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News for students and staff of Delft University of Technology

Are you a Scheduler, Communicator, Organiser or Welcomer?

All new international students to TU Delft are welcomed by the Central International Office (CIO) with a Introduction Programme. Every year over 2,000 international students take part in the two Introduction Programmes, organised in February and August. The Introduction Programme is a warm welcome to the new students. The academic, social and acculturation programme gives them the best possible start  to their studies in Delft.

For the CIO to be able to organise these two programmes, they need several Dutch students to help with the organisation and preparation. And this is where you come in!

Are you a scheduler (for making schedules from student databases and accurate statistics), a  communicator (updating the online community for internationals Delftulip, social media, e-mail), an organizer for welcome activities (creating a great programme of optional activities, liaising with student organizations) or a Welcomer for the Welcome Café?(Creating a well organized and welcoming space for the new internationals). All of these roles for which people are needed will also involve working with other tasks and require some flexibility.

Qualities and skills

  • Hardworking, flexible and working well under pressure.
  • Understand the needs of international students.
  • Enthusiastic to help create a great Introduction Programme.
  • Organized.
  • Takes responsibility.
  • Team player and helping out others.
  • Good command of English.

Desirable skills

  • Indesign/ Photoshop
  • Html
  • Excel/ Access
  • Movies making
  • Blog experience
  • Member of a student organization
  • Experience with different types of social media and using them for an event
  • Welcoming and friendly
  • Creativity


  • Assistants must be available for both Introduction Programmes in February spring break and the last 2 weeks of August.
  • Assistants will work throughout 2017, with more hours leading up to each programme and less in between. Holidays are not possible in January, July or August due to the peak periods.
  • On average assistants work 10 hours per week.
  • Maximum 500 hours work per year.
  • Regularly working at the Central International Office during office hours with some tasks able to complete at home

So, having read this entire list and still interested? Here is how you can apply before 2 December!

  • Email
  • Include your CV and a motivation letter
  • Please state which role you are most interested in (remembering that all roles will help out with other tasks) and which specific skills you have
  • Closing date is Friday 02 December
  • Interviews will be held from 5-16 December

Download the (additional) information: International Introduction Programme student assistant



Limited network access during the ICT maintenance weekend

Naamloos 2The university has planned a new ICT maintenance weekend on 26 and 27 November. Due to this, you might experience some trouble with the wireless network. Remember to bring your network cable to stay connected, since the wired network will be working fine.

Unfortunately those of you working and studying in the TPM building will be unable to access the university network all day on Saturday, because the wired connections will be replaced.

So when you have planned to study or work at the university this weekend, bring your network cable and do not use the TPM building! When you experience problems or in case of an emergency, call +31 15 2781226

A broader interest in the ICT maintenance activities? Or you’d like to be kept up to date about maintenance work and possible disruptions? More info here clickety-click.



Remember to deregister when you graduate

Finished with your exams and waiting for the results? Then you should know that your registration at TU Delft will not be terminated automatically when you are graduated. . When you are graduating, you should file a request for deregistration during the month of graduation. You do not have to wait until graduation; you may submit the request as soon as you can, preferably even a couple of weeks prior to your graduation date.You pay tuition fees up to and including the last month of your registration. Retroactive deregistration is not allowed

So, have you passed your exams and are you officially done studying? Time to deregister and celebrate! Visit the CSA website for more information regarding deregistration and/or a possible refund of tuition fees.

No restitution of tuition fee

If you’ll continue your studies in the 2016-2017 academic year, beware of the changes in the rules for restitution of tuition fee. If you deregister during the 2016-2017 academic year, you will not be entitled to a refund if you terminate your enrolment by 1 July or 1 August.

Free lunch in exchange for your opinion

Free lunch opening academic year

Are you a first year student and did you attend the opening of the academic year? We are very interested to know how your perfect Opening Academic Year 2017-2018 would look like. To pick your brain for ideas and suggestions for speakers we are organising a lunch session on Tuesday 22 November, 12:30 – 13:45 at Mekelzaal 4, Science Centre. This is your chance to speak out and influence the programme (and of course have a free lunch)!

