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Fontys University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands


Studying at Fontys University!

The Fontys University Of Applied Science is an association of currently 35 different institutes with a total of 35,000 - 40,000 students. The largest campus is located in Tilburg. The university values internationality; it has about 3,500 foreign students and offers most study programmes in English and sometimes even German.


Academic Year

Winter Semester: End of August - End of January

Summer semester: Beginning of February to beginning of July

suitable for:

International Business Management B.A.
Business Psychology B.Sc.
Sports Management B.A.
Tourism & Event Management B.A.
International Business & Fashion Management B.A.

Language of education:



Attendance; Final examination


Fontys offers foreign students fixed exchange programs. These are:

(Please note location and language.)

In addition, special programmes are offered:

  • Your Future Work (more information here.)
  • Youth: a talent-based approach (more information can be found here.)

Students of the EBC - University must choose a suitable program for them (e.g. from the business sector, etc.)
It is best to discuss this individually with the IO before applying.


Application Deadline:

Deadlines for submitting application documents to the International Office:

31/01 for the winter semester

31/05 for the summer semester

Please note that the deadlines vary between partner universities - it may take a while before you hear from the partner university.


Based on your grades, your letter of motivation and your language skills, the International Office will decide on your nomination at our partner university.

Application Process

We have an ERASMUS partnership with Fontys and one or two exchange places per semester at the Tilburg campus. You can apply for these places.

The ERASMUS application procedure is divided into two steps: 

Step 1: Application to the EBC University

You apply to us for a place at university and for the ERASMUS scholarship. Please register at the International Office and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation in English (one page maximum); include up to two alternative ERASMUS partners in the last paragraph of your cover letter, in which you would be interested if we had to cancel your first request
  • Performance record of the EBC University (via the virtual campus)

The best applications will be selected from all applicants of the EBC University, it counts academic achievements, language skills and the quality of your motivation letter, in which you show that you have dealt with your desired university.

We will inform the successful students by email and ask them to explicitly accept their place. If you accept the place, we will nominate you at the partner university and only then will you apply with the regular application documents for the university, see step 2.

If you have received a rejection, you will automatically be placed in the procedure for moving up to the alternative universities of your choice or we will try to offer you an alternative. We will then send you an offer by email. Once you have accepted the offer, we will nominate you with the partner and only then will you apply with the appropriate documents to this university (see step 2 as follows).

Step 2: Application to Fontys

After the EBC University has nominated you at Fontys, you will receive a message from Fontys with the link to the online application. In addition to the link, you will also receive all important information and a manual.

You will probably need the following documents: 

  • Proof of B2 language skills (e.g. proof of performance at the EBC University, DAAD language certificate, etc.)
  • Transcript of Records of the EBC University
  • letter of motivation
  • Copy of both sides of the passport/ID card
  • Learning Agreement (to be submitted in the EBC only)

The host university reserves the right to decide on admission. A Skype interview can also be arranged. You will receive further information about your matriculation from Fontys or on site after your admission.


( Status: 26.04.2018, VvH)


Tuition fees

We have an ERASMUS partnership with this university. You can apply for an ERASMUS place (Attention - the number of ERASMUS places is limited).

For the participation in the ERASMUS program, an administration fee of 750,-€ is due. In this case, no further tuition fees will be charged at the ERASMUS university in which the student is enrolled.


Students who receive an ERASMUS grant can combine it with AuslandsBAföG.

Department 49

50606 Cologne (central postal address)

Phone: 0221 / 147 - 4990

Fax: 0221 / 147 - 4950

E-mail: abroadbafoegbezreg-koeln.nrw.de

Cost of living

The cost of living in the Netherlands is not too high. You can expect about 800-1.000 € per month.

( Status: 28.11.2018)


Learning Agreement

Together with your application, you submit a Learning Agreement (LA) on which you enter courses or modules of at least 20 ECTS which you would like to take. In Europe, the number and credit value of the courses varies, so make sure you get precise information. The International Office and the Dean's Office will confirm your selection and ask for corrections if necessary. The LA is the basis for the recognition of courses at the EBC University and is therefore binding.

Transcript of Records

Your Transcript of Records, the semester abroad, proves that you have successfully completed the course. The average of your achievements is converted according to the modified Bavarian formula. 20 ECTS are hereby recognised and are included in the overall grade of your studies.



The following information is subject to change, as visa requirements may change. Before applying for a visa, be sure to visit the website of the Dutch Embassy and check the exact and current conditions!

Citizens of EU member states do not need a visa to enter the Netherlands. All other countries must apply for a visa before departure in order to enter the Netherlands. You can apply for a visa at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your home country.

We recommend that you apply early, as experience has shown that the processing time can be quite long and documents with translations may be required.

(Status: 10.06.2016)


Fontys offers apartments: These cost 350 - 425 euros per month. This option can be selected during the online application process. Please note our fixed moving dates and deadlines.

Click on this link for more information.

Unfortunately, we do not have any information on quality, size, location or facilities.

More information about your own apartment search.


You must have valid health insurance. If you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you are also insured in the Netherlands. However, to be on the safe side, ask your health insurance company for details.

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