Studying at the TU Delft is so much more than getting a degree. It's about the experiences you gain and the people you meet while you're here.
Start Your Journey
When you live outside of the Netherlands and have decided to leave your home and country behind, the journey to Delft begins. See the steps you can take; starting at home until your first day at our university.
And when you finally arrive in Delft the next phase of your journey starts: surviving the Netherlands! This guide helps you to deal with Dutch cycling rules, find the best bars for students, use online TU Delft forms, suggests where to buy your groceries, provides first-aid and even defy the Dutch seasons.
How to deal with the Dutch?
You are an EEMCS master student now and we have students from all over the world. Which means that there is a big chance that the person next to you in the lectures is not Dutch. So how do international people see Dutch culture and people? Watch this video and learn what your international fellow student is going through. And what can you expect from Dutch culture when you are an international student?
Discover your public study place during busy days
When every study place on the campus is full or when you just want a change of study scenery.
Sports, leisure and culture
X is the place on the campus for fun, sports, leisure and culture. It has an extensive offer, ranging from cultural courses, sports, events and projects to free use of a student kitchen and living room and initiating activities and / or programming yourself.
Food & beverage on campus
The campus has a wide variety of food options. From the faculty canteens, the Food Station, the Hangout, Cafe Labs, SPAR Supermarket to Coffee Star. Check out the map for the locations on the campus. But what do international people think of the Dutch cuisine...?
Working while studying
If you are an international student and want to work alongside your studies in the Netherlands, there are some important things to keep in mind. Read all about it on the website of Nuffc. Nuffic is the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education.
#Ik Wil Weg
If you are Dutch and might want to study or do an internship abroad during your master's programme, find out what options and possibilities you have on the website WilWeg. Or vistit the EEMCS International & Internship Office.
Kojac - Job Agency
Kojac is a Delft student job agency with a focus on IT developers. If you want a side job as a programmer, web/app developer, data sciencist etc. contact Kojac.
Xtend - Job Agency
Xtend is a student job agency (Dutch website) based in Delft. It offers side jobs and projects for TU Delft students of almost all disciplines and programmes.
Hidden Gems on campus
Find out some interesting places on campus you might not know (yet).
Flirting with the Dutch
Go party and/or get to know Dutch people more intimately...!
One of the most, if not THE most, important subject to talk about in the Netherlands is the weather. And there are dozens of different Dutch words to describe the weather. Fun fact: the rain inspired three students of the TU Delft and in 2006 they developed the Senz umbrella which is still available at the TU Delft shop in the Aula.
W.I.S.V. ‘Christiaan Huygens’ (CH) is the study association for students of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the Delft University of Technology. The goals of the Ch are organising social activities and evaluate and improve education.
The Electrotechnische Vereeniging (ETV) is the study association for all Electrical Engineering students at the TU Delft. The goals of the ETV are organising social activities and evaluate and improve education.
Faculty Student Council
The FSC is a legal student body that is involved in decision making in the faculty. Depending on the matter, it could be that the FSC has right of consent or right of advice, giving us tools to go into discussion with the decision making bodies inside the faculty.
The Delft Sustainable Energy Assocation (Delft S.E.A) is the study association for the Master Sustainable Energy Technology (SET). By organizing activities, providing academic assistance and maintaining relations after graduation, Delft S.E.A. aims to support the students/alumni of SET.
The Micro-Electronic Systems & Technology Association (MEST) is an independent representative body of graduate students (MSc) and research scholars/employees (PhDs/Post-docs). The focus of MEST lies in the fields of Microelectronics, Micro- & Nano- Systems Technology, Embedded Systems and Computer Engineering.
The ‘Sterkstroomdispuut der Electrotechnische Vereeniging’ (SSD) is the student association for Master students pursuing Electrical Power Engineering. The SSD is proud to be one of the oldest student associations of TU Delft. It aims to supply students with a broad view of their field of studies: power systems, high voltage, power electronics and photovoltaics.
Delft event calender
Whether you enjoy theatre, shopping, museum, dance, concerts or culinary workshops, there is always something to do in the city of Delft. Keep an eye on the event calender of Delft.
Master Promotion Team
Help other students and get paid for it! Check out the job offer from our EEMCS Master Promotion Team.
A Dutch website for and made by students. It addresses themes like living, working, studying, leisure, money matters, health.
Learn a foreign language
Learning a language is fun and very useful. Most programmes allow a language as a free elective course. Ask your Master Coordinator for the specific requirements. The Centre for Languages and Academic Skills offers the education in communication skills and languages (e.g. Spanish or Dutch).
The Dutch are famous for being 'zuinig'. There is even an English saying 'Going Dutch'. But the Dutch are proud of that. And that's why it is no suprise there is a typical Dutch app called 'Tikkie'. Using Tikkie, you can have friends pay you back quickly and easily over WhatsApp. Available for iOS and Android.
Try that to pronounce when you do not speak Dutch... Celebrating birthdays is an important tradtion all over the world. But every culture celebrates it in different ways. So next time you are invited by your fellow Mexican student from your project group, you know how to sing Las Mañanitas instead of Happy Birthday!
DUWO Student Housing
Looking for a student room? Maybe this could be an option for you.
As with every culture, there are all kinds of stereotypes floating around about the Dutch and about our traditions. You may well have heard of most of these stereotypes about the Dutch, but it’s always fun to go through them and maybe debunk a few. Check out this map about some Dutch stereotypes! Or read more on this website.
Need a bike?
No matter if you are a Dutch or an international student: you will need transportation. There are many ways to get a bike in Delft. But check out this special Student Introduction Week deal from Swapfiets.
Keep your phone in your pocket or risk a €95 fine
From Monday July 1st 2019, anyone using a handheld device while bicycling will risk a €95 fine as rules for cyclists are brought in line with other traffic users. Unless you want to sponsor the Dutch government, don’t forget to either get a bicycle phone mount or simply put your phone away when you’re cycling in the Netherlands!