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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.


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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






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