Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

As one of the world’s leading training grounds for these engineers, TU Delft views its role in society as supplying technological solutions that take us significantly further along the road towards sustainability and a flourishing economy. We position ourselves as an open academic community which, through its scientific personnel and graduates, is represented throughout the academic world and is rooted in our own regional and national, social and economic environment.



Although the University only received its current name in 1986, it has been providing technical education for over 170 years.


We offer 16 Bachelor’s programmes and over 35 Master’s programmes in the fields of science, engineering and design. All our 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.


Research at TU Delft encompasses virtually the entire spectrum of engineering sciences and it is this breadth that forms the basis for TU Delft's strong scientific profile. The research questions we tackle are strongly inspired by important future challenges facing society.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Education & Training (1)

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

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 Life

Sports facilities

On the TU Delft campus, you will also find the Unit Sport & Culture. As a student, you will be eligible to buy a sports card at a reduced rate. The card entitles you to unrestricted participation in sports training and courses. The cultural programme comprises a varied range of courses and workshops relating to music, theatre, dance, design, media and technology.

Student clubs

  • 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.