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Fontys University of Applied Sciences

3.8 out of 5 (115 ratings / 86 reviews) Eindhoven, Netherlands
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’. 

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. 

Career

You can contact the study career choice advisors for any questions relating to your choice of study if:

  • You need assistance in making a study choice
  • You are concerned that you are in the wrong study programme
  • Your study programme insufficiently matches your interests
  • You are recommended by your study programme to discontinue your studies

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.

Medical services

Everyone in the Netherlands must have insurance cover for medical expenses. The type of health insurance that you will need will depend on your personal situation.

In the Netherlands, the ‘huisarts’ (doctor, general practitioner, GP) provides full medical assistance in accordance with the standards designated for the practice of medicine by medical professionals in the Netherlands. 

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

There are numerous studying and student organisations that may appeal to you during your time at Fontys. Please make enquiries at your Course Department, or ask other students for more information. Some of the student organisations are actually more like social clubs, whereas others place more emphasis on culture and/or studying. Please note that not all of these associations are necessarily linked to Fontys.

Accreditation

Fontys University of Applied Sciences is recognised and partly funded by the Dutch authorities. All Fontys degree programmes are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) or equivalent British accreditation bodies. The value of the degrees Fontys awards is guaranteed. Fontys University of Applied Sciences has signed the “Code of Conduct International Students in Higher Education“. 

Student Reviews

ICT at Fontys
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
The teachers are great, the programme is interesting yet a bit light for me at the moment. Still, it will provide you with all the necessary knowledge, prepare you for the working life and give you hands-on experience, while you also have enough free time for a part time job and social life.
Getting to learn by doing
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I find that the practical-intensive study approach is a great one. I learn more by doing, than writing papers and reports on stuff. Most of the faculty at Fontys is pretty helpful, you just have to learn to ask. The biggest barrier is hesitation on the part of students in approaching teachers.
No individual grow as a human.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
To less freedom to develop as an individual human.