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Welcome! With this website we would like to inform you about the most important information concerning the start of the Nanobiology Bachelor’s degree programme (BSc NB). To help you find your way around the university, also take a look at the information on the left on this website and the TNW Delft student portal. Most information on this webpage and the above mentioned websites concerns TU Delft. A great deal of information about Erasmus University Rotterdam and Rotterdam itself can be found via http://www.eur.nl/essc/.
If you have received information about the start of the Nanobiology programme in error, please notify the degree programme department at Info-BSc-NB@remove-this.tudelft.nl and make sure you deregister from Nanobiology in Studielink.

  1. Enrolling for Nanobiology
  2. Introduction period and activities
  3. Start of the academic year
  4. Practical Information
  5. Binding recommendation on the continuation of Studies (BSA)
  6. Student support and guidance

1. Enrolling for Nanobiology

Payment of tuition fees to TU Delft
You should only pay tuition fees to TU Delft, as it has been designated as the coordinating university. You will only be enrolled if you comply with all the admission requirements and if TU Delft has accepted the payment authorisation. 

Proof of enrolment
When you have fully enrolled and meet all the admission requirements, you will receive a proof of enrolment document and a campus card. You will also receive a proof of enrolment document from EUR and a student ID card. 

If you have only enrolled at TU Delft, there is no need for you to take any actions at this time. We will make sure you will be registered also at EUR before the start of the programme. 

If you have any questions about enrolment, please ask the Central Student Administration (CSA) in Delft (015 278 4249 | csa@remove-this.tudelft.nl | www.csa.tudelft.nl > enrolment). 

2. Introduction period and activities

The Nanobiology introduction period consists of various components, some of which are optional (although recommended!), and some compulsory. Below you can find an overview of the introduction activities. 





Friday 18 – Sunday 20 August

Nanobiology IntroN weekend (location to be announced)

See attachement 'IntroN 2017'


Saturday 19 – Thursday 31 August

Introduction Programme for international students (IIP)

See Delftulip

Partly compulsory, please see below

Sunday 20 – Thursday 24 August

Owee Introduction Week Delft



Sunday 20 – Thursday 24 August

Eureka Introduction Week Rotterdam



Monday 4 September, 8:30

Nanobiology Intro day I (Erasmus MC)

Not necessary - compulsory day


Tuesday 5 September, 8:30

Nanobiology Intro day II (Delft)

Not necessary - compulsory day


Nanobiology study association S.V.N.B. Hooke

S.V.N.B. Hooke is the study association for Nanobiology, see www.hooke.tudelft.nl. We encourage all students to become a member. S.V.N.B. Hooke charges a one-off contribution of EUR 15. This will be offset from the price of the first-year students’ weekend (IntroN, see below) or when you purchase books. 

Nanobiology IntroN weekend - Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August
A good way of starting your studies is to get to know your fellow Nanobiology students and mentors. The Nanobiology introduction weekend (IntroN) organised by S.V.N.B. Hooke sees the formation of the mentor groups (please see below for more information about the mentor groups). In addition, there will be sporting and social activities where you will be able to get to know each other better. You can find all details here: http://hooke.tudelft.nl/introweekend/. Contact: Intron-Hooke@remove-this.tudelft.nl

Please see the attached document ‘IntroN 2017’ for more information and how to sign up. The deadline for signing up is 12 August 12:00. If you are unable to attend the IntroN weekend, you will be placed in a mentor group on Tuesday 5 September.  

Introduction Weeks Rotterdam / Delft 

Nanobiology is based in two cities, with the Owee introduction week in Delft and the Eureka Week in Rotterdam taking place in the same week:

  • Introduction Rotterdam - Eureka Week – Sunday 20 to Thursday 24 August
  • Introduction Delft – OWee - Sunday 20 to Thursday 24 August

You can choose which of these introduction weeks you would like to attend. During the introduction week you will be together with a group of Nanobiology students that is guided by two mentors. Please note that only groups in the OWee are guided by student mentors from Nanobiology. Groups in the Eureka Week are guided by mentors from another BSc programme. 

