De meningen ge-uit door medewerkers en studenten van de TU Delft en de commentaren die zijn gegeven reflecteren niet perse de mening(en) van de TU Delft. De TU Delft is dan ook niet verantwoordelijk voor de inhoud van hetgeen op de TU Delft weblogs zichtbaar is. Wel vindt de TU Delft het belangrijk - en ook waarde toevoegend - dat medewerkers en studenten op deze, door de TU Delft gefaciliteerde, omgeving hun mening kunnen geven.

TU Delft Student News

Do you have an idea to improve the student community?

This year, TU Delft offers students and employees the opportunity to think about improving well-being. Do you have an idea to improve the situation of students?
The TU Delft will determine whether your idea can be financially supported. The condition is that your idea is innovative and helps a large group of students in the field of well-being. Pitch & Connect!

Fill in this form‼

Spot it! Make new friends and discover Delft.

“Spot it” is an initiative from Delft International Student Society (DISS) and the Board of European Student of Technology (BEST). It is an event created by students, for students.

If you are looking for opportunities to make new friends, to discover hidden spots in the very pretty town of Delft, while having the chance to win an amazing prize, this event is for you!! The event is entirely FREE, and you will receive a goodie bag as participation prize. There is a 3€ fee however, that is used to confirm your registration. It will be fully paid back by us at the end of the event if you participate, and will be used as a no-show fee in case we do not receive notice of cancellation before Wednesday, 12 May.

Use this link to sign up for the event.

Transition from bachelor to master: ‘zachte knip’ rule changes for 2021-2022

Academic year 2021-2022 (for Dutch scroll down)

The Bachelor’s-before-Master’s rule (‘harde knip’ in Dutch) is the legal provision that states that a student must first complete their Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme before they can move on to a Master’s programme. In order to limit possible study delays and related adverse consequences due to COVID-19, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has allowed for another year universities to put temporary measures in place for the transition from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s programme.

It is stipulated that students can make use of the temporary Bachelor’s-before-Master’s rule (‘harde knip’ in Dutch) once and with a maximum duration of 1 year.  It is therefore not possible to add up two of these temporary rules.   

For bachelor students at a Dutch university

  • Bachelor’s students who have a deficit of up 15 EC in their Bachelor’s examination programme on 31 August 2021 may enrol in Master’s subjects in the 2021-2022 academic year and participate in Master’s subjects examinations
  • Faculties may designate certain subjects as entry requirements, such as completion of the Bachelor’s final project, for each Master’s programme. Faculties will inform their bachelor students before May 15, 2021.
  • The option to enrol in Master’s courses without having completed a Bachelor’s programme expires on 31 August 2022.

For Pre-Master’s students of TU Delft

  • Pre-Master’s students who have a deficit of no more than 15 EC in their Pre-Master’s programme on 31 August 2021 may enrol in Master’s courses and participate in Master’s courses examinations in the 2021-2022 academic year
  • The option to enrol in Master’s courses without having completed the Pre-Master’s programme expires on 31 August 2022

Registration of TU Delft students 

  • Students wishing to use the temporary measures for the Bachelor’s-Master’s transition should re-enrol via Studylink in their current Bachelor’s or Pre-Master’s programme. They also should enrol in the Master’s or Pre-Master’s programme. Registration will be on an interim basis until they have completed their Bachelor degree programme. Conditional admission will be reviewed by the dean of the faculty in which the relevant Master’s degree is given. 

Check the information here: >> coronavirus >> students >> transition from bachelor to master

Please note: information per faculty will be added shortly


Studiejaar 2021-2022

De zogenaamde harde knip is de wettelijke bepaling die zegt dat een student eerst de bacheloropleiding of het schakelprogramma moet afronden, voordat de student kan doorstromen naar een masteropleiding. Om mogelijke studievertraging met bijbehorende nadelige gevolgen vanwege COVID-19 te beperken, mogen universiteiten van het Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap (OCW) een tijdelijke, zogenaamde zachte knip instellen voor de overgang van een bacheloropleiding naar een masteropleiding.

Daarbij is wel bepaald dat studenten één maal en met een maximale duur van 1 jaar een zachte knip inschrijving voor een (schakel- of master-)opleiding kunnen hebben.  Het stapelen van twee zachte knip- inschrijvingen is dus niet mogelijk.     

