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Develop Your Own Business Programme

  • Starts September and February
  • English
  • 30 ECTS
  • 5 months
The landscape of international business is evolving rapidly, influenced by geopolitical shifts, technological advancements, and cultural diversity. Our exchange programme is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate this dynamic environment.

About the exchange programme

With a focus on flexibility, you have the freedom to tailor your learning experience to your interests. Whether you're intrigued by finance, marketing, management, or the economies of specific regions like China or America, we offer a diverse range of courses to suit your preferences. Our teaching methods and assessments vary, ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning experience.

Why this programme?

  • Flexible curriculum empowering you to shape your learning journey;
  • Collaborate with a diverse community of students from around the globe;
  • Learn from seasoned business professionals who impart knowledge through real-life examples and case studies.

More about the Design your own Business Programme

Our programme aims to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities within the rapidly changing business landscape, positioning you for success in international management roles. Taught in English, our programme is based in Eindhoven, situated in the renowned Brainport Region in the South of the Netherlands. Living and studying here provides a unique perspective, as this area is recognized as the "world's smartest square kilometer". Embrace the opportunity to be part of this innovative hub!




Select from a range of courses tailored to your interests. We encourage you to indicate your preferences before arrival, with the flexibility to make adjustments within the first few weeks. Please note that some courses have limited availability, and you may be asked to choose alternative options.

Which subjects you can choose depends on your starting time. Each semester has its own format. So check carefully when you want to start and only choose subjects that are taught in the semester you participate.


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)
September, February
20 weeks
Contact hours
15 hours 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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