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Dear Colleagues/ Students,

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology, invites outstanding university graduates and senior undergraduate students with a design background from universities worldwide to join our new MSc Specialisation Sustainable Human Habitats (SHH) program 2021/2022, starting Sept 2021.


The master specialization Sustainable Human Habitats is a world-leading master in sustainable housing. Sustainable Human Habitat refers to the harmonious relationship between human and their living environment towards a sustainable future. Through its unique lens of “Human as the core”, the students will learn the knowledge on how sustainable housing and neighbourhood can be created amongst all stakeholders to balance the well-being and quality of life in the international context.

The master specialization is part of the Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences master track (https://www.tudelft.nl/onderwijs/opleidingen/masters/aubs/msc-architecture-urbanism-and-building-sciences/), at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (QS global ranking 2nd by discipline). Prospective applicants must have a basis in design thinking as well as a keen interest in management and governance.

We expect our future graduates to make the behavioral and institutional change in the construction industry and housing system in their home country, to transform our human habitats and the world we live in, into a truly sustainable one.

For more information, please refer to the attached leaflet or the official department/ faculty websites below.

Department (Management in the Built Environment) website:
Specialization on SHH:
General master program information:
Faculty website on SHH:

Prerequisite for international applicants:
Please refer to page 4 of the leaflet.

Application & deadline

The application period starts on 1 Oct, 2020 and closes on 1 April, 2021 for EU applicants. The deadline for non-EU applicants is 15 January, 2021. All applications should be made online through the TU Delft website and require an application fee. It usually takes 6-8 weeks before an admission decision can be communicated. Therefore, it is highly recommended to apply as early as possible to secure your place.


Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands


For general inquiry regarding the master program, please contact the master coordinator, Dr. Fred Hobma (F.A.M.Hobma@tudelft.nl)
For admission and application, please refer to the website: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/education/admission-and-application/
For content-related questions regarding SHH specialization, please contact Dr. Queena Qian  (k.qian@tudelft.nl
We look forward to welcoming you to Delft in the near future!
Best Regards,
Queena Qian

Queena K QIAN, PhD
Associate Professor
Editor, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
Delft Technology Fellow 2014
Endeavour Australian Cheung Kong Fellow 2013
Fulbright alumni 2010

TU Delft / Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment
Management in the Built Environment Department
Building 8 (room 01.West.540)
Visiting address: Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft
Post address: PO Box 5043, 2600 GA Delft
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)15 27 81055 |  Email: k.qian@tudelft.nl
Webpage: http://staff.tudelft.nl/en/K.Qian/