Admission and selection


In order to guarantee its high level education, Industrial Design has decided to set a ceiling (numerus fixus) for the number of students that can enter the bachelor’s program as of September 2018.

Based on the following criteria a ranking number will be given. The 150 candidates with the highest total score on the prescribed criteria will be admitted to the bachelor’s program Industrial Design.

  • Your participation in all selection activities (conditional):
    • Timely completion of the two online questionnaires (a TU/e and an Industrial Design questionnaire).
    • Participation in a selection day: 
      - discuss Industrial Design questionnaire.
      - present homework assignment.
    • Timely submittion of reflection assignment. 
  • Your average grade of your pre-exam high school year (50%).
  • Your score on the homework assignment (20%), the individual interview on the Industrial Design questionnaire (10%) and your score on the reflection assignment (20%).

Important dates

January 15 is the deadline for registering in Studielink and uploading your certified school results of your pre-exam high school year. No later than January 22, you will receive an invitation by e-mail to complete the two online questionnaires and apply for one of the selection days. The deadline for completing these questionnaires and applying for one of the selection days is February 4 (11.59 pm). 

The selection days for Industrial Design will take place on:

  • Thursday February 22, 2018
  • Tuesday March 6, 2018

If we are unable to accommodate everyone during these two days, there will be an extra day scheduled on Monday February 19. If you do not live in the Netherlands and you are unable to attend one of the selection days, you need to ask permission no later than February 4 by sending an e-mail to to fulfill the mandatory selection day differently. Please note: if this permission is not granted, you need to register for a selection day no later than February 4 anyway. So be sure to ask permission in time!

Two weeks before the selection day you will receive the homework assignment via e-mail. The deadline for the reflection assignment is one week after the selection day.

If you have met all parts of the procedure, you will receive a ranking number based on the criteria. A maximum of 150 students will be admitted to the Industrial Design bachelor’s program. On April 15 your ranking number will be announced via Studielink. For the further course of the proceedings, please check the central procedure for the selection process


Do you have a foreign high school diploma and want to study Industrial Design? TU/e proudly welcomes students from all over the world, however before we can grant admission we need to check that your previous educational background is at a sufficient level to participate successfully in the bachelor's program Industrial Design. TU/e's International Office handles all foreign admissions. Go to admission requirements for international students to find out more about the application procedure, English proficiency requirements and more.

If you have a Dutch diploma, click on 'Nederlands' in the header and read about the admission requirements that apply to you.