Students Tilburg University

Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinators

Study Abroad & Exchange Office

International Office
Intermezzo building
Room I 612
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. 

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 hrs.  We will be able to advise you through these channels as well as sign most documents if you provide them via e-mail.

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 contact us to set up an individual appointment. Please send an e-mail to, briefly listing your questions, the destinations you are interested in, and your availability. We will try to match you with the relevant coordinator for your destination(s). Appointments are currently scheduled as phone or video calls.

Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinators

  • Els Blaauw

    Ms. Els Blaauw

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: Latin Europe & Latin America 

  • Lars Mennen

    Mr. Lars Mennen

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: North America, United Kingdom & Ireland

  • Evi Salimans

    Ms. Evi Salimans

    Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator

    Region: South East Asia & 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 (excl. Latin Europe) & Africa

Information on the Regions

Region We are the main contact person for partner universities in these countries: Who

Europe (excl. Latin Europe) & Africa

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Zimbabwe


Latin Europe & Latin America  Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay Els
North America, UK & Ireland Canada, USA, UK and Ireland Lars

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

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


South East Asia & Oceania

Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand



Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinators' Office Hours

Coordinator Office Hours
Els Mondays 10:00 - 12:00 and Wednesdays 14:00 - 16:00
Evi Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:00 and Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00
Lars Tuesdays 14:00 - 16:00 and Fridays 14:00 - 16:00


Wednesdays 10:00 - 12:00 and Thursdays 14:00 - 16:00
Rachael Mondays 14:00 - 16:00 and Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 

Study Abroad & Exchange Officers

  • Heleen Zuidema

    Ms. Heleen Zuidema

    Study Abroad & Exchange Officer
  • Teun van Veghel

    Mr. Teun van Veghel

    Study Abroad & Exchange Officer