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Fontys University of Applied Sciences

About Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Key info

  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences offers English-taught Bachelor's programmes in Technology, IT, Business, Agribusiness, and Logistics.
  • Master's programmes in Business Management, MBA, and Logistics.
  • Fontys’ main location is situated in the city of Eindhoven. This city was awarded “Brainport” in 2013, which meant that it was awarded for being the smartest region in the world. Currently it is being seen as the most prominent high tech area in Europe.
  • Fontys’ main international campus can be found in the city of Venlo. This city, on the other hand, is the “Logistics Hotspot” in the Netherlands, which means that it is the no.1 city in the Netherlands for business related to logistics.

Cities:

Eindhoven Tilburg Venlo (click to view panorama)

Website:

www.fontys.edu

Programmes

Application deadlines for both Bachelor's and Master's programmes

Starting in EU students non-EU students
September August 15th May 15th – June 15th
February January 15th November 15th

Detailed info

Bachelor's programmes in English

  • Electrical Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Industrial Engineering & Management
  • Information Communication Technology
  • International Business and Management Studies (Eindhoven / Venlo)
  • International Business Economics
  • International Fresh Business Management
  • International Marketing
  • Logistics Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics

General information

Fontys University of Applied Sciences is a combination of 31 schools with its major campuses located in the South of the Netherlands. The majority of these schools offer Dutch education, yet, Fontys does offer a number of both English taught bachelor and master programs.

The campuses in Venlo and Eindhoven are the campuses which have the highest number of English taught programs. The programs which are offered in these two cities are adapted to the actual focus of the region: The Eindhoven area is also named the Brainport region, since many high-tech companies, such as Philips, ASML, and DAF have head offices there. Consequently, technical programs and a business program are offered here.

The city of Venlo on the other hand is “the Logistics Hotspot” no. 1 in the Netherlands. Consequently, a lot of companies are located here with a focus on logistics, business and agriculture. Some examples of these companies are Océ (a Canon company), Oerlemans Food B.V., and ZON Fruit & Vegetables. As a result, the Fontys campus in this location offers English education in international fresh business, general business and logistics.

Over 5,000 international students originating from more than 70 countries study at Fontys. Fontys ranks first among universities of applied sciences, and second overall in the country, when it comes to the amount of registered foreign students.

Some quick facts about Fontys

  • Internationally acknowledged.
  • Practice orientation (e.g. setting up your own company in the second year of our business programs in the city of Venlo).
  • International orientation (e.g. possibility to go to one of our partner universities around the globe).
  • Buddy system.
  • We offer accommodation.
  • Over 500 company contacts for potential internship opportunities.

Educational approach

Fontys’ teaching has been geared to take into account developments in society and the employment market and our course programs are highly practice-oriented. Internships and practical assignments ensure that students are able to make worthwhile contributions to any businesses or institutions within a short period after graduation. Fontys strongly beliefs that theory is important, but that in the end students should know how this theory needs to be applied into practice.

Although Fontys is one of the larger institutions in the south of the Netherlands, Fontys focuses on teaching on a small scale. This ensures each student has the possibility to connect with the teaching staff to develop and improve throughout their study. For students from other cultural backgrounds this informal relation with lecturers often is different from what they are used to in their home country.

Awards and Rankings

The Keuzegids HBO 2017 guide placed Fontys UAS in 5th position among large-sized Dutch professional universities with a total score of 60.0 points.

Related blog posts

Fontys Academy for Creative Industries, a part of Fontys University of Applied Sciences, offers three international Bachelor’s programmes. The school prepares students for careers in Lifestyle, Music and Event Management, and Digital Business Concepts. The programmes are taught in Tilburg and take 4 years to complete.

Fontys University
Date: January, 2, 2017 at 09:57. Blogs: Announcements .

Fontys University of Applied Sciences invites prospective students on the free webinar about its English-taught Bachelor’s programmes in Industrial Engineering & Management (IE&M). The event will take place on 25th January, 2017.

Fontys University
Date: December, 6, 2016 at 09:41. Blogs: Question and Answers .

Our previous articles have featured Russian-speaking students at Fontys describing their study experiences. While student feedback is helpful in forming an initial impression about the university, nothing beats experiencing the campus and city first-hand. In order to make a final decision regarding Fontys and your chosen programme, a visit to the university during its Open Day will be extremely useful.

Fontys University
Date: June, 20, 2016 at 08:39. Blogs: Student stories .

My name is Oleh Zelenyak. I am from Uzhhorod, Ukraine. I am 20 years old and I am taking the International Fresh Business Management Bachelor’s programme at the Fontys campus in Venlo, the Netherlands. Below you will find some of the experiences I gained during my first year at the university.

Fontys University
Date: December, 6, 2016 at 09:41. Blogs: Question and Answers .

Our previous articles have featured Russian-speaking students at Fontys describing their study experiences. While student feedback is helpful in forming an initial impression about the university, nothing beats experiencing the campus and city first-hand. In order to make a final decision regarding Fontys and your chosen programme, a visit to the university during its Open Day will be extremely useful.

Fontys Academy for Creative Industries, a part of Fontys University of Applied Sciences, offers three international Bachelor’s programmes. The school prepares students for careers in Lifestyle, Music and Event Management, and Digital Business Concepts. The programmes are taught in Tilburg and take 4 years to complete.

Fontys University
Date: January, 2, 2017 at 09:57. Blogs: Announcements .

Fontys University of Applied Sciences invites prospective students on the free webinar about its English-taught Bachelor’s programmes in Industrial Engineering & Management (IE&M). The event will take place on 25th January, 2017.

Fontys University
Date: September, 11, 2016 at 18:45. Blogs: Announcements .

Fontys University of Applied Sciences invites Russian-speaking prospective students to take part in its informational events. Russian university students will talk about studying at Fontys at the webinar on September 13th and then visit seminars and education fairs in Moscow and St. Petersburg from 14th to 19th of September, 2016.

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