Spring 2021 Exchanges
The coronavirus pandemic currently has a big impact on students' plans to study abroad. Tilburg University is hoping that many exchanges will be possible in spring 2021 for students who have waiting long and worked hard to go abroad. As Tilburg University and its partners universities review spring 2021 exchanges with students' safety in mind, not all exchanges may go ahead. In an effort to provide the best possible service in these difficult times, this website gives an overview of Tilburg University's outgoing exchange policy for spring and alternatives for an international experience that are available to students who cannot or do not want to go on exchange in spring 2021 anymore.
What is Tilburg University's exchange policy in spring 2021?
Outgoing exchanges EEA
Outgoing exchanges non-EEA
Alternatives to a spring 2021 exchange
Several alternatives, including continuing with the exchange plans, are listed below. Please keep in mind that not all alternatives are available to all students or at all times.
After having read the information below carefully and having taken into consideration any information about your exchange from Tilburg University and the host university, please indicate your preferred alternative via the web form linked with each alternative by October 22, 2020.
All students selected for a spring 2021 exchange are requested to update the University about their plans for the spring semester. You should submit the webform regardless of the current status of your exchange - still active, cancelled, or withdrawn from by you - and any previous communication you had with Tilburg University about your exchange plans.
1. Choose an alternative destination within the EEA for exchange in spring 2021
2. Follow courses at Tilburg University in spring 2021
3. Follow virtual courses at your host university in spring 2021
4. Participate in a short-term program abroad e.g. summer school
5. Go on exchange in the 2021-22 academic year
6. Continue to prepare for exchange in spring 2021
Process overview and deadlines
|October 15, 2020||Students going on exchange to non-EEA destinations receive decision about their exchanges in spring 2021 via email|
|October 22, 2020 at 11:00 hrs||Deadline for students to submit the web form indicating their chosen alternative|
|October 22, 2020 at 11:00 hrs||Deadline for new applications for EEA destinations for spring 2021 (alternative 1)|
|2 weeks before starting date at host university||Students going on exchange to EEA destinations receive decision about their exchanges in spring 2021 via e-mail|
Can I defer my exchange from spring 2021 to the 2021-22 academic year?
I was planning to graduate at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. What does this mean for my exchange options?
Will I still get a scholarship if my spring 2021 exchange can commence?
Do I have to pay the cancellation fee if my exchange is cancelled or if I withdraw from it?
All procedures and dates given on Tilburg University web pages and in communication by the Study Abroad and Exchange Team are correct as of their date of publication. However, due to the pandemic, both the procedures and dates may change. Tilburg University will update students as soon as possible, if global, national or university regulations require changes to the procedures and dates given.
As the pandemic continues to unfold and the practicalities of the alternatives listed on this site are still being worked out, information on this page may be updated frequently. We ask that you regularly check for updates on this page.
- While the Study Abroad & Exchange Team is putting every effort in providing thorough information on this page, the eligibility and necessary arrangements for each alternative need to be assessed individually for each student. Not every option listed on this page is guaranteed to be available for every student. Study program-specific guidelines and personal factors as well as timing may have an impact on your ability to pursue a specific alternative.
- Students who are continuing to plan for their spring 2021 exchange are doing so at their own risk. Tilburg University cannot be held responsible for financial and academic repercussions for the students, in case the exchange is cancelled, delayed or otherwise modified due to decisions on global, national or university level regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Students selected to go abroad in the academic year 2020-21 and who either have their exchange cancelled by Tilburg University or their host university or withdraw from their exchange on their own accord, will not have to pay the cancellation fee of 100 Euro. Students selected to go abroad in the academic year 2021-22 will have to pay the cancellation fee if they withdraw from their exchange on their own accord without a cancellation from Tilburg University or the host university.
The Study Abroad & Exchange office does not encourage students to accept a study delay to be able to go through with a study abroad experience. It is the students' own responsibility to know the academic ramifications of pursuing one of the alternatives or any other arrangement regarding a study abroad experience.
- All costs incurred by outgoing and incoming exchange students with respect to their study abroad semester are at own risk. Tilburg University cannot be held responsible if costs are incurred by students and, due to regulations on global, national or university level regarding corona, the exchange is cancelled, delayed or otherwise modified. We advise students to postpone making financial commitments as much as possible.