I enrolled in a master program in biomedical engineering at TU Delft after completing my bachelor’s degree elsewhere. The reason for the change was the good status of this school, research topics and facilities, and the possibilities it seemed to offer.
It is not an easy school. The courses are very challenging and students are asked to apply their problem-solving skills at every step they take in the courses through participating in projects and completing assignments throughout the quarters; overall they are encouraged to think and work out problems independently. I sensed in every lecturer I’ve had so far a sincere enthusiasm and excitement about their profession and an effort to pass it on us, their students. The courses aim to give practical insight into the respective field of expertise also by inviting professionals from companies and other facilities to give a lecture or have a discussion with students.
As for my program (BME), I really appreciate that TU Delft has very extensive collaborations with other universities, companies and medical research centers. By creating an individual study program (choosing individually a significant number of subjects) each of us can prepare for the obligatory internship in a field of our choice, and through that get a better idea of prospective career options.
The university has also a very friendly and international student culture with many student organizations, faculty pubs and a sports & culture center where students can take their mind off of studying, grab a beer and have a chat with their peers.
And Delft is a lovely town – quiet but close to bigger cities (if you need them) and also close to the beach (easily reachable by bike). So, what more do you need?