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Incoming Exchange Program

Tilburg University welcomes about 650 international exchange students each year. These students come to Tilburg within the framework of ERASMUS+ agreements and bilateral agreements with universities all over the world.

Information concerning coronavirus

Tilburg University is closely following the developments concerning the coronavirus and will provide any updates here. It is in contact with the Municipal Health Service (GGD) and National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Spring 2021 incoming exchanges and COVID-19
2021-2022 incoming exchanges and COVID-19
General exchange regulations during COVID-19

An exchange at Tilburg University

If your university is an exchange partner of Tilburg University, you can apply for an exchange at Tilburg University with the International Office of your own university. Tilburg University does not offer a free mover program for exchanges outside of exchange agreements.

As an exchange student you do not have to pay a tuition fee at Tilburg University. Instead, you will continue to pay your regular fees to your home institution.

At Tilburg University , you can choose from a wide selection of over 300 English-taught courses per semester.

Whilst you are expected to be proficient in English, students of most nationalities are not required to take an English language test or submit an English language certificate in order to study at Tilburg University as an exchange student. Please check our language requirements page for further information.


Tilburg University Fact Sheet Incoming Exchange 2020-2021 (PDF)

Tilburg University Fact Sheet Incoming Exchange 2021-2022 (PDF)


After you have been accepted to Tilburg University for your exchange and have received your Tilburg University login credentials, make sure to explore the information on our Canvas page. Here you can find resources and tips on different topics relating to your exchange in Tilburg, such as understanding the Dutch language and culture, events for international students, and tips on thinking about sustainability during your exchange. Please note that you have to 'enrol' in the Canvas 'course' in order to access the information.

Canvas Page for Incoming Students

Apply for an Exchange program

Would you like to apply for an Exchange program at Tilburg University?

Courses for exchange students

Exchange students can choose courses from all schools of Tilburg University, as long as you meet the specific requirements of a course.

See the available courses

Insurance for exchange students

Dutch law requires all international students to be covered by appropriate medical insurance for their entire stay in the Netherlands. In addition to medical insurance, we strongly recommend you to have liability and travel insurance, as well. You should arrange your insurance before your arrival in the Netherlands, instead of waiting until a situation that requires insurance arises.

Arranging insurance is your own responsibility, but we can provide information to guide you where possible. For example, Tilburg University recommends the Aon Complete+ Insurance package to all international students. This covers medical, travel and liability insurance, including conditions that pre-existed before your arrival in the Netherlands.

Aon Complete+ Insurance  

Outgoing Exchange

For information about our outgoing exchange program and other options to go abroad for Tilburg University students, please visit our dedicated website.

Study Abroad & Exchange