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Artificial Intelligence for Society

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking the world by storm, but it is more then just a trend. This programme will prepare you for a future with AI where you not only speak and understand the language, but can use your combined expertise for innovations with added value.

About the exchange programme

In the past decades we have seen companies slowly being turned into software companies. Now all companies in some way will become AI companies. What we need are people who understand the importance and possible impact of AI on their own (future) work. And thus can help shape this future.

Why this programme?

  • Gain hands-on experience with real-world AI applications designed to address societal challenges.
  • Explore AI through a multidisciplinary lens that integrates technology, ethics, and societal impact.
  • Learn in a dynamic setting that encourages creativity, collaboration, and the development of cutting-edge solutions.



Content of the programme

In this programme you will learn the basics of AI and bridging this to your own education and expertise. How you reach your learning outcomes is up to you. If you want to dive into coding and learn Python, this is possible, but teaching a machine something with data can be done in ‘no-code’ ways (without any programming skills) like Teachable Machine from Google.

This programme will prepare you for a future with AI, where you not only speak and understand the AI language, but where you can use your combined expertise to see possibilities for innovations with added value.

In this programme you will be working on an individual challenge and a group project. As a student you can shape your own Individual Challenge. The Group Project is a real-life challenge from one of our Partners in Education.

In this programme there will be a Semester Coach and several Consultants available to help and guide you to a successful end of the semester. There will be Consultants available from a broad spectrum of expertises, of course from the AI field, but also from the disciplines from all participating students, like psychology, healthcare or the legal field, to help the students make the bridge to their own field of expertise.

During the programme you will gather your products in our learning management system (Canvas) and reflect on them in a Personal Development Report (PDR).

Based on these products and the PDR your will have continuous feedback in relation to your learning outcome, which gives you a confident idea of the level you are “scoring” during the semester. The minor will be concluded with a final assessment based on the PDR and will make the scoring final.

This minor programme will only be graded by either a "Pass" or "Fail". There are no grades per course.



Admission requirements

This exchange programme starts annually in September and is meant for students with an interest in ICT, media and design.

To be admitted to this programme you need to demonstrate the following interests and/or skills:
  • Preceding work experience in the field (in the form of an internship)
  • Basic knowledge and experience in design processes and user research
  • Being able to create digital prototypes through front-end programming and/or prototyping tools.
  • Interested in working with people from other cultures and with different ways of working

These entry requirements are tested (after submitting your application) by means of a cover letter and CV sent to
Danny Bloks (our minor coordinator), if necessary followed by an interview. Should there be serious doubts about your chances of successfully finishing this programme, we will help you join a more suitable programme.

English language proficiency

For all exchange programmes a minimum level of proficiency in the English language is required, as detailed in the table below. You must substantiate your level of English-language proficiency by submitting evidence in the form of a language test result pertaining to one of the below-mentioned courses.

* = Only if the units ‘Speaking & Writing’ and ‘Listening & Reading’ have been completed successfully.

  • IELTS - 6.0 minimum - EU and non-EU countries
  • TOEFL paper - 550 minimum - EU and non-EU countries
  • TOEFL computer - 213 minimum - EU and non-EU countries
  • TOEFL internet - 79/80 minimum - EU and non-EU countries
  • TOEIC* - 670 minimum - only EU countries
  • Cambidge ESOL - CAE-C minimum - only EU countries
  • CEFR - B2 minimum - only EU countries


How to apply as an exchange student

Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. If several versions of the programme are offered, please indicate for which version you would like to apply to (Programme I, Programme II, Programme III, etc.) This officer will send your application request (nomination) to Fontys. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online.

Deadline for application

Fall semester: 15 May
Spring semester: 15 November

Note: Not all exchange programmes are available every semester. To find out when this programme is offered, please check its specific details.


How will your course programme be recognised by your home university?

Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.


Practical information

Start moment(s)
September, February
1 semester

Fontys does not provide scholarships for its exchange students.

For more detailed information about practical matters, such as financial matters, residence permit, health insurance and accommodation, please click on the button below.

More information on practical matters

Fontys ICT offers a variety of exchange programmes. Take a look at our complete offer.

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