Fresh at Fontys Venlo - Masters

Welcome to Fontys! We are looking forward to meeting you in person. To get you well prepared for your study at Fontys in Venlo, we have gathered all information you need on this page. Please check this website regularly so you don't miss an update. If you still have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. See you soon!

Get prepared to start your studies at Fontys Venlo!

Below you will find practical information about e.g. your application, Fontys account, on campus WiFi, books and laptop requirements.

Your application

Application deadline

Deadline 1 July 1 June

Collect all the supporting documents required

  • - Evidence of qualifications (diploma and list of transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
  • - Evidence of English language ability
  • - Copy of your Passport
  • - Fill out the application form

Apply now

After you have collected the supporting documents you are ready to apply. Please apply as early as possible as our Master's programmes are popular:

How to pay tuition fees

Please ensure that you have arranged the payment of your Tuition Fees prior to commencing your course programme. If you fail to do so, your (re-) enrolment will not be finalised and you will not be permitted to follow your chosen course programme.

The Master of Business Administration programme has different startdates, duration and different tuition fees. For more info: check the MBA website.

When to pay tuition fees

Payment of the tuition fees is in 2 installments:
First installment must be paid to Fontys University of Applied sciences before the 15th of June (for non EU/EEA students) or 15th August (for EU/EEA students).
Second installment must be paid to Plymouth University before the start of the 2nd semester in January.
Further instructions for payment incl. the payment letters will be sent after admission.

There are currently no scholarships available for the study programmes that we have on offer at our Fontys Venlo campus. However, for other programmes Fontys currently offers several scholarships for Non-Eu / Non-EEA students. You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by Fontys. These can be found on

Account and IT information

After applying you received an e-mail from us with your personal login details. Sender e-mail: ''. Subject e-mail: 'Fontys account creatie/creation'. Please save this e-mail carefully, you will need it!

For practically all online services at Fontys you have to sign in with your Fontys account. This account is a username and password combination. Your user name contains a PCN (Personal Communication Number) and the domain: ''.

Being able to work and study securely is of the utmost importance at Fontys. That is why we continuously work on improving information security. We switched to a new way of signing in at Fontys: in addition to your username and password, you will also use an extra step as verification (multifactor authentication).

Eduroam (education roaming) is a service which enables students, researchers and staff to securely access the wireless internet at the Fontys campus and whilst visiting other participating institutions, using the username and login provided by Fontys. 

Advice: Install the setting of eduroam on your private laptop, smartphone and tablet, at home according to the instructions. All will be set and ready to go when you arrive at the Fontys campus.

Short steps

  1. Use your data connection or connect your device with an available WIFI network. At Fontys you can use: Fontys_WIFI_start
  2. Scan the QR-code or use a browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) to access the website:
  3. Read the instructions and follow them step by step
  4. When requested: fill in your Fontys credentials <PCN>
  5. The correct settings will be downloaded. You will still be asked to typ your Fontys password (associated with your PCN)
  6. After this steps all will be set and you are connected with eduroam.

FontysConnect, the intranet site of Fontys, is used to make (digital) information available, to share documents, to work together and as a search centre. Everyone with a Fontys account has access. If you log in to the Fontys website with your Fontys account you will land on your personal Connect page. From there you can access the various pages.

For the Master programs in cooperation with Plymouth University the digital learning environment (DLE) of Plymouth University is also used. Your acces will be arranged by our staff.

How do I get the card?

The student card is proviced once free of charge at the beginning of or during the academic year to all students who register for the first time at Fontys University of Applied Sciences. You will receive a student card when you are registered and you have uploaded a passport photo via

To upload your photo, click on the photobox on the page and follow the instructions on the screen.

It is most convenient if you have your student card right from the start of the educational year. It is best to apply for the card as soon as you know what is your address in the Netherlands.

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When do I need a student card?

  • As proof of identity at Fontys Universities; in order to prove who you are when requested (for example at exams).
  • Logging on to the Canon printers.
  • Access control; students can use the card to gain entry to buildings on Fontys property and at automated barriers.
  • Lockers; the student card can be used for the lockers in some Fontys buildings.
  • For the loan of equipment from the media libraries.

For those students who do not have a Dutch, Belgian or German living address at the moment of applying for the student card, those student cards will be sent to the Student Service Centre in Venlo and you will be informed when you can collect your card there.

Fontys provides you with ‘’ email address. You can log in with your Fontys account. When you start your studies at Fontys, we will no longer send e-mails to your private email address, but instead only use your Fontys email address. Make sure you check this account regularly!

iPhone and iPad

  • Choose Outlook for iOS in the Apple Store and install the app.
  • Add an account and fill in your email address (
  • Open verification app and you will be directed to the Fontys login page
  • Remove the email address and fill in your Fontys credentials:
    username: *PCN*
    Password: the password to your Fontys account
  • Skip the First Run Experience
  • Enable Notifications
  • Tap Allow 'Outlook can send you messages."

Android phones and tablets

  • Settings > Accounts & Synchronisation > Add Account > Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
  • Fill in the required details:

    : The domain students use is BERGEN. When a domain is optional, leave this field blank. Some devices require the notation domain\username in one field. In that case, write down: BERGEN\<PCN>.
    Your username is <PCN> Some devices require the notation domain\username in one field. In that case, write down: BERGEN\<PCN>.
    Write down your Fontys emailadress: <emailalias>
    The password to your Fontys account.
    If your device asks for this, write down

If you click the button below you will find English information and manuals on various IT topics. You'll be able to find information about the Fontys network, printing, storage, mail, etcetera. You can also find the contact details of our IT Servicedesk here.

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Starting your studies

When starting your Master studies at Fontys, it is nice to get to know your fellow students during the induction day. For more information about the induction day, you will receive information from the staff.

If you want to plan holidays or other activities, it is useful to know when there are no classes.

Academic calendar 2024-2025

Purple introduction week
26-08-2024 / 30-08-2024

Educational period 1
02-09-2024 / 17-11-2024

Educational period 2
18-11-2024 / 09-02-2025

Educational period 3
10-02-2025 / 27-04-2025

Educational period 4
05-05-2024 / 27-07-2025

Vacation and holidays

Autumn break
21-10-2024 / 27-10-2024

Christmas break
23-12-2024 / 05-01-2025

Carnival break
03-03-2025 / 09-03-2025

Good Friday

Easter Monday

May break
28-04-2025 / 04-05-2025

Liberation day

Ascension day and the day after
29-05-2025 / 30-05-2025

Whit Monday

Summer break
25-07-2025 / 24-08-2025

* Note that these dates can differ per Master study program. Information regarding your starting exact starting date will be communicated via email.
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Join our community

Fontys Venlo offers you several ways for you to become part of our community. It is up to you to join, but we highly recommend it. There is no better way to get to know your future classmates before you even set one foot on campus!

Personal support

To give you a good start at your study, you will be in close contact with a student coach. He or she is your first point of contact for all practical and study questions, follows your achievements and gives valuable tips and advice where necessary.

We also advise you to bookmark the webpage Fontys helps. This platform offers practical information, personal support when you need extra guidance and useful links. But also interesting initiatives for you to join.

If you have any questions regarding studying with a disability, please have a look over here.

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Fontys Helps

Fontys has an online platform that offers all kinds of practical information, personal support when you are in need of extra guidance and useful links. Bookmark Fontys Helps

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Your stay in the Netherlands

There is a lot to see and experience in the Netherlands. Here you'll find a lot of information about studying at Fontys, accommodation and also practical information like enrolling, visa, finances etc.