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. For 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

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 you will receive a decision.

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