Your pathway to Tilburg University

Degree preparation in Amsterdam

Holland International Study Centre is based in Amsterdam and offers the ideal introduction to studying and living in Holland. Supported by our expert staff, you’ll gain the academic and English Language skills you need to succeed in your undergraduate degree at Tilburg University, while enjoying a great student life in Holland’s exciting capital city. 

Run in collaboration with Tilburg University, the International Study Centre is located 10 minutes from Amsterdam Centraal station, in the heart of Amsterdam. Here you’ll study alongside students from all over the world and learn from specialist tutors who are experienced in teaching international students.

The International Foundation Year programme prepares you to progress to your chosen degree at Tilburg University.

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What are the benefits of the International Foundation Year?

Studying at the International Study Centre in Amsterdam for three terms, you will gain the English skills and grades you need for university. Once you successfully complete your foundation year, and achieve the required academic grades, you can progress to your degree course.

Develop your language

Improve your range of written and spoken English and discover the level you need to succeed for undergraduate study at Tilburg University.

Adapt to life in Holland

We know that it can be a big step when you move away from home. Our experienced staff and teachers are here to help you feel supported from day one.

Progress to Tilburg University

On acceptance to the International Foundation Year Programme, you are also conditionally accepted to your chosen Bachelor’s program.

Business, Economics and Social Sciences International Foundation Year

Holland International Study Centre students in a communal area

The foundation in Business, Economics and Social Sciences helps prepare you for a range of degrees at Tilburg University by developing your academic knowledge through a mix of core and subject-specific related modules. 

Progression degrees

Teacher and Holland ISC students talking

Once you complete your International Foundation Year programme, you can choose from one of the following degree options at Tilburg University:

Your pathway to a world-leading university 

Entry requirements

Victoria from Venezuela studied International Foundation Year in Business and Management

To study at Holland International Study Centre, you need to meet certain entry requirements. These include academic grades, English language level and age.


Holland international Study Centre sits on table in classroom

Check the tuition fees for programmes at Holland International Study Centre and guideline accommodation costs at The Student Hotel.

About Tilburg University

International student Amiel on cmapus at Tilburg University in Holland

Tilburg University is a top-ranked institution with a social conscience. It produces highly employable graduates, committed to improving the world they live in. 

Student life in Holland

You will feel welcome from your first day of living in Holland. The Dutch are known for their open-minded and liberal mindset, accepting different behaviours and customs. Studying here, you can enjoy a rich culture and beautiful environment, with the rest of the country and Europe right on your doorstep.

Former International Study centre student Juanita on Tilburg University campus in Holland

I think the International Study Centre helped me to become more independent because it was my first experience abroad. I learned things that I wasn’t used to back at home. I had to clean for myself, go for the groceries, do laundry, be responsible for my time. It was very important for me. It did also give me the study discipline that I think is required for the Dutch universities.

Juanita from Colombia
Studied International Foundation Year in Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Progressed to BSc Economics at Tilburg University

Why study a foundation course?

Studying the International Foundation Year at Holland ISC

Holland International Study Centre location

Get involved with student life in Amsterdam. Discover what the city has to offer alongside students from all over the world.

We’re opening – Read our latest guidance for current students, or find out more about how you can start your course.