Incoming exchange students

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?
The Dutch Netherlands government has recently started with relaxing restrictions. For updates about the current situation 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 am planning on studying at Fontys for the Fall 2020 semester as an EER exchange student. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can still apply for an exchange semester at Fontys. You can do so through the normal application procedure at your home university. Please note that the deadlines for EER exchange students have been moved to: 15th May for nomination by your home university and 30th May for application.

I am planning on studying at Fontys for the Fall 2020 semester as an non-EER exchange student. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can still apply for an exchange semester at Fontys. You can do so through the normal application procedure at your home university. Please note that for non-EER exchange students the deadlines are 1st May for nomination by your home university and 15th May for application. If the current situation with the coronavirus is causing problems with your application please contact the International Office of your home university to discuss the situation.

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'm an exchange student and I want to go home. Is the situation around Corona a valid reason?
Yes it is. Please contact your Internationalisation Coordinator.

What does that mean for my rental contract?
For accommodation booked through Fontys the current corona situation has been approved as a valid reason to end your housing contract early. If you wish to leave please let your coordinator Internationalisation know as soon as possible. After that, you need to inform your housing agency. They will inform you about the necessary procedures. Fontys has made sure that your travel agency will cooperate with your early departure. Please note that rent that you have already paid will not be refunded. Your deposit will be returned according to normal procedures.For students who have booked their own accommodation please contact your housing agency directly. Fontys does not have any influence on the procedures or individual housing agencies.

What does that mean for my assurance?
Unfortunately we will not be able to refund you for the costs for your Insure to Study insurance.

What does that mean for my study progress?
Whether or not we can grant study points, ECTs, for (a part of) your exchange program depends on the exchange program you have participated in. You can contact your coordinator Internationalisation to discuss the situation. Please do note that at the moment we are still looking at the possibilities and may not have all the answers yet – please be patient.