Binding recommendation (BSA)

When studying at the TU Delft, you will be subject to the binding recommendation on the continuation of your studies (BSA). This means that you will have to gain a minimum of 45 ECTS credits (3/4 of the total number of credits) during your first year of studies in order to be allowed to proceed to the second year. 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. It goes without saying that you will receive interim advice and guidance during the year.

Exceptions of the BSA

Personal circumstances may occur that have an adverse effect on your study performance. Examples of these personal circumstances are illness, exceptional family circumstances, functional limitations (such as chronic illness, ADHD or a physical disability) or pregnancy. These circumstances may cause that you are not able to obtain 45 credits and therefore receive a negative binding study recommendation (BSA). In this case it might be a possible to apply for postponement of the BSA. The BSA committee will decide based on your application whether or not you receive a postponement.

If you think you might be a suitable candidate for a postponement, you need to contact the academic counsellors. Consult him or her and make an appointment to discuss your problems and study delay. The academic counsellors will discuss with you whether or not you can request a postponement of the BSA from the BSA Committee.

The 8th of July 2019 the BSA committee will have their first and only regular meeting. Deadline for submitting application is 17 June 2019. The following step-by-step plan will provide more detailed information about the application.

Should you have any further questions regarding this procedure please visit one of the open office hours of the academic counsellors.

Open office hours academic counsellors: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12.30 till 14.00

See also for all information on the Binding recommendation on continuation of studies.