Every three months, you work on an assignment for a client from the professional field. In the final year, you specialise yourself in at least two lifestyle sectors, while further developing your core skills: trend research and concepting. In the third year you gain practical experience as an intern and concept developer. The final year puts you back in the field with a Graduation Project for a real company.
What to expect from us
The Trend Research & Concept Creation in Lifestyle program at Fontys University of Applied Sciences teaches you how to recognise trends and use them as the basis for designing and creating new lifestyle concepts. Your personal development is the main goal, while you develop both creative and commercial skills. Being guided by teachers with practical experience, means that your education offers the right fit with your future professional practice. You also get to work on real assignments for (international) companies. You can also start your own company as a student.
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The first year introduces you to the various lifestyle sectors:
- Health (sports/exercise/fitness)
- Appearance (fashion/beauty)
- Living (Housing and home environment)
Year 2 is all about in-depth exploration, both of the sectors and of the professional tasks of concepting and trend research.
The third year consists of a minor and an internship period.
In the last year of your studies you choose a specialty, focusing on two sectors of your choice.
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
Deadline for EU students if you arrange accommodation yourself:
- 15 August
DisciplinesFamily & Consumer Science International Development View 9 other Masters in International Development in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a higher secondary education diploma equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted to Fontys University of Applied Sciences students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. This means:
- For Dutch students: vwo-, havo- or mbo-diploma
- For German students: Fachabitur or Abitur (Fachhochschulreife or Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
- For students with 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)
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International7920 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7920 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2143 EUR per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Tilburg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Fontys Academy for Creative Industries (ACI) awards a limited amount of scholarships to students from countries other than those of the European Economic Area (EEA). Two different type of scholarships exist:
- Holland Scholarship Programme
- ACI Creative Mind Scholarship
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.