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Information & Communication Technology (Eindhoven)

  • 4 year(s)
  • English
  • Bachelor
  • Full-time
Starts February and September | Eindhoven

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Hello world! ICT is everywhere. Whether you're gaming, booking a holiday, texting your friends or managing your finances. In Fontys' bachelor programme in ICT, you'll learn how to develop smart and innovative products with ICT. You'll also learn how to design creative, interactive applications and come up with efficient solutions for businesses. This way, you'll make a positive impact on the world of tomorrow.

About the programme

Developments in ICT happen at lightning speed. New products continue to be useful, but can also quickly become obsolete. This is why we offer you both solid basic knowledge and specialisation. You decide for yourself what you’d like to specialise in. Our teaching is as closely linked to practice as possible, which is why we have strong partnerships with over 150 renowned companies. After graduation, you’ll have all the knowledge and skills you need to function well in any ICT profession.

Reasons why

  • Located in the middle of Brainport - Innovative region with high-tech industry.
  • High employability in jobs for technical and ICT-professionals.
  • Industry partnerships: Hands-on projects with 150+ companies.
  • Strong ICT study programme with no less than 13 graduation tracks from 5 main basic profiles.
  • Personalised learning: Choose your learning path with faculty guidance.
  • Practical assessment: Real-world projects, no exams.
  • Language flexibility: Study in Dutch or in English, work with international peers.
  • Safe region to study, work and live in.

 

What will you learn?

As an ICT professional, you need to be flexible and keep up with the latest developments. You have to think ahead, be creative and be an expert in your ICT specialisation. HBO-ICT gives you all the tools you need to achieve this.

  • You’ll acquire solid basic knowledge of a wide range of ICT subjects.
  • You’ll carry out (company) assignments and projects to put your knowledge into practice.
  • You’ll develop technical as well as social and communication skills.
  • You’ll be ready for the future of ICT - even for jobs that may not exist yet!

 
 

What does your week look like?

Studying is hard work. That’s okay, as long as there’s variety in what you do. At ICT: Information & Communication Technology, we’ve got you covered:

  • You take classes, work on a project or attend a guest lecture in the Open ICT Lab: your study environment.
  • You carry out assignments for renowned companies.
  • Individually or together with fellow students, under the guidance of our teachers.
  • Following your own personal choices.

We can imagine that you would like to take a look at the campus. Below you can see some photos of building R10. A new, modern building where you will definitely feel at home!

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Student coaching

To be able to study successfully, Fontys offers personal attention to you. You will get guidance in your personal development and discovery of your talents. Of course we will help you with questions about e.g. time-management, extra guidance in your studies, dyslexia and autism. At Fontys ICT we installed student coaching under the name Student+ for all ICT-students.

 
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Sarah Daniali, president of Proxy study association
I believe that Fontys has greatly helped my personal development. From being an introvert that barely speaks her mind to someone who can express her opinions well. The structure of the bachelor programme was perfect for me, both the technical and professional skills I have acquired make me confident in my future career.
 

Structure and tracks

Information & Communication Technology (ICT) is a 4-year broad bachelor programme.

In the first year, you begin with a broad orientation, during which you also choose your own path.

You work and learn five days a week with other students in an Open ICT Lab, your study environment. In the first half year, you explore the full spectrum of the ICT field and get acquainted with each of the five profiles:

During the first semester, you select one of the five profiles to further specialise in.

Additionally, we offer an accelerated bachelor's programme in ICT & Software Engineering for ambitious students with a secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch VWO-diploma and with a background in mathematics. If you choose this programme option, you can complete your bachelor's degree in 3 to 3.5 years and become trained as a software engineer.

The English taught bachelor programme in ICT will be offered at Campus Eindhoven only.

Starting in year 2, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a main profile or specialisation that suits you best. We’ll guide you in making those choices.

You can choose from the following specialisations:

This allows you to create your personal learning path.

In the first half of year 3, you’ll do an internship with a company. This is the opportunity to really put into practice what you’ve learned during your studies. You’ll carry out one major assignment in the ICT field in which you want to immerse yourself, within a company or organisation of your choice. Of course, we’ll help you decide on your direction. We have strong partnerships with over 150 companies. We regularly receive offers from companies for suitable internships. You can choose from these, or you can work at a company of your choosing .
Your final year is all about your graduation. You work on a large assignment on the level of a starting ICT professional, with a small research project integrated. You’ll write a thesis and complete your graduation phase with a final presentation at school, in front of your company supervisor and lecturers.
 
