How to apply
For each programme at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, specific admission requirements and application procedures apply. Please refer to the course programme of your choice for further instructions. If you meet all the admission requirements, we will invite you to apply for enrolment.
Click below on the programme you're interested in to take a look at their application information
To be eligible as a prospective bachelor's degree programme student, you must have been awarded a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards.
To be eligible as a prospective master's degree programme student, you must have been awarded a relevant Bachelor's degree that is equivalent to Dutch standards.
For details of the admission requirements relating to the course programme of your choice, please refer to the website noted in the course programme description.
- Academy of Music and Performing Arts
- Circus and Performance Art
- Dance Academy
- Digital Business Concepts
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Industrial Design Engineering (German)
- Industrial Engineering and Management
- Information & Communication Technology
- International Business
- International Communication Management
- International Finance & Control
- International Fresh Business Management
- International Lifestyle Studies
- Leher/Leherin Deutsch
- Logistics Engineering
- Logistics Management
- Maschinenbau (German)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Software Engineering and Business Informatics
Re-enrolment and termination of enrolment
If you want to transfer to a different course programme, you have graduated but the academic year is not over yet, you would like to re-enrol for the same course programme or you wish to terminate your enrolment, you will have to take further action in Studielink.
Cancel Request for Enrolment
You may withdraw your Request for Enrolment via Studielink before the 1st of September until such time as your enrolment becomes definitive, i.e. for as long as the status in Studielink indicates that your ‘Request for Enrolment has been submitted’. If you cancel at that time by clicking the ‘Withdraw enrolment application’ button under ‘My study programmes’, you will not be obliged to pay any Tuition Fees. If your enrolment has become definitive before the 1st of September, i.e. whereby the status in Studielink indicates that you are ‘Enrolled’, you can also click on the ‘Withdraw enrolment application’ button in Studielink. If your enrolment has become definitive after the 1st of September, i.e. whereby the status in Studielink indicates that you are ‘Enrolled’, you will only be able to cancel your enrolment by submitting a ‘Request for termination of enrolment’ via Studielink. Depending on the type of Tuition Fees, reimbursement of any overpaid Tuition Fees can be possible.
Re-enrolment in the same course programme
As soon as you receive a notification via Studielink, you can re-enrol by executing the following steps:
Re-registering can be done quickly and easily by following the two steps below. Please complete your re-registration as soon as possible, but before 1 September 2019 at the latest. Log in at Studielink and:
- Go to www.Studielink.nl and log in using your personal details (utilising your DigiD or mail/password).
- Arrange your payment of tuition fees: More information about payment options, please see the ‘Payment method’ section of the Studielink Q&A.
Collection of the first direct debit will take place on or around 25 september. So this will be collected at the moment you confirm your payment details. Go to fontys.edu/tuitionfee for more information about payment of tuition fees.
We do ask you to ensure a sufficient balance in the bank account at the time of the direct debit. Also chech whether your correspondence address, telephone number and email address are still up-to-date.
Your re-enrolment and payment should be received by Fontys before 1 September at the latest. If this is not the case, your re-enrolment cannot be completed. You will then not be able to follow any education.
If you are enrolled in more than one course programme, you will need to repeat the same steps for each course programme.
Transferring to a different course programme
If you wish to transfer to a different Fontys course programme please contact your Fontys school. If you wish to transfer to a different Fontys course programme per the 1st of September, via Studielink, you will need to select the ‘No, I do not wish to re-enrol ‘ option for your current course programme and enrol for the new course programme per the 1st of September as follows:
- Go to the website www.Studielink.nl and log in using your personal details (utilising your DigiD or mail/password).
- Click on the ‘Re-enrol for next year’ link in ‘My To Do List’.
- For discontinuing your current course programme, select the option ‘No, I do not wish to re-enrol' and confirm your selection.
- Click on the ‘Enrolment application’ button under ‘My To Do list’ or use the ‘Add New Enrolment' link under ‘My Study Programmes’, register for the course programme of your choice and then follow the steps as indicated in Studielink.
Request for termination of enrolment
If you wish to discontinue your course programme, go to the website www.Studielink.nl and log in using your personal details. Select the enrolment you wish to terminate and select the ‘Request for termination of enrolment' button under ‘Study Programme Details’ (for termination of enrolment in July and/or August, please see below). Studielink will send this message to Fontys University of Applied Sciences. Your enrolment will be terminated.
