Delft University of Technology


The Delft University of Technology is considered among the most significant technical institutions in the Netherlands. TU Delft was first established as Royal Academy in 1842 by William II with the purpose of training civil servants. Later this school expanded its educational curriculum and research and gained the status of a Polytechnic school in 1864. In 1905 this academy gained the rank of the institute of technology, making it a full-fledged university. After that, it changed its name to the Delft University of Technology in 1986.

University offers studies in eight faculties, including Mechanical engineering and Technology, Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Environmental Studies. The Delft University of Technology has numerous research institutes. It is a member of several university federations, including the CESAER, IDEA League, 4TU and UNITECH International.


With a student body of around 25,000, the Delft University of Technology is one of the largest technical institutes in the country. About 6000 international students from different countries study here.

TU Delft aims to attract the brightest students worldwide to its international classrooms. University has established several Scholarship programs which offer motivational and talented students an opportunity to pursue a degree at the Delft University of Technology.

With a leading global reputation in education and research, TU Delft encompasses the full range of high-quality courses and unique facilities in the engineering sciences. This university aims to be a breeding ground for technological development and meet today’s world’s significant societal challenges.


University offers three types of accommodations via DUWO, which provides all facilities. This housing is offered in private rooms with shared facilities, Living spaces for singles and spaces for couples. All these residences are within four kilometres of TU Delft.

In collaboration with DUWO housing corporation, The Delft University of Technology offers its international students and staff help finding initial accommodation for up to 1 year. After one year, it is advised to arrange alternative housing. This service is available for all guests coming from abroad.

On the first arrival in the Netherlands, all foreigners must register at the municipality with a residence address. So, coming as an international student in the country, you must pre-arrange accommodation.


This university has been ranked among the top 15 technical universities in the world. Following are the global rankings of the Delft University of Technology.

  • By QS World Ranking, the Delft University of Technology is ranked 54.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the Delft University of Technology is ranked 75.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the Delft University of Technology at 174.


Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 5, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands

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