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Software Engineering and Business Informatics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Software Engineering programme of Fontys University of Applied Sciences is focusing on ICT, worldwide connectivity, and the influence of computer based systems that are rapidly increasing in both the business world and in our private lives. Often we use software without even being aware of it in our day-to-day lives. Moreover, many business processes can be optimized by means of well-developed supporting software. New developments are rapidly coming up, and hence as an ICT professional you need to have basic knowledge, but even more importantly you need to be able to move along and stay ahead of these developments.

What makes us special?

  • The first three semesters are the same for both students of Software Engineering and Business Informatics. Afterwards, you choose to specialize in one of them
  • Many projects in cooperation with companies
  • Software factory in cooperation with partner company
  • Two internships
  • Possibility to specialize (abroad) during your minor programme
  • Small study programme and therefore very personal

As a student of our Software Engineering or Business Informatics programme you learn to shape and make use of new developments. Moreover, you learn to cooperate with professionals from different backgrounds, which gives you a head start in the business field.


Accredited by: NVAO (website) in: Netherlands

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming Concepts
  • Databases
  • Business in IT
  • Basic Skills
  • Project I Web Application
  • Development Processes

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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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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