Depending on the type of Tuition Fees, reimbursement of any overpaid Tuition Fees can be possible. More information.
If you are to graduate prior to the 1st of September, do not un-enrol yourself via Studielink until you have actually graduated. When you have graduated, you will need to select the ‘Request for termination of enrolment' button, and for the reason for un-enrolment, submit ‘graduation' (for termination of enrolment in July and/or August, please see below) . The un-enrolment will take effect on the first day of the month following the month in which the request for termination of the enrolment is submitted. For example, if you select the ‘Request for termination of enrolment’ button in September, you will remain enrolled until and including the 30st of September and will be un-enrolled per the 1st of October.
If you have graduated and wish to remain enrolled until the end of the academic year, you will need to select the option ‘No, I do not wish to re-enrol' under the ‘Re-enrol for next year’ link in your ‘My To Do List’ in Studielink.
Termination of enrolment in July and/or August
When you select the ‘Request for termination of enrolment’ button in Studielink, the un-enrolment will take effect on the first day of the month following the month in which this request is submitted. When such request results in a termination of enrolment in July and/or August, it will be rejected by Fontys. Reimbursement of any overpaid Tuition Fees will not be possible. Should you wish to terminate your enrolment or will you graduate in June, July or August, you need to select the option ‘No, I do not wish to re-enrol’ under the ‘Re-enrol for next year’ link in your ‘My To Do List’ in Studielink.
For more information, please check the Enrolment Conditions of Fontys University of Applied Sciences.
Binding negative study recommendations
Should you receive a binding negative study recommendation, your Fontys enrolment will be terminated, whereby you will not be able to pursue your studies. In accordance with Article 7.42 of the WHW (Dutch Higher Education & Research Act), in the case of a binding negative recommendation, the enrolment of the student in question shall be terminated with effect from the first month following the month in which the study recommendation was issued.
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Degree Certificate Higher Education & Diploma Supplement
Degree Certificate Higher Education
Once you have graduated, you will receive a degree certificate.
The government has set conditions for the level, quality and reliability of certificates. The degree programme you have attended is accredited by NVAO (the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) and together with the requirements set by the government, the value of a certificate becomes clear. Once you have passed, a notification will be sent to DUO (the Education Executive Agency of the Netherlands). As from that day you are known as a graduate at DUO.
Therefore the certificate that you receive is a value document. Every certificate issued by Fontys has the same established format.
The paper is numbered and has security features incorporated in the paper:
- A micro text in the square purple area of the logo at the bottom of the document;
- A silver foil strip on the right side of the document with a cut-out of the monogram of Fontys Hogescholen;
- The unique paper number of each certificate is also executed in laser perforation. When in doubt about the authenticity of the document, you can request verification at Fontys Hogescholen;
- The paper has a worldwide protected watermark.
All students graduating from a Degree programme at Fontys Hogescholen (Fontys University of Applied Sciences) receive an English Diploma Supplement.Automatically and free of charge.
In October 2011 the European Commission announced, that Fontys Hogescholen has been awarded the Diploma Supplement Label (DS Label).
The Diploma Supplement is an attachment to the certificate and provides insight into the level, nature and content of the study programme that was successfully completed. It includes a description of the study programme that was pursued and the results gained. The Diploma Supplement has been implemented within the scope of the Bologna process to improve the ‘transparency’ and equivalence in higher education in Europe and the professional and academic recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc.).
The Diploma Supplement provides future international employers or institutions for follow-up studies insight into the main elements of the study programme that was pursued (the transcript of credits with the amount of ECTS credits achieved). Fontys is also entitled to carry the Europass logo.
The Fontys Diploma Supplement is issued in English and has been developed in accordance with the template that has been developed by a joint European Commission Council of Europe – UNESCO/CEPES working party. It includes a description of the study programme that was pursued, as well as information on the Dutch education system.
A student’s workload is measured in ECTS credits. According to Dutch law, one credit represents 28 hours of work and 60 credits represents one year of full-time study. The grading system used in the Netherlands is on a scale from 1 (very poor) to 10 (outstanding). The lowest passing grade is 6; 9s are seldom given and 10s are extremely rare. Grades 1-3 are hardly ever used. The academic year is 42 weeks long. For more information about grading systems in the Netherlands please visit studyinholland.