Delft University of Technology
- Study engineering at one of Europe's best technical schools
- No foreign language experience necessary
- Live in typical European-style apartments a short distance from your classes
- Less than an hour from Amsterdam, enjoy easy access to all that Europe has to offer
Delft is in the province of South Holland. It is located between Rotterdam and The Hague, near the coast and less than an hour from Amsterdam. Delft is primarily known for its typically Dutch town center (with canals); also for the painter Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery, Delft University of Technology, and its association with the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau. Delft has a reputation for being a friendly city; bars and terraces along the canals and on the city squares, quirky shops, affordable restaurants and great cinemas. It is easy to find your way around as everything is close together. Delft is bursting with activity from spring right through to autumn, including music festivals and street theatre. If you want to find out more about the city of Delft, visit the website: http://www.delft.nl/delften
Delft also has a lively student population, with the largest number of active student societies in the Netherlands. Students are also encouraged to join their study association. Study associations are attached to a particular academic program and organize program-based activities, such as study trips and excursions, and provide entertainment. Members of a study association usually benefit from substantial discounts on the textbooks, as well.
Delft University of Technology
TU Delft is the largest and most comprehensive university of technology in the Netherlands. The University enjoys a good international reputation, and is a leader in technological innovation research.
The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering is one of the largest of the eight faculties at TU Delft and one of the largest faculties devoted entirely to aerospace engineering in northern Europe. It is the only unique institute carrying out research and education directly related to aerospace engineering in the Netherlands. The Faculty has a student body of over 2000 undergraduates and graduates, about 250 members of academic staff and 100 PhD students. Around 25% of the student population has a foreign nationality. The Faculty has extensive laboratory and testing facilities are used in research and teaching. The facilities include super-sonic, hyper-sonic and sub-sonic wind-tunnels, a high-sensitivity navigation stimulator, and a materials testing laboratory. These facilities make it possible to conduct experiments in man-machine factors, flight control, structures and materials, aerodynamics, simulation, motion and navigation.
A TU Delft virtual campus tour can be found here.
A Study in Holland video can be found here.
At TU Delft, all graduate-level courses, as well as undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, are taught in English. Students should plan to take most, if not all, of their courses within the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
Click here to learn about selecting courses at TU Delft: Delft Course Selection Guide
Click here to view TU Delft's Course Catalog: Delft Courses taught in English
Click here to see sample courses that KU students have taken at TU Delft: Delft Course Equivalencies
For more information about courses at TU Delft, visit: www.studyguide.tudelft.nl
Exchange students who would like to make use of TU Delft's housing arrangements can return an application form upon acceptance to the program. Delft arranges accommodation in cooperation with the housing organization DUWO. Both private and shared student units are available. All accommodation includes bed sheets, bedding and pillowcases, and a box with kitchen utensils for one. Almost all rooms are equipped with an internet connection and (shared) washing machines, and are close to the university (within three kilometers). There is some on-campus housing, but generally students live off campus yet nearby.