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Contact Information Study Abroad & Exchange

Information concerning coronavirus

Tilburg University is closely following the developments concerning the coronavirus and will provide any updates here. It is in contact with the Municipal Health Service (GGD) and National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Study Abroad & Exchange Office

Academia Building
International Office
Room A 403
Tel: +31 (0) 13 466 4477

Visiting Hours

Please note: In accordance with measures taken by Tilburg University to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Study Abroad & Exchange Team is currently not offering physical Front Office hours or appointments.

    Students applying for an exchange
    Please set up an appointment with the Study Abroad & Exchange Team by sending an email to to discuss your questions regarding your study abroad application for one of our upcoming deadlines. It is best to include the destinations you are interested in, so that the coordinator responsible for the region can arrange the appointment with you. Appointments are currently scheduled as phone calls or Skype conversations.

    Selected, returned and incoming students
    Please contact us via or +31 (0)13 466 4477 with your questions. Our Phone Office Hours are Mon-Fri 10.00 - 12 .00 and 14.00 - 16.00. We will be able to advise you through these channels as well as sign most documents if you provide them via email.

    • We are not able to answer the phone during weekends, but because of the coronavirus crisis, we monitor the inbox a few times each day on weekends to possibly assist in case of an emergency. If you are facing very difficult times and you need immediate advice, please send us an e-mail explaining your situation, your question and how we can best reach you. We will do our best to get in touch with you as soon as possible. 
    • Do you have a general question about the coronavirus? Then you can call the RIVM information line at 0800-1351. 

    We understand that these are difficult times, especially if you are far away from home or if your plans for the current or upcoming semester have been put into question. Please DO mention it if you are having a hard time and need any kind of further assistance. We are here to listen and stay in touch!

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinators

    • Elisavet Thravalou

      Ms. Elisavet Thravalou

      Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

      Region: Northern Europe, Russia, Balkan countries, Turkey & Israel

      Interim replacement starting 17.2.2020: Ms. Anna Rathert

    • Maud Willems

      Ms. Maud Willems

      Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

      Region: Oceania

    • Els Blaauw

      Ms. Els Blaauw

      Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

      Region: Latin America & Latin Europe (France, Italy, Portugal, Spain)

    • Lars Mennen

      Mr. Lars Mennen

      Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

      Region: Northern America, United Kingdom and Ireland

    • Anna Rathert

      Ms. Anna Rathert

      Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

      Region: Central Europe

    • Manouk van den Brink

      Ms. Manouk van den Brink

      Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

      Region: Asia & Africa

    Information on the Regions

    Region We are the main contact person for Partner Universities in these countries: Who
    Europe (excl. France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal & Spain) & Middle East Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine Anna & Elisavet
    Oceania Australia, New Zealand Maud
    Latin America & Latin Europe Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay Els
    Northern America, UK & Ireland Canada, USA, UK and Ireland Lars
    Asia & Africa China, HK, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Zimbabwe Manouk

    Study Abroad & Exchange Officers

    • Heleen Zuidema

      Ms. Heleen Zuidema

      Study Abroad & Exchange Officer
    • Bram van de Sande

      Mr. Bram van de Sande

      Study Abroad & Exchange Officer