 

Career prospects

As the world of ICT is changing so rapidly, we may prepare and train you for positions that don’t even exist yet! It’s our priority to ensure that you keep developing yourself. Your

future profession also depends on your specialisations. Think of positions such as:

  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Informatiemanager
  • Front-end Developer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Game Developer
  • Digital Marketeer

Of course, you can also continue your studies for a master’s degree.

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Livia Popper
"Hard work always pays off! I am extremely happy to have done both my internship and graduation assignments in collaboration with Koninklijke Philips N.V. and multiple hospitals around the Netherlands. I specialised in Applied Data Science because data is all around us. This specialisation allowed me to apply machine learning techniques on my projects and assignments. I learned a lot at Fontys and I feel privileged for all the opportunities!"

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Requirements

Admission requirements

As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted to Fontys University of Applied Sciences students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. This means:

  • For Dutch students: VWO-, HAVO- or MBO-diploma.
  • For students of European (EEA) nationalities: senior high school diploma/GCE or equivalent e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C.

    • Requirements: at least 6 exam subjects.
    • Minimum for the examinee subjects is 4 GCSE subjects with grades A*, A, B or C and 2 GCE subjects at A/S Level (no specific grade required).
    • A/S Level means advanced subsidiary level (previously advanced supplementary level).
    • Mathematics must be taken at GCE level AND part of examinee subjects.
  • For students with international Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureat or the American High School.
  • For students with other secondary education/high school diplomas please send us via Studielink.nl your documents for diploma assessment.
  • For international students who didn’t follow their secondary school in the English language a certain level of proficiency in English language is required. See below for more information or click here.

Admission requirements for Accelerated Bachelor ICT & Software Engineering

  • A secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch VWO-diploma. Assessment will be done by Fontys. For equivalent diploma obtained in your home country have a look at the website of NUFFIC.
  • Excellent grades for Mathematics (high level).
  • Elementary level programming skills.
  • A certain level of proficiency in English language is required. See below for more information or click here.
  • Send your motiviation letter to the programme manager through email.
  • After assessment of your documents, you will be informed whether you can be accepted for the programme or not. In case you do not fulfil the requirements of the pre-assessement you can consider to start the 3,5 years academic programme or you an choose for the regular 4 year ICT-bachelor programme.
  • If you can be accepted, you need to prepare yourself for a Pre-Assessment, meaning you will have to do an online course of around 160 hours in workload.
  • Please click here to find out more about the learning objectives of the pre-assessment.
  • When you pass the pre-assessment, you can start the accelerated 3 years bachelor programme ICT & Software Engineering.

For more information about this Accelerated Bachelor ICT & Software Engineering, please send your email to: fontysict-academictransfer@fontys.nl

Language requirements

For all course programmes a minimum level of proficiency in the English language is required. Read more detailed information.

Code of conduct

Fontys University of Applied Sciences will act according to the Code of Conduct

    Admission requirements

    As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted to Fontys University of Applied Sciences students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. This means:

    • For Dutch students: VWO-, HAVO- or MBO-diploma.
    • For students of European (EEA) nationalities: senior high school diploma/GCE or equivalent e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C.

      • Requirements: at least 6 exam subjects.
      • Minimum for the examinee subjects is 4 GCSE subjects with grades A*, A, B or C and 2 GCE subjects at A/S Level (no specific grade required).
      • A/S Level means advanced subsidiary level (previously advanced supplementary level).
      • Mathematics must be taken at GCE level AND part of examinee subjects.
    • For students with international Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureat or the American High School.
    • For students with other secondary education/high school diplomas please send us via Studielink.nl your documents for diploma assessment.
    • For international students who didn’t follow their secondary school in the English language a certain level of proficiency in English language is required. See below for more information or click here.
    • Fontys University will act according to the Code of Conduct.

    Admission requirements for Accelerated Bachelor ICT & Software Engineering

    • A secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch VWO-diploma. Assessment will be done by Fontys. For equivalent diploma obtained in your home country have a look at the website of NUFFIC.
    • Excellent grades for Mathematics (high level).
    • Elementary level programming skills.
    • A certain level of proficiency in English language is required. See below for more information or click here.
    • Send your motiviation letter to the programme manager through email.
    • After assessment of your documents, you will be informed whether you can be accepted for the programme or not. In case you do not fulfil the requirements of the pre-assessement you can consider to start the 3,5 years academic programme or you an choose for the regular 4 year ICT-bachelor programme.
    • If you can be accepted, you need to prepare yourself for a Pre-Assessment, meaning you will have to do an online course of around 160 hours in workload.
    • Please click here to find out more about the learning objectives of the pre-assessment.
    • When you pass, you can start the accelerated 3 years bachelor programme ICT & Software Engineering.

