Logistics Management Venlo

  • 4 year
  • English
  • Bachelor
  • Full-time
Venlo

Every famous brand relies on logistics, and every product we use has undergone logistical processes. In other words, all products around you have gone through different steps before they ended up with the person that finally bought them. Logistics is all around us. So many exciting things are connected to logistics –the field for the future!

About

As a Logistics Management student, you learn to evaluate logistical processes, monitor performance, negotiate with external and internal partners, and optimise processes. Next to learning about logistical and supply chain processes, you have a clear view of operations within companies, which makes it easier for you to make connections and communicate with other departments. Additional focus will be put on topics as customs, trade law and e-commerce. The programme is a well-balanced mix of lectures and practice-based project work. Field visits will provide insights of the real-life work environment.

Why this study in the Netherlands?

  • Alongside two internships, you’ll also work on three company projects during the course of your study. This means that you’ll have 2.5 years of practical experience by the time you graduate!
  • You’ll have gained Logistics knowledge combined with IT and data science skills, which makes you highly wanted at the job market.
  • You’ll enrol in a small study programme and will be part of a tight student community.
  • We provide hands-on coaching on your professional skills, such as communication, teamwork, and leadership.
 

What are you going to learn?

  • You’ll learn how to manage and analyse processes
  • You’ll develop skills to make decisions from an economic point of view
  • You’ll engage in selecting and working with information systems that help you to automate processes
  • You’ll learn how to work together with suppliers and customers to improve the performance of the supply chain from raw material to final product
 

Make the world a better place

Take a look at one of our study programme projects

 

How does your week look?

Every week has two project days which are structurally planned for you. You’ll ill either spend the days on campus or within the company you’re doing the project for. Beside the project days, lectures are planned on 2-3 days of the week. The schedule is provided for a full semester. Per week you’ll have approximately 25 hours where you are in lectures or together with your project group. In addition, another 15 hours per week will consist of self-study. This includes homework assignments, preparations for the lectures and studying for exams.

Each semester has 3-4 individual exams.  For the semester project, reports and presentations have to be delivered together with your group. Retakes of the exams and for the projects are offered in the same period.

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

 

Georgi shares his experiences in this video:

“At Fontys we have the possibility to visit companies, work with companies and that really helps us understand how businesses need to be operated.”

 

Courses

Below you can find the description of the study programme per year. If you wish to take a more detailed look at the courses that we have on offer, it is possible to download the course description.

Students of Logistics Management and Logistics Engineering follow a joint programme during the first three semesters. During this time, students are taught the basics of logistics, economics, statistic models and project management. Every semester is dedicated to a topic: (1) Warehousing and Materials Handling, (2) Distribution, (3) Production and (4) Integrated Logistics. Every semester will focus on a project dedicated to the semester topic. Additionally, you’ll get a feeling of what the main tasks of a logistician are through company visits. We will provide you with general business knowledge and relevant soft skills such as professionalism, teamwork, self-reflection, and communication.
In the second academic year, you’ll expand on your knowledge. After the third semester, you’ll choose to specialise in either Logistics Management or Logistics Engineering. Your focus will be on lean management, meaning that you learn how to reduce operations that don’t add value to your processes. This results in higher productivity and lower process costs. You’ll also look at aspects of international trade. Your business knowledge enables you to set up performance measurement systems, and to monitor and optimise all steps in the logistics process.
In the first semester of year 3, you’ll do an internship at a company of your choice. In the second semester of year 3, you deepen or broaden your knowledge in a specific theme in a minor programme. The minor programme provides you with the opportunity to acquire knowledge in a different field than your major or chose topics as Customs Management or E-Commerce to acquire more knowledge in Logistics. You can choose to do this minor at Fontys, at one of our partner universities in the Netherlands, or at one of our 125 partner universities abroad.

The first semester of your final year is your last semester on campus. During this semester, the main focus of your classes and projects is on the field of Supply Chain Management. You learn how to work with suppliers in an effective way, to detect optimization in procurement and how to calculate the total supply chain costs. Your focus will be on the commercial and legal aspects of supply chain management as well as on intercultural aspects and supply chain collaboration.

In the final semester, you’ll do another work placement and work on a practical problem. You report the solutions to this practical problem in your final product: the graduation report. Once having concluded this final part of the study programme, you are rewarded with the internationally recognised degree Bachelor of Science.

