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2015 TU Delft Excellence Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands

About TU Delft (Delft University of Technology):

TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of their research and teaching is renowned. TU Delft has numerous contacts with governments, trade associations, consultancies, industry and small and medium-sized companies.

Although the University only received its current name in 1986, it has been providing technical education for over 170 years.

Royal academy: 1842 – 1864

On January 8, 1842, King Willem II founded the ‘Royal Academy for the education of civilian engineers, for serving both nation and industry, and of apprentices for trade’. The Academy also educated civil servants for the colonies and revenue officers of the Dutch East Indies.

Polytechnic school: 1864 – 1905

An Act passed on May 2, 1863, imposing regulations on technical education as well as bringing it under the influence of the rules applying to secondary education. Then, on the 20th of June, 1864, a Royal Decree was issued, ordering that the Royal Academy in Delft be disbanded in order to make way for a new ‘Polytechnic School’. The School went on to educate architects, and engineers in the fields of civil works, shipbuilding, mechanical engineering and mining.

Institute of Technology: 1905 – 1986

On May 22, 1905, an Act was passed, acknowledging the academic level of the School’s technical education – it became a ‘Technische Hogeschool’, or an ‘Institute of Technology’. Queen Wilhelmina attended the Institute’s official opening ceremony on  July 10, 1905. The Institute’s first Rector Magnificus was the professor of hydraulic engineering ir. J. Kraus. The Institute was granted corporate rights by an Act passed on June 7, 1956.

Delft University of Technology: 1986 – present

It was an Act which took effect on 1st September, 1986, that officially transformed the Institute of Technology into Delft University of Technology, also known as ‘TU Delft’ (from the Dutch name Technische Universiteit Delft).

About the 2015 TU Delft Excellence Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands:

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2015 TU Delft Excellence Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands. The Delft University of Technology offers a number of excellence scholarship programs for international students. The Justus & Louise van Effen scholarship is one of those programs and it aims to financially supporting excellent international MSc students wishing to study at TU Delft.

Course Starts – September 2015.

Criteria for Eligibility:

You must be an excellent applicant admitted to one of TU Delft’s MSc programmes, with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 80 percent or higher of the scale maximum in your bachelor’s degree from an internationally renowned university.

Fields of Study:

Any of TU Delft’s MSc programmes.

Number of Scholarships:

16 scholarships are awarded in total; 2 scholarships are awarded per faculty

Eligible Countries/Target Groups:

International students of all nationalities.

Value of Scholarship/Inclusions:

Full scholarship – coverage of tuition fees and monthly allowance for living expenses.

Application Procedure/Instructions:

There is no separate application procedure for these scholarships. To be considered for these scholarships, you must apply for admissions to an MSc programme offered at TU Delft.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline for Application

Applications must be received before 1 December of the preceding year.

Official Scholarship Website:

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