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A&M ECON Exchange: Tilburg University, Netherlands
Tilburg, Netherlands (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Approved Course Equivalencies Click here to view
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Liberal Arts
Academic College: College of Liberal Arts Academic Department: Economics
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Savannah Maxwell
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Tilburg University

Tilburg University is a leader in the field of economics.  The Tilburg School of Economics and Management, founded in 1927, is the oldest and largest faculty at the university. Two years in a row, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ranked #1 in Europe according to some polls. The university welcomes about 400 international exchange students each year. Combined with numerous events organized by and within the student community such as festivals, exhibitions, and conferences this ensures that Tilburg has something to offer for very exchange student. 
 
Location

Tilburg University is located in the southern part of The Netherlands. With more than 206,000 residents, Tilburg is the sixth largest city in the Netherlands.  The city has a thriving café and restaurant culture, sports, art films, world-class pop music, classical music at the Tilburg Concert Hall and great contemporary art works at the De Pont Museum.  Additionally, with three different railways, Tilburg provides easy transportation to surrounding cities such as Breda, Eindhoven, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and to the rest of Europe.
 
Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Department of Economics
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (August to December)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)
  • Academic year (August to June)

Courses

In Tilburg University School of Economics and Management, courses are taught in both English and Dutch, but over 100 courses per year are in English for students to choose from. For ecomonomics courses being offered by semester, check out the linked page and select either TiSEM Autumn or Spring courses on the left side of the page.

Housing

Housing is not provided by Tilburg University. Therefore, students must located accommodations on their own, but there are several resources to help students in their search. Your Room in Tilburg is a website run by the two biggest housing companies in the city, WonenBreburg and SSH Short Stay. These companies offer furnished accommodations especially geared toward international students. Most of the housing offered for international students is located between Tilburg University and the Tilburg city center. Besides your own bedroom, student will also have shared facilities including a bathroom, living room, kitchen and a garden area if your housing has one. Accommodations usually cost around $438 to $630 a month.  Your rent includes utilities, internet, television, maintenance services and furniture.

Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage.


Helpful Links

Tilburg University Exchange Programs
Tilburg University Courses
Tilburg University Student Accommodations
Your Room in Tilburg Webpage
Tilburg University School of Economics and Management
Tilburg University Sports Center
Tilburg University Daily Life
Tilburg University Academic Calendar
Tilburg University Homepage
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
The Netherlands Travel Guide
Currency Converter
 

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
 
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student
 

Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program to Tilburg University, students should contact Savannah Maxwell in the Department of Economics.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.