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Communication - International Communication Management

Programme in brief

Are you fascinated by the global society and how people interact in different cultures? Do you want to help organisations to reach people through creative communications campaigns? Then International Communication Management is for you! Modern communication methods have turned the world into a global village. Organisations communicate with increasingly diverse groups. These organisations are looking for communications professionals who understand how to bring a message across, through the right medium and to the right target group. International Communication Management (ICM) is aimed at creative and cosmopolitan individuals who are open to the world. The programme is taught in English to students from all corners of the world. With extensive opportunities for international exchanges, ICM is an excellent stepping stone to a career in international communications and related fields.

Content of the programme

In the first year you will be introduced to the 4 areas of communication: Media, Branding & Activation, Reputation and Relations, Content & Creation. You will discover your talents and deepen your knowledge and skills in the later years. You can tailor the programme to your needs by selecting two internship companies (abroad), a minor programme and your graduation project.

What can you expect from us

We offer you a challenging environment to develop a unique perspective and outlook on the world of communication and branding. Our faculty is comprised of both academics and practitioners, which enables you to integrate academic knowledge and practice-based learning that you can apply immediately to real world issues. Classes are small. You work both in groups and individually for real organisations and businesses. We have an extensive student support system to help you beyond your studies too. During the introduction days, all students will be divided into different mentor groups. Your mentor will help you with practical and personal issues during your 4-year study.

What do we expect from you

You are a Dutch or International student ready to explore new opportunities and have an open mind. You want to contribute to challenging developments. Writing and / or visualizing ideas is your passion and you want to improve yourself constantly. You know that collaborating with others can only help you further. You are not afraid of learning by experimenting. As an ICM student, you can expect a full working week of about 40 hours. You will spend an average of 20 hours in-class, both lectures and tutorials, and the rest of the time in independent study and group work. 





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Study in the Netherlands / Eindhoven

The Netherlands is a country in western Europe with a multicultural population of approximately 17 million people. It has a rich history in international trade, education, art, literature, design and sciences. This tiny country is famous for the great Dutch Masters, painters like Rembrandt and Van Gogh. They transformed the world around them just like today’s Masters: designers, concept developers, futurists.

The Dutch creative industry of the 21st century is growing rapidly and plays a leading role in strengthening the innovative capacity of the country. The Netherlands strives to be the most creative economy in Europe by 2020.

Brainport is a leading technology region in Europe. Located in the Southeast Netherlands, with Eindhoven at its heart. This top technology region of world standing creates solutions for the societal challenges of tomorrow.

Students can enjoy student life. They quickly find their favorite bars/pubs, restaurants and other meeting places. Catching a movie, enjoying the night life, a pop concert, visiting museums or going to the theatre: Eindhoven offers a great number of possibilities.

Why study at Fontys?

“The Fontys way of studying” is likely different from studying in your home country. We expect students to not merely study from books, but we expect them to look for solutions to problems themselves. This also means that lectures expect you to actively participate during discussions. Moreover, you’ll need to write reports, solve problems in groups, conduct research and learn how to present solutions.

This could mean that you have to adapt to the local culture, as this might be different than what you are used to. Our approach does require some responsibility and initiative from your side.

Nevertheless, in the end you’ll see that this approach prepares you very well for the job market after your study.

Finance your study

Please check the tuition fee indicator ( to get recent information about the tuition fees.

  • EU/EEA Tuition fees are € 2.143 per year for students from all EU/EEA countries (2020-2021).
  • NON-EU/EEA The tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students are € 7.920 per year (2020-2021).
  • Additional costs Costs for books and syllabi are not included. Students can expect general living expenses to amount to approximately € 800 to € 1,000 per month. This amount includes accommodation (i.e. approximately € 600 per month), food, transport and personal expenses.
  • Scholarships and loans Every EU/EEA bachelor student can get a loan to pay their tuition fees. In addition to their studies, many students work in order to pay for their monthly expenses or just to have some extra money. In certain cases, EEA/EU students that work next to their studies are entitled to further loans. More information can be found on

Each year Fontys awards a limited number of scholarships to new students from countries other than those of the European Economic Area. Check

Admission requirements

As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a higher secondary education diploma equivalent to Dutch standards. Some equivalent international diplomas are the senior high school diploma GCE, British GCE A-levels, or the French Baccalaureat. Nevertheless, since every country has its own school system we will check your diploma once we have received it from you. In this way we can compare it to the required Dutch standards

Open days

We organise several open days throughout the year. On this day you can visit the campus and see the facilities, meet lecturers, and attend presentations about the different study programmes. The open day and open evenings are communicated on our website. Want to visit us? Please get in touch.


We work with Student Housing Holland, an organisation offering the best accommodation for international students. Your student room is located off-campus, in the city, always within ‘cycling distance’ of the campus. The rooms are individual but you will share a kitchen, toilet and bathroom with the other residents. Check: