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Master of Science International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • 1 year(s)
  • English
  • Master
  • Full-time
Venlo, Plymouth
Are you looking for an inspiring master’s programme with an international character? Would you like to study in different countries with students from all over the world? Do you have a strong interest in the world of logistics, procurement, operations and supply chains? Our unique 1-year master’s programme International Logistics / Procurement / Operations / SCM will prepare you for an international job at management level.

About

This Master of Science programme takes 1 year and is taught in English. It’s taught in 2 different countries. The study has 3 variants:

  • MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc International Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management

Why this study in the Netherlands?

With the Master of Science in International Logistics / Procurement / Operations / SCM, you’ll be immersed in an international environment. You’ll meet students from all over the world and learn all about supply chain management and logistics processes, and how to improve them efficiently. It’s a unique programme that will take you further in your field.

  • You’ll broaden and deepen your knowledge
  • Dedicated personal guidance
  • The perfect preparation for the next step in your career
  • An international experience and network
  • This program is accredited by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) and CILT (The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport)
 

What are you going to learn?

In many master’s programmes, subjects such as academic skills are offered in a first year or pre-master’s programme. In this course, academic skills are interwoven throughout the year. This ensures that you can immediately apply the theoretical subjects in the more practical and subject-oriented areas. Classes are taught by committed and highly qualified lecturers, who provide varied classes, assignments, workshops, and excursions.

  • Everything you learn is directly linked to and can be applied in practice
  • You’ll work on your own skills and focus on your personal development
  • You’ll learn to making use of competitive advantages in an ever-changing global business environment
  • You’ll learn about working with other nationalities and cultures
 

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Study programme manager, Olga Kuypers-Martens

Study programme manager Olga Kuypers-Martens answers some of the most important and frequent questions that potential students might have.

 

How does your week look?

In this programme, your weeks consist of attending workshops, classes, guest lectures, assignments, case studies, and logistics field trips. The average number of classes is 14 per week. In addition, you’ll do a lot of self-study and group work.

Get to know our campus

Check out our classrooms, outside area, engineering labs, the city of Venlo and much more via our 360° tour.

Ambience photo Fontys

 

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Gise:
“Besides the well organised programme, I valued the study experience in both the UK and the Netherlands the most.”

 

Courses

Greatly enhance your employability in areas of international logistics and supply chain management with a programme that includes options to study abroad, gain a dual award title and join the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) upon graduation. With this professionally accredited programme you develop a business and industry focus through our visiting speakers programme and benefit from a research-informed and technology-enhanced curriculum.

The study is divided into 3 Terms of 60 U.K.credits / 30 EC each;

2 Modules (30 U.K.credits / 15 EC per module):

  • MAR7008V International Supply Chain Management and Data Management
  • MAR7001V Finance and Economics for International Supply Chains

2 Modules (30 U.K.credits / 15 EC per module):

  • MAR7003 Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • MAR7006 International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • PBS7000 Capstone Project (60 U.K.credits / 30 EC)

 

 

Diploma and language requirements EEA

To be accepted onto this degree course you must have:

1. A relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent in a business, engineering or logistics subject.

Candidates with no SCM/logistic background in their Bachelor degree or in work experience, will receive a preparatory package 3 months prior to the start in September. This package consists of relevant readings, online tutorials and the possibility to join a short (free) pre-course 1,5 week before the start of the program.


2. A suitable English language qualification English:

  • IELTS Academic score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 (with mimimum scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18).

they have been awarded no more than 2,5 years prior to your course start date at Venlo.

Dutch, German and EU-students with a Bachelor degree according to the Diploma list of the Code of Conduct can be exempted from the required IELTS or TOEFL iBT test report.


After receipt and verification of the application form, Fontys University will send the enrolment letter / conditional enrolment letter / dismissal letter by email.

Code of conduct

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

    Diploma and language requirements NON-EEA

    To be accepted onto this degree course you must have:

    1. A relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent in a business, engineering or logistics subject.

    Candidates with no SCM/logistic background in their Bachelor degree or in work experience, will receive a preparatory package 3 months prior to the start in September. This package consists of relevant readings, online tutorials and the possibility to join a short (free) pre-course 1,5 week before the start of the program.


    2. A suitable English language qualification English:

    • IELTS Academic score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).
    • TOEFL iBT score of 90 (with mimimum scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18).

    they have been awarded no more than 2,5 years prior to your course start date at Venlo.

    After receipt and verification of the application form, Fontys University will send the enrolment letter / conditional enrolment letter / dismissal letter by email.

