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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


Office Hours will be cancelled on Tuesday 13 December 2022 due to a team event.

All Office Hours from 22 December 2022 to 5 January 2023 (inclusive) are cancelled due to the Christmas holidays. The final Office Hours of 2022 will be Tuesday 20 December 2022. The first Office Hours of 2023 will be Monday 9 January 2023.

We are reachable via email, but please bear in mind that the university is fully closed from 24 December to 1 January (inclusive) and you will not receive a response during this period. The university re-opens on 2 January 2023.

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 hours 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?'.

Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinators

  • Els Blaauw

    Ms. Els Blaauw

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    On extended leave until spring 2023

  • Veronique Hellwig

    Ms. Veronique Hellwig

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Latin America, Africa & Oceania

  • Rachael Vickerman

    Ms. Rachael Vickerman

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Asia & the Middle East

  • Mara Cornelis

    Ms. Mara Cornelis

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Europe 

  • Teun van Veghel

    Mr. Teun van Veghel

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Europe

  • Anna Rathert

    Ms. Anna Rathert

    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

Information on the Regions and Coordinators' office hours

Coordinator Coordinator's office hours Region Countries
Mara Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:00 Europe Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine
Teun Mondays 10:00 - 12:00 Europe Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Anna Thursdays 10:00 -12:00 Europe Italy, Malta
Els On extended leave until spring 2023    
Bibi Mondays 10:00 - 12:00

North America, the UK & Ireland

Special programs QTEM & ISEP

Canada, Ireland, the UK, the USA
Rachael Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:00 Asia & the Middle East China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Russia (on hold), Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
Veronique Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00 Latin America, Africa & Oceania Argentina, Australia (including Monash campus Malaysia),  Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, New Zealand,  Peru, South Africa

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.