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Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinators

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Study Abroad & Exchange Office


Tilburg University is closed on the following days in 2023 and 2024 due to public holidays. Office hours on these days will be cancelled, and we will also not be available via e-mail or appointments. 

  • Monday December 25 to Monday January 1 (inclusive) - Christmas and New Year

Further closures:

  • In the week of 18 September, we are transitioning to a new operating system for our telephone line. We kindly ask for your patience in case we experience any teething problems with the new system.
  • Our Office Hours on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 September will take place via telephone only. We will not be available in-person at the Student Desk.
  • Our Office Hours on Thursday 5 October (both in person and via telephone) will be cancelled due to the Study Abroad Fair.

How to contact us

There are three main ways to contact our office:

  • Office hours: Our office hours take place from 10:00-12:00 hrs every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. You can call us via +31 (0) 13 466 4477, or visit us in-person at the Student Desk (Academia Building). Office hours are intended for students who have been accepted into the exchange program and who have quick questions about their exchange. Students who need a longer or more in-depth advising session must make an appointment instead (see next bullet point below). If you wish to speak specifically to your own Coordinator, you can find their office hours in the table below.
  • Appointment with Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator: You can schedule a 20 minute appointment with a Coordinator for more in-depth help regarding your exchange. Appointments take place online via Teams and must be arranged via our online booking system. Please provide as much detail as possible about your request in the booking form, so that your Coordinator can prepare any information you may need. Make sure you book your appointment with the relevant Coordinator for your region, as other Coordinators may not be able to help you.
  • E-mail: All types of queries can be sent to Our response time is up to 1 week. Pdf copies of documents can be sent to us via e-mail, which we can sign digitally.

Students applying for an exchange

We expect all students to attend the Study Abroad Fair and an information session (or watch the recordings on Canvas) before applying for an exchange, as most commonly asked questions are already answered there.

If you have questions that are not answered via the Fair or the information session, you may  set up an individual appointment (see above).

Emergency contact information

Information about who to contact if you are in an emergency situation whilst on exchange can be found on our home page under the heading 'Abroad and in need of assistance?'.

Postal address

Tilburg University - International Office

PO Box 90153 

5000 LE Tilburg

The Netherlands

Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinators

  • Els Blaauw

    Ms. Els Blaauw

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Currently on partial leave

  • Veronique Hellwig

    Ms. Veronique Hellwig

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: South East Asia, Latin America, Africa & Oceania

  • Rachael Vickerman

    Ms. Rachael Vickerman

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Asia (excl. South East Asia) & the Middle East

  • Caitlin Stonestreet

    Ms. Caitlin Stonestreet

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Europe

  • Ellis Renders

    Ms. Ellis Renders

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Europe


  • Anna Rathert

    Ms. Anna Rathert

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Europe

  • Ingrid Liendo Garcia

    Ms. Ingrid Liendo Garcia

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: North America, the U.K. & Ireland
    Special programs QTEM & ISEP

Information on the Regions and Coordinators' office hours

CoordinatorCoordinator's office hoursRegionCountries
EllisTuesdays 10:00 - 12:00EuropeBulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine (on hold)
CaitlinCurrently unavailableEuropeAustria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
AnnaMondays 10:00 -12:00EuropeItaly, Malta
ElsCurrently on partial leave  
IngridMondays 10:00 - 12:00

North America, the UK & Ireland

Special programs QTEM & ISEP

Canada, Ireland, the UK, the USA
RachaelThursdays 10:00 - 12:00Asia (excl. South East Asia & the Middle EastChina, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia (on hold), South Korea, Taiwan
VeroniqueThursdays 10:00 - 12:00South East Asia, Latin America, Africa & OceaniaArgentina, Australia (including Monash campus Malaysia),  Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand,  Peru, the Philippines, Singapore South Africa, Thailand, Uruguay

Study Abroad & Exchange Officers

  • Rik Verlaan

    Mr. Rik Verlaan

    Study Abroad & Exchange Officer
  • Monique Veldmeijer

    Ms. Monique Veldmeijer

    Study Abroad & Exchange Officer
  • Patricia Herrijgers, exchange office Tilburg University

    Ms. Patricia Herrijgers

    Study Abroad & Exchange Officer

Student Support Roadmap

Who to turn to with what question?

Are you stuck in your studies, or do you have personal problems that affect your studies? Are you uncomfortable or do you experience a lot of stress? Are you unsure about your choice of study? Do you have a problem with your tuition fees? Or don't know what you want to do after you graduate? We are here to help you. Answer a few questions and you will immediately know who to contact for information, advice or guidance.