The Chemical Engineering Department contributes to the following programmes:

Master of Science (MSc)

More information about admission requirements and application procedures for international students can be found on the TU Delft International Office website.

For Bachelor and Master Thesis Projects, please contact the Principle scientists directly.


The design-traineeships of Delft University of Technology train you to translate academic developments in Life Sciences and (Bio)Chemical Engineering to real-life applications and industrial products, working to meet the industry’s demand for new technologies. A design-traineeship (PDEng-position) offers an application-focused alternative to a PhD position and provides you with a solid basis for an accelerated start in an industrial career. The programmes are a joint initiative of and are sponsored by the Dutch Life Sciences and (Bio)Chemical industry and the Dutch government.


The doctorate, or PhD, is the highest academic degree that can be obtained in the Netherlands and is only conferred by universities. Candidates carry out independent scientific research for a period of four years, and write and defend a doctoral dissertation. Potential PhD students should first contact the appropriate professor/research leader to discuss the field of research and the qualifications and experience required.

In the Netherlands most PhD projects and postdoctoral projects are supported by funds that have been obtained by the research leaders by competitive grant applications. Therefore grants are linked to specific research projects for which a potential PhD student must apply with the research leader.

The way to enter a PhD program at the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Delft University of Technology is to apply to a vacancy in an existing research project. If selected, you will take part in the project and work towards a PhD degree under supervision by one of the relevant professors. Please see available vacancies and find more information about PhD at the TU Delft in this link.