PhD program

Computer Engineering provides a high quality PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) program for students with superior caliber who are willing to pursue rigorous research in one of our research themes: Dependable Nano-Computing (Nano Deco), Multi/Many Core (MMC) and Electronic System Design (ESD). You will be trained to become the next generation of leading researchers and teachers in the field of Computer Engineering. You will not only receive training on how to conduct fundamental research and how to bridge research to practice, but also on other skills as well including professional, personal, interpersonal and business.

Here you can find General information about PhD programmes at TU Delft.

Financial Information

Tuition Fees

There are NO tuition fees for PhD study provided by Computer Engineering.

Living Expenses

You will need approximately 


As indicated in the Financial Information section there are NO tuition fees for PhD students. Consequently scholarships relate only to salaries. If you got accepted in the computer engineering program there are the following possibilities:

  1. Accepted with no scholarship.
    The student will provide by him/her self (living, traveling, insurance etc.) financing. Please note that the student is responsible to provide the financing for the duration of the program which is four years.
  2. Accepted with a scholarship from the industry.
    We will welcome people that would like to do part-time/full-time PhD studies while working. In case you and your work are accepted in pursuing a PhD, it is understood that all your expenses are paid by your employer.
  3. Accepted from university scholarships.
    These scholarships are infrequent. A specific salary for four years is provided to the student.
  4. Accepted with a research assistantship.
    Research assistantships are given to the group on the basis of an accepted research proposal. The fund comes generally from science foundations (EU, and NL) and industries (EU or wide). Such scholarships are provided with a salary for four years. They are given immediately based on the qualifications of the candidates.
  5. Accepted with a scholarship given by an organization.
    The following are some agencies and scholarships you can possible apply. (Please note that for most scholarships you have to be accepted for your PhD study before applying for the scholarship.).

    • Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP)
    • Huygens
    • STUNED
    • TU Delft/Delta scholarships
    • Y.C. Lo Scholarship (Taiwan)
    • FULBRIGHT grant
    • IBM Scholars Program
    • International Financial Aid

Other international organizations Several international organizations may offer financial support for study abroad.

  • UNDP
  • Unido
  • the World Bank
  • OECD
  • the Asian Development Bank
  • the European Union
  • NTIO (for Asian students)

They may have an office in your country or else can be contacted through their main office.

Addresses Netherlands Education Support Offices

Netherlands Education  Center(NEC)
Citra Graha, 7th floor #705 The International Village, first floor
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 35-36 Universitas Surabaya
Jakarta12950, Indonesia Raya Kalirungkut
Tel: + 62 21 520 0435 Surabaya 60293, Indonesia
Fax: + 62 21 520 0457

Netherlands Education Suport Office Beijing China Holland Education Foundation
Beijing New World Center Huapu International Plaza; Room 601 A
South Office Building, Rm 615 No.19 Chaoyang Men Wai Dajie
3B, Chongwenmenwai Street 100020 Beijing
Chongwen District People's Republic of China
100062 Beijing Tel: +86 10 659 923 15 /16 /68 /69
People's Republic of China Fax: +86 10 659 923 14
E-mail: E-mail:

Netherlands Education Support Office Taipei
Rm. D 7F., Artist Construction Bldg.
133 Min Sheng E. Road, Section 3,
Taipei 105, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 271 357 60 ext 720
Fax: +886 2 271 607 75

Social Life

Knowledge of English is sufficient to communicate and socialize since almost all adults in the Netherlands speak good English.

During your stay at TU Delft several social events such as a sports day for international students in the Netherlands will be organised. TU Delft


Admission Requirements

In order to apply for a PhD in Computer Engineering you have to have one of the following degrees:

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Engineering (EE)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science (CS)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering (EE)

Non Dutch University degree holders: In case you have a Master of Science (MSc) from a foreign country then the following also applies:

  • Be at least at the top 25% of your graduating class in terms of Grade Point Average (GPA) for the Master of Science (MSc) studies.
  • For applicants whose mother tongue is a language other than English and who did not follow all secondary and tertiary education in English: You have to prove that you speak fluent English.

Dutch University degree holders: If you have a Master of Science (MSc) from a University in the Netherlands then please contact the PhD program coordinator (see below).

The Selection Advisory Committee will decide in individual cases whether there are exceptional circumstances that justify deviating from one or more of the selection criteria listed above.

Application Procedure

Admission to the PhD program is continuous. You can apply at any time and a decision will be communicated to you within two months period from the reception of your application. To apply, please send an e-mail to Said Hamdioui

Application Deadlines

There are NO application deadlines. Enrollment of PhD students is continuous implying that you can apply at any given time.

More information

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the program coordinator Said Hamdioui by e-mail.

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