Voor bachelorstudenten van de TU Delft

  • Bachelorstudenten, die op 31 augustus 2021 maximaal 15 EC aan bachelorvakken van hun examenprogramma tekort komen, mogen in studiejaar 2021-2022 mastervakken volgen en deelnemen aan tentamens van mastervakken.
  • Faculteiten kunnen per masteropleiding vakken als inhoudelijke ingangseis aanwijzen, bijvoorbeeld afronding van het BEP. Faculteiten informeren studenten van hun bacheloropleidingen vóór 15 mei 2021 welke inhoudelijke eisen dat zijn.
  • Deze mogelijkheid om zonder afgeronde bacheloropleiding mastervakken te mogen volgen geldt alleen in studiejaar 2021-2022 en vervalt dus op 31 augustus 2022.

Voor schakelstudenten van de TU Delft

  • Schakelstudenten, die op 31 augustus 2021 een tekort van maximaal 15 EC hebben in hun schakelprogramma, mogen in het studiejaar 2021-2022 mastervakken volgen en deelnemen aan tentamens van mastervakken.
  • Faculteiten kunnen per masteropleiding vakken als inhoudelijke ingangseis aanwijzen. Bekijk de informatie over de inhoudelijke toelatingseisen in het kader van de zachte knip.
  • De mogelijkheid om zonder afgerond schakelprogramma mastervakken te mogen volgen, geldt alleen in studiejaar 2021-2022 en vervalt dus op 31 augustus 2022.

Aanmelden TU Delft studenten

  • Studenten die gebruik willen maken van de zachte knip dienen zich via Studielink voor hun huidige bachelor- of schakelopleiding te herinschrijven en een inschrijvingsverzoek te doen voor de gewenste masteropleiding. In studielink wordt vervolgens gevraagd of de student in aanmerking wil komen voor een voorwaardelijke toelating tot de master. Op basis van deze aanvraag zal de voorwaardelijke toelating worden beoordeeld door de decaan van de faculteit, waartoe de betreffende masteropleiding behoort. De inschrijving voor deze opleiding zal een voorlopige inschrijving zijn, totdat de bachelor of het schakelprogramma is afgerond of worden beëindigd als op uiterlijk 31-08-2022 de bachelor of schakelprogramma niet is afgerond.

Bekijk hier alle informatie: >> coronavirus >> studenten >> overgang van bachelor naar master

let op! binnekort aanvullende informatie per faculteit beschikbaar

Getting ready to have fun with Physics! New free online course

A new free online course helps students prepare for their university studies. Watch the video and spread the word.

As you’ve probably realised, Physics, similar to Calculus, is a crucial subject in many engineering studies, applicable across programs and faculties. But although the laws and principles of physics do not change once a student arrives at university, it can be tough to understand a more formal approach and abstract language. 

To help high-school students bridge the gap between their knowledge and the way this is presented and used at university, a new online course – Pre-University Physics – is launching on 7 June. Check out the video!

Formal doesn’t mean boring
This new online course makes university level physics approachable and fun. The exercises and examples draw from a variety of real-life situations that students can easily relate to. For example, how the boundary conditions of waves lead to different tones in various musical instruments.

The MOOC consists of three modules: Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, and Waves.

Students get used to the new language but also learn a new way to understand and apply physics: not to take things for granted, but to ask questions about particular situations. “Students come to appreciate that the meaning of a certain symbol – for example m for mass ­– is not defined globally, but refers to a particular object in a given situation. Asking, “what does m mean?” may at first sound dumb, but it’s often an excellent question”, says Sander Otte, the Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Applied Sciences behind the MOOC.

A winning combo
TU Delft also offers a MOOC on Pre-University Calculus that prepares high-school students for university level mathematics, showing them how it is used in different engineering and science disciplines.

Do you have a friend or know a high-school student who could be interested in these preparatory courses? Tell them to check them out.

Self-tests for students available to order!

As you’ve heard, the government is making free self-tests available to college students and employees. There are many people, especially of your age, who don’t have any symptoms and don’t realize that they are infected. That’s why we encourage you to take advantage of the self-tests, so infections can be detected quickly.

It is voluntary but extremely important

The self-tests are voluntary. You don’t have to show a negative test result to get physical access to education. It is voluntary, but incredibly important to get tested. Self-testing helps us keep track of the virus, which allows for more on campus education.

How can I order them?

Go to the website to read more about the ordering process.

When exactly should I take the self-test?

It is recommended that a self-test be taken before participating in on campus education. It is not intended to take a self-test only after you already have symptoms. If you have symptoms or if close contact emerges from source and contact investigations, you should, as before, have yourself tested in a GGD testing facility.

Measures remain in place

The use of the self-test comes in addition to (and not instead of) all measures that already apply at TU Delft, such as: keeping 1.5m distance, frequent hand washing, the use of face masks and staying home in case of symptoms.

Frequently asked questions can be found at

For specific information about studying in corona time, go to TU Delft >> coronavirus >> students  

Rotterdam Arts & Sciences Lab Summer Studio!

