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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

4.3 out of 5 (98 ratings / 81 reviews) Delft, Netherlands
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. 

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Education & Training (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

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

Education

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

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.

Career

TU Delft Career Centre works with students, PhDs, PDEngs and young alumni to help them build their employability and career management skills by providing a range of careers workshops, programs and resources. In addition, we work closely with employers, professional organisations and alumni to create positive connections between them, the University and students.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
57 -7
2020
50 2
2019
52
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
151
2019
151
2018
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
67 -9
2019
58
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
173
2019
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

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 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.

Housing services

Make sure to arrange your accommodation before arriving in the Netherlands, as you are officially required to register a valid Dutch address within 5 days after arrival in the Netherlands. TU Delft suggests three ways to arrange accommodation. See below for information on each of these options:

  • Finding accomodation through rental agencies or private landlords
  • Lodging with family, friends, and other acquaintances
  • Finding accomodation using TU Delft's housing services

Library services

It is Open Access Week this week. At TU Delft OPEN Publishing, the TU Delft scientific publisher, academic staff can get help with the open access publishing of books, journals and textbooks. Researchers Baukje Kothuis and Junzi Sun are already using this service.

ICT services

For all your questions relates specifically to ICT, you can go to one of the five Student IT Desks (S.I.D.). Every Student IT Desk is staffed by students whose own knowledge and experiences mean that they enjoy providing assistance to you.

Medical services

TU Delft advises all students to have sufficient medical insurance and personal liability insurance. It is your own responsibility to be sufficiently insured on the date of your departure to the Netherlands.

Student Life

Campus life

Daily, about 27.000 people travel across our campus: students, scientists, visitors, and employees of the university and the companies on campus. Stretching over 161 hectares, the campus is larger than downtown Delft, and one of the largest university campuses in the world. 

The campus has been equipped with an extensive bicycle and pedestrian road network. The TU Delft campus has a green, parky character. Large parts of the campus are therefore only accessible on foot, by bike, or public transport. For motorists there is the campus ring road, which circles the entire campus. Clear signage on the campus ring guides you easily to the central parking lots. From there, every destination is reachable on foot.

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, technology and many others.

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:

  • AEGEE
  • D.S.V. Nieuwe Delft
  • Delftsche Studenten Bond
  • Delftsch Studenten Corps
  • OUTSITE
  • S.V. NOVA
  • Wolbodo

Student Reviews

how bachelors in mit, anna university looks like?
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

good opportunities because of famous alumni but it's upto you if you want to make use of it no real teaching imparted and you have to teach yourself

What you may expect from your education
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm not satisfied with the complexity of the material. I would like to get more practical skills that I can apply in my career. Some teachers did not know their subject on a necessary level. Often I had to take additional online courses to understand the material.

A structured approach to a good start
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall I had a very good time studying in Delft. When sought after, there was a proper social life, usually combined with sports. In my view, the level of education was very high: clear learning objectives and a reasonably well thought-out way of getting there. Because of this structure, I missed a bit of freedom in some projects. That freedom was given to me on my...

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