Delft University of Technology

City: Delft
Language of instruction: Dutch, English
  • Established on 8 January 1842 by William II of the Netherlands as a Royal Academy
  • TU Delft is the largest technical university in the Netherlands.
    • As of 2019, it is ranked in the top 20 of best universities for engineering and technology worldwide and is the highest ranked university in the Netherlands (THE and QS rankings)
  • A leader in pursuing, providing and developing world-class academic excellence, high quality education and expert solutions for societal challenges
  • TU Delft has a portfolio of 16 BSc programmes (including four joint degrees), more than 30 MSc programmes,  which cover the broad range of engineering disciplines. 
  • Within TU Delft, high-quality research capacity is clustered - either physically or virtually - into several University-wide institutes: the TU Delft Institutes in order to strengthen the scientific focus and to enlarge the critical mass.
  • A member of several university federations including the IDEA League, CESAER, UNITECH International, and 4TU.

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Partner university's areas of study


Notes on Language of Instruction

The language of instruction for most bachelor programmes is Dutch. The Bachelor’s programmes Aerospace Engineering, Applied Earth Sciences, Computer Sciences and Engineering and Nanobiology are fully taught in English. There are over 250 available courses taught in English in other TU bachelor programmes. All Master courses are taught in English.


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

Applied Science (engineering students) from UBC-V and UBC-O.

Term dates

UBC Term 1: 1st semester: September-January 

UBC Term 2: 2nd semester: February-July 


UBC Students on exchange in their 4th year can take Masters level courses in English at Delft.

UBC students may not study in the following TU Delft faculties:  Architecture and the Built Environment and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

TU Delft uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) shared by all universities in the European Union. One academic year consists of 60 EC. One EC is equivalent to a study load of 28 hours (including lectures, laboratory courses, practical work, assignments, projects, private work, examinations or other assessment activities). Bachelor programmes at TU Delft consist of 180 EC and Master programmes, 120 EC.

Grading scheme

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

UBC students can only study in the following faculties at Delft:

  • Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Faculty of Mechanical, Marine, and Materials Engineering

UBC Students on exchange in their 4th year can take Masters level courses in English at Delft.

Please refer to the Coordinated International Experience page: https://pd.engineering.ubc.ca/coordinated-international-experience/eligible-courses/course-mapping/.

UBC-O students should speak to their faculty advisor.

Full course load information

  • Students are allowed to choose their courses.
  • An advisable course package should comprise between 24 and 30 EC (European Credits) per semester. Less than 24 EC is not acceptable, even if allowed by your home university
  • TU Delft programmes are academically challenging and rigorous, therefore students are expected to be motivated and dedicated throughout their studies. Should the results of an exchange student appear to be unsatisfactory, they will be discussed with the student and the home institution.

Exchange site

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: MECH 4th
Title: Introduction to Multiphase Flow
Partner course code: ME 45025
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2020-04-16
UBC course: MECH 4th
Title: Modelling of Thermo- & Hydrodynamic Systems
Partner course code: ME 45155
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2020-04-16
UBC course: MECH 4th
Title: Fundamentals of Aeroelasticity
Partner course code: AE4ASM 506
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2020-04-16
UBC course: MECH 4th
Title: Stability & Analysis of Structures II
Partner course code: AE4ASM 511
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2020-04-16
UBC course: MECH 4th
Title: Applied Aircraft Aeroelasticity
Partner course code: AE4ASM 522
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2020-04-16
UBC course: COMM 387
Title: Entrepreneurial Finance
Partner course code: BA-BHAAV2262U
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Housing notes

  • TU Delft has partnered with various housing agencies in the greater-Delft region to offer accommodation to students coming from abroad. TU Delft cannot guarantee accommodation to all incoming exchange students as the number of available options is limited while demand is increasing.
  • To increase ones chances of obtaining accommodation through TU Delft’s housing service, students are advised to finalize their application procedure as soon as possible as housing is offered on a first come first served basis.
  • Students who choose the 2nd semester have more chances of finding accommodation through TU Delft. Finding a room in Delft can be difficult and time-consuming.
  • As most university cities in the Netherlands, Delft has a shortage of affordable student accommodations, a list of private providers is available here.
  • Besides incidental and set-up costs, the costs of living and study, is estimated to be between 850 and 1,100 Euro per month

For more informating on the Exchange program at TU Delft visit Student Exchange Fact Sheet


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