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Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered.


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1 Fulbright/Delft University of Technology: Industrial Design Engineering Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
24 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Specialized Grant Types
  • Science/Public Health
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
  • Yes
Award Profile

Ranked the 15th university of engineering and technology in the world, and the 11th university in Art & Design by the QS World University Rankings (2020), Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is the largest and most comprehensive university of engineering sciences in The Netherlands. With modern facilities and a rich tradition, TU Delft is leading the way in research into technological innovations and contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society. The university resides in the beautiful historic city of Delft.

The Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering is the oldest and biggest faculty in industrial design in the world. The faculty has three MSc degree programs in Industrial Design Engineering on offer:  Design for Interaction (DfI), Strategic Product Design (SPD), and Integrated Product Design (IPD). All MSc degree programs are fully taught in English and take two years of studies to complete. Approximately 30% of MSc students are from countries other than the Netherlands. The faculty has over 2000 students in industrial design alone (BSc + MSc), 200 scientific staff members and 140 PhD’s. Research is carried out in the following areas: Health, Mobility, Sustainability, Designing Design, People, Technology and Organisation.

Grant Length
24 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Two academic years, corresponding with the two-year MSc program. Grants must start on September 1st, 2022.

Grant Length: 24 months.

In-Country Orientation

The one-day Fulbright In-Country orientation will take place at the end of August/beginning of September (date to be determined). 

Candidate Profile

Applicants must have an excellent academic record, meet the requirements for one of the MSc programs mentioned below, and demonstrate motivation to study at TU Delft. A background in or closely related to industrial design is required. Candidates must be admitted to one of the TU Delft MSc programs mentioned below during the selection process for the Fulbright grant.

Within the MSc programs IPD and SPD there is a special variant for students with certain engineering backgrounds who have a strong affinity with industrial design, called the Master Variant for Engineers. The program takes two years, starts with an intensive homologation semester and does not have a 'free elective'-semester. Graduates will receive a MSc diploma in Integrated Product Design or Strategic Product Design

Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
1 Month

U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch/EU citizenship will not be considered.

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Special Application Instructions

In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select TU Delft Industrial Design Engineering from the drop down menu.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start

Applicants are required to apply separately to TU Delft by December 1, 2022 independent of their Fulbright application.

The TU Delft, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering Fulbright Scholarship is a scholarship partly covering tuition fees and living expenses. It is open to applicants for the before mentioned MSc programs. These 2-year MSc programs are conducted fully in English and include coursework, a semester for elective courses (internship is an option) and a graduation project. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits

Tuition fees are not waived with this grant. Please view the grant amounts.

Housing Arrangements

Grantees are responsible for finding housing themselves. Delft University of Technology may be able to help with this, but housing is not guaranteed. 

Dependent financial support is NOT available

Dependent support is not available. If an applicant is planning on bringing dependents, please contact the host institution to inquire whether they are willing to also apply for a residence permit for the dependents. Without a residence permit applied for by the host, dependents will not be able to join the applicant. 

Fulbright Program Management Contact
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