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XR Design

Learn to understand technological, human, and design aspects of Virtual Reality. Explore 3D graphics, interaction design, and real project work, shaping the future of immersive experiences​​.

About the exchange programme

By means of this programme, students are given an oppertunity to get hands-on experience with the broad area of Virtual Reality. The programme covers technology aspects (3D graphics, visualisation, IO-devices/systems), human aspects (behavior, presence, illusion) and design aspects (content, interaction, animation).

Why this programme?

  • Gain hands-on VR experience covering technology, human behavior, and design aspects.
  • Work on real projects from companies, applying VR concepts and technologies.
  • Learn to design, implement, and evaluate immersive virtual environments​​.


Content of the programme

Learning goals

  • To understand the technologies, underlying principles, potential, and limits of VR,
  • To examine the computer hardware and software technologies that are used to build VR environments,
  • To get hands on experience with 3D graphics techniques (modelling and programming) and issues,
  • To investigate the human factor issues in virtual environment,
  • To learn about immersive, 3D human natural interaction techniques and issues,
  • To investigate state of the art Virtual Reality concept and technologies,
  • To gain practical experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating a virtual environment.

The project assignments are real questions from a company or organisation and these companies actively participate in the project.

Martijn Lamers - Lecturer

"There is a great scope of developments in the human applications field. More than just visualisation techniques, we aim to organise sessions on how one can train professionals, how ergonomics can be tested, how applications can influence the human brain."



Admission requirements

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.

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


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.

All ICT exchange programmes


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