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Study Abroad destinations

University of Breda

Breda, Netherlands

Breda University of Applied Sciences is a medium-sized, government-funded higher education institute.

More than 7,000 Dutch and international students from some 100 countries study there. Founded in 1963, originally as a tourist officer school, it has over 33,000 graduates. The Games Design programme is one of the best in the world, and covers a variety of modules.

Breda is an old city, situated in the south of the Netherlands, close to the Belgian border. It has rail links to Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the north, and Antwerp and Brussels to the south.

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Games Design BA 2nd year, Semester 1

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You need to gain the following credits from your modules:

  • 27 to 30 ECTS (European) credits per semester
  • 54 to 60 ECTS (European) credits per year. 

You can see module options in the University of Breda catalogue.

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters. 

  • Semester 1: 26 August to 27 December 2021 
  • Semester 2: 18 January to 18 July 2022

Visit the University of Breda website for a full list of academic dates.  


Accommodation abroad

There is an arrangement with housing corporations Singelveste, Alwel and WonenBreburg that rooms will be available for NON-EU exchange students.

The rooms are furnished and have fixed contract dates of one semester or one year. Once accepted for a study programme at Breda University of Applied Sciences, you will be provided with details where you can find and select a room.

More information about accommodation is on the University of Breda’s housing pages.

Accommodation in York

If you study abroad for 1 semester, you are guaranteed university accommodation for the semester you are in York.

Costs and visas


Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.

Additional costs

This information is about additional costs of studying at this host university. Please be aware that prices are subject to change, and the list may not be exhaustive.

We recommend looking at the host website, as well as entry requirements for the country, to get a full understanding of the costs involved.

Students need a laptop capable of running the latest 3D software and game engine. It will need to have an i7 CPU with at least 32GB ram, 16BG video memory, with a 64-bit Windows operating system.


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university. It will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa.

Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes.

So if you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

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