Honours Programme Master

The faculty of Technology, Policy and Management offers an Honours Programme for Master’s students (HPM). Master’s students with above-average performance are eligible for a place on this programme, aimed at developing talent. The Honours Programme is a challenging 20 ECTS extra-curricular programme that you design yourself for the most part. It offers additional teaching, research and projects related to specific themes that you choose yourself. There is plenty of room for choice in terms of students’ personal development.                                   

You will find all information about the Master’s Honours Programme on the tabs below. You can also check out the Honours Programme Delft (HPD) general website for more information. 

In October, an information meeting will be held on the Master’s Honours Programme TPM for first year Master’s students. Students in all the Master’s programmes of the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management will be informed about this meeting.  

Facultair coördinator Honours Programme

Lisa van Heest

The application and selection process for admission to the Master’s Honours Programme takes place at the beginning of the academic year. An information meeting about the Master’s Honours Programme will also be organised during this period. The deadline for applications is November 5th for all students. You can submit your application (preferably in the form of a PDF file) to HP-TBM@tudelft.nl.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Master’s Honours Programme you need to meet the relevant requirements. You can only apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Your grade point average for the completed (TU Delft) Bachelor’s degree is 7.5
  • You are able to finish the Master’s Honours Programme within 24 months
  • You have exceptional motivation to participate in the Programme


Your application must contain the following components:

Every student who meets the admission requirements and has submitted a properly completed application will be discussed by the Director of Studies and Faculty Coordinator Honours Programme. They decide whether you will be admitted to the Programme or, if applicable, be given the opportunity to provide further information.

The Honours Programme contains 20 ECTS on top of your regular masters’ (120ECTS). The programme consists of two parts:

HPM-students from the TU Delft will form a community in order to establish and build a network with other outstanding students, scientists and leading figures from the business community.

Please note that the programme should be completed alongside your regular Masters study (no study delay!).

  • You have to provide a report and justification for your subjects/internship/research/project;
  • You have to describe your objectives beforehand and reflect on the actual results achieved after completing the programme;
  • You have to participate in (centrally) organised events of the Delft Honours Programme community.

A Honours student who meets the completion requirements below has successfully completed the Honours Programme and will be awarded a certificate signed by the chair of the Board of Examiners and the Rector Magnificus.

Completion requirements

  • You have completed (gaining a pass for every component) your personal HP programme (at least 20 EC) as approved by the HP coordinator;
  • You have completed the Master’s programme (CoSEM/EPA/MoT) including the Honours Programme within 24 months (measured from your first enrollment of your Master’s programme until final examination date). 

Exit qualifications for the Honours Programme Master (HPM) at TU Delft

The Honours Programme Master (HPM) offers the student the possibility of deepening, widening and enriching of their knowledge gained on top of their regular master programme. The value of this programme for the student is reflected by attaining the following exit qualifications. The TU master programmes offering the HPM guarantee that the student has fully complied with the exit qualifications of the regular master programme, as well as attained at least eight of the eleven HPM exit qualifications, in accordance with the following division:

  1. “Scientific and intellectual development”; two out of three exit qualifications have been met
  2. “Research and design capabilities”; one out of two exit qualifications have been met
  3. “Communication”; two out of three exit qualifications have been met
  4. “Self-adjustment and reflection capabilities”; three out of three exit qualifications have been met