TU Delft Summer School Scholarships 2024

Deadline: 1st of February, 2024

Every JULY, the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) hosts the Summer School Planning and Design with Water for Sustainability. The Faculty of Architecture is located in the ancient Dutch city of Delft.


  • In order to participate you need to be enrolled in a higher education course* [However, we also accept students who have graduated recently. Please, explain your situation in your letter of motivation]. The school is intended for students who have had at least 3 years of higher education in a discipline related to the built environment/ urban development.
  • The Summer School welcomes architects, urban planners, engineers, designers, geographers, historians, sociologists, engineers, environmental engineers, and students of other areas concerned with the built environment. However, you must be willing to understand URBANISM.


Starting from 2016, the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft provides two full scholarship to students from Sub-Saharan Africa aged between 22 and 28 to participate in the Summer School. Selected students are expected to act as ambassadors for TU Delft, the Department of Urbanism and the Delft Global Initiative and will help promote our learning philosophy and values.

Selection Criteria:

  • TU Delft is looking for exceptionally motivated individuals with excellent communication skills, leadership qualities and capacity to work in a group in a collaborative way, who can demonstrate they will give a notable contribution to the Summer School and who can act as multipliers of the knowledge acquired at their home institutions.


This scholarship is intended for young (younger than 35 y.o.) African teachers who wish to attend the Summer School Planning and Design with Water, organised yearly by the Department of Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft.


  • Be 35 years old or younger by December of the year of application.
  • Be affiliated to a higher education or research institution, or to a local or national government. This scholarship is for young teachers or civil servants working with urban or regional planning.
  • Be able to provide proof of affiliation (letter confirming you are affiliated to an institution or local government, signed and stamped).
  • Be able to speak fluent English.
  • Be able to teach the principles learned at the Summer School at their institutions of origin (they must have a teaching or instructor position).
  • Be a teacher or civil servant in one of the following areas: Architecture, Urban design, Spatial planning (town, urban and regional planning), Environmental engineering, Water engineering, Urban law and management, Political sciences, Public administration, Areas that have a close relationship with planning and design of sustainable cities and communities

The winner of the scholarship will have the following benefits:

  • Ticket from and to your country of residence
  • Accommodation during the summer school
  • Meals and transportation allowance

The scholarship covers costs up to 2000 euros. Candidates may choose to spend more or less on each item. If there is excess spending, the candidate will cover the rest of the amount. TU Delft is not responsible for financing a candidate beyond 2000 euros.

Upon completion of the programme, candidates will receive a certificate of their participation in the Summer School.

Click here to apply

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