School of Fine and Performing Arts, Fontys University of Applied Science the Netherlands

About School of Fine and Performing Arts, Fontys University of Applied Science

Fontys School for Fine and Performing Arts is part of Fontys Hogescholen (Fontys University of Applied Science), one of the biggest Universities of Applied Science in the Netherlands.

Located in Tilburg, The Netherlands, Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts provides higher professional education on Bachelor and Master degree level in the field of art education, performing arts and science. The development of creative talent is one of our key-goals. Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts offers you an inspiring learning environment in which you acquire knowledge and develop the skills you need to be successful in a rapidly changing art world. Did you know, we house 18 different art disciplines under one roof?

International Programmes

The following programmes are available to international students at Fontys School for Fine and Performing Arts:

Bachelors Programmes

  • Academy of Circus and Performance Art
    "We challenge you to develop your personal style as a circus artist and performance creator
    in collaboration with other (circus) art disciplines at Europe's best facilities."
  • Academy of Music and Performing Arts
    “We offer an ambitious, innovative conservatory programme that focuses on ensemble music, performing skills and interdisciplinarity.”
  • Dance Academy
    “We challenge you to experiment and develop your personal style as a dancer and a choreographer with full support of high quality contemporary and urban dance teachers.”

Master's Programmes

  • Master of Architecture Master of Urbanism
    "With our concurrent education we offer you a combination of studying and working simultaneously within a professional practical environment, ensuring you the opportunity to enroll as a registered architect directly after your graduation."
  • Master of Music
    “We offer you a personal budget, to tailor your studies to meet your musical needs and become an ambitious professional in the international field.”
  • Master of Choreography
    "This innovative, co-created joint-degree programme supports experienced designers of movement
    in their theoretical and artistic research to develop their personal vision on dance."
  • Master Performing Public Space
    “We encourage critical thinking artists from diverse backgrounds that are currently developing artistic work in public space to co-investigate intervention practices through the blended learning programme.”

Nice to know...
Our school offers a special service for our artistic students. We are well connected with the national cultural network in the Netherlands. At Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts we therefore have a booking agency, who arranges paid opportunities and performance bookings for our students.

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Accommodation Information for Students

It is not always easy for international students to find accommodation in the Netherlands. Therefore, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Fontys) offers a service to provide students with assistance in securing suitable accommodation (i.e. a student room) for the first Academic Year at Fontys.

If you want Fontys to arrange accommodation for you, please ask our staff from the international office for the accommodation form and apply before June! It is very important to read the Terms & Conditions detailed in the accommodation form. Note: if you filled in a Fontys accommodation form you are obliged to accept the room offered by Fontys.

Fontys can only guarantee housing for a limited number of students. Your application will be processed on a first come first served basis and a complete enrolment process.


The International Office nor any other department within Fontys can help you find
accommodation after the application deadline. After June or in case you want to arrange your accommodation yourself, we have a few useful websites for you:

  • Click for Rooms
  • IESN Tilburg
  • Kamerbemiddeling Tilburg
  • Kamernet
  • Housing Anywhere
  • Rotsvast
  • Student Housing Holland
  • Pararius
  • TalentSquare

Join Facebook groups:

  • “Find a room(mate) or house in Tilburg - Kamer(s) in Tilburg”
  • "Woonruimte aangeboden/gezocht Tilburg”
  • Join Facebook page: “Kamers, studio's en appartementen in Tilburg”


Short stay:

  • Hostel Roots (Tilburg)
  • The Student Hotel (Eindhoven)
  • Airbnb
  • Short Stay Tilburg

We warn you that it might be difficult to find an affordable accommodation last minute, therefore we encourage you to start searching for your room before your arrival.

Study Abroad Information

At Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts we encourage our students to arrange a minor abroad or an exchange with our partner institutions becaus art is not limited by national borders. The education is unambiguously built on international and cross-border collaboration.

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  • Total enrolled: 1500

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