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Creating New Ventures

This fall semester, we're delving into the thrilling realm of entrepreneurship and the art of launching new businesses. Collaborating with students from around the globe, you'll be actively involved in creating your own company.

About the exchange programme

This challenge is closely linked to our region, the Brainport Region, renowned for its status as the world's smartest region and a hotspot for tech startups. ASML's presence in this region highlights its significance, while Philips has played a important role in its development.

Complementing the project, you will engage in four supporting courses that provide valuable insights into the international business landscape.

Why choose this programme?

  • Our teaching methods are dynamic and engaging, ensuring an enriching learning experience;
  • Experience the life of an international business student by immersing yourself in a semester of their curriculum;
  • Learn from seasoned business professionals who share their expertise through real-life anecdotes and practical case studies;
  • Work on a real project.

More about Creating New Ventures

This programme is designed for intermediate-level students who have successfully completed their first year in a bachelor programme. Prior studies must include basic undergraduate courses in Marketing & Business Research and Accounting.

Our programme is intended to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of the ever-evolving business world. Taught entirely in English and situated in Eindhoven, within the renowned Brainport Region in the south of the Netherlands, studying here offers a unique perspective. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in this innovative hub!




During the half year in Eindhoven, you will be involved in the following subjects and project:

10 ECTS: Project Consulting on Change

5 ECTS Marketing: Marketing Analytics

5 ECTS Macro: Monetary and Macro Economics

5 ECTS Management: Business Process Management 2

5 ECTS Finance: Technology in Finance

For who?

This programme is perfect for students who are curious about entrepreneurship and business, ready to adapt to the global changes happening around us. Whether you're interested to start your own business, lead diverse teams, or just want to explore the world of business, this programme has something for you. If you thrive in collaborative settings, enjoy learning from different perspectives, and want to broaden your horizons, then this programme is right up your alley.


Admission requirements

Exchange students are expected to have a good command of English. It is not compulsory to provide us with a Proof of English proficiency.



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)
20 weeks
Contact hours
15 per week

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


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