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School Calendar: How are the blocks named at Wittenborg?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 2:42 PM)

Previously, Wittenborg labelled its blocks using numbers 1 to 8. From Block SEP 2023 onwards, Wittenborg adopts the year calendar as the school calendar. The corresponding names of the blocks in numbers will be replaced by the name of the month in which the block starts, as follows: 

School calendar


School Holidays: How to know my school holidays: general year planning?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 5:02 PM)

All year plannings are published on the website:

You can find study period, exam period and vacation plannings there.


Second Foreign Language: Which module can I select as second foreign language?

(Last edited: Friday, 5 February 2021, 10:21 AM)

Second foreign language modules are offered when there is enough interest from students. We need minimum 5 students to offer the module.

At the moment you can choose from the following foreign language modules:

  • Dutch
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French

Sharing room: do you offer single room or do I have to share my room?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 2:45 PM)

Wittenborg Housing department provides living student housing service in Apeldoorn. Most of the bedrooms are single bedrooms, though you may have to share a large bedroom with another student, depending on the accommodation available and your budget. Usually younger student, just graduated from high school, is advised to take a shared room.


Similarity Report: How much time will Turnitin take to generate similarity report for my submitted file?

(Last edited: Friday, 25 June 2021, 2:22 PM)

Students are eligible for a similarity report within 30 minutes (by standard) for the first three uploads of the assignment via Turn-it-in. However, from the 4th submission, the similarity report may take up to 24 hours to generate.

Students are strongly advised to upload their final reports at least 30 minutes before the deadline.



Smoking Policy: Am I allowed to smoke inside the student housing?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:13 AM)

No. Smoking is strictly not allowed inside Wittenborg student accommodation.


Soft Drugs in Accommodation: Is it allowed to use or possess soft drugs in the student housing?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:16 AM)

Dealing in, using or possessing soft or hard drugs is forbidden in all Wittenborg housing.

Using, growing, or dealing drugs, as per Dutch Law, or possession thereof, is strictly forbidden, as is any other illegal activity. This will lead to a fine of €100, immediate eviction from Wittenborg housing and the matter will be reported to the police.


Student Account: How do I activate my Student Account?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:52 AM)

Once you are accepted to Wittenborg University you will receive an email with your student account details (login and password). You need to log in with these credentials via Please remember to change your password once you have activated your account.


Student Account: Who can I contact in case of loss of access to my student account?

(Last edited: Thursday, 10 February 2022, 1:17 PM)


If a student’s account denies access, this can have multiple reasons. Below the 3 most common reasons are highlighted.


  • Password change. Students have to regularly change their password to secure their account.
  • Inactivity for a longer period of time. If a student does not access his school account for a few months, the account will be blocked. The account has to be reset. The Wittenborg Front Desk can do this - send an email to have your account reset.
  • Outstanding invoice tuition fee. If a student has not yet paid the tuition fees, an account will be blocked. After receiving the payment, the account will be reactivated.

For further information ask the Front Desk for support. This can be done either via email to or contact Helpdesk or by going to the Front Desk in person.



Student Confidential Advisor

(Last edited: Monday, 18 September 2023, 5:01 PM)

Student Confidential Advisor: Jacqueline Horstman (External of Wittenborg) 

If you encounter the following challenges and difficulties and would like to speak to an external person about them: 

  • Independent and confidential 
  • Point of contact if someone is confronted with unacceptable, undesirable behaviour within Wittenborg (as victim or observer), i.e. from other students, staff members, teachers, etc. This includes but is not limited to verbal and non-verbal forms of :  
    • Bullying 
    • (Sexual) harassment 
    • (Sexual) intimidation 
    • Violence and aggression 
    • Threats 
    • Discrimination 
  • The confidential adviser offers moral and emotional support and can inform the complainant of possible ways to resolve the problem. Together, they investigate which steps the student can take, identifying the advantages and disadvantages of each step. The confidential advisor can support with reporting the problem and/or with filing a complaint. The confidential advisor guides the student through the entire process while actions are only being taken based on the explicit consent of the student. 

