In order to provide you with a study abroad experience, we have been part of the Erasmus+ programme for a long time. It's proven to be an excellent opportunity to exchange students and staff operating in the higher education institutions within Europe and all over the world. Our exchange programmes enrich life experiences of Dutch and international students. Participating in the Erasmus+ programme ultimately improves the quality of our curriculum and enhances professionalism of faculty members. As the new Erasmus+ period of 2021-2027 is in full swing, we are looking forward to strengthen international ties and explore new collaborations.
The European Commission has granted the new European Charter for Higher Education for the period 2021-2027 to Inholland University of Applied Sciences. We are aware that holding a European Charter for Higher Educations does not only allow us to participate in European projects, but also obliges us to keep certain standards set in the ECHE-criteria. We are constantly monitoring these criteria in order to meet all requirements as intended.
We put great emphasis on the Inholland Professional. Currently we offer six international English-taught bachelor programmes including Dutch and international students, facilitating an international classroom possible. We aim to let students obtain their international and cross-cultural competences during their bachelor studies. We commit to the European Education Area which let students develop a strong sense of a European identity and inherently contribute social inclusion.
Mobility of students and staff is a priority in Inholland's strategic plans and is therefore highly stimulated. Within the current Erasmus+ program, we facilitate around 300 student- and 60 staff exchanges per year in collaboration with approximately 190 partner universities in Europe.
During information meetings and daily office hours, the International Offices informs you about possibilities to study abroad and to do a placement abroad, including grants. Exchange coordinators from the faculties advise you on the content of the exchange programs and make selections based on motivation, study results and language skills.
You write a proposal of the courses that you want to follow during the exchange. The faculty has to approve this proposal to ensure the recognition of credits. After approval of the Examination Board, a Learning Agreement is signed by you, the partner university and the Faculty.
Some studies offer language courses as part of the curriculum.
To ensure the credits are recognized by their university, incoming students must be in possession of a Learning Agreement. After successful completion of the program students receive a Transcript of Records. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are used to easily transfer study credits to partner universities.
Exchange students can apply for accommodation offered by Inholland. All facilities, like computers and library, are available for exchange students.
Some faculties offer a Dutch Language and Culture course. All exchange programs offer English as a second language.
Social activities are organised by student buddies, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and the International Offices. During the exchange program incoming students are coached by student buddies and the exchange coordinator.
Do you need some extra support? We advise you to contact one of our student counsellors as soon as possible and discuss which facilities are required and available to address your situation. If you already have an Inholland account you can find all the information about studying with a disability on Knowledge Base IRIS. In case you do not have an Inholland account yet you can contact our student counsellors (Decanaat) by sending an email to:
To give visibility to Erasmus activities, the International Offices and faculties undertake various actions:
"International Weeks", "Career and Go Abroad" and "International Staff Week" are typical kind of events that support mobility within the higher education sector. Throughout these events we hopefully increase the number of students and staff going abroad.
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