academic counsellors will also need at least 5 working days to complete their statement, so send in the documents preferably before 12 June. As soon as their statement is ready, they will send it back to you by e-mail to complete your request. If you are not able to make this deadline contact your main academic counsellor as soon as possible for consultation.


Deadlines for the 5th July BSA Meeting

After you have spoken to an Academic Counsellor and have decided that you will request for a BSA postponement, the following deadlines apply in the following order:


Deadline: supporting statements

TUD Student psychologists: 7 August 2023:

How to apply for a statement student psychologist?  


SGZ student doctors: 7 August 2023

How to apply for a medical statement SGZ?


Deadline: Academic Counsellor declaration

13 August  2023


Please submit your request as early as possible to allow for sufficient time for your declaration to be processed and to allow time for you to appropriately prepare your BSA postponement request. This date is the absolutely last day requests will be accepted.


For contact information see website: Academic counsellors (


Deadline: BSA Postponement application submission

Between 9 and 20 August at the latest 23:59

You can send your complete request for postponement to: . Please note, your postponement should be submitted in English.


BSA Meeting

22 - 23 August 2023


The timeframe for this procedure is very concise and strict. It is important that you are mindful of the deadlines above and start timely with your request.

How will my BSA postponement application be handled?

The BSA committee will meet (see deadlines and timeline in the link below) and consider your case and aims to send you the decision by e-mail within 5 working days after the meeting has taken place.

See for all information about the required documentation, deadlines for requesting supporting statements and meeting dates.