TU Delft: Planning and Design with Water Summer School

About the program

The Summer School Planning and Design with Water for Sustainability takes place every July at the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Build Environment of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delt). TU Delt is one of the world’s leading schools of architecture and urbanism which is located in the historic city of Delft in the Netherlands.

The Summer School focuses on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and The New Urban Agenda, launched in Quito in 2016 as frameworks for sustainable urbanization. The aim of the Summer School is to explore the Dutch tradition of planning and design with water and the integration of water management and sustainability into urban development within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.

This school includes site visits, talks with professionals and academics and a short studio-based exercise, where students and teachers will explore possibilities through the elaboration of a spatial vision, the design of a spatial strategy and spatial interventions in the city of the Hague, located in one of the most important Urbanised Delta Regions of the world.

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UBC is pleased to support up to 2 students to participate in this program. Students must meet the following eligibility requirements 

Delft Planning & Design  Program Eligibility

  • Open to undergraduate students in their 3rd year or higher by the time the program starts and graduate students
  • At least 3 years of higher education in a discipline related to the built environment/urban development (a planning, architectural or design background is indicated but not necessary

Go Global Eligibility 

  • You must have at least a 70% average in your most recent academic term of full-time studies prior to application
  • We are looking at your Term 1 (Fall term) grades for summer research abroad experiences
  • You should have full-time student status as defined by your faculty in the year prior to your research abroad experience
  • You need to be a UBC student in good standing (e.g. not be under academic or non-academic discipline)
  • You must maintain 70% average prior to your exchange departure

Awards and Program Costs

Program Fees 

The fee for the 2020 Summer School is 500 Euros (approximately $730 CAD). The participation fees cover all activities connected to the Summer School, including social activities, a number of meals, materials, site visits and the final certificate.

Fees do not cover accommodation, travelling costs and your normal meals. Students must pay for their own accommodation and food. TU Delft advises students on how to find accommodation in Delft for the period of the Summer School, but students are ultimately responsible for finding accommodation.

The Go Global Fee ($415.00) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to all Go Global programs. The fee will be posted to your SSC tuition account 1 -3 weeks following acceptance to participate in the program. You will be notified of the due date by email once the fee is posted (typically 2 weeks following posting).

Please see the Enrolment Service’s page on making payments to your tuition account.


Selected students are eligible to receive a Go Global award valued at $1000. 

How to apply

The application involves two-steps:

1. Apply directly to Go Global online by March 25, 2020. In your application include a 300 word statement outlining how this program contributes to your academic and personal goals.  

2. If nominated you will be asked to submit an application to the Delft by April 15, 2020. Selected students will receive detailed instructions following the Go Global deadline. 

Contact Go Global

Go Global Vancouver

Go Global's campus office is closed until further notice. At this time, you can contact Go Global by email, phone or virtually through Zoom.

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone.

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm