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Question:

Academic Calendar: How can I find the academic year calendar?

(Last edited: Friday, 18 September 2020, 11:51 AM)
Answer:

You can access the academic year calendar by clicking on the link https://www.wittenborg.eu/downloads.htm. You will find it under the section ‘WUAS Year Planning’

You can also access it via your dashboard at Wittenborg-online under the section 'Student Resources - General Information for all Students'.

 

 


Question:

Academic Supervisor: When/How can I request for an Academic Supervisor?

(Last edited: Friday, 18 September 2020, 12:06 PM)
Answer:

One of the fundamental purposes of the Graduation Assignment is to ensure students carry out original applied research in a field that is related to their specialisation. This is done with the guidance of an academic supervisor, who is appointed in the final phase of a bachelor's degree programme, or from the first semester of the master's degree programme. Academic supervisors are always members of the academic staff at WUAS, appointed by the Graduation and Examination Board (GEB).

Academic supervisors will be allocated according to various criteria including their familiarity with the proposed topic, their knowledge of the relevant methodologies, their experience in conducting and supervising applied research projects and their workloads.

You can request for an Academic Supervisor when you meet the following pre-requisites:

  •         For bachelor’s students: you have obtained 140 ECs (credits);
  •         For master’s students: you have received approval on your Research Topic in Semester 1;

To request an Academic Supervisor, please complete the Online Academic Supervisor Request Form via the links below. You will receive a confirmation email approximately between 3-7 working days after submitting the form completely. Once an Academic Supervisor is assigned to you, please make contact with your Academic Supervisor by making an appointment using the Microsoft Office Calendar.

Apeldoorn Bachelor’s Students: Academic Supervisor Request Form

Apeldoorn Master’s Students: Academic Supervisor Request Form

Amsterdam Academic Supervisor Request Form


Question:

Accommodation: If I start a block from my home country, can I use the 4 months’ accommodation I paid for, later when I come to the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Friday, 4 September 2020, 4:33 PM)
Answer:

Yes you can. Please inform our Registrar's Department at registrar@wittenborg.eu at least 15 working days before your arrival date so we can arrange your accommodation accordingly. 


Question:

Account Access: Why can't I access my online student account?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 9:50 PM)
Answer:

Please note that we have activated Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on all Wittenborg accounts. You have to login via text on your phone or Authenticator app. Please refer to the attached document on how to activate your MFA. 

There are other possible reasons why you cannot access your account, besides the MFA activation. The 3 most common reasons are as follows:
  • Entering the wrong password: A password may have been changed recently or the student may have simply entered the wrong password. Passwords are case sensitive.
  • Inactivity for a long period of time: If a student does not access his/her student account for a few months, the account will be blocked. The account has to be re-setted. Please contact Wittenborg Helpdesk to help reset the account. Helpdesk or Front Desk will send to the student’s alternative email information to have the account reset.
  • Outstanding invoice tuition fee: If a student has not yet paid the tuition fees, the student’s account will be blocked. The account will be reactivated once the outstanding tuition fees have been paid.

Sometimes there are technical issues with your account. Please contact ict@wittenborg.eu or helpdesk@wittenborg.eu with your full name and student number, in order for them to assist you further. 

If any question remains, students can contact the front desk for support. This can be done either via an email to frontdesk@wittenborg.eu or by phone: (088) 6672688.



Question:

Additional Modules: How can I register for additional modules other than my own specialization?

(Last edited: Friday, 4 September 2020, 4:58 PM)
Answer:

You can register for modules other than your own specialization, by following the same procedures as when you enrol for your own module; i.e. you need the enrolment key and to go to the respective areas. If you have trouble enrolling, please send a request to helpdesk@wittenborg.eu in order to get yourself enrolled.


Question:

Admission/Application: Is Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences still considering applications from students residing in countries that are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:22 AM)
Answer:

Yes, Wittenborg is processing all applications as normal. Wittenborg is closely monitoring the current COVID-19 situation and follows the guidelines as implemented by the Dutch government and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. However, Wittenborg Admissions continues processing applications for its next intakes, regardless of your nationality or the country you are residing in.


Question:

Apeldoorn Campus: How can I find the Wittenborg location in Apeldoorn?

(Last edited: Thursday, 10 September 2020, 11:38 PM)
Answer:

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has its main campus in Apeldoorn, which consists of two separate buildings within walking distance from one another. Both locations share a central telephone number +31 (0)88 6672 688. Both Wittenborg campuses are conveniently accessible by public transport and are just 3-4 minutes walking distance from the Apeldoorn train and bus station.

  • Aventus building: Laan van de Mensenrechten 500, 7331 VZ Apeldoorn.
  • Spoorstraat building: Spoorstraat 23, 7311 PE Apeldoorn.

The Aventus building

The Aventus building is just across the road on the south side of the railway station and is accessible via the pedestrian and bicycle subway. Wittenborg is located on the 3rd floor of the Aventus building. Upon entering the main entrance of the Aventus building, turn right where there is a café/brasserie. Walk past it and access the door on your left towards the stairs and walk up the stairs to the 3rd floor.

Note: The elevator is only accessible with a student card.

The Spoorstraat building

The Spoorstraat building is located on the north side of the railway station and is about 3 minutes' walking distance. It can be recognised by the Wittenborg flags and the Wittenborg logo at the top of the building.

You can find some practical information guide from the link below.

https://www.wittenborg-online.com/enrol/index.php?id=1130


Question:

Assignment Deadline: When is the deadline to submit my Type 2 Exams? What happens if I miss a deadline to upload an assignment on Turnitin?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 10:12 PM)
Answer:

The deadlines to upload assignments are clearly shown in the Module Guide, 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). Rules and regulations regarding deadlines to upload assignments at Turnitin are clearly indicated in the EEG guide of Wittenborg (Part 5 - General Assessment Policy).

Should you face any technical issues, you need to contact helpdesk@wittenborg.eu at least 30 minutes before the deadline with the assignment and screenshot(s) of the exact technical issue. Emails sent after the deadline will not be attended to.

If you miss the deadline to upload an assignment on Turnitin, you will have to wait for the next retake opportunity.

Note:

You are highly advised not to upload your assignment in the last minute.


Question:

Assignment Submission: What should I do if I have uploaded the wrong assignment?

(Last edited: Saturday, 8 August 2020, 9:34 PM)
Answer:

Turnitin at Wittenborg allows you to resubmit your assignment multiple times by overwriting the previous submissions, until the due date. This means that if you have submitted a wrong document, you can resubmit again by uploading the correct document. The newly uploaded document will overwrite the previous one. You can resubmit many times until the deadline. This feature of overwriting previous submissions ensures that your module teacher will only receive the latest submission for checking.


Question:

Assignment Submission: When can I submit my assignment?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 11:17 AM)
Answer:

The window period to upload assignments is open at least two weeks in advance of the due date. Avoid uploading your assignment at the last minute. Make sure to upload the assignment a day earlier to avoid complications such as technical glitches, lost internet connection, system overload etc. Submitting your assignment early also helps you to view your Similarity Index Report and ensure that the similarity index is below the 20% limit set by Wittenborg (Refer to EEG for more details). This allows you time to amend your assignment if necessary.

In case of technical issues, contact: helpdesk@wittenborg.eu at least 30 minutes before the deadline, with the name of the module and screenshot(s) of the exact technical issue. Email sent after the deadline will not be attended to.



Question:

Assignment Submission: Will I get an extension in assignment submissions if the quality of Internet in my home country is poor?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 10:21 PM)
Answer:

There is no extension of deadline for submitting assignments online. It is the student's responsibility to submit the assignment on time. Many problems can surface at the last minute, such as technical glitches, failed internet connection, system or software failure etc.

It is better to upload your assignment one or two days before the deadline, so that in case you encounter technical problems, you have sufficient time to find alternative ways to submit your assignment. If the internet connection in your area is weak or unstable, it is best to find a library or a computer shop as an alternative. 

If you are still not able to solve your technical issue, please contact helpdesk@wittenborg.eu at least 30 minutes before the deadline, with the name of the module assignment and screenshot(s) of the exact technical issue. Email sent after the deadline will not be attended to.


Question:

Attendance: How do I know if module attendance is compulsory?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 10:37 PM)
Answer:

Due to the current situation, attendance requirement will not be re-introduced. The participation requirement has been revised as follows:

  •  The participation requirement for modules that are assessed using a submission: Submission of a draft of the assignment by Friday of Week 4 of the Block (after the Project Week)
  •  The participation requirement for modules that are assessed using a Type 1 assessment (written exam): Submission of an assignment, chosen by the teacher by Friday of Week 4 of the Block (after Project Week). The assignment can be powerpoint slides, digital/handwritten poster, a video presentation etc.

Students must have completed this participation requirement (sufficiently) in order to be allowed to submit the final assignment.

Please refer to the information in the respective Module Online Area for more details about the participation requirement.


B

Question:

Bank Accounts: What is an IBAN?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 10:51 PM)
Answer:

IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number and is a number attached to all accounts in the EU countries. It is made up of a unique code that identifies the country in which the account is opened, the account holder's bank and the account number. The IBAN helps to make the process of cross-border payments easier and faster. The bank assigns an IBAN to your account. You need to use the IBAN when sending interbank transfers or wiring money from one bank account to another, especially across international borders.

The structure of the IBAN is 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:

Before Arrival: What should I pack before travelling to the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 10:54 PM)
Answer:

Documents

Students should bring the following documents in hand luggage:

  • Valid passport (with a valid visa for non-EU/EEA students)
  • Medical records and vaccination reports (if relevant)
  • Wittenborg Admission Letter
  • Original birth certificate in English or with a certified legalised English translation
  • Passport-type photos

 Clothes

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:

  • Winter coat and winter accessories, like gloves, scarf, warm headgear
  • Summer clothes
  • Waterproof jacket and shoes (+ umbrella)
  • Business attire for formal occasions, company meetings, presentations, and events

Money

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 Euro at Grenswisselkantoren. For information and locations, visit https://www.gwktravelex.nl/en.

Electrical equipment

  • Computer/laptop/tablet + charger
  • Mobile phone + charger
  • Power adapter if needed. The Netherlands uses Type C&F Euro electricity outlets with 230 V with 50 HZ frequency. Some appliances do not need a converter. If the label states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz' the appliance can be used in all countries in the world and is standard for chargers of tablets/laptops and phones


Question:

Booking Appointments: How to book an appointment at Wittenborg?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:26 PM)
Answer:

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:

BSN (Social Security Number): Why do I need a BSN? What are the steps for registering for my BSN at the municipality?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 11:11 PM)
Answer:

The “Burgerservicenummer” (BSN) is a unique personal number that enables reliable and efficient data exchange between residents, the government and various other organizations. In the Netherlands, you need the BSN for opening a bank account, visiting a doctor, getting health insurance, receiving your salary (if you are working part-time while studying), applying for tax benefits and many other administrative processes.

The requirements and process:

Whether you are a Dutch citizen or an international, everyone living in the Netherlands is required to be registered at their home address. You need to register (inschrijven) at the town hall in the municipality (gemeente) where you are living. For foreign students, you can only register after you have collected your residence permit.  Being registered allows the Basisregistratie personen (BRP or Municipal Personal Records Database) to better handle emergency situations, to track the size of the Dutch population and to allocate the right municipal taxes to each household.

To register your address and get a BSN from the gemeente, you need to make an appointment. The University Front Desk will make the appointment with the Gemeente (City Hall) on your behalf. For the appointment, students should bring the following documents:

  • Residence permit
  • Passport (original copy)
  • Birth Certificate (with legalised translation in Dutch or English)
  • Accommodation contract

The process of registration will take between 20 to 30 minutes. Once you are registered at the municipality, you will receive a document which states your particulars and your BSN. An official welcome letter will be mailed to you at your home address.

Take note that you cannot open a bank account unless you have your BSN. So ensure that you have sufficient cash with you when you arrive.


C

Question:

Change of Address deadline: I have checked out from student housing. Do I have to register my new address immediately?

(Last edited: Thursday, 13 August 2020, 2:19 PM)
Answer:

1. If you move within or to the municipality of Apeldoorn, you are legally obliged to inform the city hall. 

a.       Firstly, please send us your new address by writing to frontdesk@wittenborg.eu

b.       Secondly, you need to change your address online with your DigiD code.  Completing this process is your own responsibility.

The following link is the page on the city hall website, which informs how to change your address online. 

https://iburgerzaken.apeldoorn.nl/gaas-web/server/continue/StartVerhuizing;jsessionid=8C22DB3273EA4687ACA6B5DB4096CB48#burgerzaken

Note:

You must inform the municipality of your change of address anywhere between 4 weeks prior to moving and 5 days after moving. The moving date that you provide will be treated as the day on which your address changed. If you inform the municipality more than 5 days after moving, the date on which you inform the municipality will be treated as the moving date. Municipalities can impose a fine of up to €325 if you do not inform them in time of important changes to your personal information.



Question:

Charging Equipments: How can I charge my laptop or mobile phone once I arrive in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Friday, 14 August 2020, 12:43 PM)
Answer:

Travel with a mobile phone, tablet or laptop can be difficult without the right adapter. Make sure you bring a European adapter from home, or buy one at any of the local shops once you arrive in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands (Holland) the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Please visit https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/netherlands-holland/ for more details on using the right power adapter in the Netherlands.


Question:

Check Out Notice: Should I give prior notice of my intention to check out?

(Last edited: Friday, 22 May 2020, 11:42 AM)
Answer:

Yes. Residents must give at least four weeks’ notice in advance to Wittenborg Housing of their intended check-out date and time, so a mutually suitable pre-check-out time can be agreed by both parties. The intended check-out date and time can be on or before the last date of the housing package.


Question:

Check-in Rules: I have moved into Wittenborg student housing recently. What should I do next?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:45 PM)
Answer:

At check-in, residents are provided with an inventory checklist, the Check-In Form*. Please use this document to report any issues within your apartment and submit it signed to the front office within 3 working days of your arrival. If this document is not submitted, it is taken as confirmation that all items, and dormitory, as set out in the inventory checklist, are present and in good condition. Residents must pay for any damages incurred outside normal ‘wear and tear’.

*This list is used again when checking out. The items on the back of the form must be present when checking out. All missing items are to be paid for by the leaving student. The personal items on the list must be removed from the room.



Question:

Class Attendance: Whom can I contact if I cannot attend the classes?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 11:09 AM)
Answer:

Due to the current situation, attendance requirement will not be re-introduced; however, we will maintain the participation requirement for taught modules. We will ensure that teachers make the 'participation' manageable without increasing the study load but adding to the learning experience. Please refer to the respective module online areas for further instructions on participation requirements.


Question:

Class Cancellations/Changes Notifications: How can I receive notifications about any cancellations/changes in my classes?

(Last edited: Monday, 31 August 2020, 4:48 PM)
Answer:

You will be notified of any changes in your classes if you activate the notification setting in your time table. Activating the notifications in your timetable will enable you to keep track of changes in the room and time or cancellation of your classes. You will receive a notification via your student email account. 

To activate the notification, follow the steps below:

At your Timetable page,

  • Click the Profile icon on the left side. Mobile users will need to open this column by clicking on the top left icon on the screen and click My Profile in the column.
  • Deselect the 'I don’t want to receive notifications' button and enter an email address for notifications. Now you will receive a notification every time there is a room change, cancellation of a lecture, or rescheduling of classes!

