Fontys is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands and offers a variety of bachelors and masters programmes in English. We have a larger number of international students than any other university in the Netherlands, with students of more than 80 nationalities from all over the world. The name Fontys was given to this University of Applied Sciences on 1 September 1996. The name derives from the Latin word fons which means source, a source of knowledge for students. Fontys is a merger of several Dutch Higher Education Institutes located in the south of the Netherlands. Some of these institutes were founded in the early 1900s and have a long and profound educational history.Learn more!
Patrick Valentin Mihaila
When searching for universities I had 4 criteria. I wanted to study software engineering, use applied sciences techniques, be close to Germany and can form a close bond to the lecturers.
Fontys was the one and only university that checked all the 4 boxes without breaking the bank. After reading some reviews online and carefully informing myself about the study and university I flew over to Netherlands for the open day. That’s when I fully understood why so many commend Fontys.
I chose Fontys mainly because of the big diversity with ‘one of a kind’ study programmes. I liked it a lot when I read that the study groups/ the classes are small, and you get more interaction with the teachers. I personally think that this brings more insights on the study material.