Fontys University of Applied Sciences is the largest University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, counting over 43.000 students and 135 bachelor and master programmes. The university has a number of campuses located in the South of the Netherlands. Fontys International Campus Venlo is one of these campuses, and is only 5 minutes from the German border, and 40 minutes from the Belgian border, making it very easy for students to travel. The campus in Venlo counts 4.200 students from over 50 nationalities. Therefore it is a rather small campus with a very nice informal atmosphere where students know another.
Three institutes are located at Fontys in Venlo, of which two institutes offer English taught study programmes. These are:
Fontys International Business School (Dutch / German / English)
Fontys Hogeschool of Technics & Logistics (Dutch / English)
Fontys Kind & Educatie (Dutch)
What is special about studying at Fontys Venlo?
A few things make studying at Fontys Venlo special.
We work on a small scale approach. So you will not be cramped in full college rooms, but instead have many class hours, and projects to work on.
We believe that it is not the theory that gets you further in the working life, but the ability to put theory directly into practise. This means lots of projects like for our business programmes setting up your own company in the second year of your studies. Moreover, in all of our study programmes you are obliged to have two internships in companies to work on an individual project.
Fontys Venlo has contacts with over 500 companies worldwide, which results in many students doing an internship in world famous companies.
Usually, the lecturers at Fontys are not typical lecturers - they are business people. Many have worked for big companies before they started working at the university.
Small and international campus. The campus is first of all located very beneficial if you would like to travel around. Moreover, people at the campus know another since it is a very warm, open and small campus.
Venlo is the number 1 logistical hotspot in the Netherlands. Consequently, many (logistical) companies are located in the region, and lots of practical experience can be found in the area.
Thus, Fontys offers great opportunities to gain both theoretical and practical knowledge prior to entering the real business world, and that all within an international atmosphere!
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