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Software Engineering and Business Informatics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
You will be trained to become a versatile IT professional. Practice comes first! Because you will be working together with people intensively, focus will also be on developing your social and communication skills. The Software Engineering and Business Informatics programme is offered by the Fontys University of Applied Sciences.


A sound knowledge of information systems is essential, but you will also learn how to organize and give advice. This will often be done in group projects, focused of practice with extra guidance. You can always visit your lecturers and student counselor, to discuss your study plan and study progress..

During the joint propaedeutic phase you will develop a broad basic knowledge about IT. You will then make a decision:

Software Engineering is about the process of making and improving computer applications, from the first idea to implementation and management of the system. It's more than just programming!

Business Informatics will bring you knowledge about the development of software, the use of IT to support business processes and it will teach you how to provide management with the right information concerning the decision making process.

The Software Engineering and Business Informatics programme is offered by the Fontys University of Applied Sciences.


Accredited by: NVAO (website) in: Netherlands

Detailed Programme Facts

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    EU students

    • Deadline if you arrange accommodation yourself: 20 August
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Programming Concepts
  • Data bases
  • Business in IT
  • Basic Skills
  • Development Processes
  • Analysis and Design
  • Computer Basics and Security
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English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • For Dutch students: VWO-, HAVO- or MBO-diploma
  • For German students: Fachabitur or Abitur (Fachhochschulreife or Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
  • For students of other nationalities: senior high school diploma/ GCE or equivalent e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C, International Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureat or the American High School (top stream or plus 1 year college)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9830 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 for Venlo

  • 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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