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Courses for Exchange students

Please find here all the courses that are available for exchange students. Exchange students can choose courses from all schools of Tilburg University. To avoid the disappointment of not being able to take your indicated courses, we advise you to critically assess each course and only select courses that match your specific academic background. In some cases, students will have to meet the specific requirements of a course.

Choosing which courses you would like to take is a crucial part of preparing for your exchange at Tilburg University.

  • First of all, when completing your exchange application, you will create a proposed study plan, where you indicate which courses you would like to take. You can make changes to your courses once the course schedules are available online.
  • The Study Abroad & Exchange Team then checks your eligibility and the available spaces for these courses.
  • After that, we will then invite you to create your final study plan - this will happen in August for Fall semester and Full Year exchange students, and in January for Spring semester students. You will receive detailed instructions on how to do this via your workflow in Mobility Online.

Course overview

All exchange students at Tilburg University are required to enroll in at least one course during their exchange. Students who wish to specialize in a particular area of study can choose courses according to one of our certificate programs

Exchange courses

There are two ways to see an overview of all available courses for exchange students:

1. Via our excel overview (for now)
2. Via the Osiris Course Catalog (from August onwards)

Certificate programs

You could also choose to follow a certificate program. A certificate program is a fixed program in which you follow courses according to a specific theme. Please note: certificate programs are only available in the fall semester. They are not available in the spring semester.

Courses to which conditions apply

Before you start searching for courses it is important to know that Tilburg University has two different types of courses, for both you will need an official approval by us in your application in Mobility Online.

  1. Courses to which conditions apply - Conditions that may apply to these courses are the availability of  a restricted amount of places or a screening based on your academic background by the course coordinator of  the course. For these courses you might be rejected on the basis of these criteria.
  2. Courses to which no conditions apply - These courses do still require an  official approval  in Mobility Online, but will always be approved without any screening or maximum number of students. If you want to be sure you can take a course without any conditions, choose a course that does not have an approval  or maximum number of exchange students.

Courses offered within the BSc/ BA Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) program, LLB Global Law (GLB) program, and Research Master in Business/Economics (CENTER)  have additional entry requirements. You must upload additional information to your application in order to be considered entrance in these courses.

Selection Criteria for the LAS courses (LAS-conditions apply)
Selection Criteria for Global Law courses (GLB-conditions apply)
Selection Criteria for CentER courses (CentER-conditions apply)
Selection Criteria Econometrics Courses
Courses taught at JADS in Den Bosch

Selecting courses

Please keep the following in mind when selecting courses:

  • Students are allowed to take courses in all Schools of Tilburg University, but remember to follow the regulations of your home university too. Your home university may require you to take courses in a specific School and/or study field.
  • A normal (full-time) course load is 30 ECTS per semester.
  • Exchange students are only allowed to take a maximum of 12 ECTS of the Language Center.
  • Some courses have admission requirements (e.g. the course coordinator will have to check your academic background or a course may have limited places available). These courses have been listed as courses to which conditions apply.
  • Some Schools work with a "block" system, where the semester is divided into two blocks, but the majority works with a semester system (two semesters per year).
  • Check the “pre-requisites” before selecting a course (these can be found when clicking on the name of the course in the Excel file (not in the Osiris Course Catalog)). If you do not meet the pre-requisites, do not select this course.

Academic Calendar

The dates of our semester can be found in the university's academic calendar. It also shows information about holidays, exam periods and university closures. Be aware that exact dates for holiday periods and the end of your exchange are dependent on the courses you will take.