VALUES & DIVERSITY

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Students from the 2016 edition of the Summer School. Photo by Akansh Khurana.

STATEMENT OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES and DIVERSITY

TU Delft is an inclusive university. This means that we offer education based on values of equity, fairness, and non-discrimination.

TU Delft is an international university where values of mutual respect and cross-cultural learning are upheld. There are no separation or discrimination among students and staff based on gender, race, religious beliefs and sexual orientation.

You are cordially invited to uphold these values while you are with us.

If you are a TEACHER and you are interested to send your students to the Summer School, please CONTACT us or SUBSCRIBE to our mailing list.

DIVERSITY IN THE SUMMER SCHOOL

We strive to attract future leaders for positive change.

We gather excellent students from diverse backgrounds  and encourage all to apply. In order to accomplish that, we keep a “low-fee” policy to broaden the target group and also provide a few scholarships.

This means that our fees are much lower than most Summer Schools run at comparable universities, but aim to attract students who have the potential to lead processes of change in their respective communities.

To ensure diversity in the Summer School, we don’t accept more than 10 students from a single university. This is to ensure that a variety of approaches and world-views are represented during the course.

Students who bring exceptional or singular life experiences to the Summer School are most welcome. This includes, but is not limited to, students from least developed nations, students from Sub-Saharan Africa, students from countries in transition, students who face persecution in their countries of origin because of their gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, members of ethnical groups who are traditionally disadvantaged, and so forth. We recognise the rights and the expression of LGBT+ students.

We understand that diversity enriches learning experiences and want to gather a variety of world-views.

MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT

Our faculty is accessible for people in wheelchairs or people with mobility impairment. In fact, we encourage people with mobility impairment to join us.

However, it is advisable to let us know in advance whether you have mobility impairments, so we can adjust the site visits and other activities to your needs. We are extremely happy to do so.

FOOD REQUIREMENTS

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Students of the 2016 edition eating together. Photo by Madeleine Almqvist.

Please, do let us know in advance if you have special dietary requirements or if you suffer from allergies. We are committed to provide all students with the best nutrition possible in the few meals that we do provide, but you must tell us about any special requirements, within reason.

HALAL FOOD AND PLACES OF PRAYER

TU Delft (like Dutch society) is a secular institution, so we do not have special praying rooms or special food arrangements. However, if you require a praying room, let us know in advance and we will reserve a room for you.

At our current conditions, we are unable to provide you with Halal food, but we are able to provide vegetarian food (we are aware this is only a poor replacement).  If you need Halal food, please let us know in advance and we will try to find solutions.

SCHOLARSHIPS

In order to increase diversity and opportunity, the Summer School offers five types of scholarships:

  1. SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Summer School Scholarship
  2. ‘RETHINK THE CITY’ MOOC PRIZE
  3. SPECIAL FEES FOR TRANSITION ECONOMIES
  4. SPECIAL FEES SMALL STATES
  5. PUERTO RICO Scholarship/ Special Fees

(*This only applies to the Summer School. TU Delft has different scholarship policies concerning its regular courses).

Scholarship Sub-Saharan Africa

Starting from 2016, the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft provides one partial scholarship to students from Sub-Saharan Africa aged between 21 and 26 to participate in the Summer School. The scholarship consists of a stipendium that covers the travel costs and accommodation during the Summer School.

We are looking for an exceptionally motivated individual with excellent communication skills and capacity to work in a group, who can prove they will give a notable contribution to the Summer School and who can act as a multiplier of the knowledge acquired in their home institution. This scholarship is only available to students from Sub-Saharan Africa (including Sudan) aged between 21 and 26. We strongly encourage female students to apply .

Application for the scholarship will be open from February 1, 2017. Please, visit this page for updates.

The first recipient of the Summer School Scholarship (2016) was Fitsum Abera Angasa from the EiABC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Please visit this page  for more information on how to apply.

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