How does the confidential advisor system work: 

  • Students can contact Jacqueline directly through phone or e-mail, without any involvement of WUAS. 
  • When students approach Jacqueline, she will respond as soon as possible to make an appointment. 
  • The appointment will normally be online, but can also be planned at Jacqueline’s office in Zutphen. 
  • If Jacqueline is not available, the contact information of a replacement confidential advisor is shared when students make contact.

Contact information: Jacqueline Horstman,; 0575-547455 


Student Counsellor

(Last edited: Tuesday, 2 January 2024, 4:23 PM)

The student counsellor is your point of contact for confidential heart-to-heart conversations, advice and information on the following challenges and difficulties:

  • Confidential matters
  • Non-education-related issues/personal issues 
  • Personal matters and challenges that are not directly education-related, for example: 
    • Integration/Community 
    • Motivation 
    • Loneliness, homesickness 
    • Relationships and family circumstances 
    • Health, illness and care 
  • Note: The student counsellor does not provide any medical treatment. Suspected disorders/mental health issues that require more specialised or long-term treatment are referred to the GP/medical professionals.


How does the student counsellor system work?

  • 3 hours per week of walk-in hours, with even weeks (2,4) on Tuesday mornings from 9:00-12:00 and odd weeks (1,3,5) on Tuesday afternoons from 13:00-16:00.
  • Students can book a walk-in or a virtual (Google Meet) appointment, approximately 15-20 minutes. Register for the time slot directly via email to Rens. 
  • Within the same month, students can have follow-up session(s) of around 1.5 hours total per person (can be allocated in one or multiple sessions) if needed.

Contact information: Rens Platteel-de Clercq,, 06-45268720


Student Housing

(Last edited: Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 2:28 PM)

Student Housing: I am a current student. Can I extend my current housing contract?

We are aware of the housing crisis within the Netherlands. Therefore, we are glad to inform you that your student housing contract can be extended. Be advised there are additional costs and requirements for extending a student’s housing contract.

Please fill in the Wittenborg Student Housing Application Form. You will be informed via email by the Student Housing department in 3 working days on whether your extension is approved or rejected.

Please be advised this is dependent on room availability and note there will be no room availability after the 15th of July 2023.

Student Housing Form


Student Housing in Apeldoorn: What types of housing options can I choose from in the university housing in Apeldoorn?

(Last edited: Thursday, 17 March 2022, 9:43 AM)

Wittenborg offers accommodation in a number of different types and places, all enjoying close proximity to the university:

  • Wittenborg offers shared apartments: 3-5 students share an apartment or house
  • Wittenborg offers campus accommodation: students have their own room within a campus complex, sharing kitchen and bathroom facilities

Dutch or other EU-national students are encouraged to find their own accommodation; however, they can opt for Wittenborg’s own accommodation if available.

If you are a non-EU or EU ‘package-fee’-paying student who needs Wittenborg to arrange your study visa to be able to join us in Apeldoorn, part of your package fee is the first 2 blocks* of your accommodation fee, plus administration fee for new-arrival students.

You will be allocated a room in either an apartment or a house sharing a common area and all facilities, such as a bathroom, toilet, kitchen, etc., with other students, both male and female.

After the end of the original housing package * you are free to move out of Wittenborg accommodation and move into other housing of your choice.

For more details please click on the link:


Student Housing WiFi: Will I be able to use WiFi while staying in Wittenborg student housing?

(Last edited: Friday, 9 April 2021, 1:38 PM)

Yes. All dorms as well as the school facilities have a WiFi connection. For more details as well as the signing in procedure, please check the information displayed in the student housing that you are currently living in.


For further details or issues about the WiFi or other facilities send an email to:


Student Housing; Can my spouse/ partner stay with me in the student housing?

(Last edited: Thursday, 8 April 2021, 3:00 PM)

No. Unfortunately we do not support couples in Wittenborg student housing unless both of them happen to be registered students with us. These properties have been specifically built for students.


