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Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinators

Do you want to study abroad? Go for it! And if you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Study Abroad & Exchange Office

International Office
Intermezzo building
Room I 612
Tel: +31 (0) 13 - 466 4477

How to contact us

There are four main ways to contact our office:

  • Daily phone office hours: You can call us via +31 (0) 13 466 4477 Mon-Fri at 10:00 - 12:00 hours. 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 are advised to make an appointment instead (see 3rd bullet point below).
  • Daily walk-in office hours: You can visit us at our Front Office in the Intermezzo Building, room I 612, Mon-Fri at 14:00 - 16:00 hours. Please note that these are walk-in hours only and that our phone line will not be answered during this time. After exiting the elevator on the 6th floor, press the bell and wait for a Coordinator to open the door for you. Please wait on the red bench until they arrive . You can make use of these office hours for short questions about your exchange, or to drop off or collect documents. Again, students needing a longer advising session are advised to make an appointment instead (see bullet point 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.
  • Email: 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 email, 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).

Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinators

  • Els Blaauw

    Ms. Els Blaauw

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Latin Europe & Latin America 

  • Evi Salimans

    Ms. Evi Salimans

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: South East Asia, Africa & Oceania

  • Rachael Vickerman

    Ms. Rachael Vickerman

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Asia (incl. Russia, excl. South East Asia) & Middle East

  • Mara Cornelis

    Ms. Mara Cornelis

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Europe 

  • Bibi Mulders

    Ms. Bibi Mulders

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: North America, the U.K. & Ireland

    Special programs QTEM & ISEP

  • Teun van Veghel

    Mr. Teun van Veghel

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Europe

Information on the Regions

Region Countries Coordinator responsible


Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine


Europe Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland Teun
Latin Europe & Latin America  Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay Els
North America, UK & Ireland Canada, Ireland, UK, USA, special programs QTEM and ISEP Bibi

Asia (incl. Russia, excl. South East Asia) & Middle East

China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates


South East Asia, Africa & Oceania

Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand



Study Abroad & Exchange Officers

  • avatar Tilburg University

    Ms. Heleen Zuidema

    Study Abroad & Exchange Officer
  • Naomi van der Heijden

    Ms. Naomi van der Heijden

    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.