Question:

Class Participation Requirements: Is it necessary/compulsory to participate in class participation activities when doing a retake?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 11:16 AM)
Answer:

Yes, it is compulsory to fulfil all standard module requirements including online class participation set for block 6 & 7 delivery if:

1) the previous grade is below 4.0 or

2) previously it was a Type 1 exam, i.e. written exam. 

Thus, if the previous exam is a Type 2 exam and the grade is higher than 4.0, then the student can upload the final assignment as retake submission on or before the exam submission deadline.



Question:

Contact Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences - How can I contact the University of Applied Sciences for questions during the COVID-19 pandemic?

(Last edited: Friday, 18 September 2020, 9:38 AM)
Answer:

We understand you may have questions and concerns about the current situation. Wittenborg's mainline telephone number +31 088 667 2688 remains available at all times during working hours (CET). Email support_covid19@wittenborg.eu for all urgent questions about health and the effect of coronavirus. Email helpdesk@wittenborg.eu for all IT and online login assistance.

 


Question:

Contact: Whom do I need to contact before I start my studies at Wittenborg University?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 8:51 AM)
Answer:

As a new student the first person you should get in touch with is your process tutor. Your process tutor is your contact person and advisor during your studies. At the introduction week you will be informed about your process tutor.

A study agreement is a formal requirement towards the fulfilment of the tutoring process for all students.
Contact the registrar@wittenborg.eu.

Question:

Contacting Lecturers: How can I reach the lecturers?

(Last edited: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 10:03 AM)
Answer:

The lecturers will be available online as per the schedules shown in the timetables for all modules.

Communication will take place through the individual Forum and through the Chat function. Lecturers and support staff can set up Skype calls in teams with students and groups during the timetabled hours.

https://www.wittenborg-online.com/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=4627#p5178



Question:

Contacting Staff - How can I communicate with the Wittenborg teachers and staff?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:50 PM)
Answer:

You can communicate with Wittenborg teachers and staff via email or phone. Teachers usually provide their email addresses to students during the first lesson, so do take down their email addresses when given. If you are unsure, you can always contact front desk for help at frontdesk@wittenborg.eu.

All students are required to use their official email with S#@student.wittenborg.eu for any official communication. 

Note:

In relation to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) it is essential that students only send university-related material and emails through the official student email account (@student.wittenborg.eu).

 



Question:

Cost of Living: What is the cost of living in Apeldoorn?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:51 PM)
Answer:

Students in Apeldoorn can enjoy a very reasonable cost of living. The cost of living in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands is approximately 800 - 900 Euro per month according to the reputable institute NIBUD.nl.

These main costs include:

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Transport

Tuition fees do not form part of living costs.

Apeldoorn versus Amsterdam

Experience has shown that students living and studying in Apeldoorn spend approximately €800 a month; however, in Amsterdam this can be up to €1,000 a month. This amount is needed to cover daily expenses, meals, accommodation costs, insurance, study books, etc. This estimate does not include tuition fees and unforeseen costs and should be used as a general indication of the costs of living. How much money you will actually need depends on your lifestyle. The costs for housing, for example, may differ considerably. Also, if you plan to travel during your stay, you will obviously need more money.




Question:

COVID-19 Matters - New Student: I am a new student for block 6 / block 7, but I have decided to stay in my home country due to COVID-19. Can I join classes online or defer my studies to a later intake?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 10:12 AM)
Answer:

Yes, you are most welcome to join classes online! If you planned to start your studies in block 6 2020 (30th March), you can join our introduction week on 25th and 26th of March online. In this case, you should have received an email from our Front Desk team (frontdesk@wittenborg.eu) inviting you for the introduction week. Please let us know if you have not received your invitation for the introduction week if you are scheduled to start your studies in block 6 by emailing frontdesk@wittenborg.eu

In preparation for the introduction week, please make sure that you have a stable internet connection along with a computer so that you can follow and execute the instructions (such as activating your student account) at the same time. During the introduction week, our Front Desk will explain in detail how you can join our online learning environment. 

Alternatively, you can also defer your application to a later intake. Make sure to inform our Registrar Department at registrar@wittenborg.eu accordingly. 



Question:

COVID-19 Matters - Residence Permit:How will it affect my residence permit if I decide to leave the Netherlands due to the Covid-19 crises?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 5:03 PM)
Answer:

During the residence permit study, you may stay outside the Netherlands for a maximum of 6 months in a row or 3 years in a row each year for a maximum of 4 months in a row. 

Note:

For detailed info, please check https://ind.nl/en/Pages/main-residence.aspx.



Question:

COVID-19 Matters: Where can I find the updated information regarding Wittenborg’s policy on COVID-19?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:09 AM)
Answer:

You can follow our up-to-date news by clicking on the following link: 

https://www.wittenborg.eu/faq-corona-admissions-and-information-new-students.htm



Question:

COVID-19 Test: How can I get tested for coronavirus?

(Last edited: Thursday, 10 September 2020, 11:14 AM)
Answer:

If you have symptoms such as a cold, cough, fever or sudden loss of smell or taste, you can get tested to see if you are infected with coronavirus. This will help us control the spread of the virus and protect one another.

 Register for a coronavirus test

 If you have (mild) symptoms of COVID-19, make an appointment to get tested. Call the toll-free number 0800 1202 (or +31 850 659 063 if you're calling from a foreign phone) or make an appointment online using your DigiD (choose 'English' at the bottom of the page). Be sure to have your citizen service number (BSN) at hand.

 You can only make an appointment if you have one or more symptoms of COVID-19, such as: cold-like symptoms, a stuffy nose, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat, a cough, fever, or sudden loss of smell or taste.  If you have severe symptoms or belong to an at-risk group, contact a doctor or A&E department. In a life-threatening situation, always call 112.

 Testing at a GGD test location

 GGD test location in Apeldoorn: Vlijtseweg 106, Apeldoorn

GGD test locations in Amsterdam: https://www.ggd.amsterdam.nl/coronavirus/testen-corona/testlocaties-amsterdam/

 When you call 0800-1202 (or +31 850 659 063 if you're calling from abroad) you’ll be connected to an assistant. This is not a doctor. The assistant will find the first available appointment for you. Some test locations can only be accessed by car.  Once your test appointment is confirmed over the phone, you will receive a confirmation SMS together with the time and address.

 Stay at home until it is time to go to the test location. Bring proof of identity and confirmation of your appointment with you. Your details will be checked when you arrive.  A GGD staff member will use a cotton swab to collect mucus from your throat and nose. The swab will go deep into your nose and throat. It will not hurt, but will probably feel uncomfortable. Go home immediately after the test and stay home until you get the results. 

 Coronavirus test results

 If you made an appointment by telephone, you will receive your result by telephone as soon as possible. If you made an appointment online, you will receive a telephone call only if you test positive. The municipal health service (GGD) will call you. You do not need to call them.

 If your test comes back negative, you can confirm your result by logging in to the coronavirus test website using your DigiD (choose 'English' at the bottom of the page). You will be notified  by email when your result is available on the website, normally within 2 days.  If the test is negative, you are not infected with coronavirus. But you must still continue to observe the general measures. 

If the test shows that you do have COVID-19, someone from the GGD will call you for contact tracing.

 Contact tracing

 Contact tracing means working out where you may have contracted the infection (the source). The GGD also looks at whom you have been in contact with (PDF, 210 KB), and whom you may have infected (your contacts). The purpose of contact tracing is to prevent the virus from spreading further. You and your contacts will be given specific instructions on what to do. You and any other members of your household must in any case stay at home for 10 days. The GGD will explain what this means. It is important that you inform your GP, employer and/or in-house medical officer of the results of the test.

 Coronavirus test at Schiphol Airport

 If you are travelling to the Netherlands from a COVID-19 risk area you can get tested for coronavirus at Schiphol Airport. The municipal health service (GGD) does not test all travellers from COVID-19 risk areas.

 If you are unsure or need any support, please contact the Front Desk at 088 667 2688 or e-mail  support_covid19@wittenborg.eu.


Question:

Curriculum Plan and Timeline: I have applied for the final year phase 3 in HBA. How can I know the details about my internship period, my work permit as well as the complete curriculum plan?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 6:04 PM)
Answer:

You can access and go through all the details including curriculum plan and timeline in the HBA EEG Part 3.

NOTE:

You can access the EEG in the online area after signing in with your student account.


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Question:

DigiD: What is a DigiD and how do I get one?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 3:54 PM)
Answer:

DigiD (short for Digital Identification) is a form of online ID that allows you to access many services and government websites in the Netherlands. It is like a digital version of your passport. The DigiD consists of a username and password that are linked to your personal public service number (BSN). You need your DigiD to do your administration online in the Netherlands. This includes doing your taxes, applying for benefits and allowances, and many other necessary transactions.

How to apply for a DigiD?

You can apply for the DigiD for free on the DigiD website https://www.digid.nl/en/. You need to have your BSN. After filling in the application, you will receive an SMS code on your mobile phone. This is to verify your mobile number. Then you will receive another code via email. This is to verify your email address. Finally, you will receive a letter by post with the final activation code. This is to verify your registered home address and also to ensure security of your final activation code. Use the code to activate your DigiD within 20 days. Activate your DigiD via the DigiD activation webpage https://digid.nl/en/inloggen.

Remember that your DigiD grants access to many aspects of your life online, so you should take care to keep it secret and also not to lose it. If you forget your DigiD username or password, you can visit the DigiD contact page for help https://www.digid.nl/en/contact/


Question:

Doctor's Appointment: Can I still request a doctor's appointment during the ongoing corona virus crisis?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 9:45 AM)
Answer:

All students seeking a doctor's appointment during the ongoing COVID-19 situation need to first send an email to frontdesk@wittenborg.eu. Please remember to mention the following details in your email:

  • Your full name and student number
  • Your local telephone number
  • The symptoms you have been experiencing
  • If you have been taking any medication
  • What type of medication
  • How long you have been taking the medication
  • If you have experienced any improvement or change in your health
The Front Desk will call the doctor on your behalf after which you will soon receive a phone call from the doctor's clinic who will provide you with further instructions.

Note: If you have symptoms like cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, fever, sudden loss of smell or taste, you must contact GGD by making an appointment on https://www.ggdnog.nl/corona/alles-over-corona/coronatest-wanneer-hoe-en-waar

https://www.ggdnog.nl/corona/alles-over-corona/coronatest-wanneer-hoe-en-waar

https://www.ggdnog.nl/corona/alles-over-corona/coronatest-wanneer-hoe-en-waar




Question:

Doctor's Appointment: How can I make an appointment with the Doctor?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 4:08 PM)
Answer:

Front Desk will make an appointment on your behalf and inform you once the appointment is confirmed. Please send an email to frontdesk@wittenborg mentioning the following details

  • Please give an option of 3 days for your availability to go to the doctor's appointment
  • Mention the preferred timings when you can go to see the doctor
  • Preferably, mention the symptoms you have been experiencing and if you have been taking any medication
  • How long have you been taking the medication and if you have experienced any improvement or change in your health

The Front Desk will make an appointment on your behalf and inform you by email once the appointment has been confirmed. You need to confirm attendance of the appointment by replying to the appointment email from the Front Desk.




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Drinking Water: Is tap water in the Netherlands safe to drink?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 9:57 AM)
Answer:

Yes, tap water in the whole of the Netherlands is safe to drink. Not only will you save money by not buying bottled water, but you can also help towards keeping the environment clean by reducing plastic waste.


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Education Department- How can I contact the education department?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 8:58 AM)
Answer:

While the Education Department office is open daily for short questions, for consultations please make an appointment by email to education@wittenborg.eu and you will receive a confirmation within 3 working days.

Contacting Lecturers

All lecturers can be contacted through their Wittenborg email generally by putting their firstnames.lastname@wittenborg.eu


Question:

EEG: What is the EEG and where can I find it?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:03 AM)
Answer:

The Education and Examination Guide (EEG) is the first thing you need to read before you start your classes. The EEG consists of all the crucial information you need for your studies, including handbooks on work placement, graduation assignment, academic writing, etc. 

EEGs are available for each study programme and can be found in the online Moodle area (https://www.wittenborg-online.com).



Question:

EEG: Whom can I contact for clarifying doubts on the EEG?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 10:15 AM)
Answer:

If students have questions about a section in the EEG, they can contact their process tutor to guide them. Process tutors will be allocated by Wittenborg and during the Introduction Week, students will be informed on how to contact their process tutor, to make an appointment.

Before students arrive at Wittenborg, we recommend reading a few sections of the EEG to get an impression of the education system at our university. The following sections are recommended:

  • Part 2: Education Guide
  • Part 3: Programme curriculum- Specialisation-related curriculum
  • Part 4: Practical information guide- Grading system in the Netherlands, Attendance & exams – important notice


Question:

Email Receipt: Where will I get the submission receipt?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:02 AM)
Answer:

An email receipt is sent to your S#@student.wittenborg.eu account each time the assignment has been submitted on Turnitin.  Should you provide any other email ID, it is wise to check the spam/junk folder. 


Question:

Emergency Contact: Where can I find important telephone numbers in case of emergencies?

(Last edited: Thursday, 9 July 2020, 1:05 PM)
Answer:

You can find basic information about living in the Netherlands from Wittenborg-online, on your Dashboard under the title ‘Information for International Students in the Netherlands or through this link: https://www.wittenborg-online.com/enrol/index.php?id=1183

All information pertaining to your living in the Netherlands, from the time before your arrival to after you graduate can be found here. If you are staying at Wittenborg’s accommodation, the student housing information booklet placed inside your room and in the common area contains emergency numbers in case of urgent needs. This information can be found in the first page and contains numbers of Wittenborg Housing Department, Police, Fire Brigade and Hospital.

Generally, the Dutch emergency number for police, fire department and ambulance is 112. The Call Centre respondent will respond to the call and ask who you are, where the emergency takes place and what the emergency is. They will then send the right forces (police, ambulance or fire service) to the scene.

Note: Only call these numbers if the matter cannot wait another minute with the issue. The Netherlands has a strict policy on emergency numbers. It is considered a crime to unnecessarily call 112. They will charge the person who calls the emergency number for nothing.

If someone needs the police for something else than an urgent crime, they can be reached at 0900-8844. For minor issues destined to be solved by the fire department, the phone number of the Apeldoorn fire department is 055-548 3555. 

In case of health issues, if one is not in immediate life danger, do not call 112. Call the Family doctor’s office and press 1 for emergency. They will tell you what to do next. If someone has a major health issue out of office hours, they can call the Apeldoorn Huisartsenpost. The telephone number is 0900 - 600 9000. They will give you instructions on what to do next.

 Note: Do not go to the emergency room/hospital without calling the Huisartsenpost first. This will not be covered by the insurance and it will take a lot of time before they can help.


Question:

Enrolled Programmes: How can I see the details of enrolled programmes on my results page?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:03 AM)
Answer:

This can be done by clicking the 'Personal details' option on the http://myresults.wittenborg.eu. The 'Personal details' option shows only your active programmes.


