Allround designer

Autumn and spring programme

Are you a product designer looking to work for a design agency or a small or medium enterprise (SME) (in Dutch: MKB)?

Then this minor programme is just right for you.


About the course

Working at a design agency or an SME (in Dutch: MKB) requires all-round skills and knowledge. Your client expects you to consider all or most of the technical-, commercial- and human interaction interests in order for the product to become a success in the market. This all-round or integrated approach is what this minor is all about. Key is that this minor programme involves working on real assignments for real clients.

Core activity

Do you plan to develop your design skills and become familiar with the latest practices in product design, such as interactive consumer design, service design and the cradle-to-cradle approach? This minor programme will help you bring your product design knowledge up to date.

Credits back home

As an international exchange student at Windesheim, you will get study credits that may count towards the qualification you are studying for back home. So studying at Windesheim doesn’t have to mean extending your overall study time. You will make a ‘learning agreement’ covering your stay.



Together with the forms you have to send in a portfolio of your product design work. The portfolio can be digital or hard copy. It will be used to assess your skills. Based on this assessment you will be given advice on whether to choose this minor programme. This programme starts every year in Septembre (fall) and February (spring). 

Academic Calendar

Windesheim's academic year is divided into two semesters. One starts in autumn and the other starts in spring.


Windesheim has an International Office to help students from other countries. The Office can give you advice about applying for a place at our university and will provide support while you are here. Contact the International Office for help on:

Admission requirements
Visas and residence permits
Student facilities
Living in the Netherlands
Working while studying

Also, you can find an online checklist on our website for studying in the Netherlands. Just enter your personal data and you'll receive information about visa, insurance, resident permit and grants.


Windesheim does not charge fees to students on exchange programmes or to international students doing double degrees. However, if you have to pay fees back home, you’ll probably have to go on paying them while you’re here. And coming to Windesheim may involve some extra costs for you.


If you come to study at Windesheim, you'll need somewhere to live. Windesheim has several housing facilities for students on the various study programmes.

How to apply

If you want to come to Windesheim as an exchange student, you'll need to complete an application form and send it in. A Learning Agreement and other documents need to be sent along with the form. We'll guide you through each step of our admissions procedure.


Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter the Netherlands and a residence permit to study here for more than three months. If you work while studying, you may need a work permit.

Studying at Windesheim