Delft University of Technology

Delft
Netherlands

Language of instruction

English
Dutch

Delft University of Technology (Dutch: Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft) was founded in 1842 and is today the largest university of technology in the Netherlands, renowned for the high quality of our research and teaching. The University is ranked within the Top 100 universities worldwide. Teaching at Delft University of Technology is always up-to-date, practical and constantly fuelled by the university’s research. Stretching over 161 hectares, the campus is larger than downtown Delft, and one of the largest university campuses in the world.

Delft has a reputation for being a friendly city where you’ll find bars and terraces along the canals, quirky shops, affordable restaurants, and music festivals.

Semester dates

UQ SemesterHost SemesterDates
Semester 1Semester 2 (Spring)
Blocks 3 & 4
February–July
Semester 2Semester 1 (Autumn)
​Blocks 1 & 2
September–January/Early Feb

View the Delft University of Technology academic calendar and important dates.

Guides and additional information

TU Delft has online resources to help get more out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

24 ECTS credits per semester at the Delft University of Technology is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Students should not enrol in more than 15 ECTS per 'block' - 2 blocks per semester.

Host university requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Delft University of Technology.

Study Options
You must choose one admission faculty from the list of faculties

  • You are required to take at least 51% of your courses from within your chosen faculty.
  • Students who choose the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CITG) or the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering are required to take a minimum of 70% of classes within their chosen faculty.
  • Students who choose the Faculty of Architect and the Built Environment are required to take 100% of classes within this faculty.

Semester Restrictions 

  • Undergraduate Science exchange is only available in UQ Semester 2 (TU Delft Autumn Semester).
  • Undergraduate Architecture courses are available in English only in UQ Semester 2.
  • Postgraduate Architecture can only apply for a single semester exchange.
  • Students wishing to study for a full year at Delft must commence their exchange in UQ's Semester 2

Other Requirements 

  • Computer Science: Students wishing to study Computer Science at TU Delft must have completed 4 semesters at UQ before commencing their exchange.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice. 

Find courses

Search the TU Delft course catalogue or Delft List of English courses for 2022-23. 

.Students wishing to study within the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment must choose their programme from a list of fixed course packages offered by the faculty. 

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Aerospace engineering
Architecture and Design
Biotechnology
Computer engineering
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Environmental studies
Information technology
Mathematics and statistics
Software engineering
Postgraduate
Architecture and Design
Chemical engineering
Civil engineering
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
Mechanical engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Physics
Regional and town planning

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

TU Delft collaborates with various housing agencies in the greater Delft region to offer incoming international students help in finding accommodation. TU Delft's housing services are available to students for a fee. TU Delft cannot guarantee housing due to increased demand.

Students can choose to use the University's housing services or find their own private accommodation.

Cost of living

Many places in Holland offer discounts to students, which can help lower your daily expenses. Study in Holland provides an insight into the cost of living in the Netherlands.

Note that students who apply through TU Delft for the Dutch student visa and residency permit will be charged a non-refundable fee.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

TU Delft offers a number of scholarships to postgraduate students. View the TU Delft Scholarships web page to check your eligibility and find out about the application process.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Non-EU residents need to meet the requirements for insurance determined by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service in order to receive a residence permit.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

TU Delft has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Dutch Embassy or Consulates for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)