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Study Abroad Study Plan - Social and Behavioral Sciences

Would you like to lend color to your Bachelor’s degree? Why not opt for studying a semester abroad! The Tilburg Social & Behavioral Sciences thinks it is important that all students are given this unique opportunity during their studies. Below you will find more information on how you can incorporate a Study Abroad experience in your program.

Most students opt for a Study Abroad experience in the Bachelor phase. However, there are also each year a few Master students who apply for an exchange. To enable you to be away for one semester without incurring study delay, the academic directors of all Bachelor’s programs have prepared one or two External Semester Scheduling Arrangements. These arrangements enable you to complete your Bachelor’s program, including a Study Abroad experience, on time!

First-year courses

Please note that these arrangements are meant for students who have completed, or have almost completed, their first-year courses. In your timetable, you cannot indicate that you are making use of this arrangement, so please make sure you know when to take a particular course. In some cases, you will have to take third-year courses in your second year!

BSc Personeelwetenschappen
BSc Human Resource Studies: People Management
BSc Sociologie
BSc International Sociology
BSc Psychologie (Dutch)
BSc Psychology (English)
BSc Global Management of Social Issues
BSc Organisatiewetenschappen
Master Programs

Selecting courses at the Partner University

When looking for courses at the Partner University, there are a couple of rules to keep in mind:

  1. Each student is expected to take 24 – 30 ECTS worth of courses abroad. It does not matter whether you need the credits for your study program at Tilburg University or not. You go on exchange as a fulltime student, so you are expected to do a full course load at your host university.
  2. You are expected to take courses that complement your study program. Courses that overlap in content with courses you already took or will take at Tilburg University will not be approved.
    • In case you are taking courses abroad which will substitute a mandatory course and/or compulsory elective, you will need to check your specific arrangement (vrijroosterregling). In this arrangement it is specified which conditions the course(s) abroad need to meet in order for you to use these courses as substituting courses.
  3. Courses need to be at the appropriate level. This means Bachelor students can only take courses at Bachelor level, and Master students can only take courses at Master level. You cannot take any first year courses.

All courses you will take abroad will need to be approved by the Examination Board of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This will be done by means of standardized. You will receive further instructions about this procedure once you have been selected for and you have accepted your place in the exchange program.  

Presentation January 28, 2020 Study Abroad - TSB rules and regulations