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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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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)
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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/.


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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.


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