International Students

Currently, 35-40% of our students are International Students and this number is still increasing. Therefore, we aim to inform this part of our audience as well as possible on the special regulations, admission requirements and prerequisites on courses that come into play when you’re an International Student. If you are unable to find the information that you need on this page or via any of the links, feel free to walk past our office or contact us via our contact form.

General information

General information about MSc programmes of TU Delft (Overview TU Delft’s MSc programmes, Studying at TU Delft, Admission Requirements, etc.) can be found at the TU Delft website. However, locating the right page is sometimes a challenge. Therefore the following help:

Information about the course structure of the MSc track Hydraulic Engineering (one of the tracks of the MSc Civil Engineering) can be found in the Study Guide Track MSc Hydraulic Engineering (of the MSc Civil Engineering of TU Delft). More general info on the MSc-programme you find here.

Being a low country, most of Hydraulic Engineering is coast related. However, within this master, we have some 7 specializations (although because of administrative reasons Rivers, Dredging and Port & Waterways is clustered into one). Some more details of the different programs you find at the section pages of the website of the department. Select the section of your interest and within the section select ‘courses’. There, you also find the link to our study guide.

Study Guide

In this study guide, first, switch to English, then select ‘Civil Engineering’ as “organization“. Then click on “program”, select Education type=Master and Education=Master Civiele Techniek. Wait a few seconds and you get a menu. Open “CIE-HE”. Behind “compulsory” you will find all compulsory courses for the specialization, and behind “specialization coastal” you find the specific courses for Coastal engineering for example. In the same way you can find courses for the other specializations.

Basically, our Master is a 2-year program. In the first year, it is mainly a course programme. In the second year, it consists of two blocks of 10 European Credits + a graduation work of 40 credits. The graduation work is an individual piece of work (either research or design) and is defined in close cooperation with the student.  An overview of recent work done by students you find via our repository. Go to,  select  “educational” and type in the search box ‘department: hydraulic’,  ‘year: 2016’  and you will get a list of all MSc reports of our department from 2016. You may limit this to “master thesis” in the menu on the left. Adding ‘programme=coastal’ in the search box gives only the thesis on coastal morphology and coastal structures.

Admission regulations

For our international students, several admission regulations apply. For the specific regulations on studying Hydraulic Engineering with a foreign bachelor’s degree, we refer to this page of the website of Delft University of Technology.


If you are planning on studying Hydraulic Engineering and want to know if you would be able to apply for a scholarship, please visit this page of the Delft University of Technology website. This page offers an overview of the numerous scholarships that can be offered to MSc students of al TU Delft faculties for the current academic year.