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UK Sponsored: Delft Scenarios: Design Studio in the Netherlands (Design)
Delft, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Architecture, Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Studio Art
Housing Options:
3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Minimum GPA:
Student Type:
Both undergraduate and graduate students
Mack Maynard
Program Director:
Azhar Swanson, Siebe Bakker
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Included in the UK Sponsored program fee
Program Description:
UK Sponsored: Delft Scenarios: Design Studio in the Netherlands (Design)

2017 Dates TBD
(Departure from the U.S.A. - Departure from host country)

DelftProgram Overview

Delft Scenarios is a case study based on research and design program in which the municipality of Delft provides a concrete and current 'situation' in need of intelligent intervention. In close collaboration with actual stakeholders and the University of Leiden (governance), 'design thinking' and 'scenario planning' techniques will be applied and developed to generate serious proposals related to the assignment and current economic, political, social and spatial context. The outcome of Delft Scenarios will be actual, robust architectural design proposals. 

The situational focus of the 2015 studio project will be as part of a European-wide series of cities that have universities on the subject of collaboration and integration of municipality and university (spatially, social, pro grammatical, etc.).

For more information about the program and a tentative program itinerary, check out the program brochure!

  • Collaborate with local architects, clients and community members
  • Examine European architecture in context
  • Put theory to practice in real word situations
  • All students will participate in a European excursion, the exact location will be determined at a later date in collaboration with all program participants

This program is open to graduate students studying architecture in the College of Design, and those undergraduate students also studying architecture who are in their third (junior) or fourth (senior) year of study.  

Academic Credit

UK Sponsored programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
  • Undergraduates will enroll in ARC 457: Design Studio VI (6 credit hours). Graduate students will enroll in ARC 658: Design Studio VIII (6 credit hours)
    • Interior Design students will enroll in ID 359, ID 421 and ID 559
  • All students will enroll in ARC 599: Topics in Architecture (3 credit hours)
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour), but graduate students will not be required to complete EAP 599-related coursework. Graduate students may opt out of EAP 599 altogether if they wish, however, graduate students who opt out of the course altogether will have to pay tuition for the above listed course(s).
Housing & MealsDelft Building

Students will reside in student apartments on the TU Delft campus. Lunch will be provided in the studio three to four times per week, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus-wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 
Delft CentrePassport & Visa Requirements

Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the Embassy of the Netherlands as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.

Health & Safety Abroad

All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

Diversity Abroad

In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.

For More Information

For additional information about the program, please contact:

EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk-ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.

Ms. Azhar Swanson, Director of Student Services and local program coordinator in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky, Mr. Siebe Bakker,, will be directing the program and teaching the studio course in the Netherlands.

Mr. Mack Maynard, EA Advisor,

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This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.