Step 1: check your eligibility
Before you can apply for your exchange, you need to check your eligibility.
You can apply for an exchange if:
- Your study plan allows you to go on exchange for one semester.
- You meet the application requirements.
Does my study plan allow me to go on exchange for one semester?
Most bachelor programs at Tilburg University have the flexibility to go on exchange without experiencing a study delay. Some programs have a mobility window of one semester, which is dedicated to either following electives or minor courses abroad. Other programs have special arrangements whereby students can be flexible with their courses, moving them to another semester or substituting courses by courses at one of our partner universities.
In any case, it is of utmost importance that you check with your academic advisor or program coordinator when you can go on exchange in your study program with or without study delay. Students are able to to go on exchange once in their Bachelor’s program and once in their Master’s program.
More information on how to fit an exchange in your study plan for:
When do I meet the application requirements?
Before you are allowed to apply for an exchange, you will need to have obtained a certain amount of ECTS. Please note that first year students cannot apply for an exchange.
If you have any special circumstances that have prevented you from obtaining the minimum number of ECTS, you may still apply, as long as your case is known to the Dean of Students and you have discussed your exchange application with them. This is also applicable for students that are dealing with mental health issues. Before starting your application, please consult with the Dean of Students if going on exchange is advisable in your individual situation. Only if you receive a positive confirmation, we will be able assess your application. If nothing has been reported to the Dean of Students or if you have received a negative advice, then we unfortunately cannot take your application into consideration.
|You are registered as a:||#ECTS obtained|
|Second year bachelor student||60|
|Third year bachelor student - applying for an exchange in his or her fourth year bachelor program*||90|
|Third year bachelor student – applying for an exchange in his or her master program||120|
|Fourth year bachelor student**||120|
|Pre master student||30|
|Master student||No requirements|
*students who are registered in their 3rd year of studies and have been awarded a Board grant for more than 4,5 months in their second year will be exempted from being required to obtain 90 ECTS. These students will be considered as 2nd year bachelor students and are therefore required to have obtained 60 ECTS.
**students who are registered in their 4th year of studies and have been awarded a Board grant for more than 4,5 months in their second or third year will be exempted from being required to obtain 120 ECTS. These students will be considered as 3rd year bachelor students and are therefore required to have obtained 90 ECTS.
Go further to step 2: choose your destination.