Games programming

Spring programme

Are you looking for a challenge? Would you like to know more about computer graphics, artificial intelligence and advanced algorithms?

Would you like to put this knowledge into practice by creating computer games? Than Games Programming might be right for you.

Games Programming

About the course

Games programming is a minor for Software Engineering students who are up for a challenge. In this minor you will learn several advanced techniques and expand your software engineering skills. These new techniques and languages can be applied in games, but in other fields as well.

Course modules

We deal with issues such as Game Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, C++ Programming and a Research Project. Games Programming starts every year in spring (February up to June).

Fun challenge

Game Programming is a fun challenge, but also the most demanding form of software engineering. There's just one way and that is to do it right in the best possible way. Game programming is NOT sleeping and definitely NOT profitable (for most), but game programming is FUN and we love game programming!


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.

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