Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships at Delft University of Technology, 2019

Scholarship Description:

TU Delft | Global Initiative offers four Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships every year.  Scholarships are available to pursue a postgraduate degree program at the Delft University of Technology.

The Global Initiative aims to support capacity building in the Global South and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable global development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft.

TU Delft | Global Initiative offers four Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships every year. From the students, we expect that they are willing to act as our ambassadors during their studies and after graduation.

Degree level:

Scholarships are available to pursue a postgraduate degree program.

Field of Study:

Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: 

  • €25.000 per year for Sub-Saharan students, which includes:
  • Full tuition fees for a TU Delft MSc program based on the statutory fee or institutional rate, according to the registered nationality, AND contribution for the living expenses.
  • Membership to the Scholarship club giving access to personal development, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • An MSc thesis topic which relates to the Sustainable Development Goals and TU Delft | Global Initiative.
  • Be our ambassador for Sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Four scholarships are available.
  • The scholarship is available for Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South-Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Excellent international applicants (conditionally) admitted to one of the 2-year Regular TU Delft’s MSc program.
  • With a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 80 per cent or higher of the scale maximum in the bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • The University must support and validate your application for it to be considered by the scholarship panel.
  • If you have any questions about your eligibility or are having difficulty applying, please contact the university’s international team by emailing

English Language Requirement:

One of the following certificates:

  • A TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test) with an overall band score of at least 90 and a minimum score of 21 for each section.
  • An IELTS (academic version) with an overall Band score of at least 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 for each section.
  • Cambridge Assessment English. Only the following  are accepted:
  • C1 Advanced (Certificate of Advanced English) with an overall score of 176 and a minimum of 169 for each section.
  • C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with an overall score of 180 and a minimum of 169 for each section

Applying procedure Instructions:   

How to Apply:  Below you will find the application procedure. Please keep in mind the following when applying:

  • To be considered for admission, all required documents must be uploaded and your complete application must be submitted.
  • You may apply for one MSc program only. Incomplete applications and applications submitted by mail or email will not be processed.
  • All applicants are required to pay a € 120 application fee. This is refunded only to students who start their MSc studies in Delft.
  • If you were admitted last year and would like to re-apply, you must create a new application.
  • For EU/EFTA nationals
    • The English language certificate may be uploaded until 1 July, provided that all other required application documents are uploaded before the 1 April deadline.
    • You will receive an admission decision within 12 weeks following receipt of your complete application.
  • For Non-EU/EFTA nationals
    • You will receive an admission decision within 12 weeks following receipt of your complete application.
      – Applicants applying for an MSc program in Architecture Urbanism and Building Sciences, and Aerospace Engineering will receive an admission decision at the end of February.
      – For all other programs, an admission capacity applies. If you meet our admission requirements, you will be considered until the admission capacity is met. At this moment no program has met their maximum capacity for Non-EU/EFTA nationals.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Application Form: ◄–

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

December 1, 2018.

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