Please let us know that you are coming by sending an email to

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Expand your network: Tour of the Enterprises 2016

TOTE 2016 - 2Are you on your way towards, or in the process of, graduating? Maybe you’re already looking for internship positions. The Tour of the Enterprises 2016 offers you the perfect opportunity to network with a variety of enterprises in the Delft region. Continue reading

How to: Do’s and don’ts during exams


Before you read any further, first a quick check: Have you registered for you exam?

Okay, now that you have, you might have noticed during previous exams or during your central exams at high school: they’re a serious thing! We love to help you out so we made this small illustration about things you should keep in mind while making  your exams.

Now they might seem obvious but, for instance, did you know that when you do not turn your phone completely off, you could be seen as committing fraud? Better to avoid that risk altogether. And if you have any brothers or sisters you can definitely relate to this one: hearing someone eat noisy foods is so annoying! Continue reading

Limited access to many TU Delft ICT services on 15 and 16 October


It is time for Maintenance once again! During this ICT Maintenance Weekend on 15 and 16 October, you might experience service interruptions affecting a large number of ICT services on Saturday, including A-select/MDS, Blackboard, PeopleSoft and the TU Delft website. There will also be short network interruptions affecting the wired and wireless network. Furthermore, maintenance work will be carried out on the faculty-managed servers on Saturday.

When you want to study or work in the CEG building, you will be unable to access the TU Delft network (both wired and wireless) for the entire day while the wired connections are being replaced. (check out this link for more information)

Important: In the event of an emergency, call +31 15 2781226!

Please take the maintenance activities into account when planning your work. If the maintenance work on Saturday takes longer than expected, it will be continued on Sunday. The university apologises for any inconvenience caused by the maintenance work and thank you for your understanding. You can find more information about these activities here.

If you have any questions about the maintenance weekend, please contact the Service Desk in your building. If you would like to remain informed about all maintenance work and possible disruptions, click here.

CEG Building opens again on October 12th

As you might have read in the email you received earlier this Tuesday: the problems with the electricity at CEG are under control. On Wednesday October 12th all educational, research and office activities in the main building (building 23) can continue as scheduled. Report any irregularity that you might encounter to the Service desk in the usual manner. But be nice to them, they’ve been working very hard to get everything up and running again.

In the words of CEG dean Bert Geerken: “We noticed that many colleagues and students have been very creative in solving complicated situations that occurred when the building was closed. This provided us with the opportunity to fully focus on repairing the situation. Thank you all for your effort!”

Next week might be the time to skip your social drink

Students in general, but especially first year students, do not have the healthiest reputation. “Studeren is combineren”, and therefore, “4 hours of sleep a night is plenty”. Since you never learned how to cook for yourself, you often end up with a pizza from the fridge, and the 200m walk from your house to the supermarket (with a crate of beer in each hand) perfectly counts as sport. Continue reading

You’re studying at a highly ranked university


Halfway in September the Times Higher Education rankings came out. TU Delft ranked at place 59! The previous year our university was 66th place, which means we moved up 7 places. Happy days.

Besides the general ranking of THE, the TU Delft also made three subject rankings. In the list of Engineering & Technology the university came in 20th, we came 35th in the list of Computer Sciences and in the new list for  Physical Sciences TU Delft ranked place 58.

THE Ranking

On a yearly basis THE generates a general Times Higher Education World Ranking between 980 universities worldwide. Within this ranking, universities are compared based upon 5 indicators: research, education, citation, internationalisation and income from the industry. Changes within the methodology of ranking, have changed the outcomes of the rankings over the years.


The THE-Ranking, the Shanghai-ranking and the QS-ranking together form the leading university rankings worldwide. All three rankings have different methodologies with their own benefits and shortcomings. Within the QS Ranking this year the TU Delft ranked 62 compared to 64 last year.

Take a look at Times Higher Education Ranking for additional information.

Have you ever read an article with the word  ‘ranking’ in it so many times? This must be a record.. Someone should make an article ranking.

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