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Preparations before you leave

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When you have decided to participate in Tilburg University Summer School, there are some matters you have to take care of before arrival.

Practical matters to arrange before you leave

Accommodation

You can arrange your accommodation with a recommended housing company in Tilburg. This will entail accommodation for your stay during the summer school period.

  • The size of the rooms is 12 square meters and the room will be fully furnished.
  • Your room is your private area where you can study and sleep. You will share the bathroom, toilet and kitchen with your roommates. Free Wi-Fi will be available. There is a common laundry with washing machines and dryers (against payment).

Price

Renting a room is only possible for the entire duration of the summer school. The rates for 2017 are posted below. For 2018, these rates are subject to change.

  • Period: 13 July - 11 August 2017: € 460
  • Utilities (electricity, water, gas, internet access) and bed linen are included in this price.

Location

The rooms are situated either nearby Tilburg University. Our campus, the train station ('Tilburg University') and the bus stop are within walking distance. We recommend you rent a bike during the summer school period. This is the best way to reach the city center of Tilburg and is necessary when you participate in our social program.

Registration process

  1. Firstly, you have to register for a Tilburg University Summer School course. Registration will open in the beginning of 2018.

    During your registration, make sure to select the box saying that you are interested in accommodation via a housing company.

  2. You will receive an invitation to arrange your accommodation via yourroomintilburg.com once it is clear the course you subscribed for will take place with certainty.

  3. Once you’ve received an e-mail, you’re ready to arrange you accommodation via this website.

Accommodation after Tilburg University Summer School

If are starting your studies at Tilburg University in the fall semester of 2017, and in that case only, you can email us at summerschool@tilburguniversity.edu in order to check the options to remain in your room between the end of the summer course and the start of your regular studies at Tilburg University.

Immigration requirements

Dutch immigration regulations are based on the answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the length and purpose of your stay?
  2. What is your nationality?
  3. Do you already have a Residence Permit for a Schengen country?

Please read the information below regarding immigration procedures which may be applicable during your study at the Tilburg University Summer School. Please remember that it is not possible to change the reason for your visit to the Netherlands after your arrival!

1. For a stay in the Netherlands of LESS than 90 days

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2. For a stay in the Netherlands of MORE than 90 days

If you are staying in the Netherlands for more than 90 days, please see the website Visa and Residence Permit

3. If you have a valid Residence Permit for another Schengen country

  • A. For a stay in the Netherlands of LESS than 90 days
    No Dutch immigration requirements for all nationalities.
  • B. For a stay in the Netherlands of MORE than 90 days
    Immigration requirements are exactly the same as detailed in 2 above, according to nationality.

4. If you have a valid Residence Permit for a non-Schengen country

  • A. For a stay in the Netherlands of LESS than 90 days
    Immigration requirements are the same as detailed in 1 above, according to nationality.
  • B. For a stay in the Netherlands of MORE than 90 days
    Immigration requirements are exactly the same as detailed in 2 above, according to nationality.

5. If you have a valid Dutch Residence Permit

Please contact our Immigration Office for further information about what to do.

Insurance

It's important to have good insurance

  • Medical costs can be high in the Netherlands, especially if you require specialized care at a hospital.
  • Dutch law also requires you to have adequate health and third party liability insurance.
  • We also strongly recommend you take out additional travel insurance, as chances are high that you will want to explore Europe a little more during your stay here.
  • Organizing your health and liability insurance is your own responsibility.

A good place to start

  • A good place to start is by asking your current insurer if your stay in the Netherlands is covered by your existing policy.
  • If it is not, you will need to take out private insurance, for which we recommend IPS or AON. Their insurance policies include health, liability and travel insurance.
  • You are also free to find your own private insurance, but keep in mind that your policy must meet the health and liability insurance requirements stipulated by Dutch law. It is your own responsibility to check whether or not your coverage is sufficient.

30 years of age or planning to find a part-time job?

If you are 30 years of age or planning to find a part-time job, you might also be required to take out Dutch public health insurance. For more information, please see the Nuffic website.

Please note: Tilburg University cannot be held responsible for any costs which may be incurred during your stay in Tilburg as a result of incorrect medical and/or liability insurance.

Emergency preparations and contact

The staff of the International Office is here to support you in your experience abroad and is available to talk with you if you have any questions or concerns. We are available to assist you should an emergency situation ever arise.

Use the following numbers to contact us by phone:

  • International Office: +31.13.466.89.43
    (Monday - Friday 8.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.)
  • Contact Number outside office hours: +31.13.466.3000
    (This is the number of Security of Tilburg University and 24 hours per day available; they will contact a staff member of the International Office if necessary)

When you call, ask the name of the person to whom you are speaking, then give that person the following information (please try to speak slowly and clearly):

  • Your name
  • Your location (including the name of the country, city and location within the city)
  • A brief explanation of the problem, the type of help you are requesting and how we can contact you (telephone number including the country code or e-mail address)

Instructions for international students in the Netherlands

  • Make sure that your family knows how and where to reach you in the Netherlands.
  • Give them full details about your travel arrangements.
  • Keep in regular contact with them.
  • If an emergency arises, contact your family as soon as possible; if you cannot reach them, record a voicemail on your cell phone informing them that you are okay and that you will contact your family as soon as possible.
  • Print the emergency card from this webpage (see below) and put it in your wallet or purse.
  • Educate yourself about the country to which you travel, including any countries to which you wish to travel on holiday.
  • Check your insurance and put the emergency number in your mobile phone.
  • Inform Tilburg University's Student Administration about your address in Tilburg and use the second address for contact information in case of emergency.

Important websites for students

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINBUZA)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Travel site of the European Union (Europe Travel)

Place this emergency information in your wallet and have it with you at all times!

In case of emergency please contact:

Names + Phone numbers:

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My name:

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Nationality:

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Date of birth: .... / .... / ....

Blood type:

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Allergies:

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Contact us with any questions you may have

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Summer School team.

If you have questions concerning the content of a certain course, please e-mail the teacher of the course in question. You can find their contact details of the teachers in the course in question.

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