About Fontys

Collegezaal Fontys

Fontys International Campus Venlo was established in the 1990s. Since 1994 it offers international study programmes in English, Dutch and German. Nowadays, students can choose various undergraduate and graduate study programmes in the fields of engineering, economics, logistics, IT and pedagogics.

Strong international focus

All study programmes at Fontys have a strong international focus. Fontys has tight connections with universities and companies all over the world. Due to this international network Fontys students have a head start when it comes to selecting internship companies, studying abroad at our partner universities and attending guest lectures from lecturers and professionals from all over the world.

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

The international campus in Venlo is part of Fontys University of Applied Sciences. Fontys has 28 institutes throughout the country offering international programmes in English, Dutch and German. The university has several campuses in the South-East of the Netherlands near the border with Germany and Belgium, one of the most dynamic regions in Europe.

With over 125 study programmes and over 44.000 students, Fontys is one of the major Dutch universities of applied sciences and one of the largest educational institutions in the Netherlands. Fontys is a truly international learning community with students coming from more than 70 countries.

Practice-oriented learning

Teaching at Fontys is geared towards developments in society and in the labour market. As Fontys stresses the importance of the application of theory into practice the programmes are highly practice-oriented. Traineeships and practical tasks ensure that after graduating, you will be able to make a full contribution to any business or organisation.

Connections with industry and public services

Fontys University of Applied Sciences invests in joint research programmes with industry, business and public services, to disseminate applied research results. Fontys encourages its graduates to develop international competences by means of international exchanges and internships via partnerships with hundreds of universities and companies all over the world. Fontys offers students the invaluable experience of a long-term internship, and keeps its education up to date by closely monitoring developments in the labour market. The student population from various foreign countries at the Fontys campuses adds to the learning and social experience, with an opportunity to study and interact with students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Quality guaranteed

To ensure the quality standards of the Dutch educational system, every Dutch university must regularly pass a thorough quality assurance by an accreditation commission in order to continue its accreditation.

Fontys attaches great importance to the quality of its education. The education is therefore subject to several internal and external quality assurance systems. The university itself has two quality systems. On the one hand, structure and content of the study courses are monitored by a board of external economic experts to ensure that the education meets all the requirements of the economy. Another team of experts reviews the examination process.

On the other hand, our internal quality system continuously monitors the execution of individual subjects by student interviews. Also alumni are regularly asked if their education prepared them optimally for the demands of working life.

Fontys University of Applied Sciences is recognised and partly funded by the Dutch authorities. All Fontys degree programmes are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) or equivalent British accreditation bodies. The value of the degrees Fontys awards is guaranteed. Fontys University of Applied Sciences has signed the “Code of Conduct International Students in Higher Education“.