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Living and studying in the Netherlands

There is a lot to see and experience in the Netherlands. On this page you will find practical information about living here. Make sure you make the most of your stay by connecting with other students. Your network will be invaluable for your stay and career and will give you friends for life from all over the world.

Student life

About Dutch culture and ways

Studying in another country is very exciting and an experience of a lifetime, but it can also make you aware of the cultural differences. Therefore it's good to know about our habits and ways.

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Student accommodation

It is not easy for international students to find accommodation in the Netherlands. Fontys offers a service to provide students with assistance in securing suitable furnished accommodation (i.e. a student room) for the first period of their studies at Fontys.

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Fontys study associations

A great way to meet a lot of people is to join a study association. They are connected to your study programme and organise all kinds of online and offline activities for international students during the year.

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Introduction for newcomers

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Sports & useful links

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About financial matters

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Personal guidance

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Dining out

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Once you know what programme you want to study, make sure to stay in touch. Contact me, or a lecturer whenever you have questions or need help, whether it’s about the university, the city, or even about life as a student in Netherlands."
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