Study & Internship Abroad

Important update about study abroad 2021-2022

Study exchange 2021-2022 (minor abroad - thematic minor)

More information about the decision to allow exchange activities for the first semester of the academic year 2021-2022 will become available in the beginning of May. Until then, we ask students to refrain from making any financial arrangements.  

Free minor abroad - thematic minor

Because we cannot predict the situation and possible easing around Covid-19 in the autumn of 2021, we recommend that students selected for an exchange programme 2021-2022 have a backup plan. We find ourselves in unprecedented and challenging times and appreciate your understanding and patience. If you need advice please contact your faculty exchange coordinator.

Normally, it is not possible for selected students to be registered for both a free minor abroad and a thematic minor, but because of the situation surrounding covid-19, an exception has been made for bachelor students selected for an exchange in 2021-2022. This makes it possible to be temporarily registered for both a free minor abroad and a thematic minor. Students can register for thematic minors via the regular registration procedures.

More information can be found on the minor website

Study exchange 2020-2021

The TU Delft Executive Board has made the informed decision to cancel all student exchange programmes in the second semester of the academic year of 2020-2021. 

Internships and research projects

Internships and research projects abroad are not allowed until 1 September 2021. This decision based on the current corona pandemic situation will be reviewed at the beginning of May 2021. Students considering this option should contact their Faculty internship/international office. Current information can be found on TU Delft information page regarding coronavirus. Any new updates on travel advice are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Dutch). This also applies to the risk areas designated by RIVM.

Impact of Brexit

EU nationals going to the UK

EU nationals need a valid passport to travel to the UK, an identity card will no longer suffice from 1 October 2021. You will need a valid passport to enter the UK after this date. 

You will need to check if you need a UK visa, if you are planning to study in the UK from 1 January 2021 as you will not be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme unless you were living in the UK before 31 December 2020. 

You do not need a visa to study in the UK for courses up to 6 months, as long as you are studying at an accredited institution; this includes English language courses. 

Before entering the UK, read the information on changes to UK immigration and borders as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) to make sure you are prepared. 

Non-EU nationals going to the UK

Non-EU nationals need a valid passport to travel to the UK. You will need to check if you need a UK visa, if you are planning to study in the UK from 1 January 2021.

Erasmus + Scholarship 

For activities, including internships, taking place in the UK during the 1st  and 2nd  semester of the academic year 2021- 2022, students will be able to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship. 

Countries within the EU

The Member States: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Sweden.

EEA: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

EFTA: Switzerland

Non-EU Erasmus Programme Countries; Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

Are you thinking about going abroad as part of your study programme? Do you want to broaden your horizons? Do you want to experience life in another part of the world or another country? If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any or all of these questions then you can start orientating yourself here regarding funding, insurance, housing and safety for your study abroad. Check out our Funding & Scholarship page to find out which one is applicable for your purpose and destination!