Your Future Work (Eindhoven)

Start moment(s)
September, February
1 semester (21 weeks)
Contact hours
20-25 hours per week
  • Intro
  • Programme
  • Target Audience & Entry Level
  • Recognition
  • How to apply
  • Contact

Your Future Work; how to future proof your work and life

We are living in a time where digital technology influences the way people live, work and interact. How can you learn to deal with this in a healthy way? The program stimulates the development of a personal and professional vision, attitude and set of behaviours to be able to relate to this emerging future and to deal with change.

“HRM, Psychology, Career Design and Technology were brand new topics for me. I learned a lot. This unique relationship between Eindhoven and myself has enabled me to develop and improve my professional skills. In the future, I am sure I will return because connections never disappear once they are connected by the heart. I will never forget the days in Eindhoven, the Netherlands”
Hei, Hong Kong

Living in a revolution

How can we prepare for this future of exponentially disruptive change in what is called the Fourth Industrial Revolution? This revolution that is giving us more choices and freedom than ever before. We have a large range of options concerning work opportunities. And we will have to deal with extensive challenges that impact our personal and professional lives and the planet as a whole.

Five major forces are having a big impact on future careers, according to Lynda Gratton, Professor of the London Business School. During the program we will study four of these forces to be able to craft a healthy future using accurate recently obtained knowledge from human sciences.

  1. The force of Technology: The Cloud will create a global infrastructure. The knowledge of the world will become digitalised. Technology will replace jobs.
  2. The force of Globalization: The 24/7 world economy will become urban. Eindhoven is one of the most innovative cities in the world. Intercultural awareness and psychological skills are getting more and more important in our interconnected planet earth.
  3. The force of Demography and Longevity: People will live longer and work more productively. Generation Y has new aspirations for a sound work/life balance.
  4. The force of Society: Relationships between individuals, their communities and work will change. There will be e.g. more stress and less physical movement, which will have an impact on our health (Gratton, 2011).

The courses of the programme consists of two perspectives: Human and Technology.


Career design:  Your own talent is the corner stone for being able to guide others. With a positive mind-set and a toolbox of skills, you’ll learn to change perspectives on life and career in order to achieve change. You’ll learn all of this in a rapidly changing world, affecting individuals and forcing to design ones career.

Mental health and happiness: The aim of this module is to provide you with insight into the seven foundations of wellbeing. On the basis of literature and practical exercises, you’ll become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, desires and values in order to make choices in life that will contribute to your happiness.

Relationships of the future:  In this module, you’ll study what is happening at a social level in society and the impact on a variety of different relationships. You’ll learn how to become a secure base for yourself and others.

Conflict management and mediation: You’ll study different ways to deal with conflicts. This module will provide you with an introduction to mediation, which is a method of conflict resolution that can be applied to disputes and conflicts that occur in business, work relationships, communities and families.

Cultural awareness: The importance of Intercultural Awareness is emphasized by Fontys University and Brainport. Eindhoven stimulates internationalisation of education towards multilingualism, cultural awareness and international cooperation in English. Furthermore, you’ll develop an (intercultural) awareness and confidence in your own thinking, writing and presentation style."

Wacko Wednesday/Intervention for Happiness: An experiential learning process with guest lectures and excursions in the first part of the program and external commissioners and projects in the last part of the program. Students gain experiences in informal learning, get in touch with local innovative entrepreneurs en developments, strengthen their creativity and entrepreneurship. The program also stimulates students to build and deepen work relationships with professionals from outside school and (co)create solutions for challenges of the future.


Technology is all around us. Algorithms determine our search options on Google and Facebook. On the street we’re being watched by camera’s, for instance hidden in billboards. Even in the workplace of a psychologist or a human resource manager some tasks are being done by a computer, a smartphone and maybe in the near future by a robot. At the same time, technology creates new jobs. It replaces manual work and creates new opportunities, such as a game designer or the job of an app-developer. In the Technology perspective you will attend one course.

TechTuesday: You will be dealing with questions like ‘What are your concerns if it comes to technology, related to your own major? Which technologies are able to offer you chances on the future job market? And even better, what are your options?’ One part of the day a week you will have discussions about different topics related to technology and the future working environment and you’ll develop a personal vision by researching, combining and comparing. In addition, together with students you will focus on a future solution, regarding the adaptation of technology in the workplace. You’ll analyse and discuss future impacts on ethics, communication, privacy, related to the future of work.

Impact and learning outcomes

What the world needs now are people who are able to solve complex problems, who are creative, emotionally intelligent and flexible to make decisions together with machines and humans from different cultural and religious backgrounds. People with grit.

Fontys University of HRM and Psychology has developed Your Future Work to educate students with a curious attitude towards human sciences. Personal leadership and entrepreneurship will be challenged and strengthened during this program. Students are offered the opportunity to combine the knowledge from their own major with a better understanding of their ambitions and expectations of the future of work. 

"I once again understand that Fontys’ teachers are much more than just teachers. They become friends with their students, almost family-like which is extremely important to me. I think that wherever I would go, I would not be able to find such wholehearted teachers doing everything they can for their students”
Ece, Turkey

Target Audience & Entry Level

The programme is available for international students and professionals, as well as Dutch students, who find it interesting to study in an international environment. Participants for this advanced level program:

  • Have successfully completed introduction courses
  • Have a good command of the English language, equal to IELTS 6.0/TOEFL Internet 80
  • Are eager to learn new talent skills

How will your course programme be recognised by your home university?

Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.

Academic dates study semesters

* Fall semester 2019: 2 September 2019 - 7 February 2020 
* Spring semester 2020: 10 February - 24 July 2020

Deadline for application Fall semester 2019

* Fall semester 2019: 15 May 2019

For more information concerning the application process, please get in touch with Ms. Marjolein Nispeling.
Tel.: +31 (0) 8850 82734, e-mail:

Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. If several versions of the programme are offered, please indicate for which version you would like to apply to (Programme I, Programme II, Programme III, etc.) This officer will send your application request (nomination) to Fontys. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online. Added to the link you will receive all necessary information and a manual. 

Please take a look at the tutoriol beneath to see how it works.

Contact person for exchange students:
Ms. Marjolein Nispeling
Tel:+31 (0)8850 82734

How to fill out your online application form in Mobility Online

How to apply for bachelor students in the Netherlands

This international program is also available for students taking part in a bachelor program in the Netherlands, as part of their studies (minor). If you are studying at Fontys School of HRM and Psychology, please sign in at our own portal . All other students (either from another school of Fontys or another university of applied sciences) can apply by filling out this form.

Questions? Please send an email to
Contact person for bachelor students in the Netherlands: Ms. Anne Schildbach
Tel.: 08850 – 77660 E-mail:

Contact person for information about the programme Future your Work:

Ms. Marjolein Nispeling
Tel:+31 (0)8850 82734

Visiting address: Emmasingel 28, 5611 AZ • Gebouw ES, (2nd, 3th floor) Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Post address: P.O. Box 347, 5600 AH Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Ambience photo Fontys

Do you have a question?

The contact person for this programme is: Ms. Marjolein Nispeling-van Huijkelom

+31 (0)8850 89216

Are you ready for the future?

Offered in Eindhoven, Fontys School of HRM and Psychology

Emmasingel 28, Eindhoven

Locatiekaart op adres: Emmasingel 28, Eindhoven