Fontys University of Applied Sciences provides education and research. As a broad-based university, it is the largest public knowledge institute in the southern Netherlands. Fontys aims to be an educational institution that is ‘inspiring growth through support & challenges’ and to be an educational organisation at which students can grow and learn to think more laterally, i.e. to ‘think bigger’. 

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences offers opportunity to work in an international environment.
  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences offers a good combination between Theory and Practical Work.
  • Fontys University of Applied Science offers big opportunities for working with companies.

About

Education

Technological, societal and economic developments influence and change the world around us, now and in the future. Fontys delivers an important contribution to these necessary changes by meeting more than the needs of the student and the world of the future.

Research

The research conducted at Fontys is practice-based and innovative. It targets the renewal and improvement of the professional practice for which education is provided and is elaborated upon in close consultation with professional practice, preferably within regional knowledge networks. Research contributes directly to curriculum innovation. 

Services

Student services

Student Services can offer you guidance and counselling as well as advice if you have any questions and/or require assistance in special circumstances:

  • Student counsellors: study-related problems (e.g. financial support, studying with a limitation, personal worries, family circumstances, complaints, objections and appeals).
  • Student psychologists: psychological problems (e.g. concentration difficulties, fear of failure).
  • Study and career choice advisors: study and career choice (investigation into your interests, personality and capacities). 

Housing services

It is not always easy for international students to find accommodation in the Netherlands. Therefore, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Fontys) offers a service to provide students with assistance in securing suitable accommodation (i.e. a student room) for the first period of their studies at Fontys

Library services

Fontys in Eindhoven has several facilities in place that will enable you to gather information regarding your specific field of studies. This can be achieved in several different ways at the ‘mediatheek’ (Media Library). The Media Library is a learning facility where you can consult and/or borrow a wide range of information sources and materials (such as books, reports, videos and CD-ROM’s). The system that is in place allows you to process the information that you obtain immediately. It is also possible to peruse the catalogues pertaining to other institutes, such as the Tilburg University

ICT services

Wireless Internet is available throughout the campuses, enabling you to bring your laptop to Fontys and to work, study, search for information and check your e-mail wherever you happen to be at Fontys.

Student Life

Campus life

Our international course programmes are conducted at our campuses located in Eindhoven, Tilburg and Venlo. All campuses are equipped with computer rooms, libraries and student restaurants. Wireless Internet is available throughout the campuses, enabling you to bring your laptop to Fontys and to work, study, search for information and check your e-mail wherever you happen to be at Fontys.

Student clubs

As a newcomer to a student city, it will be important that you feel at home in your new environment as quickly as possible and one way of doing so will be to make some new friends. By joining a student association, you will have the opportunity to meet many new people. Almost all Course Departments have their own student associations.

There are numerous studying and student organisations that may appeal to you during your time at Fontys. 

Accreditation

At Fontys, we attach great importance to the quality of the education that we provide. All Fontys degree programmes are accredited by the ‘Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie’, or ‘NVAO’ (the Dutch/Flemish Accreditation Organisation), or by equivalent British accreditation bodies. The quality of the degrees awarded by Fontys is guaranteed.

Other Degrees

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