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  • Locations: Delft, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Virginia Tech applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications. It's likely that the application is in the process of being launched. Check back for updates.
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TU Delft

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TU Delft Exchange Information

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Academic Year, Fall, Spring

Semester Exchange at Delft University of Technology

TU Delft is the largest technological university in the Netherlands and degree programs in all fields of engineering sciences are offered to students. TU Delft has been providing technical education for over 170 years since its foundation in 1842. There are currently around 20000 students at TU Delft, studying in 16 different Bachelor's programs and over 35 Master's Programs in the fields of science, engineering and design. Programs at TU Delft balance theory and practice, project work and hands-on experience at outstanding research facilities.

Virginia Tech partners with TU Delft to exchange undergraduate and graduate students in Industrial Design Engineering. VT students are invited to apply for the exchange for a semester or an academic year.


Delft is a beautiful city in the western Netherlands. It 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. If you want to find out more about the city of Delft, visit the website

By Boserma (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl], via Wikimedia Commons

Approximate Semester Dates

Semester 1 (Fall)*: September - February
Semester 2 (Spring): February - July

*TU Delft academic calendar does not align with VT academic calendar. This may affect the date of your financial aid disbursement.


There are two exchange options available at TU Delft; Industrial Design and Architecture. Those exchanges are only to Industrial Design students and Architecture students.. Interested students should contact their home department for more information. Students should be in good standing with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.


Industrial Design:
TU Delft offers a range of classes in English for undergraduate and graduate exchange students in the Industrial Design Engineering department. Here is the list for Bachelor and Master courses offered in Fall 2017/2018. You can also find the list of courses offered last academic year here. Please note that bachelor students who have finished at least 3 years of bachelor education in industrial design are admissible to the 1st year courses of the M.Sc. program.

TU Delft offers a range of classes in English for undergraduate and graduate exchange students in the Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences department. Undergraduate Architecture classes are only available during the Fall semesters. For the Fall semester, all Architecture classes are available in different packages. Students can only choose one package to take classes in. Click here to view the package offerings: Course packages

There are Architecture classes offered in the Spring semester but they are only Master's level classes. Please note that bachelor students who have finished at least 3 years of bachelor education in architecture are admissible to the 1st year courses of the M.Sc. program. For Master's level classes, TU Delft expects incoming exchange students to pass at least 24 ECTS from the 30 ECTS offered.

Student Life

The Central International Office at TU Delft welcomes the new exchange students with a special introductory program. The program is organised twice a year, in August and in February. Depending on the starting date, students will participate in either program.

This program consists of an online preparation before arrival and an intensive introduction on-campus at TU Delft. The online preparation takes part through DELFTULIP after students are accepted. During the on-camps part, students will get to meet with faculty and fellow students, and take part in activities (obligatory and voluntary) designated to familiarize them with the education system as well as life in Delft and the Netherlands.


TU Delft can arrange housing for incoming exchange students. After students get accepted into TU Delft, they will receive an invitation to join DELFTULIP (online information and communication platform for exchange students). There, students will find more information on the accommodations on offer and the whole housing procedure.

TU Delft arranges accommodation in cooperation with the housing organisation DUWO (there is a € 228 non-refundable handling fee). Please review DUWO accommodation conditions and application procedure for exchange students

As the supply of accommodation is limited, please note that all available rooms are allocated on a "first-paid, first-served" basis and can only offered 'until stock lasts'.

Another option will be off-campus housing. Students can check TU Delft Housing for international students website  and Housing for exchange students website for lists of housing corporations and websites in Delft.


University Tuition & Comprehensive Fees

Virginia Tech tuition and comprehensive university fees will be billed according to the University Bursar policy. See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term and residency status:

Study Abroad Administrative Fee

Participants in exchange programs will be charged a $300 administrative fee through the Bursar.

CISI Travel Medical Insurance (required)

Participants will be required to enroll in Virginia Tech's travel medical and security insurance coverage for the duration of the program. The cost is approximately $35 per month.

Room and Board

Room and board is not included in the exchange. Students are responsible for finding and arranging their own housing and meals. Both private and shared student units are available. The monthly rent ranges from € 450 to € 850 per room (inclusive of rent, water, gas, electricity, internet, and taxes).

Visa and Dutch Residence Permit

US Students* need a Residence permit for study (VVR) to be able to study and live in the Netherlands (for more than 90 days). TU Delft submits applications for accepted students to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service. Students must provide documentary evidence of sufficient financial means to support themselves for the period of stay (approximately € 870 per month). Please review this Visa and residence permit information document for more information.

After you have been admitted to your program, TU Delft will provide you with detailed information on the procedure for obtaining the Residence Permit.

Dutch Health Insurance

Exchange students are required to take out Dutch health insurance. A liability insurance is mandatory. Insurance is approximately € 40,- per month. Once you have been admitted to your program, TU Delft will provide you with more information about taking out insurance.

**Visa requirements and Medical Insurance are different for different countries. For international VT students, please check the requirements for your country. You can check on these websites: Study in Holland, and the Immigration and Naturalization Department (IND) website.

**Additional expenses are likely to include travel costs i.e. round trip international airfare, passport/Visa, immunizations, books/supplies, telecommunications, and personal expenses. Please check the Student Budget on the International Student Guide website for information about cost of living in Delft.


Fall Semester:
GEO Application Deadline: February 15

Spring Semester:
GEO Application Deadline: September 15

VT GEO Application
Begin your application to the GEO by clicking "Apply now" at the top of the page. All documents should be completed by the deadline.

TU Delft Application
Only nominated students from VT Global Education Office (GEO) can proceed to fill out TU Delft application. Information will be provided upon acceptance to the program.


GEO website: Information on scholarships and financial aid.

Undergraduate students from the US can apply for the NSEP David L Boren Scholarship or the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Students who study abroad in The Netherlands are eligible for these scholarships. Please read the requirements prior to applying.

Contact Information

VT GEO Contact

More information available at Tu Delft Exchange Students Website

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/15/2019
09/15/2019 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications. It's likely that the application is in the process of being launched. Check back for updates.