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Off-Campus Study

ISEP at TIO University of Applied Sciences

The Netherlands is the perfect place to start your international career since the Netherlands is (and always has been) the trading center of the World. Dutch people are known for their spirit of commerce, open-mindedness towards people from different countries, international ambitions and innovative ways of thinking.

Tio University of Applied Sciences offers small-scale and high-quality education with challenging curricula and appealing projects, making it a great place for Dutch and international students to study. 

Tio is one of the most prestigious universities of applied sciences in The Netherlands. Satisfied students and the quality of education are key elements. Tio is very proud of the fact that in addition to the highest scores Tio received in the National student survey (NSE) and the Elsevier Enquiry Best study courses 2015, Tio has also been pronounced the best university of applied sciences (small size) in the Netherlands by the 2016 Higher Education Guide.

 

Learn more about Tio University here! Read the ISEP Country Handbook to learn more about visa requirements, educational system, and culture.

 

Program Type

Exchange

Locations

Utrecht, Netherlands

Languages of Instruction

English

Program Dates

Fall 2018: August to December

Spring 2019: January to May

All dates are tentative and may change.  ISEP will alert all accepted students of final dates.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in this program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Good academic and judicial standing during time of application AND time of participation in program
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at Lake Forest College AND have junior status or higher before participation. 
  • Students must have a declared major, and have taken 4-5 courses toward completion of that major.
  • At least 18 years of age by the program’s departure date. 
  • Be able to stay at the host program for the duration of the semester, including through the exam and travel periods
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2.  
  • Students must choose either the Amsterdam or Utrecht campus

 

Chance of placement for ISEP Exchange to TIO is Fair.

Students applying to Amsterdam are only able to do so as an exchange student.

Location

Tio Amsterdam is the largest of the Tio locations, but with 600 students, it retains its intimacy. A sociable, modern location with a smattering of Amsterdam Bravoure and an international and progressive character. Amsterdam is by far the perfect city where hospitality, event management, tourism, and business come together.  It is a metropolis with an abundance of bustling little streets and nightlife.  

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The international character and the many activities which take place at the location ensure that there is always something to do at Tio Utrecht campus. This location is centrally located and the reason is obvious: students from across the Netherlands and far beyond finding their way to Tio Utrecht.

Utrecht has the highest percentage of students of all cities in the Netherlands. In addition, Utrecht has the most well-educated population of the four largest cities in the Netherlands. The well-known Dom Tower – the tallest church tower in the Netherlands at 112 meters – is located in the historic city center, as is a vast range of cafes and restaurants.

Academics

Tio is one of the most prestigious universities of applied sciences in The Netherlands. Satisfied students and the quality of education are key elements. Tio is very proud of the fact that in addition to the highest scores Tio received in the National student survey (NSE) and the Elsevier Enquiry Best study courses 2015, Tio has also been the pronounced best university of applied sciences (small size) in the Netherlands by the 2016 Higher Education Guide.

 

The education at Tio is small-scale, personal and interactive, and lecturers know you by name. When weighted in the 2014-2015 academic year, the average number of students across the whole of Tio was 11 per classroom. This enables active participation in the lectures, for example by taking part in role-playing games and discussions. Projects are an important part of the bachelor courses. You may be able to visit events, run a hotel with fellow students, organize a trip or manage an investment portfolio.

 

During your study period at Tio, you have the possibility to choose courses from different subject areas. To make your choice even more convenient, they have set up modules with courses, matching the different study areas. All courses and subjects are taught by professionals from the industry, working within the hospitality- of the tourism industry on a day to day basis.

 

Students can select courses from one of the following modules:

  • Hospitality management
  • International tourism
  • International Business 1
  • International Business 2
  • Financial management
  • Digital marketing
  • Finance and digital marketing

To see a list of course availability click here

 

Student Life

 

Students are provided with a studio apartment in Amsterdam program. Students must make a refundable housing deposit. Bed linens, laundry facilities, and utilities are included.  Housing is 10 minutes by public transportation from classes. 

 

At the Utrecht campus, students live 15 minutes from classes by bike.  Students live in a single room in student housing, sharing a bath and kitchen with 4-6 students.

Financial Information

For all approved programs for guaranteed financial aid transferability, students pay their Lake Forest College tuition plus a program fee. The program fee for a semester with the ISEP Exchange to Leiden University includes orientation, on-site director, college fees, housing, and a stipend to help cover the equivalent of 19/meals per week.  

Here is an estimated budget for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 semester:

Budget Item

Amount

Lake Forest College Tuition

$22,412

Program fee (estimated)

Note: Spring may have added cost

$5,100

College Deposit (credit)

($250)

Total Expected Billed by Lake Forest College

$27,512

ISEP Fee due on Stage 2 Application

 $325

College Deposit due on Acceptance (non-refundable, but shows as credit on bill for off-campus term)

 $250

ISEP-required health and repatriation insurance ($90/mo estimated)

Note: Some countries require national insurance. Check ISEP

 $360

Additional Meals

 $600

Estimated Airfare

*Exchange students who apply by stated deadline may be eligible for up to $750 airfare award

 $1,200

Estimated Personal Expenses (passport, visas, immunizations, textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, additional national insurance, if required, travel insurance, additional travel etc.)

 $1,700

Total Out-of-Pocket Expenses

 $4,435

Total

 

$31,947 

 

Tuition rates and program fees are subject to change each year, but this information was up-to-date as of February 2017. We will notify applicants, and update this page if the program fee or other estimates change.

Keep in mind that you may spend more or less in certain areas like personal expenses, travel, meals, or airfare, depending on exchange rates and your own spending habits. Classroom or lab fees are not included in this estimate and will depend on your course registration choices.  

Don’t forget to apply for scholarships! A great listing can be found here.  

Do check your student account on My.Lakeforest for your aid awards, as much of this will go with you. If you want to compare your program to the cost of being on campus, those numbers can be found here: https://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/tuition/fees.php

You can discuss with Financial Aid your specific aid package and your expected family contribution.