Study at Zuyd

Exchange programmes

Zuyd offers several interesting opportunities for international study exchange programmes, including the Erasmus+programme, the Magellan Exchange and bilateral exchange agreements with international partners.

Who can take part?

Exchange programmes are based on international agreements. In principle, only students of our partner universities can take part in these exchange programmes. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) guarantees academic recognition of your studies abroad by providing a smooth way of measuring and comparing your learning achievements, and transferring these to your home institution.


  • Erasmus+

    Erasmus+ is the European subsidy programme for education, youth and sport.

    For whom?
    Students selected by Zuyd's exchange partners will generally qualify for this exchange programme. The annual number of students to be exchanged is agreed on in a bilateral agreement. Once selected and admitted by Zuyd, you can apply for Erasmus funding through the Erasmus coordinator at your home institution. For a list of our exchange partners within the Erasmus network, check out our list of partners

    If you want to receive  Erasmus funding, you will have to stay abroad for at least three months. If an internship is part of your study abroad experience, you should first study for three months and after this you can do your internship. The maximum stay abroad is twelve months. 

    After having been selected for an exchange programme by your home institution, you have to apply at Zuyd via our online application system: Osiris.
    You will find below an overview of the exchange study programmes. Please click on the link of the study programme for more information.

    Which programmes?
    The following programmes are open for exchange students:

    Erasmus Charter 
    The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 (pdf) provides the general framework for all European co-operation activities that higher education institutions may carry out within the Erasmus Programme. The Charter also sets out the fundamental principles and the minimum requirements underlying the Erasmus+ activities a higher education institution has to respect.

    European Policy Statement
    The European Policy Statement (pdf) sets out the Erasmus+ activities which Zuyd University of Applied Sciences will participate in, in relation to our internationalisation policy and mission statement, the way in which the Erasmus key actions will contribute to the objectives of our strategy as well as the envisaged impact of our participation in the Erasmus+ Programme.





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    Erasmus Student Network

    The Erasmus Student Network is a non-profit international student organisation. Their mission is to represent international students, thus provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development.

  • Magellan Exchange

    Students of other member institutes are welcome in the following study programmes at Zuyd for an affordable educational and cultural experience:

    The experience provides full immersion in the academic and social life of the Dutch culture. Participants not only gain global knowledge, develop cultural adaptability and increase their international awareness but also grow in maturity and self-awareness.

    Magellan Exchange students may also be admitted to other study programmes, subject to certain conditions. Please contact Zuyd International Office for more information on these options.

    Detailed information about application is available on the Magellan Exchange website. Consult your study advisor and the Magellan coordinator of your home institution. When you are ready to apply, complete the online application.

  • Bilateral exchange agreements

    Besides the Erasmus+ programme and the Magellan Exchange framework, Zuyd has a network of international partners. View the list (pdf) of Zuyd's other bilateral partners. 

    Universities that are interested in cooperation with Zuyd can contact the Zuyd International Office.


Exchange students pay normal tuition and fees to their home institution as appropriate. They will not have to pay for tuition at Zuyd University. Students are responsible for international airfare, passport and visa, room and board, textbooks, health insurance and personal expenses including leisure travel.

Staff mobility

Teaching and administrative staff of partner universities can also apply for an exchange at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences within the framework of these exchange programmes by submitting your request to the exchange coordinator at your own university.

Which programmes?

The following programmes are open for exchange students:

Bachelor programmes

Master programmes