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Snapshot

Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Spring 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Spring 2021

Advisor:

Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning, Human Ecology

Overview

Opportunity Description

DEA students can study at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the TU Delft. 

What is Unique about this Opportunity?

The department of Industrial Design houses the disciplines of ergonomics (human factors) and design (‘formgiving’). The emphasis of both these disciplines is on the interaction between user and product. Key aspects are the expressiveness of products, usability and aesthetics, the meanings that product forms have for their users, and the place of design and designing in a socio-cultural context. The department incorporates the above elements into both research and education.

TU Delft has a wide range of research facilities. These facilities are unique in the Netherlands and are used to conduct research for business and industry. They range from wind tunnels, a chip facility, high-voltage laboratory and nuclear reactor to serious gaming and product evaluation.

What is Unique about Delft, the Netherlands?

Delft is an hours train ride south of Amsterdam, The small city, approximately 100,000, has a beautiful historic town center, filled with tree lined canals, peaceful walkways and medieval churches. Birthplace of Vermeer, and home of Delftware, blue and white painted pottery originally produced for the Royal family. Over one million visitors a year flock to this lovely town. The University campus Mekepark is consists of modern buildings in a park like setting.

Student accommodation is not available on campus at TU Delft, but arranged by the university in cooperation with the DUWO housing corporation (DUWO). DUWO can provides international students with shared accommodation in a flat with other students, where students have their own bedroom, a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, internet access and usually a washing machine. Furnished private apartments are also available (with their own kitchen and bathroom facilities). All accommodation is situated within three kilometres of the university.

Rents range from 450 to 600 euros per month depending on whether you have a private unit or accommodation with shared facilities. The rent covers gas, water, electricity, internet connection and municipal taxes. You will receive more information about how to apply for DUWO housing after you have been admitted (tudelft.nl/accommodation)

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.