Question:

Enrolment in Modules: How should I know which modules to enrol in?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:54 AM)
Answer:

In order to know what modules you have to attend in each block please check your study programme curriculum. This can be found in your programme's Education and Examination Guide (EEG) online (Part 3)



Question:

Exam Registration: How do I register for the exams?

(Last edited: Monday, 14 September 2020, 10:55 PM)
Answer:

You are automatically registered for exams once you have enrolled for the modules.



Question:

Exam Registration: What happens if I forget to register for the exams?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:00 AM)
Answer:

It is compulsory to register for standard/retake exams. If you forget to register for the exam, you should get in contact with your process tutor as soon as possible. Otherwise, you cannot take the exam.



Question:

Exam Results: I cannot see my exam results.

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:33 AM)
Answer:

If you cannot find an exam result or grade, please contact Exam Results via this email: examresults@wittenborg.eu or contact your process tutor for further assistance.


Question:

Exam Results: What can I do if I think that my result is incorrect?

(Last edited: Monday, 14 September 2020, 11:00 PM)
Answer:

You can contact your lecturer if you think that the result is incorrect.



Question:

Exam Results: When can I view my exam results?

(Last edited: Monday, 14 September 2020, 10:59 PM)
Answer:

The results would be published in the Osiris ten working days after the date of the exam. If it is not available, students can send an email query to examresults@wittenborg.eu



Question:

Exam Results: Where can I view my exam marks or results?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 1:24 PM)
Answer:

The exam results can be found in http://myresults.wittenborg.eu. Students can click on the 'Study Progress Review' by clicking on the 'Progress' tab.

Steps

Note: If results are missing on MyResults, please send an email to examresults@wittenborg.eu



Question:

Exam Timetable: How can I access the examination timetable?

(Last edited: Monday, 14 September 2020, 10:45 PM)
Answer:

You need to login in the timetable, select your programme, then save timetable. Now, you can find your examination dates.

https://timetable.wittenborg.eu is the webpage that has all scheduled classes & exams for all programmes. You need to access it to find information on the scheduled class & exam location, date and time and lecturer details.



Question:

Examinations: How can I review Type 2 exams in blocks 6 and 7?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:22 AM)
Answer:

During the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the “traditional’’ written exams (Type 1) have been replaced by assignments (Type 2). You will receive feedback and comments on your assignment from the module teacher in Turnitin, approximately two weeks after the deadline of the assignment.



Question:

Exams: Is there any difference between the Type 1 and Type 2 exams?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:43 AM)
Answer:

Type 1 exams are the written exams which are traditional classroom-based exams, where students are asked to answer several questions or analyse situations and cases in text form, without any study aids such as notes or textbooks. Written examinations are 3 hours unless otherwise indicated by the lecturer.

Type 2 exams are assignments completed individually or in groups.



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Question:

Facebook: I wish to join the Wittenborg Facebook page. What should I do?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:15 AM)
Answer:

We would like to offer our students the opportunity to meet fellow students and staff in an informal way, even before arrival. This is why we suggest joining Wittenborg on Facebook.

Login or create a Facebook account: www.facebook.com. Search 'Wittenborg Students & Staff' on the Facebook website or app. Click 'Join us'. 

After approval, students can receive the latest information on their personal accounts.



Question:

Flight Cancelled: My flight to the Netherlands is cancelled/postponed due to COVID-19. What do I need to do?

(Last edited: Monday, 20 April 2020, 5:28 PM)
Answer:

In such a situation, please call the Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences telephone number +31886672688 (weekends: +31613723608) to inform Wittenborg's staff members so that they can take the necessary action. After your call please also send a short e-mail to this address: registrar@wittenborg.eu, mentioning your student number and explaining your situation.  

Please follow the same procedure if you face any difficulties that prevent you from travelling to the airport of your departure point that is caused by airport authorities or airline company staff. 



Question:

Food in the Netherlands: Can I buy the food that I am used to while staying in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 10:05 AM)
Answer:

Yes, in general everything is available in the markets. There are plenty of supermarkets you can choose from, though sometimes you may have to go to a specialised shop to buy a specific item, e.g. Asian food. Rice is a common product in the supermarkets. Black Bean sauce can be found in Asian shops.  


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Question:

Graduation Assignment (GA) Oral Defence/Presentations: Can I use any special equipment or request for special arrangements for my GA Oral Defence/Presentation?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 10:46 AM)
Answer:

Yes, you may use any equipment or request for special arrangements. However, please arrange this either through your Academic Supervisor or Process Tutor or the Education Department at least one week in advance of the time of the Oral Defence.


Question:

Graduation Assignment (GA/FP) Submission:Where can I submit my GA hard copies?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:10 AM)
Answer:

Students must submit two properly bound (NO SPIRAL BINDING) copies of their GA/FP at least 3 days before the presentation. You can hand them in to the Front Desk at Laan vanMensenrechten 500.


Question:

Graduation Assignment (GA/FP):What is the deadline to upload my GA final version?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:02 AM)
Answer:

The Turnitin Upload area for GA Final Version of a block closes at 4 p.m. CET (16:00 Dutch Time) on the Monday of Week 4 of a block. Once it has closed, it will become hidden to students and the upload area in the next block will open. If you miss the deadline you will need to submit in the next block's submission area.


Question:

Graduation Assignment Clearance Form:How can I upload my Graduation Clearance Form?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:49 AM)
Answer:

No student is allowed to upload and defend their Graduation Assignment/Final Project unless they have uploaded a completed and signed clearance form at the time of submission of the final version (the deadline is same for the final version of GA/FP submission and clearance form). The clearance form shows that a student has completed all the required exams except the Final Project and have achieved 60 European Credits, and paid all outstanding dues to the institution.

A scanned copy of the properly filled out and signed Clearance Form (check EEG, Part 8) by all departments should be uploaded by the student in the Master's GA/FP online area before the deadline (Check module online area for exact time and date).

However, during this COVID-19 situation, this practice has been suspended until further notice. Students can check the status of this requirement via the GA (Final Project) module online area.


Question:

Graduation Ceremony: I will graduate in Block 7. Which graduation ceremony can I attend?

(Last edited: Friday, 10 July 2020, 3:52 PM)
Answer:

There are two graduation ceremonies per year. One in February and the other is held in July. Students who graduate in blocks 1, 2 & 3 will be invited to the winter graduation (in February). Students who graduate in blocks 5, 6 & 7 will be invited to the summer graduation (in July).

Note:

Students can invite their family members to come to the graduation ceremony. A graduation ceremony signifies a close to your study journey at Wittenborg. It is a day full of joy, and the perfect opportunity to see your fellow graduates one more time and celebrate your graduation together.



Question:

Graduation: I am graduating soon. When can I receive my diploma and transcript?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:43 AM)
Answer:

Normally, diplomas and transcripts are ready for collection within 3 months after the graduation date. However, you can check with the registrar in case you need the documents earlier, by sending them an email: registrar@wittenborg.eu.


Question:

Graduation: I will be graduating soon. What steps should I follow in order to complete this process?

(Last edited: Friday, 10 July 2020, 4:10 PM)
Answer:

In order to graduate, students have to complete all European Credit (EC) modules. Once all ECs are achieved and you have passed the GA Oral Defence, you will be invited to the graduation ceremony by the Events Coordinator, via email.

In the email, you will find all information and instructions pertaining to the ceremony. Please follow all instructions given in the email. Among others, you will be required to:

1) provide information on your guest list (the number of guests who will be attending the ceremony)

2) complete the graduation questionnaire

3) submit a photograph of yourself. This photograph will be shown on the screen during the ceremony.



Question:

Guest Lectures: Will the university continue offering guest lectures?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:16 AM)
Answer:

All guest lectures are cancelled and will be replaced by online films or recorded videos of guest speakers.

Please visit the following link for more details:

https://www.wittenborg-online.com/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=4627#p5178




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Question:

Health Insurance: Can I make reimbursement claims for dental expenses?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 2:14 PM)
Answer:

Under ICS Complete and ICS Start+ insurance, the maximum insured amount for dental costs to relieve acute dental pain is EUR 350 per insurance year and the maximum insured amount for dental costs due to an accident is EUR 1,100 per insurance year.


Question:

Heating System: Is there a heating system available in my house?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:29 AM)
Answer:

Yes. Each Wittenborg Student Housing comes with a heating system installed. The temperature is set to 21 degrees celsius and this temperature must always be maintained. Please avoid unnecessary use of energy and gas as it may cause additional expenses for the university

Note

Help us in creating a more sustainable environment by avoiding unnecessary usage of energy and gas.


Question:

High School Diploma: Due to COVID-19, I might not receive my high school diploma. Does this have an impact on my application?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:31 AM)
Answer:

No, in most cases. Wittenborg understands that this is an exceptional situation we are currently in. We are aware that schools worldwide have postponed or cancelled high school final exams. Should you be unable to obtain your high school diploma, or you will receive a different statement of completion of your studies, please inform our Admissions Department at admission@wittenborg.eu to see how they can assist you further.


Question:

HOSCO and WittenborgConnect: What is HOSCO and WittenborgConnect?

(Last edited: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 12:00 AM)
Answer:

These two make up Wittenborg's career platforms. HOSCO is specifically for the hospitality industry, while WittenborgConnect covers all business fields in general. Students searching for work placement or internship opportunities can register on these platforms. They can then search for suitable companies of their choice and send their CV's and cover letters directly to the companies. Please refer to the Work Placement Handbook for more details.


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Question:

In-Company Training/Work Placement/Internship: My In-Company Training or Work Placement is terminated or suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What can I do?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:29 PM)
Answer:

Please fill in this FORM. One of the External Relations & Work Placement team members will provide you with advice by email within 3 working days.


Question:

Insurance Coverage: What medical costs does my health insurance cover?

(Last edited: Friday, 24 April 2020, 3:04 PM)
Answer:

Examples of insurances students might need during their stay in the Netherlands besides medical insurance:  

  • Emergency costs and repatriation (e.g. in the event of unexpectedly having to return to your home country)
  • Private liability (e.g. a bike accident damaging a car in the process)
  • Home contents and personal property, including baggage (e.g. theft from your room, loss of suitcase during a trip)
  • Accidents (e.g. disability through an accident)
  • Legal aid (e.g. conflict with a landlord)  
Note 

If students are not or no longer eligible for Dutch Basic Healthcare Insurance and still a student, a complete insurance package is available via www.aonstudentinsurance.com.


Question:

Insurance Reimbursements: How can I get reimbursements from my insurance for my medical expenses?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 2:51 PM)
Answer:

International students have to pay for their medical bills before they can approach the insurance company for reimbursements. This means that for all medical appointments, students have to pay for it first, then, they can submit request for reimbursements (or claims) at the insurance company's website. Make sure you have the receipt for the payment of your medical bills. You may need to upload this receipt as proof of payment.

For AON insurance, paid bills can be reimbursed at the website: https://www.aonstudentinsurance.com/students/en/claims/.



Question:

Insurance: If I have arranged a Dutch basic health insurance for myself, how do I cancel the current AON insurance arranged by Wittenborg?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 2:45 PM)
Answer:

If your current AON insurance has been arranged by Wittenborg and you have now arranged insurance by yourself, we can cancel the AON insurance for you upon your request. This request will only be taken into consideration if you can provide proof that your new insurance has already started. Please fill in this webform, so that our Registrar Department can cancel your current AON insurance. The results of this form are processed every Monday and Thursday of the week. You will receive a confirmation of cancellation of your insurance by email. If you inform us of the cancellation of your insurance before the expiry date, you might be entitled to a refund based on the time remaining before the expiry. You can download the refund form (interactive Word Document) attached below to this FAQ, complete it, and upload it along with your new insurance certificate in the webform.



Question:

Insurance: If I work as a freelancer, do I still need to change my student health insurance?

(Last edited: Monday, 8 June 2020, 2:45 PM)
Answer:

If your monthly earning is above 150 euros then you need to change your Dutch student health insurance.


Question:

Insurance: Is it compulsory to have health insurance during my study in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Monday, 31 August 2020, 3:03 PM)
Answer:

Health insurance is compulsory for every person who lives or works in the Netherlands. You are obliged to take out standard health insurance to cover the cost of, for example, consulting a general practitioner, hospital treatment and prescription medication. 

If you are studying here, you can take the AON student insurance. The university will normally arrange this for you upon your application to study at Wittenborg. In case you do not have an insurance, you can contact our registrar's office at registrar@wittenborg.eu and we can help to arrange it for you.

You are required to have a Dutch public health insurance if you have an income from a (part-time) job or internship. You can find more information here: https://www.studyinholland.nl/plan-your-stay/insurance



Question:

Insurance: Will I be fined for not having a health insurance while staying in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Monday, 20 April 2020, 11:17 AM)
Answer:

Yes, non-compliance with this Dutch law means students may be fined by the Centraal Administratiekantoor (CAK). Depending on the period of being uninsured, fines can run into several hundreds of euro.  

Note: 

If students receive a letter from CAK which states that they need Dutch health insurance because of their income, they must act on it, even if the statement is incorrect. If students need help with these issues, frontdesk@wittenborg.eu or registrar@wittenborg.eu can assist in this matter. 



Question:

Insurance: WIll I still need insurance after my graduation?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:17 AM)
Answer:

If a student has graduated recently or will graduate soon and will continue to stay in the Netherlands as a 'zoekjaar' (search year) student, a new insurance policy can be applied via the insurance website.

Please note that: 

  •  The new insurance policy must start within 3 years after graduation.
  •  Students must have had an Aon student insurance for at least six consecutive months.
  •  If students apply for the ICS insurance, select home country and destination country (the Netherlands) and select Search year student at Student’s situation

Please note that purchasing this insurance is only possible if students have a "search-year permit". Aon may ask for proof of the search year permit or a pending application for one.

The search-year permit is a permit for a maximum period of one year, to enable students to look for a job in the Netherlands after completion of studies. If students find a paid job or internship in the Netherlands, they will need to take out a public Dutch Basic Healthcare Insurance. 



Question:

Internship and Part-Time Jobs: Is there any difference between internships and part-time jobs?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 6:53 AM)
Answer:

An internship is a compulsory module and is an essential part of your study programme, while a part-time job is an additional extracurricular option. You will be assigned a company supervisor who will monitor your progress throughout the internet. The company supervisor will update the Work Placement Coordinator of your progress from time to time. You will also be assessed at the end of your internship and the grade will be included in your results report. As for part-time job, there is no assessment and it is strictly your own personal undertaking.

Take note that you will not be allowed to present your final thesis if you have not passed your internship or WP module.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement Duration: What is the minimum duration of an internship?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:29 PM)
Answer:

The EEG Part 7 Work Placement Handbook, page 3, mentions “The duration of the WP is minimum of 3 months full-time”. In EEG Part 7a Work Placement Handbook “In-Company Training takes at least 4 months full-time.”



Question:

Internship/Work Placement termination initiated from the student side due to COVID-19, what to do?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:23 PM)
Answer:

Please fill in this FORM. One of our External Relations & Work Placement team members will provide you with advice by email within 3 working days.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement Waiver: Will my prior work experience be counted as an internship?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 10:40 AM)
Answer:

There are no exceptions offered by Wittenborg for the work placement. All regular students must fulfill the conditions of this module. All regular students will have to go through the assessment of this module (Weekly and Monthly Journals, Work Evaluation Report and Work Evaluation Report Oral Defence).