Rotterdam Arts & Sciences Lab (RASL) would like to invite you to participate in a Transdisciplinary Summer Studio taking place from 9 till 18th of July, where we will explore transdisciplinarity to identify, question, and disrupt existing boundaries and binaries, including the boundaries between artistic and scientific disciplines.

Over the span of ten days, participants with backgrounds in the arts, sciences, humanities, and/or technology will collaborate with our partner Rotterdam Resilient City to engage with a complex societal issue.  The goal is to advance creative ways of doing, making, and thinking across the arts, humanities, sciences, and technology. Participants will catalyze collaborative experimentation, creative expression, and scholarly investigation in response to a project brief provided by Rotterdam Resilient City.

For more information visit or reach out to Monse Higareda via

New opening hours. Food and more!

There are some changes regarding the opening hours for food- and coffeebars on campus.

See below the location, type of accessibility and opening hours:

LocationAccessibilityOpening hours
CiTG – Lit EspressoWithin bubble09:00-15:00
Coffee-star libraryWithin bubble Incl. weekends08:00-12:30 13:00-20:00
Coffee-star – Coffee & BikesPublicly08:00-17:00
Fellowship – Sapori di CasaPublicly10:00-14:00
Freezone C – Food TrucksPublicly11:00-14:00
PULSE – NomnomPublicly11:00-14:30
3mE – EspressobarWithin bubble09:00-14:30
ArchitectureWithin bubble11:00-14:00

Candidates known Student Council(s) elections 2021

Candidates Student council (SC) and Faculty Student Councils (FSC) 2021

The Central Election Committee hereby makes known the candidates for the elections for the university’s Central Student Council and the Faculty Student Councils on Wednesday 2 June and Thursday 3 June 2021.

Who are the candidates? Go to: and check their short introductions.

A formal objection pertaining to the validity of the candidate lists can be submitted, in writing, to the election committee until Monday 10 May 2021 5.00 p.m. If no formal objections are received, the results will be made irreversible on 22 April 2020. Formal objections can be submitted via

Want to know what the central student council does? Click here for more information


Kandidaten Studentenraad (SR) en Facultaire Studentenraden (FSR) 2021

De Verkiezingscommissie maakt hierbij de kandidaten bekend voor de verkiezingen van woensdag 2 en donderdag 3 juni 2021 van de leden van de centrale studentenraad en de facultaire studentenraden.

Benieuwd naar de kandidaten? Ga naar: voor een korte introductie.

Tegen de geldigheid van de kandidatenlijst kan tot maandag 10 mei 2021 17:00 uur bezwaar worden ingediend. Indien er geen bezwaarschriften zijn ingediend, zullen de kandidatenlijsten op 11 mei 2021 onaantastbaar zijn. Een bezwaarschrift kan worden ingediend bij de Verkiezingscommissie via:

Wil je weten wat de centrale studentenraad doet? Klik hier voor meer informatie

Don’t forget to unenrol after the final part of your study

Have you completed the final part of your study? Please be aware that you need to send a request to terminate your enrolment through Studielink as it will not be done automatically. Tuition fees need to be paid up to and including the last month of your enrolment. If you submit your request after 31 May you still have to pay tuition fee over July and August. Enrolment termination with retroactive effect is not possible.

Design Competition! High-rise buildings in Delft.

How do you think high-rise buildings in Delft should look like?

As a student, do you want to think along about high-rise in Delft? And do you want to work together with students from various programmes in an inspiring environment? And do you want to have a chance at the prize pool of €3,000? Sign up now for this two-day challenge! Sign-up

This challenge will take place — taking the coronarules in consideration — on Friday June 4th and Saturday June 5th, both days from 08:30 till 21:00. The jury will select some designs/ideas who will win a cash-price. The team with the best idea wins €1.500, the team on the second place wins €1.000, and the third place wins €500.


Ontwerp wedstrijd! Hoogbouw in Delft.

Hoe moet hoogbouw in Delft er volgens jou uitzien?

Wil jij als student meedenken over hoogbouw in Delft? En wil jij in een inspirerende omgeving samenwerken met studenten van diverse opleidingen? En wil jij kans maken op de prijzenpot van €3.000? Schrijf je dan nu in voor deze tweedaagse challenge! Sign-up

Deze challenge zal — met inachtneming van de coronamaatregelen — plaatsvinden op vrijdag 4 Juni en zaterdag 5 Juni. Beide dagen van 08:30 uur tot 21:00 uur. Het door een jury uitgekozen ontwerp/idee wint een geldprijs. Het team met het beste idee wint €1.500, het team op de tweede plaats wint €1.000 en de derde plaats ontvangt €500.

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