Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
The College of Liberal Arts is pleased to offer its majors the opportunity to study for a semester or year at Tilburg University
in the Netherlands. Tilburg has just over 12,000 students and specializes in the social sciences, arts, and humanities, holds a consistently strong position in leading international university rankings, and is considered the best general university in the Netherlands. Located in the southern region of the country, Tilburg is the sixth largest Dutch city, boasts a thriving café culture, as well as music and arts scene. With three different railway stations, nearby cities such as Amsterdam (1.5 hours), and the rest of Europe, are easily accessible.
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.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- This program is limited to students in the College of Liberal Arts
- 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
Tilburg courses are taught in both English and Dutch, but over 100 courses per year are in English for students to choose from.
- Fall Semester (August to December)
- Spring Semester (January to June)
- Academic year (August to June)
Tilburg University offers a variety of high quality coursework in the liberal arts, humanities, and social sciences (e.g. communication, culture studies, economics, liberal arts and humanities, organization studies, philosophy, psychology, theology, and foreign languages). Students can find a complete list of courses for Tilburg on the exchange program courses page
.The majority of coursework is offered in English. Courses are worth 6 ECTS each, which generally transfers as 3 credit hours. The typical course load is 30 ECTS, or 15 credit hours (five courses).
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.
Tilburg University has a rich student life with over 40 student organizations, excellent sports facilities, and a large number of gathering spots on campus. The city itself has cinemas, museums, and concert halls. Combined with the numerous student-organized and community events, such as festivals, exhibitions, and conferences, Tilburg has something for everyone.
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
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
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