The Graduation and Examination Board recognises that students can ask at entry of the programme to be deemed as having done the work placement module. This will only be considered if the following has been fulfilled:

1. The student has done a prior WP which had at least the same duration of a normal Wittenborg WP and was done not more than two years prior to the date of admission to the IBA programme.

2. This prior WP has not been credited before, by another education institute.

3. The student is able to provide the WP Coordinator with:

  • a. A proper and detailed job description
  • b. A recommendation letter from the company

4. The WP Coordinator will contact the company with regards to the recommendation letter.

5. If all conditions have been met, the WP Coordinator will formally recommend to the Graduation and Examination Board of the student’s request of compensating the WP duration period.  

6. If approved, the student will need to write the Work Evaluation Report (WER) and defend it.

7. The final approval is given by the Graduation and Examination Board.

To start this process, you need to fill in this FORM. the link for the form is: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=yh8AaY_RGU2WLpSbUdTbiWxJ6X7XPuBJrlEkDjQgDONUNkgxVzBUVUdNSDk0SDNPQUVGMzlQT1hGQyQlQCN0PWcu





Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Can I get multiple full-time internships?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:30 PM)
Answer:

No. Only one internship counts towards your studies.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Can I take up internship in any province of the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:42 PM)
Answer:

Yes. You can.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Can I undertake an internship in my home country?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:30 PM)
Answer:

While the university guidelines do not allow you to go back to your home country to do an internship, an individual mitigating circumstance request could be considered, though it is not encouraged.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Can I work at Wittenborg as an intern?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:31 PM)
Answer:

Wittenborg has rolling internship positions available for its students. You must check WittenborgConnect and Wittenborg student and staff facebook group to check for any open internship positions.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Do I have to study during an ongoing internship?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:31 PM)
Answer:

No, you don’t need to study, but you can plan school activities during the internship, which needs to be communicated clearly with the university and company of your ongoing internship.

Note:

It is advised to inform your process tutor in such cases, at all times.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Do I need to do an internship within a specific time?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:32 PM)
Answer:

No, but you are advised to discuss your study plan with your Process Tutor. Take note that delaying your internship means delaying your graduation, which could mean that you may need to pay extra tuition fees. The internship is a compulsory module and if it is not completed, you will not be allowed to complete your final thesis.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Do I need to inform the university if I want to apply for an internship?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:33 PM)
Answer:

Yes. Your internship will officially and legally start only if you have completed the application procedure and it has been agreed and signed by the university.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: I am a Phase 1 student. When can I start with the internship (Work Placement)?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:52 PM)
Answer:

For a Bachelor's student, to be eligible for Internship/Work Placement (WP), he/she must satisfy the following requirements:

1. Have passed PDP1 (Personal Development Programme) in Phase (Year) 1 and PDP2 (in Phase (Year) 2.

3. Have obtained a minimum of 160 EC (European Credits) or completed Phases (Year) 1 and 2 of the Bachelor's Programme in full OR

4. Have obtained 80 EC for EBA (Entrepreneurial Business Administration) double-degree programme.



Question:

Internship/Work Placement: I can register for internship during study or is it possible even after study?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:36 PM)
Answer:

A student is allowed to register for internship only when he/she is still registered at the university. This internship or work placement is one of the compulsory modules that student needs to pass before working on the final thesis. Therefore, one can do the internship only during the study and not afterwards.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: I have received an internship offer from a company. What should I do now?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:36 PM)
Answer:

As soon as you have received an offer of internship from an employer, you have to complete the following process:
1. Get a signed internship contract from the employer.
2. Register for the work placement module using the enrolment key.
3. Complete and submit the online Work Placement Request form via the link below:
You also need to upload several documents together with the form.
4. A downloadable Nuffic agreement template is attached. The form must be filled and signed by you and your employer.
5. Submit the original Nuffic agreement hard copy to External Relations, or digitally via email to externalrelations@wittenborg.eu or upload it together with the online Work Placement Request Form.
6. You may start your internship upon completion of the above steps.

Note:
You are not allowed to start your internship without the signed Nuffic agreement. Any work hours prior to the signed Nuffic agreement will not count for the hours necessary to fulfil this work placement module.
More importantly working without a signed Nuffic agreement or a work permit is considered illegal in the Netherlands. Wittenborg will not be responsible for any legal issues arising in this case.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Internship cannot be found due to COVID-19. Can I take modules to replace it?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 9:27 AM)
Answer:

Please complete the form via the link below. One of the External Relations & Work Placement team members will provide you with advice by email within 3 working days.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=yh8AaY_RGU2WLpSbUdTbiWxJ6X7XPuBJrlEkDjQgDONUMkI2N0FRRUxHTVJPMFJFQUpJOE45UVFTWiQlQCN0PWcu

 



Question:

Internship/Work Placement: My company has terminated my work contract due to the ongoing coronavirus. Do I need to start a new work placement?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:55 PM)
Answer:

Please fill in this FORM. One of the External Relations & Work Placement team members will provide you with advice by email within 3 working days.



Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Where can I find Work Placement Supervisor evaluation form?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 7:03 AM)
Answer:

You can find the Supervisor Evaluation Form HERE. It is student's responsibility to make sure that his/her supervisor fill in the form at the end of the internship/work placement. The Supervisor Evaluation Form must be attached together with your Work Evaluation Report.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Whom can I contact to discuss more about the HBA internship and job information?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:38 PM)
Answer:

All information regarding Internship/Work Placement is in the EEG part 7. It clearly details all the necessary steps involved from before the internship starts until the completion of the internship. All requirements must be fulfilled before you can start the internship. If after reading the EEG you still have any doubts, you can contact your Process Tutor or the External Relations & WP team at externalrelations@wittenborg.eu. 


Question:

Internships in Holidays: Can I apply for internship during the summer holidays?

(Last edited: Thursday, 4 June 2020, 1:44 PM)
Answer:

Yes, you can apply for internship or work during summer holidays. However, please notice that the administrative process might be slower than usual during the holiday period.



Question:

Internships: Can I register for internships even after completing my studies?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:24 PM)
Answer:

Internships are only possible and allowed while you are still registered at the university. You can do your internship only during your study and not after the completion of your studies.

 



Question:

Internships: Do I need to inform the university before applying for an internship?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:25 PM)
Answer:

Your internship will officially and legally begin only if you have completed the application procedure which should be agreed and signed by the university.

Note:

As a first step, begin by contacting your process tutor to discuss about the internship opportunities that you may come across.


Question:

Internships: Where can I connect with others to look for internship opportunities?

(Last edited: Thursday, 4 June 2020, 2:39 PM)
Answer:

You can register via WittenborgConnect first after the introduction session. This platform includes current students and alumni. The job/internship vacancies are posted here regularly.


Question:

Intranet: How can I start using the university Intranet?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:28 AM)
Answer:

You can login with your username and password provided by the Administration Office. You will then be asked to edit your profile, which happens only one time. After you have logged in for the first time, the Webmaster will add your account under 'Students'. Students will be placed in their relevant classes.

Sign-in in Office 365 System

With your student number and password login combination, you can login to the 365 Office Exchange Email and Exchange System.

Assignments online

Intranet is used more and more by Wittenborg to allow students to upload their assignments. The intranet enables students and their teachers to keep an accurate record of progress and to communicate with each other about students’ studies.


Question:

Introduction Days: Why should I attend the Introduction Days?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:13 AM)
Answer:

Wittenborg offers students an introduction day to make sure students have all the information and documents they need to start their education at the university.

Introduction Week consists of three parts.

Wednesday: For International Students

International students will receive all information and documentation regarding registration in the Netherlands. The Wittenborg Front Desk will also provide information about living in the city, and all legal registration information. On this day, there is an ICT session for all new students to learn how to use Online area and know about their specialisation and modules. This is a very important session and students should not miss it.

Thursday: General Introduction Day

The general introduction is mandatory for all students of Wittenborg. Front Desk will collect the names of all students for attendance. They will also explain what can be expected on the day. On the introduction day there will also be a lunch arranged with pictures.

MBA students will also have the opportunity for book pick up. 

Introduction day will end around 14:00.

Friday morningFor IBA Students

IBA students will have two sessions: academic English and Harvard referencing. The English writing diagnostic test will also take place on Friday of the introduction week. IBA students will also have the opportunity for book pick up. 

Note: 

If students have missed parts of the introduction day, catch-up may be done in Project Week.



Question:

Introduction Week: How will the Introduction Week be organised?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 5:01 PM)
Answer:

If you are starting your studies in Block 7 of the academic year 2019/2020, the introduction days will be held online as webinar sessions. 

All students who have planned a Block 7 arrival must contact the Registrar (registrar@wittenborg.eu) to make all arrangements well in advance.


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Question:

Library Books: Can I still borrow books from the library in Blocks 6 and 7?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:36 PM)
Answer:

During the online delivery period the book lending system remains suspended and all module reading will be provided online by lecturers in the module areas, through e-books, cases, journals and articles. 

Note:

The Online Library Resources can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://www.wittenborg-online.com/course/view.php?id=18

Students will be asked to retain their Block 5 books until a new time is announced for returning them. Please await more announcements during Block 6.” https://www.wittenborg-online.com/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=4672



Question:

Library: How can I borrow a book from the library?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:37 PM)
Answer:

Students will receive all information about book lending through emails. The emails are usually sent by the library assistant before the start of each block; therefore, it is important to keep track of all emails through your student account.

Note:

All students must make sure that they are registered for all exams/modules in advance.  Registration allows students to collect books for the modules and take the exams. No registration means no books! 


Question:

Links: How to access useful links?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:54 AM)
Answer:

Please find some useful links below:

Study information

For study-related questions please contact your Process Tutor through the online area.

Process Tutor Areas (links)


Websites


Question:

Living in Amsterdam: How can I find student housing in Amsterdam?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:39 PM)
Answer:

Finding a place to live in Amsterdam can be quite a challenge; therefore, we recommend you to look for your new home as early as possible. Although Wittenborg does not offer student housing in Amsterdam, we can recommend you some websites and organisations that can help you in your search.

Student housing corporation

Here are three non-profit social housing corporations in Amsterdam:

De Key owns more than 33,000 rental units in and around Amsterdam. https://www.studentenwoningweb.nl/

DUWO is the largest provider of student accommodation in the Netherlands. https://www.duwo.nl/en/home/

Ymere offers properties in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Alkmaar and surrounding areas. https://www.ymere.nl/

Websites for finding student housing

Kamernet. https://kamernet.nl/en

Studentkamers: https://www.studenten.net/wonen

KamersAmsterdam: https://www.kameramsterdam.nl/

The Student Hotel is somewhere in between a hotel and student accommodation. You can book a room for a week or whole semester. Website: https://www.thestudenthotel.com/

Facebook group

Amsterdam Apartments 4 Rent: https://www.facebook.com/groups/amsterdam.apartments

Kamer gezocht in Amsterdam: https://www.facebook.com/kamergezochtinamsterdam

Woningen te huur in Amsterdam: https://www.facebook.com/groups/woningeninamsterdam


Question:

Living in the Netherlands: I will soon arrive in the Netherlands. Is it a safe country to live in?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:41 PM)
Answer:

Yes, the Netherlands is one of the safest countries to live in. You have to take certain precautions, i.e. do not leave your phone, suitcase, or wallet unattended. The city of Apeldoorn in general is a very safe place to live. 


Question:

Login to Office 365: I am not able to login to office365. What should I do?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:28 PM)
Answer:

Please note that we have multi-factor authentication for your Wittenborg office365 account. You have to login via text on your phone or Authenticator app. If you are still facing issues, you need to inform ict@wittenborg.eu or helpdesk@wittenborg.eu.


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Question:

Maximum Duration of Stay: What is the maximum duration in Wittenborg student housing?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:29 PM)
Answer:

The maximum duration of stay in Wittenborg housing facilities is one year.

https://www.wittenborg.eu/accomodation-contract-and-regulations.htm



Question:

Meeting Staff: Can I schedule a face-to-face meeting with my process tutor or other university staff during COVID19 period?

(Last edited: Thursday, 20 August 2020, 10:33 PM)
Answer:

No, currently face-to-face meetings are not possible as per instructions from the Dutch government. Any meetings will be held only online (through Skype or Teams).



Question:

Microsoft Teams Meeting: How to set your background image to Wittenborg logo during meetings?

(Last edited: Thursday, 27 August 2020, 9:18 AM)
Answer:

You can click on the 3 (…) dots appearing on your screen, You should then see an option with "Show Background Effects". Once you click this option, you’ll see a list appear on the right-hand side of the screen. You can select the image set to be as your background. 

The Wittenborg logo image is attached here, you can save it and select it as background image of your meetings.



Question:

Module Classes: Can I access classes through the online area during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:33 PM)
Answer:

The modules will be delivered online and the lecturers will upload all requisite materials like articles, videos, recorded explanations, etc., and will encourage participation through forums, chats and presentations. The lessons will not be delivered in the traditional classroom setting during the ongoing crisis. Students can reach the lecturers through Teams in the scheduled time of the lessons for answering questions.



Question:

Module Enrolment Key: What is the Module Enrolment Key and where can I find it?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 5:26 PM)
Answer:

Each module that you take has an online area on the Moodle where the lecturers share the presentations, assignments and all other related contents. In order to have access to this module online area, you need to enrol or register yourself. To enrol in each module, you need the enrolment key. Take note that each module has its own unique enrolment key. Please refer to the attached PDF document on how to find the enrolment keys of the various modules and how to enrol/register in the respective modules.

Take note of the following:

1) Please do not enrol in a module that you are not planning to attend. If you have accidentally enrolled yourself in the wrong module, you can unenroll by clicking the 'gear' button at the top right hand corner of the page and click 'unenroll me'. Or find the 'Administration' section on the right side of the page and click 'unenrol' me. 

2) You will be unenrolled if you are not active within the module area for a period of 3 weeks.

3) Languages, Project Weeks and PDPs modules, can be found under University Wide Modules instead of the specific Programme Modules.

4) Foundation and Pre-Master courses can be found under Preparation Modules.


Question:

Module Enrolment: How can I know which modules to enrol in?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:33 PM)
Answer:

In order to know the modules you have in each block, please check your study programme curriculum.

Note:

Please refer to Part 3 of the EEG for the exact details of your modules.


Question:

Module Enrolment: I have enrolled for a module I was not planning to attend.

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:47 PM)
Answer:

Please do not enrol for a module that you are not planning to attend. If you do you will be marked as absent and this will result in a '0' mark, This might affect your study progress. Please only enrol for modules that you are definitely planning to attend. 

Note:

You will be unenrolled if you are not active within the module area during a period of 3 weeks.


Question:

Module Enrolment: Should I enrol for all modules at once or only block-specific modules?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:55 AM)
Answer:

We encourage all students to enrol for block-specific modules only, as class attendance is directly linked to enrolled modules and will be marked accordingly.


Question:

Module List: Where can I find my complete module list?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:08 AM)
Answer:

You can find your study programme curriculum in Part 3 of the EEG. Please check your programme EEG on the Moodle area.

The EEG provides students with all relevant information programme curriculum. For year planning, timetabling, tutoring, assignment submission requirements, the use of Turnitin and information about the online learning resources, use Moodle (Blackboard at the University of Brighton if applicable).



