We educate changemakers

Tribal Year in 3 minutes

We are…

a platform and school for people who want to make a positive difference in this world.

What is a Knowmad?

A knowmad is a nomadic knowledge worker –that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere.

- Free after John Moravec

Team learning

Our program is based on action learning in a team setting. A team is a group of international students that start and end their year together.


The tuition fee for one year is €5500,00.
Some additional travel costs may appear during the year. You will have to find and pay for your own accommodation and living costs.


Our program is based on four questions:

Who am I and what do I want to do?

How can I contribute to our world?

What do I want to learn/ develop in order to reach that?

How do I get my ideas into the world?

Our program is implemented by Knowmads staff, and by the lecturers that we invite in. Our lecturers are always experts in their field. Our program has a few basic workshops and tools that we offer; the other workshops support the assignments or group process at that moment.

Partners & assigments

Throughout the year students work on assignments for our partners. Knowmads staff bring in assignments during the year,  after one is pitched by the partner, the students create a working plan together with hem/her and add a proposed value exchange, like money, a certain percent of the turnover or exchange of goods, services.

Once an agreement has been made with our partner, the tribe starts working, coached by the staff and by their peers. The aim is to create a win-win-win situation, for the students, for the partner and for society.


Besides the program, we stimulate our students to work on their own projects and businesses. Every student is encouraged to find a coach within our extended network during their year at Knowmads. To see the startups that followed after Knowmads click here.

-Knowmads is much more than a school. It is a platform for entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in this world.-

Welcome home!

Want to more into depth what Knowmads is? Check our Prezi