Engineers for Refugees offers an accelerated integration course to young and ambitious refugees.

E4R is an initiative set up by students of TU Delft to help fellow students that had to leave their country. Every November a new class of refugees start with our program. The goal is to teach as much about the Dutch language and culture as possible within a year.

In collaboration with the TU Delft and VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (Dutch refugee organisation) E4R is currently hosting a class of 20 students!

TU Delft

Can help by offering refugees an inspiring place to learn Dutch language and culture.


Learning Dutch is one of the boundary conditions for a successful integration in the Netherlands.


Pairing up refugees with people that share common technical background and interests.



Our program of 12 months revolves around the three pillars of E4R; the language course, the plus-modules and the buddy program. Together these three components form the basis of our accelerated integration program.

Language A0-B2

The intensive 12-month language course takes the participants’ Dutch language CEFR level from A0 to B2, providing them with the language skills to pursue a professional degree or a career in the Netherlands. We are the only language course in the country that offers this level in this short amount of time.


PLUS-modules are cultural and professional activities organized by E4R with companies, other institutions and/or students. The different set of integration courses offers an inspiring environment to learn about the Dutch culture and habits, but also to develop and prepare the participants on a professional level.

The buddy system

The practical learning of the Dutch language is picked up playfully by linking the participants to peers at the TUDelft. We call this the Buddy system. Each buddy couple is expected to spend approximately 3 hours per week together. Every three months the participant is introduced to a new buddy to extend his/her connections.

The Team

Get Involved

Looking to get involved? This can be done in different ways, for example as a buddy, plus-module organiser, board member or sponsor. Please leave us a message to let us know what your interest is!

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 Stichting Engineers for Refugees

IBAN: NL75RABO0310042909

RSIN 8563.09.825.

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