Question:

Module List: Where can I find my specialisation modules and curriculum?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:09 AM)
Answer:

You can find your specialisation modules and curriculum in the EEG – Part 3 Education and Examination Guides. In addition, you can also find additional information about examination type and ECs for each module in the EEG. You can find all module guides in the Module Guides for All Programmes online area.



Question:

Modules: How can I add individual modules to my timetable?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 3:05 PM)
Answer:

Once you access your timetable from https://timetable.wittenborg.eu, follow these steps:

  • Select Modules
  • Search for the module that you want to add by entering a key word. You can also choose to scroll down the list and look for modules manually. At the bottom of the page you will find “1/# >”, to go to the next page of modules.
  • Click on the module to add it to the list Currently Selected
  • Press Next when all the modules are selected.
  • Click Select all for each module.
  • Click Preview.
  • Click Save and you are done. When adding modules to your timetable where there are already some in it, after clicking Save, select Merge the Calendars to add the module(s) to the ones already in your Calendar. Please be aware that choosing Delete will remove everything you already added before!

Note: 

The buttons Modules & Programmes of Study can be found at the top of the screen (mobiles), or in the box List Types (computer).




Question:

Modules/Curriculum: How to find my Curriculum (list of all modules)?

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

You can find your study programme curriculum in Part 3 of EEG. Please check your programme EEG on Moodle area.


Question:

Moodle: What is Moodle and how can I download it?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:00 AM)
Answer:

Moodle is a university-wide platform where you can find all the information on your modules, assignments, exam results and all other information in their latest versions. It’s a great communication tool to be in touch with the greater university community. You can use Moodle from any device as long as you have access to the Internet.

Note:

There is an app available both on App Store and Google Play that you can download for free.



Question:

Moving Out: Can I move out of the student housing before the end of the package period?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 3:07 PM)
Answer:

You can move out of the Wittenborg student housing before the end of the package period but there will be no refund allowed in general.

Please refer to the student housing Rules and Regulations for further details or contact studenthousing@wittenborg.eu and frontdesk@wittenborg.eu.


Question:

MVV Collection: I am unable to make an appointment with the Dutch embassy for the collection of my MVV. What can I do?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 3:09 PM)
Answer:

The current IND regulations state that you must pick up your MVV within 3 months after receiving the IND decision/approval letter. This letter has been forwarded to your private email address by Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

If you are unable to pick up your MVV within the required 3 months, please contact the Dutch embassy in your home country to request for another 3-month extension on top of these 3 months already provided to you (https://ind.nl/en/pages/coronavirus.aspx). Please know that you can request a 3-month extension only if it is impossible for you to make an appointment with the Dutch embassy for the collection of your MVV within 3 months. Since some of the Dutch embassies are on temporary lockdown, they are less accessible by email or phone, so do not wait until the last moment to contact them. 

Don't forget to keep us informed at all times by emailing us at registrar@wittenborg.eu or calling us on +31 886672688 if there is a change in your plans for coming to the Netherlands. 



Question:

MVV Sticker: I have already collected my MVV / visa sticker, but I am unable to travel to the Netherlands within the 3 months stated on the MVV sticker in my passport. What can I do?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:34 AM)
Answer:

Please contact the Dutch embassy to request another MVV sticker in your passport if you are unable to travel to the Netherlands within the 3 months as stated on the MVV sticker in your passport. As some of the Dutch embassies are on temporary lockdown they are less accessible by email or phone, don't wait until the last moment to contact them. 

Do not forget to keep us informed at all times by calling emailing us at registrar@wittenborg.eu or calling us at +31 886672688 if there is a change in your plans for coming to the Netherlands. 



Question:

MVV Sticker: I have collected my MVV already, however, the access conditions for people who want to travel to the Netherlands have been tightened. Is this restriction also applicable to me if I want to enter the Netherlands with an MVV?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:35 AM)
Answer:

From Thursday 19 March 2020 at 6 p.m., the access conditions for people who want to travel to the Netherlands have been tightened. This means that persons who do not fall under the exception categories will not enter the Netherlands and they will be refused entry. In principle, this measure applies for a period of 30 days. This measure does not apply to: 

  • holders of an MVV or Dutch residence permit, regardless of the purpose of residence; 
  • third-country nationals in possession of a residence permit from a Schengen or EU member state; 
  • holders of a residence permit as long-term resident. 


Question:

MVV: I am a US citizen. Do I need to obtain an MVV visa in advance or am I exempted from it?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 1:24 PM)
Answer:

You are exempted from the requirement of an MVV visa along with the citizens of the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Monaco, Vatican City, or South Korea. This means that you can enter the Netherlands with just your passport.

However, you are still required to have a study residence permit to study in the Netherlands. Once you arrive in the Netherlands, you will be informed on when you can collect your study residence permit from the IND desk.

Please note that as a general rule, your passport should have at least six months of validity when travelling internationally.


Question:

MVV: What is MVV (Regular Provisional Residence Permit)

(Last edited: Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:13 PM)
Answer:

If you want to stay in the Netherlands for longer than 90 days, you may need a residence permit (Dutch ID card for non Dutch residence). But before you can travel to the Netherlands, you will have to apply for a long-stay visa. This visa is called an authorisation for temporary stay (or the MVV).

The MVV is a special entrance visa. Your nationality defines whether you have to apply for an MVV or not. For some nationalities and in some situations, an exemption applies and you do not need an MVV.

If you want to apply for an MVV, you need a purpose of stay in the Netherlands. This could be stay with a family member, study or work. Each purpose of stay has specific requirements you have to meet. There are also a number of general conditions that apply to everyone, regardless of the purpose of the stay.

Usually it is the sponsor in the Netherlands who applies for the MVV. The sponsor is the person you are going to stay with in the Netherlands (example spouse) or the organisation that arranges your stay (e.g. a university or employer). The sponsor applies for the MVV at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) which is basically the Dutch Immigration Authorities.

For non-EU students, your MVV and residence permit will be applied by the university on your behalf. Once it is approved, you will receive a letter from the university informing you to make an appointment at the Dutch embassy in your country to have your passport stamped with the MVV visa sticker. Once the visa is stamped in your passport, you can travel to the Netherlands. Once you arrive in the Netherlands, the IND will inform the university when your residence permit can be collected. This residence permit is a study residence permit with an expiry date.

For more information on the MVV and the conditions that apply, please visit the IND website at https://ind.nl/en/Pages/mvv.aspx.


Question:

MVV: Why is my MVV visa only valid for 90 days?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:56 PM)
Answer:

The MVV is a special entrance visa which is needed by a non EU/EEA resident to enter the Netherlands. It is valid for 90 days and will only be issued in combination with a residence permit.

Once your application for an MVV and residence permit is approved, the IND (Dutch Immigration Authority) will inform the Dutch embassy or consulate in your home country. You will then have to arrange an appointment with the Dutch embassy or consulate general to have your passport stamped with the MVV visa and also to provide your biometric information (fingerprints, passport photo and signature) in order for the IND to make your residence permit.

The 90 days cap is to allow time for you to make an appointment at the Dutch embassy (which normally can take more than 2 weeks) and prepare for your departure to the Netherlands. You have to travel to the Netherlands within the 90 days. Once you arrive in the Netherlands, you will have to wait for an additional 2 weeks before your residence permit can be collected. It is important that you ensure your MVV has not expired before you receive your residence permit.

Take note that you cannot request for an extension of the 90 days. If your MVV visa has expired (the 90 days is over), your sponsor will have to submit for a new application and you will have to pay for this new application.

COVID-19 situation: In view of the COVID-19 situation, new rules have been set by the IND. You can check for additional information from the IND website at https://ind.nl/en/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx



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Question:

Networking for Internships: How can I connect with others and look for internships?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 3:47 PM)
Answer:

Upon completion of the introduction session, please try to register via WittenborgConnect first, which includes current students and alumni as its members. Wittenborg Connect allows you to both re-connect with old classmates as well as utilising the trusted Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences environment for expanding your professional network.

You may visit WittenborgConnect regularly by clicking on the link https://wittenborgconnect.com/, and check for updates on job placements and/or internships.


Question:

New address registration: How long can I wait before registering my new address in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Thursday, 13 August 2020, 2:20 PM)
Answer:

You must inform the municipality of your change of address anywhere between 4 weeks prior to moving and 5 days after moving. The moving date that you provide will be treated as the day on which your address changed. If you inform the municipality more than 5 days after moving, the date on which you inform the municipality will be treated as the moving date. Municipalities can impose a fine of up to €325 if you do not inform them in time of important changes to your personal information.

The following link is the page on the city hall website, which guides you how to change your address online. This link is only for students living in Apeldoorn city.

https://iburgerzaken.apeldoorn.nl/gaas-web/server/continue/StartVerhuizing;jsessionid=8C22DB3273EA4687ACA6B5DB4096CB48#burgerzaken

Question:

News@Wittenborg: How can I stay in touch with the latest information and news at Wittenborg?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:46 AM)
Answer:

To stay informed at Wittenborg, students will be kept up to date of all news, events and study information through Wittenborg’s own online information system. All news posts will be automatically e-mailed to all students and staff who have registered their profiles on the Intranet!

In any modern learning environment, online information plays an important role. At Wittenborg, students can access course information, modules, web mail, their account information and many other utilities, through the intranet. www.wittenborg-online.com

Logging in www.wittenborg-online.com

Login is done by using your assigned user name (studentnumber@student.wittenborg.eu) and password. See Part 4 of the EEG for more technical information. Wittenborg's Intranet can be accessed from school and from home, or from anywhere in the world where there is internet connection. All you have to do is to log in using your Wittenborg credentials.


Question:

Nuffic: What is a Nuffic agreement?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 11:18 AM)
Answer:

It is a document legitimising your internship. It must be signed by you, your company and the university. You are not allowed to start your internship without the signed Nuffic agreement. Any hours worked prior to the signed Nuffic agreement will not count towards the hours necessary to fulfil this work placement module. Working without a Nuffic agreement is considered illegal in the Netherlands and Wittenborg will not be responsible for any legal issues arising in this case.


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Question:

Office Hours in Corona Crises: Are Admissions Officers at Wittenborg still working despite its closure of two of its campuses?

(Last edited: Friday, 24 April 2020, 3:08 PM)
Answer:

Yes. Wittenborg's Amsterdam location, and the Spoorstraat location in Apeldoorn are closed. However, the main Wittenborg Aventus campus in Apeldoorn is still open from 07:30-16:00 daily. Wittenborg's Admissions Team is continuously processing applications as they normally do. If you would like to submit your application, you have a question, or you would like to have a chat via phone, our Admissions Team will be happy to assist you.   


Question:

Online Lectures: How to attend online lectures during Block 6?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:55 AM)
Answer:

There will not be a compulsory live video. The teacher may post some videos and files to the online area. You can participate in the class via online chat and through the participation assignments. The teacher will be online during the scheduled hours.



Question:

Online Presentation: I am invited for an online presentation but I get an error message everytime I click to join the online meeting.

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:32 AM)
Answer:

When you receive an outlook invitation you might receive the following message:

  “A custom mail flow rule created by an admin at wittenborg.eu has blocked your message.”

Any time you receive an invitation in Microsoft Outlook or 365 and accept it, the invitation will be visible from then on in your calendar. Therefore, even if you close the window that pops up while you have accepted the invitation, you can always go to your Outlook calendar and join the communication channel again.

Note:

If the problem persists you may email helpdesk@wittenborg.eu for further assistance.


Question:

Open Day: Can I attend a Wittenborg Open Day or visit the campus?

(Last edited: Friday, 18 September 2020, 2:09 PM)
Answer:

Currently, all on-campus events including open days and campus tours have been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, we are very pleased to inform you that Wittenborg hosts regular Virtual Open Days with Admissions Officers & current students. Our Virtual Open Day dates can be found here: https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-open-day-online.htm



Question:

Open Days- Can I still attend open day events at the university?

(Last edited: Friday, 17 April 2020, 1:17 PM)
Answer:

Currently, all on-campus events including open days and campus tours have been cancelled. However, we are very pleased to inform you that Wittenborg will host its very first Virtual Open Day on 29th of April. 


Question:

Oral Defence for Graduation Assignment: How can I hold my graduation defence presentation online?

(Last edited: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 10:02 AM)
Answer:

The Graduation Assignment (GA) Oral Defence will be conducted approximately 2 weeks after you submitted your GA assignment via Turnitin. These two weeks are for your Academic Supervisor and an External Marker to mark your assignment. If you receive an initial pass by both your Academic Supervisor and External Marker, you will receive an email regarding your Oral Defence. In the email, you can find details about the Oral Defence such as:
1) the day, date and time of your Oral Defence
2) the deadline to upload your presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi etc.) on the online submission area
3) when you should send a copy of your presentation to your Academic Supervisor
4) the link to the Oral Defence Meeting at MS Teams
5) any other relevant information/instruction

You are advised to try clicking on the link to ensure that you will be able to access the meeting and to see whether your microphone works. If you do not have MS Teams, you can download the app on your laptop or iPad or mobile phone. If you face any problems, please contact Front Desk as early as possible.

Question:

Orientation Year: Can I use my orientation year after 2 years of finishing education?

(Last edited: Thursday, 4 June 2020, 12:57 PM)
Answer:

Yes, you can still apply for the orientation year within 3 years after finishing your education. 


Question:

Orientation Year: Can I use my orientation year/search year residence permit to work outside the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 5:12 PM)
Answer:

No, you can only use your orientation year residence permit to work in the Netherlands.

The Dutch residence permit for the orientation year (oriëntatiejaar or zoekjaar - search year) does not give you the right to work in other countries, even in the Schengen area. If you want to work in another (Schengen member) state, you will have to apply for a residence permit and/or a work permit in that state. Take note that your stay in other Schengen member states is limited to a maximum of 90 days within a period of 180 days. If you intend to stay in another Schengen member state longer, you must comply with the immigration regulations of that country. Take note also that if you do not have and keep your main residence in the Netherlands during the orientation year, your residence permit can be revoked. Having main residence in the Netherlands is a key requirement to retain a Dutch residence permit.


Question:

Orientation Year: I am graduating soon. How can I apply for a search year (zoekjaar) visa?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:37 AM)
Answer:

Note: The orientation year or zoekjaar residence permit is only applicable if you have been in the Netherlands on a study visa and you are not an EU/EEA resident.

If you have successfully completed your university studies and you would like to stay in the Netherlands to find a job or start your own company, you have to apply for the orientation (search) year or zoekjar residence permit. Once you have passed your Graduation Assignment (GA) Oral Defence, Wittenborg will start your deregistration process and inform the Dutch Immigration Office (IND) as we are legally bound to do so within 4 weeks of the Oral Defence day. This means that your study visa will be invalid after 4 weeks of your GA Oral Defence. Unfortunately, this period cannot be extended as per the regulations of IND. During this 4-week period, we will prepare and sign your 'Declaration of Study Completion'. You need this document to apply for your orientation year residence permit at IND (alternatively, you can use your Graduation Diploma if you have received it). If you would like this document, please send us an email at registrar@wittenborg.eu with your full name, student number and your current registered address details. We will send you this document within one week after your Oral Defence. Take note that you need to apply for this new residence permit as soon as possible to avoid facing a "residency gap".

