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Question:(Last edited: Monday, 4 May 2020, 2:36 PM)
Academic Calendar: How can I find the academic year calendar?
Wittenborg University prides itself in providing education through regular contact with lecturers, tutors, and professionals from business and industry. The year program is flexible as each course is fully modularised and implemented in a systematic way that allows future expansion and development. Each typical year at Wittenborg consists of 40 academic weeks and is divided into two terms, Winter Term and Summer Term, with six main blocks of six weeks each.
You can access the academic year calendar by clicking on the link below, under the section ‘WUAS Year Planning’ : https://www.wittenborg.eu/downloads.htm.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 18 May 2020, 1:16 AM)
Account Access: Why can't I access my student account online?
If a student is denied access to his/her student’s account, this can be due to a few reasons. The 3 most common reasons are as follows:
If any questions remain, students can contact the front desk for support. This can be done either via an email to email@example.com or by phone: (088) 6672688
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 10:00 AM)
Assignment Deadline: What happens if I miss a deadline to upload an assignment on Turnitin?
Rules and regulations regarding deadlines to upload assignments at Turnitin are clearly indicated in the EEG guide of Wittenborg (Part 5 - General Assessment Policy). The deadlines to upload assignments are also clearly shown in the Online Module course area and in the Turnitin submission page. The upload area is visible to everyone who is enrolled at the online module area of the course.
You also need to consider the difference in the time zone that you are located in (for those who are not physically present in the Netherlands). In case you have technical issues, you need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 minutes before the deadline with the assignment and screenshot(s) of the exact technical issue. Email sent after the deadline will not be attended to.
If you missed the deadline to upload an assignment on Turnitin, you have to wait for the retake possibility.
You are highly advised not to upload your assignment in the last minute.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 18 May 2020, 1:08 AM)
Bank Accounts: What is an IBAN?
IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number. Since February 2014, the IBAN has replaced the 9-digit account number in the Netherlands.
The IBAN is structured as follows: The country code NL / 2-digit control number / 4 letters that identify the bank / 10 digits, which consist of the current account number supplemented with zeros.
Example of a Dutch IBAN: NL73 INGB 123 456 78 00
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 20 April 2020, 10:14 AM)
Before Arrival: What should I pack before travelling to the Netherlands?
Students should bring the following documents in hand luggage:
The Netherlands is a country with a pleasant, temperate maritime climate. Daytime temperatures vary from 3°C/37°F in the winter and 19°C-66°F in the summer. As a result, you will need to pack an assortment of clothes, such as:
Please bring enough money in cash to cover the first weeks’ expenses, since it may take a few weeks to open a bank account. Foreign currency can be changed to Euros at Grenswisselkantoren. For information and locations: https://www.gwktravelex.nl/en.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 20 April 2020, 8:33 AM)
Booking Appointments: How to Book an Appointment at Wittenborg?
If you wish to speak to any of the Wittenborg staff (for example, your process tutor), please invite them for an appointment using the Microsoft Office Calendar.In the attached document you will find a detailed guide.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 24 April 2020, 8:39 AM)
BSN (Social Security Number): Can I know the steps to registering for my BSN at the municipality?
Once a residence permit has been collected, foreign students can register in their municipality. All students must be registered at their local City Hall. Just call your local City Hall for an appointment.
The University Front Desk can make an appointment with the Gemeente (City Hall) for registration of the newly arrived students from abroad in Apeldoorn. For the appointment, students should bring the following documents:
Citizen Service Number (BSN)
“Burgerservicenummer” (BSN) is a unique personal number that enables reliable and efficient data exchange between citizens and government. In the Netherlands, all residents must have their own BSN if they wish to engage in either part-time or full-time work or studies, and for administrative issues, such as opening a bank account.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 12:18 PM)
BSN Requirements: Why do I need a BSN?
Having a BSN is a requirement. You are not only officially registered in the Netherlands with a BSN but it can also be utilized for various administrative purposes. For example you will need your BSN for insurance, while applying for housing allowance, or get a job and a salary. Additionally, it is needed to apply for any other benefits, like student finance.
Having a BSN number makes it much easier to go about your day-to-day life. Also, every time you need to apply for something, say a bank account or allowance, your details can simply be drawn up from the database. That means: less stuff to carry around with you and less time wasted sending in documents. A BSN also helps in preventing identity theft.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 9:30 AM)
Buying Food: Can I buy the food that I am used to while staying in the Netherlands?
Yes, in general everything is available in the markets. There
are plenty of supermarkets you can choose from, sometimes you may have to go to a
specialized shop to buy a specific item e.g. Asian food.
Rice is a common product in the supermarkets. Black Beans sauce is not
but available can be found in the Asian shops.