Why studying at the TU Delft in The Netherlands?

TU Delft offers more than a highly valued degree. With over 70 different sports and about 70 creative courses, their Sports & Culture centre offers something for everyone. The student city Delft oozes with historic charm and has enough restaurants, bars, shops, a theatre, cinema, and much more, to make sure you can relax after a day of study. And with their excellent public transport facilities, it only takes you 15 minutes to get to Rotterdam, 1 hour to Amsterdam, while Paris is just 3 hours away. Read more about student life in Delft.

The City of Delft

Delft has a reputation for being a friendly city; bars and terraces along the canals and on the city squares, quirky shops, affordable restaurants and great cinemas. It is easy to find your way around as everything is close together. Delft is bursting with activity from spring right through to autumn, including music festivals and street theatre.

Vermeer view of Delft. source: wiki
Vermeer view of Delft. Source: wiki

Student societies and study associations

Delft is well known for being a friendly city with a lively student population. It is the city with the largest number of active student societies (studentenvereniging) in the Netherlands. You could also join a study association (studievereniging). Study associations are attached to a particular programme, whereas student societies are open to all.

Student societies
Student societies organise cultural, sporting and political activities. Joining a student society is a great way of getting to know people. These societies also encourage personal development as they give you the opportunity to help organise the activities being arranged for students.

Study associations
Every programme at TU Delft has its own study association. A study association represents student interests, organises programme-based activities, such as study trips and excursions, and provides entertainment. Members of a study association usually benefit from substantial discounts on the textbooks. An overview of all Delft study associations is available on the website of the StudieVerenigingenRaad (or SVR).

TU Delft Campus
TU Delft Campus


The TU Delft offers 16 Bachelor’s programmes and over 35 Master’s programmes in the fields of science, engineering and design. All their Master’s programmes are taught in English, as well as (at the moment)  the Bachelor’s programmes Aerospace Engineering and Applied Earth Sciences; our other bachelor’s programmes are offered in Dutch.

A good balance between theory and practice, project work and hands-on experience at their outstanding research facilities, will enable you to gain the skills the engineer of the future needs. Delft students are typically inquisitive, pro-active, entrepreneurial and see opportunities in how to make things better.  They are not afraid to take on (global) challenges in order for our world to become a better place.

TU Delft - The Library. Source wiki
TU Delft – The Library. Source wiki


YES!Delft is a tech incubator that helps entrepreneurs to build and grow leading technology companies. Our programs turn promising technology ideas and teams into solid startups and grow them to successful companies. YES!Delft offers guidance and support to graduates, scientists, engineers and professionals in their startup journey. Find our mote about YES!Delft here.


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