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

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
24 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Ranked the 20th university of engineering and technology in the world by the QS World University Rankings (2017), 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 four main areas: Unlocking people, Meaningful interactions, Let’s Re(d)use and Care for our Health.

Grant Period

24 Months

Two academic years, corresponding with the two-year MSc program. Grants must start on September 1st, 2021.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation

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. Candidates must be admitted to one of the TU Delft MSc programs mentioned below, either at the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant.

Accepted Degree Levels



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: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Applicants are required to apply separately to TU Delft by December 1, 2020 independent of their Fulbright application, and if already admitted, to include a letter of admission with the 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 following 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.

  • Design for Interaction (DFI)
  • Strategic Product Design (SPD)
  • Integrated Product Design (IPD)

Within the MSc programs IPD and SPD there is a special variant for students with a constructive engineering background 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. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

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


U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands.  In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch (or EU) citizenship will not be considered.

Special Application Instructions

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


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Linda Pietersen