Studying and Student life

Flexible Studying at Tilburg University

Starting the 2017-2018 academic year, it will be possible (for selected target groups and under certain conditions) to participate in a pilot project on Flexible Studying.

Flexible Studying enables students to take fewer courses in an academic year, with a minimum of 30 ec and a maximum of 42 ec per academic year, and to only pay for the courses selected (€ 33.43 per ec plus a 15% administrative fee). It will be possible to start in February as well, under modified conditions. Students will be able to study flexibly for a maximum of six academic years.

In the pilot phase, the Flexible Studying Regulations will apply to three target groups:

  1. Student athletes (with a registered Top-Sport Status of Tilburg University); with a maximum of 30 applicants per academic year
  2. Informal carers; with a maximum of 25 applicants per academic year
  3. Entrepreneurs (registered with Tilburg University Starterslift); with a maximum of 20 applicants per academic year

Admission takes place in order of application.

Applications for flexstudy does not concern any of the following courses:

  • Bachelor Global Law; croho code 56475
  • Bachelor Data Science (joint degree); croho code 55018
  • Master Data Science and Entrepeneurship (joint degree); croho code 65018
  • Master Communication- and information science (research); croho code 60834

Applicants to the flexstudy pilot agree to participate in the evaluation of the flexstudy pilot.

Regulation regarding (premature) termination of participating in the flexstudy pilot are included in the Flexstudy Rules and Regulation, can be read here.

The regulations for resits of exams and the validity period are equal to the Rules and Regulations of the concerning faculty.

Students who belong to at least one of the target groups and who are interested in flexible studying can report to the Flexible Studying coordinator at flexstuderen@tilburguniversity.edu before July 1st.