    For more information about this Accelerated Bachelor ICT & Software Engineering, please send your email to: fontysict-academictransfer@fontys.nl

    Language requirements

    For all course programmes a minimum level of proficiency in the English language is required. Read more detailed information.

    Visa

    As a non-EU/EEA student, the Netherlands will require an Entry Visa* (MVV) and a Residence Permit. Fontys will apply on behalf of its students for these documents. We recommend you start the process early, i.e. approximately three months before you plan to enter the Netherlands.

    *except nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City State.

    Code of conduct

    Fontys University of Applied Sciences will act according to the Code of Conduct

      Admission requirements

      HAVO diploma:

      • Culture & Society
      • Economy & Society
      • Nature & Health
      • Nature & Technology

      Subject missing from your profile? 
      Do you have a HAVO diploma, but are you missing one subject to meet the entry requirements? You still have the opportunity to be admitted to the study programme of your choice by passing an admission exam.

      VWO diploma:

      • Culture & Society
      • Economy & Society
      • Nature & Health
      • Nature & Technology

      Subject missing from your profile? 
      Do you have a VWO diploma, but are you missing one subject to meet the entry requirements? You still have the opportunity to be admitted to the study programme of your choice by passing an admission exam.

      From VWO to higher education?
      Do you want to transfer to a higher professional education programme at Fontys with your VWO diploma? More general information can be found on fontys.nl/vwo.

      If you have a VWO diploma with mathematics B, you can also opt for the accelerated bachelor HBO-ICT in Eindhoven. This three-year course is not only practically oriented, but also prepares you for a subsequent study at the university. After graduating, you can go straight into practice or choose to follow one of these five master’s programmes without any extra admission requirements:

      Admission requirements for Accelerated Bachelor ICT & Software Engineering

      • A secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch VWO-diploma. Assessment will be done by Fontys. For equivalent diploma obtained in your home country have a look at the website of NUFFIC.
      • Excellent grades for Mathematics (high level).
      • Elementary level programming skills.
      • A certain level of proficiency in English language is required. See below for more information or click here.
      • Send your motiviation letter to the programme manager through email.
      • After assessment of your documents, you will be informed whether you can be accepted for the programme or not. In case you do not fulfil the requirements of the pre-assessement you can consider to start the 3,5 years academic programme or you an choose for the regular 4 year ICT-bachelor programme.
      • If you can be accepted, you need to prepare yourself for a Pre-Assessment, meaning you will have to do an online course of around 160 hours in workload.
      • Please click here to find out more about the learning objectives of the pre-assessment.
      • When you pass, you can start the accelerated 3 years bachelor programme ICT & Software Engineering.

      For more information about this Accelerated Bachelor ICT & Software Engineering, please send your email to: fontysict-academictransfer@fontys.nl

      MBO-diploma:

      • level 4

      Transition from MBO to HBO
      Would you like to study at Fontys after graduating from MBO? Are you interested in knowing more about the transition to higher professional education, the study load, and the kind of work you can do after graduating? Look for more information on:  fontys.nl/mbo.

      HBO-ICT internship: for a successful transition from MBO to HBO
      Do you (almost) have an MBO-4 diploma and are you unsure whether you’re able to transition to HBO? Follow our HBO-ICT internship, which makes the step from MBO to HBO much easier. During a period of six months, you’ll follow classes with us one day a week, and you’ll learn about all the majors within HBO-ICT. You can get used to the level and attitude that’s needed to study on an HBO level. You’ll also get to know the content of the programme. The programme starts twice a year: in February and September. 

      We’ve made partnership agreements with a number of MBO schools. These include ROC ter Aa, ROC-Gildeopleidingen, ROC Leijgraaf, ROC Sint Lucas, ROC Summa, and ROC Tilburg. If you attend one of these schools, you can participate in the HBO-ICT internship. You may also be able to participate if you’re a student at another MBO school. We’ll arrange this in consultation with your school. 

      Want to know more? 
      Send an email with your name and your MBO programme to our MBO coordinator:  fontysict-mbo@fontys.nl 

      Other diplomas:

      Fast entry?
      Do you have a lot of relevant knowledge or work experience? You may qualify for accelerated entry. Click here for more information, or get in touch with us!

      Subject missing from your profile? 
      Do you have a havo diploma, but are you missing one subject to meet the entry requirements? You still have the opportunity to be admitted to the study programme of your choice by passing an admission exam.

      Not the right pre-education?  Language tests?
      Are you a Dutch student and do you want to pursue the Bachelor's degree in ICT in Dutch in either Eindhoven or Tilburg, but do not meet the admission requirements and are older than 21 years? In that case, you are required to take a Dutch 21+ test, which consists of two parts.

