(autumn and spring)

It is a long-standing tradition for nursing students all over the world to study abroad.

Expectations and aims vary, but are generally focused on helping nursing students to develop knowledge and skills to become culture-sensitive professionals, working in multicultural societies.


About the programme

Windesheim’s Bachelor’s Degree programme of Nursing offers international students the opportunity to take part in an internship in nursing practice.

Career development in an international context

Participating in the exchange programme, you learn to adapt to the professional study programme and practice of nursing in the Netherlands. This experience will help you find your way more easily in an international professional context, not only today but also in the future.

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.

Focus on professional practice

In a professional study programme like nursing, field training plays a particularly important role. Therefore, it makes sense for the English-taught programme to be offered especially in the professional field. This field training is supervised by a mentor at the care institute as well as a school supervisor. Moreover, additional education is provided at school. The Windesheim supervisor/lecturer assesses the final results.

Entry Requirements

•Adequate English-language skills (B2-level or CEFR).
•Successful completion of the first (propaedeutic) year of the study programme.
•Testimony of at least one previously completed internship as part of study programme in country of origin.

Total ECTS Credits: 10, 12, 15 
Level: Advanced   


For questions about the exchange programme Nursing, please contact:

Ms Anne-Mieke Pol
Phone: +310 88 469 8604

Marianna (Italy) about the exchange programme and her time at Windesheim