SPEA Graduate Exchange: Delft University of Technology

Spend a semester studying at Delft University of Technology while earning course credit toward your SPEA graduate degree

SPEA master's students are invited to participate in a semester exchange program with Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft) in the Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) program. The program offers a unique view on policy and management decisions.

Learn more about SPEA's graduate exchange with TU-Delft

You should work with your SPEA concentration to determine which semester will be best for you to study at TU Delft. Please use the time frames below to help in planning your semester abroad.

Fall Semester (Term 1 & Term 2 at Delft): Early September - December/January; recommended for graduating students due to overlap at the end of the semester 

Spring Semester (Term 3 & Term 4 at Delft): February - Mid June

Academic Calendar

Interested students should plan early for this exchange program. MSES students usually study in Delft during their second year. Joint degree MPA/MSES students may find their fifth semester as most suitable for study in Delft.

You should prepare to take a minimum of four classes, equating to 12 IU credits during your semester at the TU-Delft. Two European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are equal to one IU credit, requiring students to enroll in a minimum of 24 ECTS credits throughout the semester. Numerous courses will be offered each semester in English in a variety of topics.

Any student wishing to participate in the TU-Delft exchange will need to consult with Professor Adam Ward to complete a course plan.

Additional Program Information

You may apply if you:

  • are a current MSES or MPA-MSES student 
  • have completed two semesters of graduate level study
  • have at least a 3.0 GPA; 3.2 GPA preferred

Delft University of Technology provides a variety of living options both on- and off-campus. TU-Delft entered into an alliance with DUWO, an independent housing corporation in the west of the Netherlands which specializes in student accommodations. You can also find accommodations yourself, but be aware that it is difficult to find open housing in Delft. Delft is a municipality in the southern Netherlands, near the Hague. Delft has a population of 100,000 and is known for its historic downtown.

For this semester exchange program, you will pay tuition at Indiana University (no tuition will be paid to TU-Delft). You will be responsible for covering your own overseas expenses including airfare, food, and housing. TU-Delft estimates roughly $1,200 dollars a month should cover food, housing, study materials, and incidentals. Your biggest variable is housing.

Selected students will receive an automatic scholarship of $1,500; additional need-based scholarships are available as well.

Other scholarships are available on a competitive and need-based basis.

Exchange Students Information

Living in Delft