      Once you have successfully completed part 1, the intellectual capacity test (ACT), you will need to take part 2, a Dutch language test. Both of these tests are facilitated by Fontys. Click here for more information.

      If you have Dutch nationality and wish to pursue the Bachelor's degree in ICT in English in Eindhoven, but do not meet the admission requirements and are older than 21 years, you will need to take an English 21+ test. For this, you only need to complete the intellectual capacity test (ACT). If you pass this test, you will need to independently obtain an English language proficiency test (IELTS, TOEFL, or Cambridge certificate). Fontys does not offer this language test.

      The dates on which the ACT test is administered at Fontys can be found here.

      To take a language proficiency test, you can contact IELTS, TOEFL, or Cambridge organisations. More information about the minimum scores required can be found here.

      You are responsible for taking the language test in a timely manner, and the costs for this are currently your own responsibility. In the Netherlands, these tests are offered by various providers, such as:

      • www.bltc.nl
      • www.cambridgeenglish.org
      • www.taalloket.nl

      Please note: There may be a period of a few months between taking the ACT and completing the language test. It’s compulsory to apply for the language test in advance; sufficient preparation time is also required. Many tests are offered at different prices, so it’s advisable to enquire in good time and to compare them.

      Foreign diploma

      Do you have a diploma from abroad? Our condition is that it should meet Dutch standards. In addition, you must have sufficient knowledge of the Dutch or English language. Please contact us to have your diploma assessed and send your email to: StudyICT@fontys.nl

      Code of conduct

      Fontys University of Applied Sciences will act according to the Code of Conduct

        Costs

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        Statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees

        A distinction is made between statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees. Only if you satisfy all statutory requirements regarding your nationality and if you have not yet been awarded a degree, will you be eligible for statutory tuition fees. Via the tuition fees indicator, you can secure an indication of the type of tuition fees that will be applicable in your situation. To do so, please make use of the indicator above.

        Distinctions are made between the following types of Institutional Tuition Fees:

        • Low institutional tuition fees
        • High institutional tuition fees


        Different types of tuition fees and Exemption Regulations

        These different types of tuition fees and the Exemption Regulations are fully detailed in the:

            The amount to be paid may vary in accordance with the following situations:

            • If you have enrolled in more than one course programme (at Fontys and/or elsewhere), it is possible that you may only be obliged to pay one set of statutory tuition fees.
            • If you believe that you may be eligible to pay only the statutory tuition fees on the basis of information that may be unknown to us, please report this to your Course Department.
            • If it later transpires that you do not meet the requirements for statutory tuition fees, you will be obliged to pay the (higher) institutional tuition fees and if this is the case, you will be notified accordingly.

            Paying in instalments

            Collection will occur in a maximum of ten equal instalments on or around the 26th of the month. Depending upon the processing time required after your enrolment, the direct debit may need to be moved to the following month. If so, the amount outstanding will then be divided and added to the remaining instalments to be executed until and including the June instalment.

            If paying the full sum in a single payment

            If you commence your studies on 1 September, the direct debit pertaining to your Tuition Fees will be executed on or around 25 September. If you commence your studies after 1 September, the direct debit will be executed on or around the 26th of the month in which you commence your studies.

            Non-EU students

            Incoming non-EU students will receive a payment letter from their study department, which must be paid before the deadline. In the following academic years, payment can be made by direct debit.

            Non-SEPA

            If you have a Bank account number of which the bank is not situated in one of the SEPA countries, and you are a national of a country outside the EEA without an address in The Netherlands, then you will receive a payment letter from Fontys via your course department.

            Before starting your study at Fontys, you must find suitable housing. Unfortunately, it is not easy for international students to find accommodation in the Netherlands due to the housing crisis. Start your accommodation search early. Please be aware that finding a place to live is your own responsibility. However, we are happy to assist in any way we can.

            The Dutch currency unit is the Euro (i.e. abbreviated to ‘EUR’ or ‘€’).

            The average living expenses per month for a foreign student living and studying in Holland are between EUR 1,100 and EUR 1,500 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

            Dutch Immigration Service (IND) requires non-EEA students to proof they have access to € 14.641 per year (€ 7.320 per semester)

            Costs within the first months upon arrival will be higher than all other months due to a housing deposit, intro week and books. Study books are usually bought at the start of the semester and therefore it is wise to reserve and have direct access to an amount at the start of the semester which can cover the price of all study books and the living expenses for the first two months. 

            Some Fontys study programmes offer the Holland Scholarship to their students. Check out the link to see if this study programe participates and for more information.