Here are some tips on how to apply for the Orientation Year Residence Permit:

1) You can start the online application on the IND website at https://ind.nl/en/work/working_in_the_Netherlands/Pages/Looking-for-a-job-after-study-promotion-or-research.aspx . Click the ‘Apply online’ button. Alternatively you can apply by mail, but this will take a longer processing time.

2) For the online application, you need your DigiD and iDeal

3) There will be a fee charged for your application. Currently, (in  2020), the fee is €174. (Please check the website for any updates on the cost of application).

4) You also need to upload some documents together with your application. You can check the list of documents that you need to upload from the same website.

5) After your application has been received, the IND will send a confirmation letter. The letter will state the date the IND has received the application and the period within which the IND makes a decision. As a rule, the IND has to make a decision within a period of 90 days. However, if you apply online and your application is complete, the IND strives to handle your application in 2 weeks.

6) There are certain conditions which you need to satisfy before applying for this residence permit. Please check for more details from the same website.

You can refer to the attached FAQ document from IND if you have any other queries.


Question:

OV-Chipcard (OV-Chipkaart): What is an OV-chipcard and how can I use it in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:00 PM)
Answer:

In the Netherlands, the easiest way to take the bus, train, subway, or tramway is to use an OV-Chipcard (PT Smart Card). The costs for the OV-Chipkaart itself is €7,50 and can be bought at https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/purchase-an-ov-chipkaart.htm or at the local NS-service points. There are two different OV cards.

  • The first is a personalised OV-chipcard, which allows for putting a photo on it and season tickets can be loaded here.
  • The second option is an anonymous card, not registered to a name. The company will not be able to know who is traveling with this card.

Note: Season tickets can only be loaded on the personalised card.

Further details on 'How to use the OV-chipcard' can be accessed via: https://www.wittenborg-online.com/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=221.



Question:

Ov-Chipkaart Lost: I have lost my OV-Chipkaart. Who should I contact?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:02 PM)
Answer:

If you have lost your OV-Chipkaart or if it is defective, then you will have to cancel the travel product via the OV-Chipkaart Customer Service Department. Contact them by dialling 0900-0980 (normal call charges apply).


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Question:

Part Time Jobs: What kind of jobs can I apply for as a student in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 4:54 PM)
Answer:

There are mainly operational jobs available, but it is also depends on the market situation and your own experience/qualifications.


Question:

Part-Time Jobs: Can I find part-time jobs on WittenborgConnect or HOSCO?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 4:56 PM)
Answer:

No, the options of WittenborgConnect and HOSCO are only for internships. For part-time jobs you can go through www.indeed.nl or you can build your network connection with fellow students or companies via LinkedIn.


Question:

Part-Time Jobs: Do I need to inform the university for a work permit if I get a part-time job?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 4:55 PM)
Answer:

No, if it is a part-time job, and not an internship, the student need not inform Wittenborg. The employer will apply for the work permit for you.


Question:

Part-time/Online Job: Can I find an online part-time job in the Netherlands? Due to COVID-19, I am not able to travel to the Netherlands.

(Last edited: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 10:07 AM)
Answer:

Most of the part-time jobs in NL require you to be physically in NL, so it is nearly impossible to find an online part-time job.

Suggestion: It is highly unlikely that you will be able to find an online part-time job in the Netherlands. Most jobs require you to be physically present in the Netherlands. Furthermore, to be able to work in the Netherlands, you need a residence permit and/or a work permit (TWV). If you are a new student from a non-EU country, you would not have your resident permit card, and BSN (Social Security No.) yet until you arrive in the Netherlands. These two are prerequisites for being employed in the Netherlands. You can find more details from the IND website: https://ind.nl/en/work



Question:

PDP Registrations: Do I need to register for PDP?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 4:58 PM)
Answer:

PDP consists of three main sections: Academic English, Seminars and Portfolio. 

You are required to register for Academic English. 

Note:

Find more detailed information in PDP AE module guide in the online area. Module Guides for All Programmes.


Question:

Personal Support: How can I seek personal support while in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:00 PM)
Answer:

Student Support is organised through the Front Desk. Staff are able to manage all general questions regarding the university and living in the Netherlands. Front Desk staff also assist students in the submission and collection of documents, including all aspects of registration and residence permits.

Student Support assists with the following:

  • Banking & Finances
  • Student Affairs and Travelling
  • Medical and Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Working in the Netherlands
  • Student Housing
  • Student Building Access Cards
  • Student Code of Behaviour

We are here to help, just ask!!

The Student Services Desk is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.



Question:

Pick Up service; Will there be a pick service when I arrive at Schiphol airport?

(Last edited: Thursday, 27 August 2020, 9:36 AM)
Answer:

Yes. You will be received by one of our current student volunteers at Schiphol on your arrival and bring you to your room by train. You should have filled in the arrival notification form which you have already received earlier in order for us to make the arrangements.


Question:

Pre-Master Curriculum: Which Pre-Master's curriculum should I follow in the timetable?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:10 AM)
Answer:

You should select the relevant Pre-Master's programme in your timetable depending on the Master's Programme you are planning to undertake once you complete the Pre-Master's programme.



Question:

Pre-Master's: Is there an internship requirement for pre-master's students?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:07 PM)
Answer:

No, pre-master's is considered part of the master's programme; therefore, it is not a compulsory module. However, master's or pre-master's students can only do their internships during the last semester of their study programmes. 


Question:

Printer Facilities: Where can I print documents?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:10 PM)
Answer:

For any printing needs, students can avail of the multiple printers in the Aventus building. For the exact locations at Aventus, as well as registering for this service, please click the link https://aventus.mijnnieuweprinten.nl/Login/Login. 

Wittenborg also recommends students to visit Postmasters for making copies of required documents. The location of Postmasters can be found easily with a Google search.


Question:

Profile Picture: How to change your profile picture.

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:11 PM)
Answer:


Question:

Programmes: Will programmes at Wittenborg start as scheduled (6 starting dates)?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:15 AM)
Answer:

Yes all programmes are running as planned, online. Immediately after the announcement from the Dutch government that schools and universities must close, Wittenborg launched its education online. From Block 6 (30 March) until at least 17 May (Block 7) all studies and teaching are carried out through our developed Moodle on Wittenborg Online and Office365 Groups and Teams system. Timetables are running as planned. Please check http://timetable.wittenborg.eu/ for the up-to-date info”. 

Note:

Prospective students are still welcome to apply for all upcoming starting dates. A full overview of our starting dates can be found here: https://www.wittenborg.eu/entry-dates-application-deadlines.htm.  


Question:

Project Week: Will project week affect my grade or is the final examination grade solely important for passing the block?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 3:25 PM)
Answer:

Project weeks are part of the curriculum and it will affect your ECs and ultimately the progress of your studies.



Question:

Project Week: Do I need to complete all Project Weeks?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:12 PM)
Answer:

Yes, you are required to attend and pass all Project Weeks in the given academic year.


Question:

Project Weeks: How can I attend the Project Weeks?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:13 PM)
Answer:

At least 6 times a year, Wittenborg students are involved in a project week that challenges them through real-life, real-time projects organised by the university in cooperation with various companies and organisations, both locally, nationally and sometimes internationally.

Students are divided into project groups and are given an assignment to be completed in a short period of time, usually one or two weeks. This means dealing with deadlines and pressure while working for a real client. At the end of the project week, findings are presented in a professional setting at Wittenborg University: an opportunity to hone consulting and presenting skills. In short: a stimulating and educational experience that prepares students for the reality of their future careers.

For more information about participation and project weeks, email projectweek@wittenborg.eu.



Question:

Project Weeks: How will the project weeks be delivered?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:31 AM)
Answer:

As is the case with the rest of the modules, project weeks will be delivered through online activities, i.e. online groups and team sessions will be conducted. Teams will be given the responsibility to collaborate outside the scheduled sessions. At the end, the teams will present their deliverables, while the university will make all the material and resources needed online for the students.

Note:

International trips have been cancelled. 



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Question:

Redirecting Post: How can I get my post redirected to my new residence overseas?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:15 PM)
Answer:

It can always be a hassle if your post gets misplaced after you have moved abroad. It may also be difficult for your friends or relatives to contact you if you have moved without letting them know in advance. There is a smart way to ensure any lost or misplaced posts by applying for this service on the Postnl website. This will enable all posts to your old address to be automatically redirected to the new address abroad. This service from Postnl is free of charge. 

To avoid confusion because the website is mainly in Dutch, there is the option of visiting a Postnl office in your area and activating this service.

You can apply for this service online by visiting their Postnl website at: https://www.postnl.nl/ontvangen/post-doorsturen/doorzendservice/.


Question:

Registration at Municipality: When should I register at the municipality?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:17 PM)
Answer:

After receiving a residence permit, 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 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:

  • Residence permit
  • Passport (original copy)
  • Birth Certificate (with legalised translation in Dutch or English)
  • Accommodation contract
 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. 

NOTE:

  • A BSN will be issued to all students upon registering at the Gemeente.
  • The whole process of the BSN number may take 2 to 3 weeks upon arrival.

Question:

Registration Letter: How can I get my registration letter?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:53 PM)
Answer:
If you need your registration letter, please send an email to registrar@wittenborg.eu with your full name and student number. We will send it to you after checking your educational status and financial requirements.

Question:

Registration: I am unable to meet the study credit requirement to continue my registration at WUAS, what do I do?

(Last edited: Friday, 11 September 2020, 8:56 AM)
Answer:

The Wittenborg EEG rules and regulations state that, in order to continue a successful registration, a student must obtain at least 30 European study credits (ECs) within 12 months. 

Only where there are mitigating circumstances preventing the student from successful studying and, therefore, leaving the student unable to gain sufficient credits to continue their studies, can exemption to the credit requirement be requested. The request must be submitted by filling in this webform. Please be aware that an exemption to the credit requirement can only be requested once within the duration of the degree programme

The Student Registrar will evaluate the request based on the explanation and documentation provided and will inform the student and the Process Tutor of the final decision within 2 weeks after the request has been submitted. The request will only be taken into consideration if the request has been submitted at least 1 block before the 12 months have passed.    

If a student does not meet the credit requirement by the end of the 12 months and did not have any mitigating circumstances preventing the student from obtaining the credits, the deregistration process will be set into motion within 4 weeks after the 12 months have passed. For EU students, the deregistration will be communicated to the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO). For non-EU/EER students, WUAS will inform the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) of deregistration, leading to a revocation of the study residence permit. 


Question:

Residence Permit Expired: What should I do if my residence permit has expired but I cannot leave the Netherlands at this moment?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:04 AM)
Answer:

Submit an extension application at the IND desk where possible. If this is not possible, you can ask for a return decision at the counter. With a return decision, you then have an additional 28 days to leave the country. You can make appointments at the counter in the usual way, but bear in mind the currently limited services at the IND counters.




Question:

Residence Permit: Do I need a new residence permit after graduating from Wittenborg?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 10:36 AM)
Answer:

If students wish to stay in the Netherlands after graduating, they must apply for a new residence permit. They cannot stay on their study permit.  

Information about the conditions of a search year and applying for a new residence permit are on the website of the IND: https://ind.nl/en/work/Pages/Looking-for-a-job-after-study-promotion-or-research.aspx. After being hired by a Dutch company, the company will apply for a work permit for the student.  



Question:

Residence Permit: How can I collect my Residence Permit from IND?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:25 PM)
Answer:

You will need to make an appointment to collect your residence permit, please make an online appointment via this link:  https://portal.ind.nl/oap/en/#/DOC.

Note:

  • Please don't forget to bring your passport and the appointment code with you while going to collect your Residence Permit from IND. 
  • At the IND office, please check your Residence Permit for mistakes in spelling, date of birth and all other personal details. If something is incorrect, mention it during the pick-up at the IND office.



Question:

Residence Permit: How will travelling back to my home country affect my residence permit?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:32 PM)
Answer:

You are allowed to stay outside of the Netherlands for either a maximum of 6 months in a row, or 3 years in a row each calendar year for a maximum of 4 months in a row. 

For detailed info, please check via: https://ind.nl/en/Pages/main-residence.aspx.

 


Question:

Residence Permit: I am from the UK. Am I exempt from applying for a residence permit in the Netherlands post Brexit?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:38 PM)
Answer:

No. As you will know, the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. Because your right of residence has changed as a result of Brexit, you have to arrange your residence after Brexit.

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has come up with a Withdrawal Agreement with the UK. This agreement consists of a transition period from 1 February, 2020, up to and including 31 December, 2020, during which UK nationals who are already here in the Netherlands must take action to make sure they can also stay in the Netherlands after 31 December, 2020, by submitting an application for residence. To make sure you are ready to submit your application online, please first take care of the next few things first:

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If you have not already done so, register yourself in person in the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen or BRP) at your town hall. The IND is linked to the BRP. If you register in the BRP, the IND can get in touch with you.

  1. Then apply for a DigiD. With your DigiD, you can easily submit an online application to the IND. Do you already have a DigiD but no sms-verification? You can also set this up on My DigiD.
  2. Then make sure that you will also receive post from the IND digitally. Use your DigiD to log in to MijnOverheid at https://mijn.overheid.nl/. There you can access your Berichtenbox (message box) where you can receive digital post from government institutions, including the IND. Go to Instellingen (Settings) and under Landelijke Organisaties check Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (Immigration and Naturalisation Service, the IND).
  3. Open a Dutch bank account. You need this to set up iDEAL, an online payment method. You will need iDEAL to pay for an online application for a residence document.
  4. Do you have another EU/EEA or Swiss nationality? Make sure that nationality is listed in the Personal Records Database (BRP). Then you will not receive an invitation letter because you will not need a residence document.

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It is very important that your personal details in the Personal Records Database (BRP) are correct, as based on these details the IND will send invitation letters. In this letter, the IND will invite you to submit an application for residence after 31 December, 2020. If your application is approved you will receive a (new) residence document, which you will need to continue to live, work and study in the Netherlands. The application costs €58 for adults and €31 for children under 18.


Question:

Residence Permit: I have arrived in the Netherlands, but I cannot collect my residence permit, as IND has limited their office hours. What can I do?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:34 AM)
Answer:

If your residence permit is ready to be collected at the IND office, Wittenborg will have informed you of the collection of your residence permit by email.  

The current IND regulations state that you must pick up your residence permit within 3 months as stated on your MVV sticker. However, if you are unable to do so, as the IND states that the residence permits cannot be picked up at the IND office until 6th of April, please inform us (email registrar@wittenborg.eu) if you cannot meet the 3-months deadline. Wittenborg will then request IND for an extension of these 3 months, so that you can collect your residence permit later at the IND office. 



Question:

Results: How can I check my results online?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:41 PM)
Answer:

Results details are available for current students in Osiris. All current students will have the option to check their results and transcripts and the option to print it.

  • Go to http://myresults.wittenborg.eu. Or click 'Online Library and Resources, My Results' from the top menu bar.
  • Log in with your Wittenborg credentials (same as WB Online & Timetable).
  • Click on Progress and choose Only print contributing test results.
  • Select Show on screen to view the results on screen or Download file to download your results.


Question:

Results: How does My Results page work?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:48 AM)
Answer:

My Results page gives you a complete overview of your study progress. The option further allows you enrolment and un-enrolment from courses, exams, specialisations, giving you access to the entire range of courses on offer.


