Other questions

There are study activities planned in October and November, will they take place? (01-10-20)
The planned physical study activities in October and November will not take place. For more information, please visit https://fontys.edu/Study-at-Fontys/Online-open-days-webinars-and-fairs.htm

Am I eligible for financial compensation of tuition fees?
If you graduate in the period September 2020 to January 2021, you will receive a one-off compensation amount in the first quarter of 2021, amounting to a maximum of 3 months of tuition fees. This means a one-off compensation of € 535. This also applies to (international) students who pay institutional tuition fees. If your details are known to DUO, you do not have to do anything and DUO will automatically transfer the amount to you. If your details are missing, DUO will contact you to request these details. You will receive the amount no later than March 31, 2021.

Because of the coronavirus, I can't work alongside my studies because my secondary job has stopped. I can't pay my tuition fees. What can I do?
DUO makes every effort to help you and will take your personal situation into account. At DUO, you can make use of the loan possibilities and increase your loan. If necessary, with retroactive effect from the beginning of the academic year. In addition, you can apply for a tuition credit. You can arrange this yourself via myDUO. If this is still insufficient, please contact DUO for a customised solution.

Is it still possible to get extra guidance from a student counsellor or student psychologist?
Yes, it is. Due to the measures related to the Corona virus, all appointments take place by telephone- or via Skype conferences. Check www.fontys.edu/fontyshelps

I am an international student, where can I go with questions that do not directly affect my studies but my well-being?
We want your stay in NL to be pleasant despite the situation and to make you feel good.Fontys' services continue, it is now also possible to make an appointment with a student coach, dean or psychologist via Skype.Other information can be found here: fontys.edu/fontyshelps.

Where should I report if I'm infected with the Corona virus?
We would like to ask you urgently to report by telephone to your institute's business office. Mention whether you have been in contact with fellow students or whether you live in Fontys accommodation, for example. This report is also important if you are unexpectedly delayed in studying due to the Corona virus. Of course, you must also follow the rules of the GGD. 

​I am an international bachelor or master student and I want to go home. Is the situation around Corona a valid reason?
No it is not. Fontys is currently providing blended education, meaning you will be expected on campus for some of your classes. We do understand you might feel unsafe or worried about the Corona situation. We suggest you keep informed visiting the websites provided on www.fontys.edu/corona. If you do decide to return to your home country you need to inform your School/programme.


What are the financial consequences if I am no longer able to participate in my exchange program due to changed circumstances?
If, due to the (global, national or regional) situation, you can no longer participate in the Fontys exchange program of your choice, then the financial risks is for the student.

What are the consequences if I decide to return to my home country prematurely?
In that case, you are responsible for any costs for accommodation, even if it is booked through Fontys and also for the extra costs for the return journey. Where possible and if necessary in consultation with your home university, your program will try to offer you a suitable alternative for continuing your set study program. The possibilities for this may vary per situation.

I can't get my diploma certified because my school is closed. What should I do?
In many cases, you can also have a certified copy of your diploma made at another official body in your country, such as a notary or the municipality.

What will the situation in the Netherlands be during Fall 2020?
There are still restrictions. For the current measures and updates please refer to the website of the Dutch government. (https://www.government.nl/topics/c/coronavirus-covid-19)

I'm an incoming foreign exchange student. What will my education look like from the fall semester 2020 onwards?
From the fall semester 2020 onwards, you can choose from an offer that is a mix of online education and on-site education. This offer is exactly the same as that for Dutch students; Fontys is therefore not developing an additional online offer for incoming exchange students. The conditions only apply if the travel restrictions have been lifted and you meet the admission requirements.

I'm an exchange student and I want to go home. What shall I do?
Please contact your Internationalisation Coordinator.


My partner university only offers online classes for Fall 2020. If you wish to participate in online classes your partner university offers you can choose to do so but it is advisable to discuss this with your Coordinator Internationalisation. You may have to resubmit your Learning Agreement. Otherwise, please contact your coordinator Internationalisation to discuss your options.

My international study/internship will start soon, how do I know it is safe to go abroad? You will only be allowed to travel abroad if the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is green or yellow. Make sure you keep yourself informed and contact your coordinator Internationalisation to discuss your options.

I have registered for a minor Study Abroad for Fall 2020. Can I continue my preparations? Yes, you can continue your preparations. However, please be aware that the current situation is still uncertain and you will only be allowed to travel to your partner university if the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is green or yellow. If you have any questions or wish to discuss your options for Fall 2020, please contact your coordinator Internationalisation.

What are the consequences of the coronavirus for my Erasmus scholarship? Please contact studyabroad@fontys.nl and take a look at the Erasmus+ scholarships page.