 

 

Career opportunities

Our graduates work in many different fields all over the world. Your specialisation in Logistics Management or Engineering does not tie you to a specific job profile. Some examples of positions you may take on:

  • Supply Chain Management: Some of our graduates work in supply chain management. They’re involved in supplier management, negotiating prices and realising service levels. Working in SCM means finding the best solution for your customers and managing the global flow of goods including storing and distribution.
  • Consulting: As a consultant, you’re involved in projects where you consult various clients. This can be in the implementation of new IT systems, monitoring inventory or managing warehouse performance. You may also advise on designing new layouts for warehouses or help clients to improve their purchasing processes in order to minimise costs – all while maintaining the availability of products for production and sales.
  • Manager Operations: Warehouse Manager, Inbound Operator, Distribution Planner, and Head of Production. Our graduates work in a company and are responsible for optimal performances within their area. Their tasks include managing personnel, making sure that targets are achieved, and striving for continuous improvement.
 

Mircea:

“A chain is as strong as its weakest link. Logistics teaches how to tighten the links in the science of getting a product from A to B”

 

Requirements

Diploma

As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted to Fontys University of Applied Sciences students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. For international students this means:

  • senior high school diploma, which generally grants access to a Bachelor programme in the country of issue

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education in 4 subjects with marks ranging from A-C, plus a General Certificate of Education with 2 subjects at advanced subsidiary level

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Baccalauréat Général

  • American High School Diploma (AP courses are strongly recommended)

  • For German students specifically: Fachabitur or Abitur (Fachhochschulreife or Allgemeine Hochschulreife)

    Besides your diploma, please provide additional academic qualifications if available (especially in the field of mathematics and physics). E.g. additional courses, workshops, projects, participation in competitions. Your qualifications will be assessed by the Admission Officer of the specific study programme.

    Language requirements

    For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below:

    TEST Bachelor's students
    IELTS 6.0 (academic level)
    TOEFL paper 550
    TOEFL computer 213
    TOEFL internet 79/80
    TOEIC* 670
    Cambridge ESOL FCE-C (from 169)

    * only if the units 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have been passed succesfully.

    The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

    Exemptions

    Some applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

    • Candidates with a Dutch mbo-4, havo- or vwo-diploma
    • EEA/EU candidates with diplomas from certain countries are exempted from the language test. Find the list of diplomas and countries here
    • Applicants whose previous education was English-taught, and taken in a country in which English is an official language
    • Applicants whose mother tongue is English.

    The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

    Diploma

    As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted to Fontys University of Applied Sciences students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. For international students this means:

    • senior high school diploma, which generally grants access to a Bachelor programme in the country of issue

    • General Certificate of Secondary Education in 4 subjects with marks ranging from A-C, plus a General Certificate of Education with 2 subjects at advanced subsidiary level

    • International Baccalaureate Diploma

    • Baccalauréat Général

    • American High School Diploma (AP courses are strongly recommended)

    • For German students specifically: Fachabitur or Abitur (Fachhochschulreife or Allgemeine Hochschulreife)

      Besides your diploma, please provide additional academic qualifications if available (especially in the field of mathematics and physics). E.g. additional courses, workshops, projects, participation in competitions. Your qualifications will be assessed by the Admission Officer of the specific study programme.

      Language requirements

      For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below:

      TEST Bachelor's students
      IELTS 6.0 (academic level)
      TOEFL paper 550
      TOEFL computer 213
      TOEFL internet 79/80
      TOEIC* 670
      Cambridge ESOL FCE-C (from 169)

      * only if the units 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have been passed succesfully.

      The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

      Exemptions

      Some applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

      • Candidates with a Dutch mbo-4, havo- or vwo-diploma
      • EEA/EU candidates with diplomas from certain countries are exempted from the language test. Find the list of diplomas and countries here
      • Applicants whose previous education was English-taught, and taken in a country in which English is an official language
      • Applicants whose mother tongue is English.

      The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

      Visa

      As a non-EU/EEA student, the Netherlands will require an Entry Visa* (MVV) and a Residence Permit. Fontys will apply on behalf of its students for these documents. We recommend you start the process early, i.e. approximately three months before you plan to enter the Netherlands.

      *except nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City State.

      Diploma

      As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education. For Dutch students this means: VWO-, HAVO- (NT/NG profile obligated) or MBO-diploma.

      Language requirements for Dutch students

      For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required. As an applicant with a Dutch MBO-4, HAVO- or VWO-diploma you can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test.

       

       

      Costs

      The tuition fees indicator helps you to determine the tuition rate for your situation. The information and tuition rates from this indicator are without engagement.

      For the 2021-2022 academic year, you can count on a one-time discount on tuition fees from the ‘Nationaal Programma Onderwijs’. Do you want to know what this means for you personally? Check the tuition fees indicator to see how high your tuition fees are for academic year 2021-2022.

