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Tilburg University
Dates to Remember

Exchange Dates to Remember

2019-20 Applications

Applications Due: February 19, 2019
Interviews: February 25 – March 1
Decisions: March 5, 2019

Going on exchange is the best thing you could do for yourself as a global citizen, as a law student, and as an individual. Tilburg afforded me the opportunity to take classes that focused on my actual interest of startups and entrepreneurship. I gained real-world experience and knowledge through the academics and my externship. You will be challenged more than you've ever believed possible.  You will make new friends and experience cultures from all over the world. Exchange gives you the opportunity not to redefine yourself, but allow yourself to realize your own potential.

Danielle DeLorenze
Tilburg, 2014

Spending a semester abroad at Tilburg University was the opportunity of a lifetime. In my six months in The Netherlands I was fortunate enough to gain valuable knowledge both inside and outside the classroom that will provide me with an edge in achieving my lifetime goals.

Kathleen Carey
Tilburg, Spring 2010


Founded in 1927, Tilburg University, located in the Netherlands, is a fully accredited, government financed university that specializes in the social sciences.  There are almost 10,000 students completing degrees in five different faculties: Economics and Business Administration, Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Philosophy and Arts. The university is small and easy to navigate.

The Tilburg University Faculty of Law was founded in 1963. The faculty offers four degree programs: Dutch Law, Tax Law, Administrative Law and Public Administration, and European Law. The law faculty is comprised of 30 professors, 15 senior lecturers, and 150 junior lecturers.

Language Requirement

No language requirements. All instruction is in English.


Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program. 

Term of Schedule

Students choosing to study at the University of Tilburg can opt attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall or spring.

Fall Semester End of August to mid-December, orientation in mid to late August
Spring Semester Mid-January to mid-May
Full Year End of August to mid-May until coursework completed
Program of Study

Our program with Tilburg University is designed to give students a chance to study Business or Administrative Law in a diverse international setting.  Because Tilburg encourages foreign exchanges and has over 350 international students annually, the classroom is as diverse as the student center and the dormitories.

Exchange program: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/exchange-programs/

Master ‘s program: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/

The Culture

Tilburg is the Netherlands' sixth largest city, located in the Province of Brabant. Its population is just over 205,000 and it’s located about 1.5 hours by train from Amsterdam, 2 hours by train from Brussels.

The city grew up around a confluence of herding roads, which carried the great flocks of Dutch sheep to and from the pasturelands. Laborers, tradesmen, and manufacturers built their homes along these connecting roads, ultimately shaping the town. Wool was the city’s primary industry for centuries. By 1881 Tilburg had over 145 wool mills and was a chief exporter of raw materials for weavers. Wool remained vital to the city until its collapse in the 1960s.

Fortunately, the University of Tilburg was growing and expanding around the same time, and it began to contribute to modern intellectual society. In 1962 the University of Tilburg moved its campus west of the city center so it would have more area to expand. This also allowed for modern business development in the vacated factory grounds. The city shifted to a knowledge-based economy, which continues to bolster business in Tillburg through numerous collaborations with the city’s universities. 

Most of the shops, hotels, restaurants, and cafes are conveniently located in the city center not far from the University campus and there are a number of unique neighborhood events such as the Art in Open Space, which provides for artworks throughout the city.  

Support in Tilburg

International Affairs Office 
Ms. Tessa Barten 
Room M-101b 
Phone: 011-31-13- 4668377 
Fax: 011-31-13-4663143 
Email: law-exchange@tilburguniversity.edu

Practical issues: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/practicalissues/

International student handbook -https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/practicalissues/international-student-handbook

For more information send an email to studyabroad@tilburguniversity.edu