Please note that all Nanobiology students will receive a free ‘Rotterdampas’ (for various discounts in the city of Rotterdam) at the start of the academic year. If you choose to attend the Eureka Week, there is no need for you to buy one during that week.

More information and signing up: www.owee.nl and www.eur.nl/eureka.

Additional information for international students; International Introduction Programme (IIP)
International students are expected to participate in the International Introduction Programme (IIP) that runs two weeks, with the first week being registration appointments (e.g. help with opening bank account, insurance, diploma check) and optional activities. This week is in the same week as the OWee and Eureka Week. For the IIP each student chooses their own registration appointment time. Therefore, as an international Nanobiology student you could attend the OWee or Eureka Week and choose a convenient registration appointment in the first week, and then attend the mandatory team work part of IIP in the second week. Please note that the IIP is not together with other Nanobiology students, whereas the OWee and Eureka Week are in groups of Nanobiology students.

In case you’re an international student that already lives in the Netherlands, or you think the IIP has no added value for you, you can request an exemption from the IIP by emailing internationaloffice@remove-this.tudelft.nl with your reasons. However, please note that an exemption refers to all parts of the programme, so you would then not be able to have the registration appointment and have to sort out registration yourself.

3. Start of the academic year

Introduction day 1 | Monday 4 September | Rotterdam | compulsory
The first day of your studies is dedicated to a compulsory introduction to the Nanobiology programme. You will also take your first courses, ‘Introduction to studying Nanobiology’ and ‘Genetics’.
The first introduction day will take place in the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam (entrance at Wytemaweg, see appendix). We will send you the exact location the week before via e-mail.
On this first introduction day, you will be welcomed by the programme director and you will meet your fellow students, the programme coordinator and the academic counsellor. 
Please bring your laptop. You will need it for your first courses. 

Introduction day 2 | Tuesday 5 September | Delft | compulsory
The second introduction day will start off with the Analysis 1 course, which will take place in the Applied Sciences building (no.58 on the campus map, see appendix), in classroom Franklinzaal (A2.050) and classroom Watermanzaal (A2.110).
The mentors and the academic counsellor will join later in the morning. If you’re not part of a mentor group yet, you will be placed in one at that time.
The rest of the introduction will take place in the afternoon in the same building in classroom Beijerinckzaal (A1.150) and Korvezeezaal (A1.090). In this session, you will receive instructions on how to use Brightspace (digital notice board), how to register for exams, etc. The day will conclude with drinks in the same building, organised by S.V.N.B. Hooke.
Please bring your laptop. You will need it for the Analysis 1 course and the afternoon session.

