Becoming a Tilburg University student
Congratulations on being admitted – either conditionally or unconditionally – to Tilburg University! You may be wondering what the next steps are. On this webpage, you will find all the information relevant to kick-start your studies at Tilburg University.
To ensure a smooth (and stress-free) start to your studies, we have prepared the following four steps to guide you through the process of becoming a Tilburg University student. Of course, you can also directly go to:
1: Complete your enrollment and pay your tuition fees
Finalize your admission
In order to be fully enrolled as a student at Tilburg University, you must turn your conditional admission into unconditional.
Complete your enrollment
There are 5 steps you will need to take in order to finalize your enrollment resulting in obtaining your Enrollment Certificate.
Pay your tuition or weighted fees
Check out the different methods to pay your tuition or weighted fees at Tilburg University.
2: Arrange the following practical matters
Arranging your accommodation
We advise you to start exploring the housing opportunities in Tilburg in advance. We can help you find the information you need in your search for 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
Registration Days: August 2021
During our Registration Days, we will welcome you and provide a number of services to make sure you have a pleasant and a well-prepared start in Tilburg.
Study Program Introduction
The compulsory Study Program Introduction will give you the opportunity to meet your fellow students. Moreover, you will receive all the information you need about your 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 studies
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
Where can I find my course schedule? What can I expect my classes to be like?
You can find detailed information about your academic program, timetable, and exam schedule on the Course Catalog.
How to register for courses?
You have to register for (language) courses, working methods and written exams via our online study portal OSIRIS Student. Please read the instructions carefully.
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.
What can I use my Tilburg University card for?
Use your Tilburg University card to obtain access to buildings, to borrow books from the library, to identify yourself during exams and to use printing facilities.
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.
Get to know fellow students
In our Facebook group for Tilburg University freshmen you are most welcome to introduce yourself, interact with others, make connections and ask any questions you might have.Feel free to join our freshmen Facebook group