Question:

Retake Type 2 Exam: What is the retake procedure for Type 2 exams?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 2:14 PM)
Answer:

You will receive feedback and comments on your assignment from the module teacher in Turnitin, approximately two weeks after the deadline of the assignment. You can improve your assignment based on the feedback and upload the improved assignment in the relevant submission area during the next available retake period.



Question:

Retakes: Can I still do retakes in Block 8?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:43 PM)
Answer:

Yes. The university follows the guidelines set by the Dutch Government regarding lecturing and examinations.  Block 8 remains as a retake block. Should there be any change in the situation, the university will put the information on the online area.



Question:

Retakes: What are the rules for exam retakes if I fail any module?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:45 PM)
Answer:

According to the EEG, each exam will have a retake option, held in Blocks 4 or 8. Students are only allowed to register for retake exams for modules that have been given in that term. 

 The following rules will apply in all cases:

  • Exam marks under 4 - compulsory re-attendance of the module (retake with attendance).
  • Marks 4 and above gives right to a retake exam without attendance.


Question:

Room Key Lost: What can I do if I lose my key?

(Last edited: Friday, 22 May 2020, 11:00 AM)
Answer:

Anyone can lose a key and it may happen with you too. If you lose a key please contact studenthousing@wittenborg.eu and the student coordinator will arrange for a new key for you to enter your room. Please note that you will have to pay for this new key. https://www.wittenborg.eu/accomodation-contract-and-regulations.htm


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Question:

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

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

All year plannings are published on the wittenborg.eu website: https://www.wittenborg.eu/downloads.htm

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


Question:

Seminars: Do I need to pass all the seminars?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:10 AM)
Answer:

There are different requirements for Phase 1 and Phase 2 students. Please read the module guide for more detailed information by clicking Module Guides for All Programmes.



Question:

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

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 12:04 PM)
Answer:

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 share room.

https://www.wittenborg.eu/apeldoorn-student-housing.htm


Question:

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

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

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


Question:

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)
Answer:

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.



Question:

Special Seat: What is a special seat and how does it work?

(Last edited: Monday, 14 September 2020, 11:04 PM)
Answer:

On condition that a student has a mitigating circumstance and/or a minimum of 210ECs (Bachelors) and 50ECs (Masters), a request can be made via the Special Seat Request Form if the remaining module is not within the block(s) prior to Graduation.  A Maximum of 2 modules can be requested. A student is permitted to do a special seat only once. Otherwise reverts to the normal planning of the module.

Special Seat requests are made not later than Lesson Week 1 of the block before the planned special seat i.e. For a special seat of Block 2: the request has to be made in Lesson Week 1 of Block 1.



Question:

Student Account: How do I activate my Student Account?

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

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 office.wittenborg.eu. Please remember to change your password once you have activated your account.



Question:

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

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:21 AM)
Answer:

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 frontdesk@wittenborg.eu or helpdesk@wittenborg.eu or by going to the Front Desk in person.



Question:

Student Card Lost: I lost my student card. How can I get a new one?

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

In the event of losing a student card, you must go to the Aventus main reception on the ground floor for a replacement card at a charge of €7.50 by debit card. Cash will not be accepted.

Note: 

Without a student card, you cannot enter an exam room or certain parts of the Wittenborg campus.



Question:

Student Card: I am a new student and wish to obtain a new student card.

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:44 AM)
Answer:

Student Card

A student card is an identification card to show that someone is enrolled as a student of Wittenborg. A student card also allows students to use the elevator in the Aventus building and to access the rooms downstairs in the Aventus building.

Note: 

Some companies give discounts to students if they can show their student ID.

How to obtain a student card

The Front Office will apply for student cards for new students.

Once you have taken all the steps on the new student checklist, go to the Front Desk to collect the pick-up slip. With this pick-up slip, you can go to the central reception area of Aventus to have your student card made immediately.

Question:

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

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:29 AM)
Answer:

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, ‘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 4 months* 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 first 4 months* 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: https://www.wittenborg.eu/student-accommodation.htm.



Question:

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

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:43 AM)
Answer:

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

Note:

For further details about the WiFi or other facilities send an email to: studenthousing@wittenborg.eu.


Question:

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

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

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: https://www.wittenborg.eu/student-accommodation.htm for further details about Wittenborg student housing.



Question:

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)
Answer:

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 https://www.wittenborg.eu/sites/default/files/wittenborg/pdf/downloads/Other%20documents/2020_Student%20Housing%20Factsheet_v1.pdf to be able to see further details about each student housing facility provided by Wittenborg university.



Question:

Student Housing: What steps should newly arrived students follow at the Student Housing during the ongoing corona virus?

(Last edited: Friday, 21 August 2020, 2:20 PM)
Answer:

Steps to follow on arrival at Wittenborg Student Housing due to ongoing corona virus restrictions.  

  • All newly arriving students are required to self-quarantine in their Wittenborg student housing room for the first 10 days after arrival.  
  • Please avoid visiting Wittenborg during the first 10 days after arrival. You can call 0031 886672688 during office hours for any urgent matters.  
  • All new arrivals need to monitor their health.  
  • No visitor or relative is allowed during the self-quarantine period.  
  • Avoid contact with others unless seeking medical help.  
  • Use face mask to cover your mouth and nose when you have to go out for grocery shopping and please maintain 1.5 meters distance from others.  
  • In case you need medical care, please write to frontdesk@wittenborg.eu from your student email preferably. 

For more details on the guidelines during corona virus can be assessed on the link https://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/documenten/vragen-en-antwoorden/coronavirus---veelgestelde-vragen-nederlanders-in-het-buitenland#19  



Question:

Study Agreement Update from 2020-2021

(Last edited: Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 8:52 AM)
Answer:

From the academic year 2020-2021, Registrar's Office provides students with the most up-to-date study credit overview and the newest Study Agreement (Study Advice) for students to sign. 
A study agreement is a formal requirement towards the fulfilment of the tutoring process for all students.
Contact the registrar@wittenborg.eu.

Question:

Study Progress: I have questions regarding my study progress.

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:35 AM)
Answer:

Please, fill in the Form (http://tiny.cc/y6nslz). The process tutor will get back to you as soon as possible.



Question:

Submission Deadline: My submission deadline is at 16:00. How late can I submit my assignment on Turnitin?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:39 AM)
Answer:

Submissions of assignments just a few minutes before the deadline can be a risky issue. This is because it can take a few minutes before the system registers your uploaded work. Therefore, the student must always upload all assignments with sufficient time left in order for the work to be stamped in time. Submitting with sufficient time will also allow the student to correct any mistakes in the assignment.  Consigning submissions at least 24 hours before the actual deadline may be a safe measure and can prevent any last-minute stress or failure of submissions.

Note:

For any technical reason for non-submission or failure to upload assignments, please contact your teacher and healpdesk@wittenborg.eu.


Question:

Submission Deadline: What should I do if I miss my submission deadline?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:42 AM)
Answer:

Contact your process tutor as well as the module teacher in the case of missing a submission deadline. They will decide on the next course of action. You cannot submit your work once the submission due deadline has passed. 


Question:

Support English: Is the Support English Assessment (SEA) connected to the Academic English Classes?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:54 AM)
Answer:

SEA has no direct connection to the Academic English classes of the PDP1 or PDP 2 modules. Whether pass or fail in SEA, students must attend Academic English classes, a component of PDP – entry points only in Bocks 1 and 5.



Question:

Support English: What is Support English Assessment?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:01 AM)
Answer:

The purpose of Support English Assessment(SEA) is to identify as early as possible any students who display poor general writing skills. Due to the nature of an institution such as Wittenborg, where writing can take up a fair share of a student’s time, it is both extremely important and imperative that students grasp the fundamentals of general writing skills before a more complex application of the academic writing style.

Note:

All new students who enter the IBA/HBA/MCI/EBA programmes must undergo the SEA, and this includes native speakers of the English language.



Question:

Support English: Where can I find information to help me understand about Support English (SE) and Support English Assessment (SEA)?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:56 AM)
Answer:

Wittenborg University's support English portal can be visited via your phone, tablet or computer. Please click on the link: https://www.wittenborg-online.com/course/view.php?id=1191.



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Question:

Timetable Access: I am trying to access my timetable on my mobile phone but can't see the class details. What should I do?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:10 PM)
Answer:

When accessing your timetable from mobile phones, users will need to scroll down to see the button. On the next page, you will have different options to view the calendar: month view, week view, day view, etc.


Question:

Timetable: How can I access my timetable?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:13 PM)
Answer:

For accessing and creating your course timetable please go to https://timetable.wittenborg.eu.

  • Login with the same details as for your student email account.
  • Find My Timetable, which will still be empty.
  • Click on +Add activity.
  • Add modules in List Type.
Note:

You can find and add modules in 2 ways. 

  1. Per Module, make your own private schedule with modules from different phases and specialisations. 
  2. Per Programmes of Study, this automatically selects all the modules relevant for your specialisation & current Phase. After adding all modules for a Programme of study you can always select single modules to add on top of that. 


Question:

Timetable: How can I add courses in the timetable?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:33 PM)
Answer:

In order to add courses to your timetable please go to timetable.wittenborg.eu, log in with your student account and choose your study programme and phase (for bachelor's degree students only). Once the courses are selected add them to your timetable. Then you will be able to view your schedule in a day/week/month mode.


Question:

Timetable: How often should I update my timetable?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:53 AM)
Answer:

We strongly recommend updating your timetable at the beginning of each block to ensure you have an up-to-date class schedule and at least one week before exam week for the most up-to-date exam location/timing.



Question:

Top-Up Student: How soon should I apply for my internship as a Top-Up student?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:14 PM)
Answer:

As a Top-Up student, please put the question to your process tutor during the first tutor meeting.


Question:

Top-Up Student: Is it compulsory for Top-Up students to do internships?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:31 PM)
Answer:

Top-Up students have 3 options that they can choose from. They can take on an internship, or choose modules to replace the equivalent ECs (European credits), or request the internship exemption duration.


Question:

Travel Discount: Can I avail of discounts while travelling in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:28 PM)
Answer:

You can get more information or apply for the travel card at www.duo.nl (ONLY for EU STUDENTS).


Question:

Travel during Corona: Can I go back to my country during the ongoing corona crisis?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:34 PM)
Answer:

You can follow the modules online from the Netherlands or another country. However, it is the student’s responsibility if he/she wishes to travel to the high-risk countries/areas at the moment, as the university and Dutch authorities have highly discouraged doing so. During the crisis there will be NO study-intermission option offered, nor can the tuition fee be frozen in such a situation. As long as the student is registered at the university and IND, the financial requirements must be fulfilled.



Question:

Travel during Corona: Can I travel outside the Netherlands during the ongoing crisis?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:34 PM)
Answer:

During the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, as per the Dutch government's advice, any overseas travel must be avoided unless extremely necessary. More importantly it must be kept in mind that the current circumstances have made it even more difficult to return to the Netherlands due to strict travel blockages introduced by several countries across the globe.

The university advises students against any overseas travel until further notice.


Question:

Travel Information: Do I need to inform the university if I have travelled back to my country?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:35 PM)
Answer:

Yes, students who have travelled back to their home country and/or have specific questions for their process tutors on study progress, should fill in the Form (http://tiny.cc/y6nslz). The process tutor will get back to you as soon as possible



Question:

Travel to Netherlands: Can I still travel to the Netherlands during the corona crisis?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:37 PM)
Answer:

At the moment, due to Covid19, the Netherlands has strict conditions for those who wish to travel to the country. 

These measures do not apply to:

  • Holders of an MVV or Dutch residence permit, regardless of the purpose of the residence.
  • 3rd-country nationals in possession of a residence permit from a Schengen or EU member state.
  • Holders of a residence permit as long-term residents.
Wittenborg University still continues the procedure of visa application as normal.


Question:

Travel to Netherlands: When can I book my flight tickets for travelling to the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:33 AM)
Answer:

Do not confirm your travel booking until the visa has been obtained. However, as soon as the visa is received successfully, students MUST inform Wittenborg of their travel arrangements in order to arrange the accommodation and other legal registration procedures. Please arrive shortly before the start of the Wittenborg Introduction Week.

Students must bring their original birth certificate in English while travelling to the Netherlands. If it is in a different language, please arrange for a legalised translation in English. The birth certificate (both original and translation) must be stamped by the Foreign Ministry of your home country.



Question:

Travel: I am a new student. How can I travel in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:36 AM)
Answer:

The Netherlands is a small country and its size makes it easy to get around.

While it is extremely easy to use public transport to get around the Netherlands, it is most well known for bicycles. Bike rentals here are easy and can be rented for as little as €10 EUR ($11 USD) per day. You may have to pay a deposit, which is refunded once you return the bike undamaged.

Some of the other common and cheaper modes of travel are:

  • Train - Due to the country's small size you can reach all major destinations within 2.5 hours within the country. Click on https://www.ns.nl/en for more information on train schedules and tickets or seasonal passes.
  • Bus - Another affordable way to get around the Netherlands.

The OV-chip card



Question:

Travelling to the university: How can I reach the university campus in Apeldoorn easily?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:37 AM)
Answer:

Most of the Wittenborg student housing/dorms are within a radius of 2 km of the university and Apeldoorn has an excellent public transport system. If you are used to cycling, you can buy or rent a bicycle. Second-hand bicycles are available for less than €100.


Question:

Tuberculosis (TB) Test: Do I need to take a TB test?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:42 AM)
Answer:

Almost all non-Dutch passport holders who will stay in the Netherlands for more than 3 months are obliged to make an appointment at GGD "Gemeentelijke Gezondheidsdienst” (Area Health Service) to undergo a checkup for TBC (Tuberculosis). Wittenborg Administration checks whether students are obliged to have the TB test or not, and you will be informed accordingly. If you live in Amsterdam, you can make an appointment on your own. If you live in another city, please let the Front Desk know and they will help you to arrange it.

Most non-EU students and students from some other countries do not need to have a tuberculosis test. You can click on the following link to find out which countries' nationals are exempt from the test https://ind.nl/Formulieren/7144.pdf

For students who live in Amsterdam, please note that you can only be seen if you have an appointment. You can call 020-555 5240 Monday to Friday, between 09:00 and 11:00, and between 13:30 and 16:30.

Note: 

Please complete the referral form before you make an appointment. Here is the link: https://ind.nl/en/forms/7604.pdf



Question:

Tuition Fee: Do I have to pay full tuition fee to Wittenborg until block 8 if I am following single degree Brighton or Double degree Brighton?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 7:51 PM)
Answer:

If you are a double degree student and has just started the double degree programme, you will need at least a full year to graduate. This is because the modules from Brighton are spread across the year, and Brighton does not work with the block system, so you cannot graduate earlier. Even if your classes end in June and you have handed in your thesis, you will still be registered as a student. You will officially graduate only when all the results are published, which will be in July/August. Therefore you will be invoiced until block 8.

If you are following a single degree Brighton programme, you still need to pay the full tuition fee to us until block 8. This is because in order to follow the Brighton program you have to be fully registered at Wittenborg officially and legally as a student. The modules are also co-taught by Wittenborg and Brighton. The annual tuition fee for both single degree and double degree is the same so whichever degree you are following, you will pay the same fee.