4. Practical information

  • TU Delft NetID. Once your TU Delft enrolment and payment procedures have been completed, you will receive a NetID from the Central Student Administration. You will need this in order to gain access to the wireless network (Eduroam) and to be able to use Brightspace (see below), Osiris (exam mark registration system and enrolling for exams) and your student webmail.
    Please make sure to have your NetID with you when starting Nanobiology.
  • EUR ERNA account. You will be given an ERNA account by EUR that you can use to log onto the Erasmus MC wirelessnetwork and your Rotterdam student webmail.
  • Laptop. A laptop is required for the Nanobiology programme, as there are many assignments that needs to be done digitally (such as for programming). Students can purchase a laptop at a discount through the laptop project, see www.laptopproject.tudelft.nl/. You can also use another laptop, providing it is modern and powerful, and has specifications comparable to the TU laptop. For the minimum requirements please see here.
  • Laptop software for Nanobiology courses. The required software can be downloaded free of charge by all students from the TU Delft Brightspace download page. The packages available for downloading have been specifically made for each faculty.
    Before using your laptop for courses, it is important that you test your connection to the internet at TU Delft via ‘Eduroam’. You can download a manual for this via www.ICTmanuals.tudelft.nl/ > students > wireless network Eduroam. You also need your NetID (see above) to log on to do this.
  • Brightspace is the digital learning and communication environment system that we use intensively for course information and timetable information. See brightspace.tudelft.nl. You will learn more about this system on the introduction day in Delft.
  • E-mail. You will be given a TU Delft e-mail address automatically. See http://webmail.tudelft.nl. You will also be given an e-mail address by EUR that you can use to log onto its systems. Please note that TU Delft Brightspace and your TU Delft student webmail are the channels we use to give you important information. It is recommended to have your Rotterdam e-mails automatically forwarded to your TU Delft e-mail. 
  • Courses. You can find all Nanobiology courses here.
  • Timetable. You can find your timetable for the first week via https://mytimetable.tudelft.nl/ > Add timetable > Programme of study > Typ ‘TNW-BSc NB 1st year’. Please note that the system shows which courses are taught at what times in Rotterdam and Delft, but only in the case of Delft the specific classrooms or lecture halls are shown. For the specific classrooms or lectures hall in the Erasmus MC, we refer you to the link below. 
  • Timetable Erasmus MC Rotterdam. For a quick overview of the modules, times and classrooms or lecture halls that only take place in Rotterdam, please go to http://asklepios.eur.nl > BSc Nanobiology year 1.  For questions, go to https://www.erasmusmc.nl/dco/.
  • Classes in Delft and Rotterdam. In the first period of year 1, you will have lessons in Rotterdam on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Delft. This may change in subsequent periods. We make every effort to strike a balance in the division of modules between the cities.
  • Books. Books can be purchased at a discount from the S.V.N.B. Hooke study association (in the Applied Sciences building in Delft, building no.58). Please check their website for further information http://hooke.tudelft.nl/en/books/. 
  • Lab materials: You will need lab materials from the second semester (from February 2018). You can purchase these items from the s.v.n.b. Hooke study association (in the Applied Sciences building in Delft, building no.58) in January 2018.
  • Trial studying online / Online Proefstuderen Nanobiology. You can join the Online trial studying Nanobiology (Online Proefstudeer) module. You can use this ‘MOOC’ (Massive Open Online Courseware) to follow three lectures and perform a number of assignments, all of which are part of the Nanobiology degree programme. Each lecture lasts approximately ten minutes, with the assignments that go with them requiring two hours of your time per session. In July and August opportunities will be offered to join. Please check and register at www.proefstuderen.tudelft.nl > Nanobiology.
  • MOOC Calculus. If you would like a foretaste of what to expect in the mathematics modules, follow the Pre-University MOOC (Online module) Calculus
  • Open Course Ware English Online course 'Self Study English for Dutch Students'; duration is 72 hours. See: https://ocw.tudelft.nl/programs/bachelor/language-courses/.

5. Binding recommendation on the continuation of studies (BSA)

Each BSc student at TU Delft must earn at least 45 ECTS (out of the 60) in the first year of the relevant first-year programme before they will be allowed to continue with the programme. If this standard is not achieved, the student's enrolment will be terminated by 1 October at the latest. The student will not be able to enrol for the same programme for a period of four years following the year in which the BSA (in Dutch: bindend studieadvies) was issued.

For more information about the BSA (binding recommendation on continuation of studies): www.BSA.tudelft.nl or e-mail your academic counsellor at studieadviseur-NB@remove-this.tudelft.nl.

The formal advice moments
There are three formal moments in the academic year when study recommendations are issued: December (first indication), March (pre-recommendation), and August (definitive binding recommendation).

Personal circumstances
Personal circumstances may occur that have an adverse effect on your study performance. If you are affected by personal circumstances you should contact the academic counsellor (see below) as soon as possible. She can advise you on the decision whether to request postponement of the BSA from the BSA Committee. It should be noted that personal circumstances do not automatically lead to postponement of the BSA.

6. Student support and guidance

Academic Counsellor
The academic counsellor, Tanja Hilkhuijsen, can help you with all your study-related questions and problems that may influence your studies (study planning, doubts about your study choice, health issues, family matters, etc.). You can contact her via Studieadviseur-NB@remove-this.tudelft.nl.

Mentor group
In your first year, you will be placed in a mentor group, under the supervision of two student mentors. The mentors (2nd year Nanobiology students) will help you get to know your way around TU Delft and Erasmus MC. They will try to make sure you feel at home in Nanobiology and that you are happy in your private and social life. If you have any questions about anything, you should first ask your student mentor.

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