Why Fontys?

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What can you expect from us?

The Fontys Technology & Business Bachelors have a focus on higher professional university training based on a strong theoretical foundation. Teaching is done by using different methods: theory and practical classes, lectures, laboratory assignments but also doing applied science projects and self-study activities. For all programs you can have an influence on your own content and planning of your study. A study counsellor will help you in making the right decisions.

What do we expect from you?

As a future engineer or IT-expert you are able to work in teams. In other words: you are a real team-player. Moreover you need to understand how to use high-tech knowledge in real-time situations. That’s why theory classes are always supported by practical assignments. As a student you also search for additional knowledge and skills to improve your own development. This requires a high sense of responsibility, a high level of analytical thinking and leadership qualities. It goes without saying that your communication skills and level of English are excellent. At secondary school your grades for mathematics and physics need to be excellent.Physics is only relevant for some of the FTB programs.

The Bachelor-Master structure

The Fontys Technology and Business bachelor programs are practical-based university programs (applied sciences). You develop excellent professional skills and you acquire the knowledge you need for your future profession. The majority of graduated bachelors join the labour market especially in the “Brainport region”. However, further study in a master program – either in the Netherlands or abroad – is another possibility.

Admission requirements

On our website you can read what the admission requirements are. When you have specific questions about your secondary school education you can send your questions directly to: CampusEindhoven@fontys.nl or ICTandEngineering@fontys.nl


Fontys Technology and Business bachelor programs offer (partial) scholarships (for non-EU students) and loan options (for EU students). For more information and conditions please visit our website: www.fontys.edu/TechnologyandBusiness

Application procedure

Application needs to be done through 2 steps: by www.Studielink.nl and by filling in the online application form. Please visit our website, choose your favourite study field and follow the application procedure either for EU or non-EU students: www.fontys.edu/TechnologyandBusiness

10 reasons to study at Fontys Technology and Business bachelors

1. Smart Region
The South-East of the Netherlands is inter-nationally known as Brainport Region; a centre of science and technology.
More information about Brainport Region is
available on www.intelligentcommunity.org

2. We’ll find you a home
Fontys will help you finding a place to live. Most of the international students live in a house together with other students, a so-called ‘student house’. You rent your own room in the student house. Usually, you share a kitchen and a bathroom together with other students.

3. Perfect start up for your career
Fontys is the only University of Applied Sciences that offers English taught bachelor programs in Technology in the Brainport region. There is a great choice of technology companies for doing internships and sufficient vacancies to start up your career.

4. Great accessibility
Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in The Netherlands. There are good transportation facilities by car, train and plane.

5. Live in attractive cities
Eindhoven has pleasant, friendly streets, beautiful parks, a lively and attractive centre and cultural and sporting activities of 
international standing.

6. Lots of sports facilities
Fontys Eindhoven offers its students a lot of sports facilities like swimming, fitness, squash etc. You can become a member at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Sports campus for a student friendly fee.

7. Study everywhere you want
Fontys Eindhoven campus is equipped with computer rooms, library and a student restaurant. Wireless internet is available throughout the campus, enabling you to bring your laptop and work, study, search for information and check your email wherever you want.

8. Student Associations
The Fontys Students’ Associations INNOVUM (for Engineering students) and PROXY (for ICT students) give international students at Fontys important first-hand information about the dynamic organisation that Fontys is. One of the goals 
of the Students'Associations is ensuring the social well-being and rights of the international students.

9. Best equipped
Fontys Eindhoven Campus has the best equipped laboratories from all universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands.

10. Prepares you for real life situations
At Fontys, teaching is geared towards developments in society and in the labour market. The Bachelor programs are highly practically orientated. During your programme, you will complete two internships, in which you must prove that you can adequately analyse, tackle and solve problems.

More information
Come and visit us: we offer you the opportunity to meet us for a personal consultation or Open Days. During this consultation you have the possibility to ask any kind of question you might have. It is also possible to be a “student for a day” where you will have the chance to get a feeling of what it means to study at Fontys. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.