Exchange students

In semester 2 of the academic year 2021/2022 it is possible to take courses in Europe (including Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and the United Kingdom) and to do internships and (graduation) research projects. Taking courses in countries outside Europe is not possible. If a country is on the EU's list of Epidemiologically Safe Countries, it may be permitted to do internships and (graduation) research projects in countries outside Europe. Strict requirements apply to this. These requirements - and the requirements that apply to travel within Europe - are detailed in this FAQ. An overview can also be found here.

Eindhoven University of Technology offers students from selected institutions the opportunity to study at one of the TU/e departments as an exchange student. The status of exchange student is a special category granted to students who participate in: 

  • European Educational programs such as Erasmus and Science without Borders 
  • Exchange programs agreed by a TU/e Department with selected institution 
  • Specific exchange programs agreed between the student's home country and the Netherlands. 

An exchange student remains enrolled at their home institution and spends between one semester and one academic year pursuing their studies at TU/e. The exchange period at TU/e may be free of charge, depending on agreements made in the specific exchange program. Students may choose to follow courses, write their thesis or conduct a research project or internship. This depends on agreements made with the TU/e department.  

Exchange students can transfer the credits they obtain at TU/e to their own degree through the European Credit Transfer System on the basis of a prior agreement (to be signed by the student, TU/e and the home institution) on the content of the TU/e study program.

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Erasmus+ Learning mobility

Erasmus+ 2014-2020 
The Erasmus+ Program is designed to support Program Countries’ efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s human and social capital. While confirming the principle of lifelong learning by linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning throughout the education, training, youth and sport fields.  
It gives students, trainees, staff and volunteers the opportunity to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability. It supports organizations to work in transnational partnership and to share innovative practices.  
For an overview of all Erasmus+ actions, visit the website of the EACEA.  

Erasmus+ Charter, Policy Statement and ID Code TU/e 

  • The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, ECHE, provides the general framework for the European cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within the Erasmus+program 2014-2020.  
  • The Charter number is 28921-LA-1-2014-1-NL-E4AKA1-ECHE.  
  • The TU/e Erasmus ID code is NL EINDHOV 17 

Staff mobility for teaching

In line with the Erasmus Policy Statement the Executive Board of TU/e highly values teaching mobility. Funding is available for short teaching mobility schemes at institutions of higher education abroad on the basis of a bilateral agreement agreed upon at the department level. For further information, contact Anneroos Dijkhuis, Institutional Erasmus Coordinator TU/e, a.r.l.a.dijkhuis@tue.nl

Staff mobility for training

TU/e has a clear vision regarding (further) development of their supporting staff (OBP). In line with this funding is available for short training mobility schemes, e.g. (language) training, short courses, workshops (conferences and seminars are excluded), job-shadowing, observation periods. This can take place in companies, training institutions, (partner) institutions. A bilateral agreement is not required. For further information, contact Marjo van der Valk, Coordinator Erasmus Consortium for training mobility TU/e, m.v.d.valk@tue.nl

Student and staff mobility for training

TU/e Reconfirm (Regional Consortium for Internship Mobility) is responsible for the policy and management of the part of the Erasmus+ program that deals with Student and Graduate placements in companies, with Staff mobility for training and with Erasmus for young entrepreneurs. For more information, check the website

ERASMUS 2021-2027

Eindhoven University of Technology is proud to have been granted participation rights within the Erasmus program 2021-2027. The new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, ECHE, sets out a number of principles which participating organizations agree to uphold in operating the program. The application for the ECHE required Eindhoven University of Technology to be clear as to its support for the objectives of Erasmus (tied to the EU Commission’s renewed agenda for higher education) as an integral part of its strategy through the composition of an Erasmus Policy Statement. For further information regarding Eindhoven University of Technology’s Erasmus activities and the Erasmus program 2021-2027, contact a.r.l.a.dijkhuis@tue.nl