Studying abroad: broaden your horizon as a Tilburg University student

International Exchange

Go on exchange as a Tilburg University student

Are you a Tilburg University student interested in going on exchange? Please read the information linked below get started with your study abroad adventure!

Erasmus plus

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Application deadlines

Students wanting to go on exchange in the academic year 2022/23 should submit their application at one of the following deadlines:

Deadline Note
Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 11:00 hrs Open for all applications for exchanges in the academic year 2022/23, applications for a Fall 2022 ISEP program exchange must be submitted at this deadline.
Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 11:00 hrs  
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 11:00 hrs This is the final deadline to apply for an exchange in the Fall 2022 semester.
Friday, July 1, 2022 at 11:00 hrs  
Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 11:00 hrs  

Your application needs to be submitted in Mobility Online by 11:00 o'clock in the morning on the deadline date. Late applications will NOT be considered with the exception of our September-deadline, after which we can still accept applications on a rolling basis for remaining exchange spots until October 1.

Before you apply for an exchange you need to check your eligibility and read more about our application and selection process. It is also helpful to check out our FAQ sheet.

Selecting your destinations

An exchange application can contain up to 3 destinations in your order of preference. The more destinations you offer in your application, the higher the likelihood that you will be selected for an exchange. Of course, they need to fit your academic and personal requirements.

The Mobility Online Search Portal shows all available destinations. Please make sure you select the correct academic year, semester, and study program while on exchange and click on 'Show Details' to give you the correct overview of partner universities available for you. (Look only at the list of the results, not the map on the right, as the map does not always give an accurate overview).

For students wanting to apply for an exchange at the first deadline of the academic year (November), our Search Portal will be ready with the updated information about available destinations by October 5th. If you want to submit an application for an exchange at one of the later deadlines (after November), please wait at least 6 weeks after the previous deadline has passed before submitting a new application. This gives us time to finish processing all applications. If you submit a new application before the 6 week period has passed, you risk applying for a destination that is not actually available and you therefore waste an application opportunity.

The student experience reports can give you additional insight in the exchange destinations. For extra tips, advice, and testimonials from previous exchange students, please enroll in our Canvas 'module'.  

Study Abroad Fair 2021

The 2021 edition of the Study Abroad Fair took place online on Tuesday, 5th October 2021. This event was aimed at students who want to go on exchange in the 2022-23 academic year. 

The fair was recorded so that you can re-visit the information. The recordings are posted on our Canvas page. You can also find the recordings from the 2020 fair on Canvas.

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Information sessions for students wanting to go abroad in the 2022/23 academic year will take place online this year, via Zoom. We will post the links to the Zoom sessions shortly before the sessions take place.

  • Thursday October 7th, 11:00 | link
  • Friday October 8th, 11:00 | link
  • Monday October 11th, 16:00 | link
  • Tuesday October 12th, 15:00 | link
  • Wednesday October 13th, 13:00 – Information session exclusively about ISEP exchanges | link
  • Thursday October 14th, 10:00 | link
  • Friday October 15th, 14:30 | link
  • Monday October 18th, 16:45 | link
  • Monday November 1st, 12:00 | link

With the exception of the ISEP session, all sessions are the same, so you only need to attend one.

We strongly recommend that you attend an online Study Abroad Information Session before applying for an exchange. During the sessions we will provide a link through which you can book an appointment with your Study Abroad & Exchange Coordinator and ask them your individual questions about specific destinations.

You can find the recordings of the information sessions (the general information session and the ISEP session) and the PowerPoint presentations used on Canvas after the last information session.

Please ensure you have attended an information session before requesting an individual appointment at the Study Abroad & Exchange Office!

Scheduling an appointment

Before applying for an exchange, you may schedule an individual appointment with the Study Abroad & Exchange Team by sending an e-mail to studyabroad@tilburguniversity.edu.  Please attend one of the general Online Study Abroad Information Sessions (or watch the recording on our Canvas page) before scheduling an individual appointment to get the best possible information and prepare a successful application.

All appointments are currently arranged as phone calls or video conferences. Please include the destinations you are interested in and how you prefer to be reached, so that the responsible coordinator(s) can arrange the appointment with you accordingly. 

Canvas page

Tilburg University students who are interested in going on exchange are invited to explore our Canvas page for outgoing exchange students. Here you can find more resources and tips on different topics relating to exchange, such as studying abroad with a disability, testimonials, and travelling sustainably during your exchange period.

PLEASE NOTE that you have to 'enrol' in the Canvas 'course' in order to access the information.

Impact of COVID-19 on exchanges

Exchanges in the academic year 2021-2022 will be possible in line with the development of the pandemic as well as national, Tilburg University and partner university guidelines. Tilburg University strives to inform incoming and outgoing exchange students with a Fall 2021 exchange by May 2021 about the exchange policy.

Please find more information on corona and exchanges in the corona FAQ of Tilburg University.

Impact of Brexit on exchanges

We understand that outgoing students considering an exchange in the United Kingdom may have questions about the impact of Brexit on their exchange plans, as the U.K. decided to no longer participate in Erasmus exchanges.  This decision does not necessarily have any consequences for students going abroad to the U.K. in the academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22, as there is still funding available in Tilburg University's current Erasmus project.

Please check Surfdrive for the latest information. We will update this file as and when more information becomes available.

Study abroad without barriers

Going on an exchange is a valuable life experience that should be accessible for every student, no matter what their background or circumstances are. We want to reduce the barriers that some students may face when wanting to go on exchange by making clear what help and support is available.

More information about support available for going on exchange as a disabled student is available on our Canvas page for outgoing exchange students. Please note that you have to 'enroll' in the page in order to access the information.

For questions about what support is available for students with special circumstances within the Erasmus+ program, please contact erasmusplus@tilburguniversity.edu

For all other questions, please contact the Study Abroad and Exchange Office.

Questions?

Please contact the Study Abroad and Exchange Office.

Incoming exchange

For information about the incoming exchange program at Tilburg University, please visit our dedicated website.

Incoming exchange