Living on Campus

About Delft

Delft is a compact, historic town between Rotterdam and The Hague in the province of South-Holland. It forms part of the ‘Randstad’, the urban agglomeration in the western part of the Netherlands and is the nation’s main educational and research centre. Today, it revels in the descriptive ‘High-tech’ due to the abundance of technology-based institutions and organizations close to and often involved with the university. Built on reclaimed marsh land, a ‘polder’ area, Delft borders the agricultural centre of the Randstad.


TU Delft is a modern university of science and technology. Its eight faculties are at the forefront of technological developments contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of world society. The university’s excellent research and education standards are backed by outstanding facilities and research institutes. The university maintains close links with  (inter)national industry, a strategic alliance that guarantees the relevance of its many academic programs and ensures rich career prospects for its graduates. All programs encourage creative and independent thinking with a focus on problem solving. At TU Delft are over hundred nationalities studying and working.
For more information about TU Delft:
www.TUDelft.nl

Finding the TU Delft

The TU Delft is about 10 minutes drive away from the city center and train station. Delft Zuid train station is the closest.

Delft City Guide

This guide will help you discover the best of what Delft has to offer: Hello Delft 

SSP Badge

Every participant will be given an SSP identification badge, and a TU Delft swipe card at registration. Participants are responsible for carrying their identification SSP badge and swipe card with them at all times, and presenting it to university officials or security agents upon request. If the identification badge or swipe card is stolen, misplaced, or lost, notify the Logistics team immediately at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Participants are responsible for the cost of replacement.

This swipe card entitles the participant to access the Academic Facilities.

Replacement fees

Every participant will get access to their room with a room/flat key at registration. If the key is stolen, misplaced, or lost, you must notify the Logistics team immediately at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fees will apply as follow:

  • Swipe card: 10 EUR
  • Electronic key: 20,00 EUR
  • Room key: 20,00 EUR
  • Mailbox key: 7,50 EUR

Meal Plan

The dining facilities used throughout SSP18 are all located on campus. Each participant will have access to the meal plan with the swipe card and SSP badge given during the Registration. The meal plan includes (3) three meals per day on working days and (2) two meals per day (brunch, and dinner) on weekends. There are three (3) meals on Saturdays where there is an Academic activity.

All meals will be served at the TU Delft, in a dedicated area that will be identified.

Special Dietary Needs

Although the dining facilities on campus will try their best to accommodate special dietary requirements, ISU cannot guarantee that all special dietary requirements can be met.

Accommodation

SSP18 participants will stay in single apartment with private bathroom and kitchen area, or private room in single-gender flat of (3) three rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen, at TU Delft Student Accomodation on Leeghwaterstraat, for the duration of the Program.

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Features of each individual room

  • Key that gives you access to both the flat and your own room
  • (1) one single bed
  • (1) one desk, and its chair
  • (2) closets for clothes and belongings
  • Refrigerator, and kitchen furniture
  • (1) one sink
  • Wifi coverage
  • Linen and towel renewed weekly

Laundry Services

Linen and towels are renewed weekly at the Reception. Shared washing machines and dryers at the center building of the residence can be used with the swipe card. 

Housekeeping

Participants are requested to keep their room clean, using available products at the apartment.

The Residence staff may organize a walkthrough the apartments to check the compliance to this request.

Transportation

All transportation to professional visits and other scheduled academic activities will be provided during the program. The SSP18 campus at TU Delft is relatively compact, with all the necessary facilities available within a short walkable or cyclable distance.

Bicycles

One bicycle will be allocated per Participant. Please comply with Dutch regulations and cycle carefully. 

Cycling tips and rules in the Netherlands: https://www.iamexpat.nl/lifestyle/cycling-netherlands

Parking on Campus

Parking slots are available at the SSP18 Residence and on campus.

Driver’s License 

If you plan to drive in Netherlands you have to check the driving rules to verify that you can use your driver's license. If you want to rent a car, find out the rental company's policies in advance. You may need both your driver's license and an International Driving Permit (IDP). An IDP is identification that contains your name, photo, and driver information translated into 10 languages. You will need to obtain this document in the country that issued your driver's license before your travel.