      A distinction is made between statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees. Only if you satisfy all statutory requirements regarding your nationality and if you have not yet been awarded a degree, will you be eligible for statutory tuition fees. Via the tuition fees indicator, you can secure an indication of the type of tuition fees that will be applicable in your situation. To do so, please make use of the indicator above.

      Distinctions are made between the following types of Institutional Tuition Fees:
      • Low institutional tuition fees 
      • High institutional tuition fees

      These different types of tuition fees and the Exemption Regulations are fully detailed in the

        The amount to be paid may vary in accordance with the following situations:
        • If you have enrolled in more than one course programme (at Fontys and/or elsewhere), it is possible that you may only be obliged to pay one set of statutory tuition fees.
        • If you believe that you may be eligible to pay only the statutory tuition fees on the basis of information that may be unknown to us, please report this to your Course Department.
        • If it later transpires that you do not meet the requirements for statutory tuition fees, you will be obliged to pay the (higher) institutional tuition fees and if this is the case, you will be notified accordingly.



        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

        Paying in instalments

        Collection will take place in a maximum of ten equal instalments on or around the 26th of the month. Depending upon the processing time required after your enrolment, the direct debit may need to be moved to the following month. If so, the amount outstanding will then be divided and added to the remaining instalments to be executed until and including the June instalment.

        If paying the full sum in a single payment

        If you commence your studies on 1 September, the direct debit pertaining to your Tuition Fees will be executed on or around 25 September. If you commence your studies after 1 September, the direct debit will be executed on or around the 26th of the month in which you commence your studies.

        Non EU students

        Incoming Non EU students will receive a payment letter from their study department which must be paid before the deadline. In the following academic years payment can be done by direct debit.

        Non-Sepa

        If you have a Bank account number, of which the bank is not situated in one of the SEPA countries, and you are a national of a country outside the EEA without an address in The Netherlands, then you will receive a paymentletter from Fontys via your course department.

        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 900 and EUR 1,100 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

        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. 

        It is not always easy for international students to find accommodation in the Netherlands. Therefore, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Fontys) offers a service to provide students with assistance in securing suitable accommodation (i.e. a student room) for the first period of their studies at Fontys. Fontys works with private landlords, but also offers their own accommodation in Venlo.

         
         

        How to apply

        All applications for our programmes have to be conducted via www.studielink.nl. Studielink is an online portal that allows applicants to apply and maintain their registration whenever they want to.

        The application process may differ for EU and Non-EU students, please read below what applies for you.

        Application deadlines

        September intake
        If you want us to arrange accommodation 15 June
        If you arrange accommodation yourself 1 August

        Start your online application

        • Log in to Studielink: www.studielink.nl.
        • Submit your personal details (please ensure that you enter your names as stated on your passport and/or identity card), ensuring that all details are entered correctly, i.e. capital letters where required.
        • Add 'New Enrolment Application': mind you choose the correct intake (September 2022).
        • Add your previous education and answer the supplementary questions.
        Educational institution Fontys Hogescholen
        Location of educational institution Venlo
        Programme Logistics Management

        Application deadlines

        September intake
        If you want us to arrange accommodation 1 June
        If you arrange accommodation yourself 1 June

        Start your online application

        • Log in to Studielink: www.studielink.nl.
        • Submit your personal details (please ensure that you enter your names as stated on your passport and/or identity card), ensuring that all details are entered correctly, i.e. capital letters where required.
        • Add 'New Enrolment Application': mind you choose the correct intake (September 2022).
        • Add your previous education and answer the supplementary questions.
        Educational institution Fontys Hogescholen
        Location of educational institution Venlo
        Programme Logistics Management
         

        More about Logistics Management

        We are very sorry to inform you that due to the Covid-19 restriction in the Netherlands, Fontys unfortunately has had to cancel all 'Meet us on campus' activitiesin November. This Friday evening, the government will announce additional measures for education, events and meetings in large groups. Fontys takes its social responsibility seriously and follows government measures.

        Of course, we want to help you as much as possible in making the right study choice. Want to know when the next open days? will be? Click on the button below.

        In case there are no events planned, please keep an eye on this programme website for upcoming events.

        Do you have a specific question about this programme? We are happy to help you!

        The situation and guidelines resulting from the corona pandemic are constantly changing, also for higher education. One thing we know for sure: in the new academic year we will have to observe the 1.5 metre distance rule in our buildings and on campus for the time being. We are adapting our education accordingly so that a good mix of face to face education on location and online education is created.
        We carefully consider which form of education is best suited to each course, each subject and even each component.

        In the factsheet you will find the most important programme information at a glance.

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