Go on exchange with the Netherlands-Asia Honors Summer School

Netherlands-Asia Honors Summer School (NAHSS)

One of the more popular summer schools, co-funded by 12 Dutch universities and multiple multi-nationals, is the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS). NAHSS provides a unique opportunity for second and third year Dutch students to discover Southeast Asia and China, to study at an Asian university and to undertake multi-disciplinary project work for an influential multi-national.

’The NAHSS goes on’, a quote that relates to the exceptional academic, business and cultural experiences of the NAHSS that you will take with you for the rest of your life.

Stijn Wijkhuizen (participant in 2022 and student ambassador for 2023)

The NAHSS yearly offers 70-100 excellent bachelor students the opportunity to gain knowledge of China and Southeast Asia. The participants follow an extensive program that informs them about the Chinese academic world, business life and culture


The program of the NAHSS changes every year. Roughly, you are working on your project between March and September. Besides the visit to Asia the program consists of a kick-off weekend, master class, visits to partners. See the detailed program for the next NAHSS

Who is eligible?

  • You are a 2nd or 3rd year bachelor student
  • You are fluent in English in speaking and writing
  • You have affinity with Southeast Asia and China
  • You are ambitious, social, active, open-minded and entrepreneurial
  • You are an excellent student and meet one the following requirements:
    • you follow the honors track and/or
    • you have performed distinctive extracurricular activities and/or
    • you have an average grade of minimum 7,5/10

Application and selection

The application period for runs from December 1, 2023 until January 10, 2024

All applicants will receive the outcome in February 2024

More information?

  • Join the online information session on December 19, 19:00 via this link 
  • Join the physical information session in Utrecht on December 13, 19:00. Address: Drift 25, Utrecht (Campus Universiteit Utrecht)
  • Contact us via sponsoredprograms@tilburguniversity.edu
  • Check the website of NAHSS, for experiences and aftermovies as well
  • Read the experiences of previous Tilburg University participants below

Students' experiences

Floris Prins- participant in 2023

"My name is Floris and last year I had the honor to participate in the Netherlands-Asia Honors Summer School (NAHSS) 2023. I want to tell you a little bit more about this great experience!"

Experience report Floris

Evin Güntekin - participant in 2019

"The whole experience was better than I ever could have imagined! Through the NAHSS, I had the opportunity to study at a Chinese university, do a project for an international company, visit many other companies in China and the Netherlands, and of course discover Beijing and Shanghai."

Experience report Evin

Loes van Dijk - participant in 2018

“Participating at the NAHSS was a period of strong personal, academic and professional development for me, and at the same time an unforgettable experience!

Experience report  Loes

Marijne Mevius - participant in 2018

"Enrolling for a NAHSS internship is enrolling for a summer full of adventure, of making professional contacts and learning about international business and Chinese culture through a very diverse program. It is a unique way to explore China!”

Experience report Marijne