            You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by fontys. These can be found on Grantfinder.nl

            How to apply

            All applications for our programmes have to be conducted via www.studielink.nl. Studielink is an online portal that allows applicants to apply and maintain their registration whenever they want to.

            The application process may differ for EU and Non-EU students, please read below what applies for you.

            Application deadlines

            September intake February intake
            15 May 15 November

            Start your online application

            • Log in to Studielink: www.studielink.nl.
            • Submit your personal details (please ensure that you enter your names as stated on your passport and/or identity card), ensuring that all details are entered correctly, i.e. capital letters where required.
            • Add your previous or current education and answer the supplementary questions. Even students who don’t have their secondary high school diploma yet, can apply.
            • Choose the correct study programme and the correct intake (February or September).
            • Fill out ICT - Fontys University of Applied Sciences - HBO Bachelor - Fulltime - English.
            • Then select this card:

              Programme B INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY fulltime
              Type of study programme HBO Bachelor
              Educational institution Fontys University of Applied Sciences
              Location Eindhoven
              Start as Both first-year and advanced-year student

              After your enrolment request has been sent, you will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail from Studielink.

              Apply for assistance in finding student accommodation?

              Deadline for September intake: June 15th

              Deadline for February intake: December 8th.

              September intake February intake
              15 May 15 November

              Start your online application

              • Log in to Studielink: www.studielink.nl.
              • Submit your personal details (please ensure that you enter your names as stated on your passport and/or identity card), ensuring that all details are entered correctly, i.e. capital letters where required.
              • Add your previous or current education and answer the supplementary questions. Even students who don’t have their secondary high school diploma yet, can apply.
              • Choose the correct study programme and the correct intake (February or September).
              • Fill out ICT - Fontys University of Applied Sciences - HBO Bachelor - Fulltime - English.
              • Then select this card:

                Within Studielink, choose this option:

                Programme B INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY fulltime
                Type of study programme HBO Bachelor
                Educational institution Fontys University of Applied Sciences
                Location Eindhoven
                Start as Both first-year and advanced-year student

                After your enrolment request has been sent, you will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail from Studielink.

                Apply for assistance in finding student accommodation?

                Deadline for September intake: June 15th

                Deadline for February intake: December 8th.

                September intake February intake
                31 August 31 January

                Start your online application

                • Log in to Studielink: www.studielink.nl.
                • Submit your personal details (please ensure that you enter your names as stated on your passport and/or identity card), ensuring that all details are entered correctly, i.e. capital letters where required.
                • Add your previous or current education and answer the supplementary questions. Even students who don’t have their secondary high school diploma yet, can apply.
                • Choose the correct study programme and the correct intake (February or September).
                • Fill out ICT - Fontys University of Applied Sciences - HBO Bachelor - Fulltime - English.
                • Then select this card:

                  Within Studielink, choose this option:

                  Programme B INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY fulltime
                  Type of study programme HBO Bachelor
                  Educational institution Fontys University of Applied Sciences
                  Location Eindhoven
                  Start as Both first-year and advanced-year student

                  After your enrolment request has been sent, you will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail from Studielink.

                   

                  Agenda

                  Sign up for one of our events. There's no better way to find out if ICT: Information & Communication Technology is right for you! Visit a webinar from the comfort of your home or meet us live on campus. Whichever you choose, we hope to meet you soon.

                  Webinar: Get to really know us at ICT | Online
                  19 Jun 2024 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
                  Programme

                  Are you considering to start your bachelor education in ICT at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Campus Eindoven? Did you already apply and plan to start in September 2024?

                  Join us for an informal online live MS Teams meeting to meet our teachers, students, explore campus life, Eindhoven city, dormitories, intro week, and our study association Proxy.

                  Get a head start on what to expect before your arrival this summer!


                  Reasons why study at Fontys ICT:
                  •Various Specialisations: Explore 13 graduation tracks from 5 main profiles.
                  •Personalised Learning: Choose your learning path with faculty guidance.
                  •Practical Assessment: Real-world projects, no exams.
                  •Language Flexibility: Study in English, work with international peers.
                  •Industry Partnerships: Hands-on projects with 150+ companies.
                  •High Employability: Secure your future in ICT.

                  Open Day
                  November 2, 2024
                  Programme

                  Having trouble making up your mind about your future studies? Or maybe you've already decided? Either way, we invite you to experience it firsthand at our Open Day. Step onto our campus and get a real taste of what your chosen study programme could be like. Our students and teachers will be your guides, ready to show you around.

                  Mark your calendar for our upcoming Open Day on November 2nd, 2024.

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