Starters Information

We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Finance and Accounting of Saxion University of Applied Sciences. You have chosen to study the International Finance and Accounting Short Degree Programme (IFAS). This means that for a period of one/two years or one semester (exchange students) you will be studying in an international class and experience what higher education in the Netherlands is all about. On this page you will find all the important information for a good start at Saxion!

Classes will start on Monday February 8th, 2021. Your class schedule for the first semester will be explained during the introduction on Friday February 5th, 2021. 

Every academic year modules are taught over a period of approximately ten months. Each module is awarded a number of points, or credits (ECTS), according to the workload of that particular subject. Lecturers and guest-speakers lecture each module in English. On average each week will comprise of around 15 hours of lectures spread over three or four days. The remaining time must be spent on the completion of assignments and homework. In the first semester our School offers a combination of online and onsite classes.

On you will find all the apps you need for your study at Saxion. You can find the following on MySaxion:  

  • Xedule - Your timetable;
  • Outlook - Your most recent e-mails. We communicate through your student e-mail address; 
  • Blackboard – The learning environment for all courses;  
  • Who’s who - Easily search for a lecturer or fellow student;  
  • BISON – Our exam registration system; 
  • Academy News and Saxion News - Information about your degree programme and Saxion's facilities; Urgent notices and news.  

The booklist for your study will be handed out to you during the introduction on Friday February 5th, 2021. 

The introduction will take place online on Friday February 5th, 2021. This introduction is mandatory for all students and designed to get acquainted with Saxion, the School of Finance and Accounting, your programme and classmates.

The programmes starts at 10:00 AM (Dutch time) and will end around 02:00 PM (Dutch time). More information on the programme will be send to you by e-mail.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: 

  • Saxion International Office – for questions about housing, visa, insurance, residence permit etc.T: +31 (0)88 019 8888 or E:  

  • School of Finance and Accounting – for questions about your programme. M: +31 (06) 203 108 51 or E: