Study Tour 2022 VvTP

In July 2022 the association of Applied Physics (VvTP) of Delft University of Technology will organise a Study Tour for its students. The trip will take place in the last two weeks of July. The group consists of 30 students (selected on motivation and resume) who are in their master or late bachelor phase, who are keen to have a look at companies where they might work after their graduation. Moreover, two professors of the faculty of Applied Physics will be joining.


About us

The Applied Physics Study Tour 2022 is organised by a committee of eight motivated physics students. We are a part of the Association for Applied Physics (VvTP), which is the study association for Applied Physics students at Delft University of Technology. One of the goals of the VvTP is to help the students broaden their culture. Another main focus of the Study Tour is to help students with their future career choices. The annual Study Tour is a great opportunity to reach this goal.

The committee members this year are: Koen Folkers, Maaike Smit, Tessa van Duin, Lars van Tol, Sweder Blanken, Mats Steerneman & Job Sanders.


From the 17th to the 31st of July, we will be travelling southwest to Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary. On the trip we will experience numerous cultural and natural events, but also visit local companies and academic institutions. Our first stop is Slovenia. This small country borders the Alps on one side and the Mediterranean on another, and therefore it offers many appealing nature reserves to visit. The capital Ljulbjana is a youthful city with impressive architecture and it gives a good insight into Central-European culture. The next destination is Croatia, a beautiful country by the Adriatic sea with a rich history. Its capital Zagreb forms the heart of contemporary Croatia´s culture, sports and academics. Our study tour comes to an end at the Hungarian capital Budapest. This city has many well-known sights and landmarks in classical architecture, like the Budapest University of Technology. The capitals pre-war central area is even classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The exact program is not yet known, but will be shared on the site once it is finished. This will also be communicated to participants.


Committee of Recommendation

Every year the Study Tour-committee askes a few prominent people within our field of study to review and possibly give advice about the planning of the trip. We are very proud that these people have expressed their support. Our committee members are kept informed about the progress of the Study Tour and receive a report of our trip after the tour.

The Study Tour 2022 Committee of Recommendation consists of the following people:

Prof. Tim van der Hagen Tim van der Hagen

Rector Magnificus and President TU Delft

Prof.dr. Robert F. Mudde

Prof.dr. Robert F. Mudde

Vice President Education and Vice Rector Magnificus of Delft University of Technology

Prof. dr. ir. C. R. Kleijn C. R. Kleijn

Director of Education, Faculty of Applied Sciences of TU Delft Paulien Herder Paulien Herder

Dean Applied Sciences of TU Delft


Logo TU Delft Logo VvTP (Vereniging voor Technische Physica) Logo NNV (Nederlandse natuurkunde vereniging) Logo Universiteitsfonds
Case with physics students

Becoming a partner

Our Study Tour focuses on visiting several companies, both prior to and during the tour. The tour group is formed by means of a selection of Applied Physics students. The group will consist of 30 highly motivated students, accompanied by professors from the TU Delft. The students participating in the tour are not only selected on academic but also on social skills. These students are eventually looking for possibilities for a job, traineeship, internship or graduation project. By collaborating with us, you will increase the awareness of your company to these students.

We are very interested in companies that would like to collaborate with us . In the preliminary program the participating students attend a series of company lectures and take part in case studies during several afternoons. During theses case studies students work together to solve a problem which is prepared by a company. This gives them more insight in future employment as physicists and gives you as a company exposure among talented physics students.

In addition to study cases and lectures, there are limitless options for collaboration and we would be happy to explore these possibilities with interested companies. If you are interested, you can send an email to We will reply shortly and discuss the options of collaboration together.


Due to limited capacity and collaboration agreements, the students that participate in the 2022 Study Tour to Budapest, Zagreb and Ljubjana are selected based on resume (CV) and motivation. An application can be placed by submitting the application form before the 6th of February. Below are the requirements for application, as well as some other useful information about the study tour. The participant contribution of this year will be around €570 euro.


How to apply

  1. Obtain an official certificate of your ECTS via the Service Desk or download it from Osiris.
  2. Write a letter of motivation. (see explanation below).
  3. Update your resume (CV, Curriculum Vitae).
  4. Send your certificate of ECTS, letter of motivation and your resume (Curriculum Vitae) to us by filling in the application form before February 6th.

Good to know

Letter of motivation

The letter of motivation can be written in either Dutch or English. The maximum length is 450 words. You can use the following questions as a guideline, but it is not required to answer them in your letter:

Feel free to add some remarks of your own!

*If you don't have 45 ECTS and you have ECTS that are not yet officially granted please contact us and we will find a solution.


Past Study Tours

For quite a few years the VvTP is organizing study tours. The current committee is in contact with the people who organized the recent ones. You can check out the reports of past study tours below to get an idea of that it's like to join us on our trip. In the section below is a list of previous locations and their respective themes.

Students walking out of company

Past Study Tours and Themes

| 2021 | Nederland | Entangled: Connecting physics at a distance |
| 2020 | Kaukasus | Beyond the horizon of Physics |
| 2019 | Brazilië | Diverging Physics: The expanding potential of technology.|
| 2018 | Milaan, Florence en Rome | Building Blocks of Physics: physics wasn't build in a day |
| 2017 | Helsinki, Tallinn en Saint Petersburg| Out Of The Box: No innovations without exploration |
| 2016 | Hong Kong, Shenzen, Singapore en Maleise (Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Penang) | Connecting Physics: The essential link between science and society |
| 2015 | Zurich, München, Wenen | From the roots of today's physics to the innovations of tomorrow |
| 2014 |Japan, Zuid Korea |Evolving physics: From fundamental research to cutting-edge technology.|