Question:

Tuition Fees: Do I need to pay the tuition fees during an internship?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:44 AM)
Answer:

It is important to note that internships are part of the education programme. Therefore, yes, as long as you are registered at the university, all financial requirements need to be fulfilled.


Question:

Turnitin Report: I cannot see my originality report even after 24 hours. What should I do?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 12:04 PM)
Answer:

Please contact helpdesk@wittenborg.eu and your (teacher) @wittenborg.eu for further resolution to the problem.


Question:

Turnitin Sign In: How do I sign in into Turnitin?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:46 AM)
Answer:

You can make all Turnitin submissions on the module area in wittenborg-online and you do not need to sign in separately. It is your teacher's responsibility to place the Turnitin submission area inside the module. Always ask the teacher/lecturer in case of doubt or inability to find the upload area.


Question:

Turnitin Submissions: Why can't I upload my assignment on Turnitin while there is still sufficient time for the deadline?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:49 AM)
Answer:

There could be errors in the upload area. Should you face this difficulty, contact your module teacher as soon as possible, as well as helpdesk@wittenborg.eu.


Question:

Turnitin Upload: Why does the upload status show "processing" even after I have submitted my work?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:50 AM)
Answer:

If you are getting a status report "processing", it means your work has yet to be checked by Turnitin. Therefore, the work has been submitted but not yet checked. During the first 3 submissions, it takes anywhere between a few seconds to a few hours to see your report. It will take 24 hours for the 4th submission onward to reflect the report.

Note:

You can write to ict@wittenborg.eu or helpdesk@wittenborg to share any further concerns.


Question:

Turnitin: How to access the Turnitin Guide

(Last edited: Friday, 18 September 2020, 1:59 PM)
Answer:

All students are required to submit their written reports/assignments/exams through the Turnitin plagiarism software. This is considered part of the formal submission requirements.

Turnitin is used by Wittenborg University of Applied Science to detect cases of plagiarism. The software compares the writing used within any document to other sources, for instance, websites on the Internet, journal articles, books, and other student work from other universities. Further details of the Turnitin submission process are provided during Wittenborg Introduction Week.

In the attached document you will see the detailed guide.



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Question:

Virtual Events: I am interested participating in the virtual events. What steps should I follow?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:54 AM)
Answer:

You may join the event that you are interested in by following the steps below.
 

Monday DanceFit with Wilma Albertus: LINK Update your Facebook info and show that you are one of Wittenborg's current students or staff for speedy approval. 

#WorkoutWednesday with Sepanta Zamani: LINK  

#FridayLunch chit-chat with students, teachers and other Wittenborg staff: LINK

Note:

Please send an email to communication@wittenborg.eu for the ID and password to join an event.

Disclaimer:   

The video platform Zoom is being used for this non-educational, online-socialising event. Zoom collects user details and shares them with third parties. Wittenborg cannot be held liable in any way for Zoom’s data collection. For more information, please read: https://www.wittenborg.eu/wuas-abandons-using-videoconferencing-tool-zoom-due-privacy-fears.htm

 


Question:

Visa Collection: How can I pick up my visa?

(Last edited: Monday, 20 April 2020, 9:18 AM)
Answer:

Please contact the local embassy/consulate directly for an appointment via their website or by e-mail, and at the same time inform Wittenborg of the progress. This appointment can be a document collection procedure, therefore, students need to prepare all original and copies of required documents in advance (including all the documents which are also sent to Wittenborg).

Our Admissions Team will inform students by email which embassy/consulate they need to attend and will send the MVV Issue form beforehand.

A complete list of Dutch embassies and consulates around the world can be found on the Dutch Foreign Ministry website:

http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/ambassades-consulaten-en-overige-vertegenwoordigingen#ref-minbuza.

Students should bring the following documents to the embassy:

  • TEV approval letter in Dutch (translation not necessary). 
  • Copies of all the documents (to be left with the embassy) that you sent to us along with your original documents.


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Question:

Weather in the Netherlands: What sort of weather can I expect in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:49 AM)
Answer:

The type of weather depends on the wind direction: east winds in summer can be hot, around 30 degrees Celsius or more, and cold in winter around minus 10 Celsius or less. West winds in general are mild but can produce rain. The Netherlands is quite green. All four seasons have their own character.     



Question:

Website: Whom I can contact to update my Background and Expertise information on Wittenborg Website?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 2:45 PM)
Answer:


You should send all updates and any change requests to WebsitePagesandUpdates@wittenborg.eu.

Additionally, any changes to the CV can be sent to lasantha.desilva@wittenborg.eu.  




Question:

What are the new changes to exam type 1 in 2020-21?

(Last edited: Thursday, 3 September 2020, 11:13 AM)
Answer:

Type 1 assessments are closed or open book examinations held in school ​under invigilation​. After having experimented with online ​exam type 1 examinations, uploaded answers and the management of these during the retake weeks of block 8 (which were held at the end of August) we have identified various issues with ​organizing a traditional open book exam online.

Therefore, we have decided to implement the following ​for the complete academic year 2020-21:

  • From Block 1, all Type 1 assessments will now follow the following format:
    • Type 1 assessments will now be assignments given in the form of open book questions. The questions should result in a report that is uploaded through Turnitin;
    • ​The examiner could ask either similar questions on a certain topic or could be different set of questions to effectively cover the module aims and objectives. It will not be a standard type 2 exam report, project and/or theoretical paper but open-ended questions with application, reasoning, reflection etc.; 
    • Per question there should be a description/instructions on what the student is expected to do, plus a maximum and minimum word count for all questions.  The Type 1 assignment will be created in a ready to use Word template that the student downloads and completes. This will provide uniformity;
    • The assignment ​with questions for ​final module assessments should be made available to students as of 4 pm on the Friday of week five of the block;
    • The deadline for submission of the assignment through turn it in should be set as 4 pm on the Friday of exam week of the block (week 6);

Type 2 assignments have no changes to the standard assessment as described in the relevant EEG and module guides.




Question:

Wi-Fi: How can i use Wi-Fi in the library?

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

All students can use Wi-Fi via the network Eduroam. All necessary information is available on the Wi-Fi information page of Radboud ICT service. Wi-Fi is also available for visitors outside Radboud University but they need to request a login code with the library staff or with the ICT service point in the hall of the Central Library.


Question:

Wittenborg Intake: Can I defer my Wittenborg offer to a later intake?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 9:55 AM)
Answer:

Yes, you can. Wittenborg's Bachelor, MBA and MBM programmes all have 6 starting dates per year, allowing flexibility not only in starting your studies, but also graduating from your programme. If you would like to defer your starting date after you have received an acceptance letter, please inform the Registrar Department at registrar@wittenborg.eu with your request. Please do not forget to mention your student number when you send an email


Question:

Work Permit: How can I get a work permit?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 5:01 PM)
Answer:

If you are from the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you are free to work without restrictions. You do not need a work permit and there are no restrictions regarding working hours, other than the restrictions and rules stipulated by Dutch law in the Working Hours Act (ATW).

If you are not from the EU/EEA or Switzerland, there are some restrictions if you want to work alongside your studies. Your employer has to provide you with a personal work permit. You can only work if you have this specific work permit and you can either work part-time for a maximum of 16 hours a week during the year, or full-time (40 hours a week) in summer, during the months of June, July and August. The employer needs to apply for your work permit, called TWV (tewerkstellingsvergunning) at least 5 weeks prior to the start of your employment. You can inform the company that if they do not know what to do they can refer to the websites Werk.nl and IND.nl for clear instructions. It will take between 2 to 5 weeks before approval is given. The application is free of charge. You cannot apply for the permit yourself, but you need to ask your employer a copy of the permit, after they have received the approval. The organization that issues work permits is called the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV). You can have the permit for 16 hours a week, or have the permit for full-time during summer. These are two different requests. If you need your registration letter to prove that you are a student at Wittenborg, please contact our Registrar department (registrar@wittenborg.eu ).


Question:

Work Placement Preparation Online Session: Where can I find the information/teams meeting link for Work Placement Preparation Online Session?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 4:29 PM)
Answer:

The Work Placement Preparation Online session is scheduled in blocks 1 and 5. This session is open to all students. If you cannot find it in your timetable, you can manually add it in your timetable. Once you are logged-in in the timetable, you need to click ‘Module” (right side) and then search for ‘Work Placement’. Click on the 'Work Placement Preparation Online' and click next. From there, you can easily find the teams meeting link.

FAQ - WP Online Session Sign up

 


Question:

Work Placement: Where can I find the work placement information?

(Last edited: Monday, 31 August 2020, 2:37 PM)
Answer:

You can find the work placement-related information in the Education and Examination Guide, EEG PART 7 - Work Placement Handbook of the respective Bachelor and Master's EEG. You can access these documents on your Wittenborg-online dashboard.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Can I as an EBA student request to do the work placement in my own start-up company during the corona outbreak?

(Last edited: Monday, 31 August 2020, 1:40 PM)
Answer:

Yes, theoretically it is possible. You need to consider how the decisions adopted by the Dutch Government will affect your business and if you will be able to operate or not. 

Note:

External Relations department will assess case by case, email them on externalrelations@wittenborg.eu.



Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Can I replace Work Placement credits with other modules?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 11:46 AM)
Answer:

Replacement of credits is ONLY applicable for Direct Entry Final Year students. Direct Entry Final Year students can take specialisation modules from phase 2 in their own specialisation and/or phase 3 modules from other specialisations to replace the Work Placement with equivalent ECs. Once the 3 modules have been chosen, the student needs to send an email to examresults@wittenborg.eu with the subject: Replace Work Placement_snumber. List 3 modules with full module name and module code in the email.

 

*COVID-19 period: students who have been granted to replace Work Placement and In-company Training also need to send an email to examresults@wittenborg.eu with the subject: Replace Work Placement_snumber. List 3 modules with full module name and module code in the email.



Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Does Wittenborg provide placements for internship or do I have to find it myself?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:51 AM)
Answer:

Wittenborg has two platforms where internship vacancies are published: WittenborgConnect and HOSCO  However, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the internship company personally.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: How shall I prepare for the Work Placement if I am a top-up, direct-entry student?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:02 AM)
Answer:

Work placement is not obligatory for students with direct entry into the final phase (Phase 3). However, they must complete 15 ECs for this module, either by undertaking a standard internship as per our procedure, or they can replace these credits with other taught modules. For this they must make an agreement for possible modules with their process tutor through their study agreement.

Note:

Please refer to the Bachelor's EEG PART 7 - Work Placement Handbook Bachelor's, Page 9.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Is the Work Placement compulsory for master's students?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:00 AM)
Answer:

No, the Work Placement is a non-curriculum required activity, thus it is not compulsory for master's students.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: When can I undertake the mandatory internship?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:33 PM)
Answer:

Internships for IBA students will begin in Phase 3, while the in-company training for HBA students will begin in Phase 2 and the Work Placement will begin in Phase 3.

 



Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Who can I contact if my In-Company Training or Work Placement gets disrupted due to the ongoing Covid-19 crises?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:11 AM)
Answer:

Students who are currently doing or about to begin an In-Company Training or a Work Placement in Block 6 or 7 and might be affected by the hospitality industry closing down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic can fill in the form (http://tiny.cc/tn97lz). It is also recommended to keep your process tutor informed. 

Once the form is completely filled in and submitted, the External Relations & Work Placement teams will contact your Work Placement company and Education Department for a feasible solution to avoid any delays in your graduation.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Work during summer

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:04 AM)
Answer:

If you are an international student residing in the Netherlands, holding a residence card for study purposes, you are allowed to work up to a maximum of 16 hours every week right through the year, or you could work full-time during the summer months (June, July & August).


Question:

Work Placement/Internships: How can I apply for internships?

(Last edited: Friday, 24 July 2020, 10:03 AM)
Answer:

An important step in Wittenborg studies is the internship/work placement and achieving work experience related to your studies at Wittenborg. You can find information pertaining to Work Placement/Internship on the Work Placement (WP) Module online area. You need to first enrol in this module using the enrolment key. It is important that you thoroughly familiarise yourself with the pre-requisites, procedures and instructions before starting the WP/Internship. The Work Placement Handbook (EEG Part 7), which can be found on the online area, contain all the necessary information.

Basically, these are the steps that you need to follow:
1) Enrol in the WP Module using the enrolment key
2) Read the WP Handbook and ensure that you have met all the pre-requisites. You cannot start your WP if you have not fulfilled all the required pre-requisites
3) Register on the search platforms and search for suitable internship opportunities. Wittenborg has two WP platforms:
Wittenborgconnect: www.wittenborgconnect.com
HOSCO: www.hosco.com
Students can also use other external platforms such as LinkedIn, Indeed.nl, or other employment agencies (take note that these agencies may charge service fee)
4) Once you've found a suitable internship opportunity, send your application and CV directly to the employer. If you are accepted, the employer should provide you with a signed acceptance letter/contract
5) Send your WP request to external relations via the online WP Request Form. You need to submit this form and upload all the required documents
6) Once your WP request is approved (the processing period can take between 3-5 days) and the Nuffic Agreement is signed, you can officially start your WP

If you still have questions even after reading the WP Handbook, contact the WP team at externalrelations@wittenborg.eu. When sending queries, always provide your full name and student number. If necessary, you can set an appointment to meet with any of the staffs.
Important: Always try to find the answers to your questions by first using the official information provided online - this is also a key element of acquiring professionalism.

Question:

Work Placement/Internships: Where can I find the placement request form?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:50 AM)
Answer:

You need first to enrol in the WP module using the Enrolment key. Once in the work placement online area, you will find the Work Placement Request Form.



Question:

Work Requirements: I am a normal resident permit holder. Do the usual work requirements of the university still apply to me?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:21 PM)
Answer:

As a normal resident visa holder, working conditions may not apply to you; however, all registered students have to fulfil the work placement requirements at Wittenborg. This also includes procedures set before starting a work placement.


Question:

Work Rules: I have been living in the Netherlands and was already working here before my admission to Wittenborg university. Do the working conditions still apply to me?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:22 PM)
Answer:

No. The working conditions for students do not apply to you. You have to follow the part-time regulation for international students only in case of having a student resident permit.


Question:

Working in Netherlands: Can I work in the Netherlands after my graduation?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:23 PM)
Answer:

Students who graduate from Wittenborg University with a bachelor's or master's degree are allowed to search for a job in the Netherlands for a maximum period of one year, known as the 'Zoekjaar".
In order to do so, you should change the purpose of your stay by completing and submitting the appropriate IND form. (The application form is called: "Application residence permit without MVV or change of purpose of stay.)

Note:

Check the IND website for more information on this topic.


Question:

Working in the Netherlands: I am interested to know more about salary, minimum wages and payslips in the Netherlands.

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:24 PM)
Answer:

It is always a challenge to learn about salaries, wages and reading pay slips when you start a job in the Netherlands. 

Get more information by visiting iamexpat.nl/career/working-in-the-netherlands/salary-payslip-dutch-minimum-wage.


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Question:

Zoom Meetings: How to set your background image to Wittenborg logo during meetings?

(Last edited: Thursday, 27 August 2020, 9:18 AM)
Answer:

You need to go to settings of your Zoom, click on settings. Turn on the Virtual Background and then you can select the image for your meeting background.

The Wittenborg logo image is attached here, you can save it and select it as background image of your meetings.



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