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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 launderette with washing machines and dryers (for a fee).
  • When you finalize your course fee payment at least two weeks before the start of your lease, we can ensure you will be able to rent a room through our recommended housing agency. If you finalize your course fee payment less than two weeks before the start of your lease, we will still do our utmost to help you arrange housing. However, at that point we cannot guarantee you a room.

Price

The basic rent is:

  • For 2 weeks: € 300
  • For 3 weeks: € 400
  • For 4 weeks: € 500
  • For 5 weeks: € 600

The basic rent includes Utilities (gas, water, electricity) and Wi-Fi.

Additionally, every tenant has to pay the following costs regardless of how long they will be staying:

  • Cleaning fee: € 25
  • Bed linen: € 30
  • Administration: € 35

Period

The minimum lease is 2 weeks, the maximum lease is 5 weeks.
The lease will start on one of the following days:

  • Thursday 28 June
  • Thursday 5 July
  • Thursday 12 July
  • Thursday 19 July
  • Thursday 26 July

The lease will end on one of the following days:

  • Thursday 12 July
  • Thursday 19 July
  • Thursday 26 July
  • Thursday 2 August
  • Monday 13 August*

*When your lease ends on Monday the 13th of August, you will only have to pay until Thursday the 9th of August.

On the starting days of the lease, you can sign your contract and pick up your key near the University between 15:00 and 17:00.

Location

The rooms are situated near 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.
    During your registration, make sure to select the box saying that you are interested in accommodation via a housing company.
  2. Once it is clear the course you subscribed for will take place with certainty, you will receive a web form where you can indicate the period for which you would like to have accommodation.
  3. You will receive an invitation from the housing company to arrange your accommodation.
  4. Once you’ve received a confirmation e-mail, your reservation is complete.
  5. When you arrive at Tilburg, you can sign your contract and pick up your key.

Accommodation after Tilburg University Summer School

If you are starting your studies at Tilburg University in the fall semester of 2018, and in that case only, you can e-mail 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

See this link

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?

You need to be aware that as you pick up a job, you are obliged to take out Dutch basic healthcare 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:

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My name:

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Nationality:

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