Student Housing; What should I bring with me to the student housing?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 11:31 AM)

Wittenborg University student housing provides you with the basics items before you move in. This means you won’t need to carry items like a bed, wardrobe, bed cover/ bed sheets, pillow and pillow cover. There is also a blanket provided by Wittenborg student housing department. Some useful things like cups, bowl and plate is provided for each student on arrival in the student housing.

It is always worthy to check on Wittenborg’s website what your accommodation includes. Please click on Wittenborg Student Housing Fact Sheet for more information.


Student Housing: How can I find my own house in Apeldoorn?

(Last edited: Monday, 28 February 2022, 10:15 AM)

Finding a house can be quite challenging in the Netherlands and the best way is to start by enquiring among fellow students or house mates. If you stay in the student housing at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, it is best advised to start looking for a house well before the end of your current student housing package. You will find available housing or local real estate companies details on websites or by just walking into a real estate agent company.

There are a huge number of property websites where you can begin the search for your new home. Popular national sites include:

There are some other ways present to help you in your house search:

  • Newspapers: All Dutch papers have a property section. De Telegraaf has a housing supplement on Wednesdays (in Dutch)
  • Network: engage your network to keep an eye out for new properties
  • Looking around a location: as well as getting a feel for the area, you can look out for Te Koop (for sale) signs on interesting properties.



Student Housing: How can I find suitable housing while in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:34 AM)

Finding accommodation as a student is always an exciting but sometimes daunting task! At Wittenborg we assist our students in finding suitable, local accommodation, often managed by the university.

For student housing in Amsterdam please refer to the relevant pages by clicking on the link: for further details about Wittenborg student housing.


Student Housing: How can I see more details about the student housing rooms and facilities provided?

(Last edited: Friday, 21 August 2020, 12:00 PM)

Apeldoorn Student Housing

Wittenborg offers accommodation in a number of different places in Apeldoorn, all relatively close to the university (1-5 km):

  • Wittenborg offers shared apartments: 4-5 students sharing an apartment or flat.
  • Shared campus accommodation is also available, either from Wittenborg Housing () or from a housing partner (FSG Campus); students have their own rooms or share a room with another roommate within a campus complex, also sharing kitchen and bathroom facilities.
  • Most of the rooms are single and some are double rooms.
  • All rooms have basic furniture and high-speed internet.

Please go to to be able to see further details about each student housing facility provided by Wittenborg university.


Student Housing: I am a new student and currently live with a relative. Can I still opt for student housing in Apeldoorn?

(Last edited: Thursday, 17 March 2022, 10:24 AM)

Yes you can opt to live in the Wittenborg student housing. You will need to contact in order to fulfil the financial requirements apart from filling up the room application form Wittenborg Apeldoorn as a start. 

Students from the EU
Are you a Dutch or other EU-national student? Although you are encouraged to find your own accommodation, you are welcome to opt for Wittenborg’s own housing upon availability.

Students from non-EU countries
If you are a non-EU student, ‘package-fee’-paying student who needs Wittenborg to arrange your study visa to be able to join us in Apeldoorn, then the accommodation fee (plus administration fee for new-arrival students) of the first 2 blocks (3-3.5 months) is included in your package fee. The duration of the rental contract is same for all type of rooms- Shared rooms and single person rooms.

You will be allocated a room in either an apartment or campus complex, sharing a common area and all facilities with other students, both male and female.

After the package-fee period, which means after the first 2 blocks (approximately 3-3.5 months), we encourage you to find your own accommodation. Many students decide to find accommodation together with their newly made friends! This also means that our rooms will then be available again to new students arriving at Wittenborg.  

On the FAQ page of Wittenborg-Online, you will find contact information of local real estate companies and student housing providers/agencies in Apeldoorn, so you will have plenty of time to arrange your next accommodation.

If, after the first rental period, you decide to stay on in one of the rooms provided by Wittenborg, the deadline of your rental extension has to be followed as stated in your Student Housing Contract.