Taxi

It is easy to find taxis both at the airport and in the city center but this mean pof transportation may prove more expensive than in other countries. 

Public Transportation

Upon completion of the Regsitration, an OV-Chipkaarte will be provided to all Participants with a sponsored credit of 50 EUR. This card allows to use any mean of Public Transportation in the Netherlands. More information here: https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/everything-about-travelling/how-does-travelling-work-1.htm

Campus map

An SSP18 campus map will be provided during the registration.

A Google map for SSP18 is also available at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TGNkicy_wAl3NdzxOMk1UonFvE20TvoB&usp=sharing

Cultural Adjustments 

cultural adjustmentIf you are coming from overseas or from more than a few time zones away, expect jet lag—and a little culture shock. Get your body on the new schedule by drinking plenty of water, eating plenty of nutritious food, exercising, and resting.

Culture shock is a natural effect of being exposed to new lifestyles and values, so don’t be surprised if you feel a bit impatient, confused, or anxious, or if you hit emotional highs and lows as you adjust.

Time usually takes care of it, but if any problems persist, consult your on-site Participant Liaison or get help from a counselor or doctor.

Dormitory and Campus Regulations

The SSP18 Participants are required to comply with the TU Delft Code of Conduct and the Residence Tenancy Regulations.

Important note: These regulations are referred into the participant contract, which must be signed to complete the registration to the SSP18.

Useful Information

Currency Exchange

Foreign currencies can be exchanged immediately upon your arrival at the airport. 

For exchange rates, see: http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

Banks and ATMs

There are ATMs available on campus and located on the Google map of the campus linked above.

Sports Facilities

Participants will have access to sports facilities.

Cell Phones

Ben Mobile: https://www.ben.nl/ (website only in Dutch but sale services on the phone can answer in English: +31 0800 246 24 68, on Workdays 09:00 - 20:00)

More options here: http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Netherlands

Participants should note that on 15th June 2017, roaming rates have been abolished within the EU.

Shipping address for letters, and for packages

Participant Full Name
Space Studies Program 2018
TU Delft Student Accommodation

Leeghwaterstraat 152
2628 Delft
Netherlands

Note: The packages will be distributed by the Participant Liaison, or an SSP staff member.

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance

112

The fire, ambulance and police services are all contactable via the above number.
When calling emergency services you will be asked to provide:

  • The exact address of the incident or emergency and/or any noticeable landmarks nearby
  • Directions to the scene of the emergency
  • The telephone number you are calling from
  • Details on the incident itself, the number of persons involved, the description of any visible injuries and knowledge of any pre-existing medical conditions

Try and stay calm and listen to the call taker’s instructions. It is also important to keep your own phone on as the emergency service may need to contact you for further information.

TU Delft Aerospace Safety Procedures

TU Delft’s Facility Management & Real Estate (FMRE) is in charge of all aspects of accommodation and facility services within the university. These 3 services are tailored to all users, both students and employees. The Aerospace Engineering faculty’s FMRE employees are a seconded team of Services and Building Management professionals.

Emergencies and the in-house emergency response team

TU Delft has an in-house emergency response team (BHV). The First Aid post is located at the Service Desk in the AE main building’s central hall. The staff knows who the BHV members are. They perform First Aid and act in the event of emergencies.
Always have injuries treated. Report any accidents or near-accidents to the BHV team/Service Desk.
Any questions for the BHV team or reports of hazardous situations can be made by phone to the Service Desk, tel.: +31 (0)15 – 27 89804 of by E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Instructions on how to act in the event of an accident or fire can be found in all general faculty areas and near the elevators. In the event of an emergency, phone 112 from a fixed line or +31 (0)15 27 81226 from your mobile. This will connect you to the TU Delft emergency number. This is manned 24 hours a day. The BHV team provides First Aid in the event of accidents, tackles fires when they first break out and organizes the evacuation of the building in case of an emergency. During an emergency, the members of the BHV team can be identified by their orange BHV vests.