Frequently Asked Questions

The level of your prior knowledge of math and physics should be comparable to the level of the Applied Earth Sciences Bachelor degree in TU Delft. The math and physics courses covered in BSc programme can be found on https://studiegids.tudelft.nl/ by choosing YEAR (this academic year), ORGANIZATION (Civil Engineering and Geosciences), EDUCATION TYPE (Bachelor), EDUCATION (Bachelor Applied Earth Sciences). After that, you can browse through the math and physics courses to read their description. This will give you a good idea what prior knowledge is expected. If you are missing some of this prior knowledge, you can contact us for advice.

TU Delft provides non-Dutch nationals the opportunity to secure housing via TU Delft’s Housing Service upon being accepted to the programme. Housing through the service is limited and is therefore offered on a first paid, first served basis. Note that housing may be offered in Delft or a surrounding city, such as Den Haag, Rijswijk or even Rotterdam. To secure housing via the service, you need to respond quickly to the admission offer and make your payment before April, if possible. For your final semester, you can also arrange housing via the Housing Service. Whether or not housing can be granted again depends on how quickly all payments are made.

For your second semester in Germany, RWTH Aachen reserves a limited amount of rooms for you via the Studentwerk in Aachen.

ETH Zurich provides a limited number of furnished rooms for international master students. As a Joint Master student in Applied Geophysics, you are guaranteed a room, but nevertheless an application is required. You will automatically receive the registration link by email in October. Application deadline is 15 November.  The room must be rented for a minimum of 1 semester.

TU Delft: in Delft and the surrounding area, you can expect to spend  between 300 to 600 euros a month for a student room.

RWTH Aachen: in Aachen, you can expect to spend between 300 and 450 euros per month for a student room

ETH Zurich: The average price for a student room offered by ETH is between CHF 500 and 700 a month.

Each partner institute will contact you regarding your visa/residence permit for study purposes before the start of your semester. The fees and amounts for proof of financial solvency vary per country. Please consult the below pages for more details:

TU Delft, Netherlands: information can be found on this page.

RWTH Aachen, Germany: please take a look here.

ETH Zurich, Switzerland: please see this website and these FAQs