    Code of conduct

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

       
       

      Costs

      2024-2025 EU students Non- EU/ EEA students
      First instalment €4.150,- €8.900,-
      Second instalment £6,934.- £8,650.-

      There are currently no scholarships available for the study programmes that we have on offer at our Fontys Venlo campus. However, for other programmes Fontys currently offers several scholarships for Non-Eu / Non-EEA students. You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by Fontys. These can be found on Grantfinder.nl

      Tuition fees are paid in two instalments;
      The first is charged in June (for non EU/EEA students) or August (for EU/EEA students) > for 1st semester in Venlo.
      The second is charged in January > for 2nd semester and summer period in Plymouth..

      Living expenses Plymouth

      The average living expenses per month for a foreign student living and studying in Plymouth are between £ 900 - £ 1.100 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

      Living expenses Netherlands

      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. 

      Fontys offers assistance in securing suitable student accommodation in Venlo. You can apply for accommodation when applying for the master programme. Finding accommodation in Venlo for only 4 months is not always easy. Therefore, it is important to meet the prescribed deadline for accommodation, which will be given after admission. You can find more information on the application procedure for a housing request through Fontys Venlo on our website.

      Please note that available student housing is limited in the Netherlands due to the housing crisis, so make sure to start your search in time. Check out our website for tips.

      In Plymouth, students look for accommodation on their own. Most students find accommodation by searching online or by asking MSc alumni. In general, it is not difficult to find good accommodation in Plymouth within two weeks.

       
       

      Career opportunities

      MSc degree holders are working all over the world, most alumni work in large multinationals, but also working in smaller private businesses or starting their own business occurs. After you graduation you can work as:

      • Project Manager
      • Logistics Manager
      • Logistics Engineer
      • Tender Manager
      • Strategic Material Planner
      • Global Buyer
      • Consultant
      • Lecturer
      • Researcher

      Some examples of companies: ASML, Samsung, General Motors, CEVA Logistics, Bosch Rexroth, REWE Group, Amazon, DAF Trucks, Henkel, Microsoft.

       

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      Gise:
      “The biggest advantage of this MSc was that I expanded my network of peers and professionals immensely in two countries in one year!”

       

      How to apply

      Applications for the MSc in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management can now be made. The application process may differ for EU and Non-EU students, please read below what applies for you.

      Application deadlines EU

      September intake
      Deadline 1 July

      Your application in 4 steps:

      1. Submit an application.

      2. Submit your enrolment documents.

      The documents that will need to be submitted are:

      • Copy of a valid ID or passport.
      • Diploma in the original language and a certified translation into Dutch, English or German
      • Final transcript of records in the original language and a certified translation into Dutch, English or German
      • Proof of English proficiency as mentioned in the admission requirements. The language certificates that are accepted are mentioned in the application form. All certificates must be obtained at a test center and cannot be taken online.


      Upload the required admission documents and identification documents digitally through the admission form. The diploma validation might take up to four weeks. You will receive a notification of the outcome as soon as available.

      3. Complete the payment of the tuition fees.
      Once you have received the information that you are admissible, you will receive a Payment Letter in which we ask you to pay the tuition fees to Fontys in 1 time. This payment must be paid before the deadline mentioned on the Payment Letter. The amount will only be for the semester at Fontys.

      4. Show us your original diploma including the list of transcripts upon arrival in the Netherlands. An appointment will be necessary to show these documents and can be made through this link.

      Application deadlines Non-EU

      September intake
      Deadline 1 June

      Your application in 4 steps:

      1. Submit an application.

      2. Submit your enrolment documents.

      The documents that will need to be submitted are:

      • Copy of a valid ID or passport.
      • Diploma in the original language and a certified translation into Dutch, English or German
      • Final transcript of records in the original language and a certified translation into Dutch, English or German
      • Proof of English proficiency as mentioned in the admission requirements. The language certificates that are accepted are mentioned in the application form. All certificates must be obtained at a test center and cannot be taken online.
      • Motivation letter that contains the topics mentioned in the application form.
      • CV that contains the topics mentioned in the application form.


      Upload the required admission documents and identification documents digitally through the admission form. The diploma validation might take up to four weeks. You will receive a notification of the outcome as soon as available.

      3. Complete the payment of the tuition fees.
      Once you have received the information that you are admissible, you will receive a Payment Letter in which we ask you to pay the tuition fees to Fontys in 1 time. This payment must be paid before the deadline mentioned on the Payment Letter. The amount will only be for the semester at Fontys.

      4. Show us your original diploma including the list of transcripts upon arrival in the Netherlands. An appointment will be necessary to show these documents and can be made through this link.

       

       

      Agenda

      Sign up for one of our events. There's no better way to find out if this study programme 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.

      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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