Becoming a Tilburg University exchange student
Congratulations on being nominated as an exchange student at Tilburg University! You may be wondering what the next steps are. On this webpage, you will find all the information relevant to apply, select your courses and kick-start your exchange program at Tilburg University.
To ensure a smooth (and stress-free) start to your exchange program, we have prepared the following four steps to guide you through the process of becoming a Tilburg University exchange student. Of course, you can also directly go to:
1: Apply for exchange courses and create your individual study plan
Courses for exchange students
This pages provides information about the course offer for incoming exchange students at Tilburg University. 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 read the regulations on this page closely, to critically assess each course, and to only select courses that match your specific academic background. In some cases, conditions apply that determine admission to the course.
If your university is an exchange partner of Tilburg University, you can apply for an exchange period via your own university. Once we have received your nomination from your home institution, we will invite you via email to complete Tilburg University's application procedure.
2: Arrange the following practical matters
Arranging your accommodation
Finding accommodation is one of the most important aspects to arrange before your arrival to the Netherlands. Please note that we do not own housing facilities and it is thus your own responsibility to find a room.
Our Immigration Team will guide you through the Dutch immigration procedure to ensure that you successfully arrange everything needed.
Arrange your insurances
When living in the Netherlands, you are required by law to have health and medical insurance. Make sure that you have the appropriate liability and travel insurance as well.
Open a Dutch bank account
In the Netherlands, payment is mostly done by a debit card. ABN AMRO's Student Package is free of charge for international students.
3: Participate in our introduction activities
During our Registration Days, we will welcome you and offer you a number of services to make sure you have a pleasant and a well prepared start in Tilburg.
Program Introduction Exchange
The mandatory program introduction exchange will give you the opportunity to meet your fellow students. Receive all the information you will need about your exchange program to have a successful start.
Introduction Week (TOP Week)
Tilburg Orientation Program, TOP, organizes the introduction week for all new incoming students in Tilburg. Get to know Tilburg, and start with your new adventure. Participation is voluntary.
4: Ensure a smooth start to your exchange program
In our quick guide for new students you can find answers to frequently asked questions. Read more about courses, exams, campus facilities, study support and more.
Most frequently consulted questions
Academic Calendar for students
An overview of lecture periods, exam dates and closing dates of the university.
What books do I need to buy?
Which books you need to buy depends on which study program you are studying. You can find out which books you need via the OSIRIS Course Catalog. Sometimes it is also possible to buy second-hand books.
How can I buy a laptop or software at a discount?
As a student you can buy software (e.g., Microsoft Office or SPSS), laptops and tablets at large discounts via the not-for-profit SURFspot webshop.
Who to turn to when I have problems, either or not related to my studies?
Do not let little problems get out of hand. Do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the people mentioned below. They are here to help you!
What to do in case of an emergency?
The staff of the International Office is here to support you in case of an emergency situation.
Where to find a general practitioner, dentist, pharmacy or hospital in Tilburg? This page gives you an overview of places where you can find medical aid in Tilburg. Moreover it contains information on medical insurances and the Dutch Health Department.
Do you have any questions?
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your application, studying in Tilburg or other practical matters.