The administrative issues you will have to deal with are mentioned in the student agreement you signed before leaving and may vary from person to person. This agreement tells you which documents you will have to hand in to your study abroad advisor after your exchange. Make sure you read your pre-departure booklet where you will find more information about the issues you will have to arrange on your return. The documents which you may have to hand in are:
- Statement of Host Institution
- Digital Experience report
- Learning Agreement
- IRIS report (EU destinations)
- Copy of your Transcript of Records
Converting your grades
You are expected to obtain a minimum of 24 ECTS during your stay abroad. Tilburg University has standardized the conversion for all Schools and University-wide Partners. You can refer to the standard conversion table here:
All the information provided in the conversion table is for informational purposes only. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, Tilburg University cannot guarantee this. Tilburg University and Schools reserve the right to change this information or make amendments in the conversion table at any time and without prior notice.
Social & Promotional Issues
When you come back from your exchange you will be full of (travel) stories and enthusiasm about your adventures abroad. We believe that it is very good to share these memories with like-minded people. We therefore advise you to take part in these activities:
At the end of your exchange semester, the International Office and the International Affairs sections of all Schools will organize a Homecoming Day. On this day/evening you will share your experiences, meet other exchange students and re-integrate into Tilburg University life together. It’s a fun-packed day/evening with social, competitive and educational elements. You will be able to give valuable feedback about your exchange destination to your Study Abroad Advisor.
Please note that the Homecoming Day is mandatory and is an official part of your exchange program.
As ambassadors for the exchange program, we will ask you to tell your friends about the whole exchange experience and get involved in promotional activities to encourage other Tilburg University students to go on an exchange. The Study Abroad Week, Bachelor’s open days, exhibitions, information workshops, pre-departure sessions, presentations, class interviews and handing out flyers on campus are all opportunities for you to share your exchange experiences.
I*ESN Tilburg is a student-led organization that was formed by a merger of the two former international organizations ICONN and ESN Tilburg on April 12th 2011. The organization offers support to our international degree and exchange students, helping them to integrate into university life, as well as providing a home for our internationally-minded Dutch students like you. If you are interested, you may decide to become a member of I*ESN Tilburg and make new international and Dutch friends. You could even become a mentor to your own group of international exchange students and use your knowledge of studying abroad to help other exchange students find their way in Tilburg and on campus.