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International Business, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The International Business programme of Fontys University of Applied Sciences teaches you everything you need to know about running a business. The IB course is an international experience! You study with students from all over the world. This gives you an advantage over other students, because you already have a lot of experience with working with people from different cultural backgrounds. You also do two internships at companies abroad and you work on projects for international companies.

After your studies

The International Business programme offers excellent opportunities in internationally operating companies. These can either be multinationals or international companies in your own country. You will have a great many possibilities to start a career in any exciting place in the world.

The programme has a broad scope, which offers you a wide range of professional perspectives. You can think of positions in the field of:

  • business and management
  • employee in an international marketing or export department
  • export manager
  • international project manager
  • management assistant within a multinational company
  • international key account manager
  • global product manager
  • operations manager


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • EU students: If you arrange your accommodation yourself apply by 15 August
    • If you want us to arrange your accommodation: 15 June
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Environment
  • Business Domains
  • Business Research
  • Business Communication
  • Personal Leadership

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

For Dutch students:

  • VWO-, HAVO- or MBO-diploma level 4

For students of other nationalities:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB programme)
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and General Certificate of Education (GCE). Requirements: at least 6 different exam subjects in total. 
  • Any equivalent education (to be compared by our institution). Since every country has its own school system we will check your diploma once we have received it from you. In this way we can compare it to the required Dutch standards. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7680 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7680 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs

  • Eindhoven, Netherlands

    850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Venlo, Netherlands

    780 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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