1 Fulbright/Delft University of Technology: Industrial Design Engineering Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length24 Months
Specialized Grant Types
- Science/Public Health
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
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.
Two academic years, corresponding with the two-year MSc program. Grants must start on September 1st, 2022.
Grant Length: 24 months.
The one-day Fulbright In-Country orientation will take place at the end of August/beginning of September (date to be determined).
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.
U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch/EU citizenship will not be considered.
Accepted Degree Levels
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
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
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.
Grantees are responsible for finding housing themselves. Delft University of Technology may be able to help with this, but housing is not guaranteed.
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.