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Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 9:55 AM)
Wittenborg Intake: Can I defer my Wittenborg offer to a later intake?
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 email@example.com with your request. Please do not forget to mention your student number when you send an email.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:35 PM)
WittenborgConnect: What is WittenborgConnect?
WittenborgConnect (https://wittenborgconnect.com/) is a career searching platform, which covers all business fields in general. Students searching for a work placement or internship opportunities can register on this platform. They can then search for suitable companies of their choices and send their CVs and cover letters directly to the companies. Please refer to the Work Placement Handbook (EEG Part 7) for more details.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 5:01 PM)
Work Permit: How can I get a work permit?
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 4:29 PM)
Work Placement Preparation Online Session: Where can I find the information/teams meeting link for Work Placement Preparation Online Session?
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
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 31 August 2020, 2:37 PM)
Work Placement: Where can I find the work placement information?
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:(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2:38 PM)
Work Placement/Internship and Part-Time Jobs: Is there any difference between internships and part-time jobs?
A Work Placement (WP) is a curriculum module for all Bachelor students and is an essential part of your study programme, however, a part-time job is an additional extracurricular option. During the WP, you will be assigned a company supervisor who will monitor your progress throughout the internship. The company supervisor will update the Work Placement Coordinator at the university of your progress periodically. You will also be assessed at the end of your internship by the company supervisor and the grade will be included in your WP final mark. As for a part-time job, there is no assessment and it is purely your own personal undertaking. Students can take a part-time job while doing a Work Placement/Internship.
Take note that you will not be allowed to present your Graduation Assignment if you have not passed your Work Placement/Internship module.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 31 August 2020, 1:40 PM)
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?
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.
External Relations department will assess case by case, email them on email@example.com.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 12:37 PM)
Work Placement/Internship: Can I replace Work Placement credits with other modules?
Replacement of credits is ONLY applicable for Direct Entry Final Year students. Students can take modules from phase 2 in their own specialisation and/or phase 3 modules from other specialisations to replace the Work Placement with equivalent ECs. Please notice that students cannot choose modules and specialisation across different campuses (e.g. Apeldoorn student cannot choose EBA modules offered in Amsterdam). Student must make an agreement for possible modules with their process tutor. Once the modules have been chosen, the student needs to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and CC process tutor with the subject: Replace Work Placement_snumber or Replace In-company Training. List the modules with the full module name and module code in the email.
*COVID-19 period: students who have been granted to replace Work Placement and/or In-company Training can take modules from different specialisation phase 2 and/or phase 3 to replace the Work Placement and/or In-company Training with equivalent ECs. Please notice that students cannot choose modules and specialisation across different campuses (e.g. Apeldoorn student cannot choose EBA modules offered in Amsterdam). Student must make an agreement for possible modules with their process tutor. Once the modules have been chosen, the student needs to send an email to email@example.com and CC process tutor with the subject: Replace Work Placement_snumber or Replace In-company Training. List the modules with the full module name and module code in the email.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 29 October 2020, 5:15 PM)
Work Placement/Internship: Can I still do an internship/WP after graduation?
No, you cannot do an internship/work placement after graduation. For an internship in the Netherlands, Dutch law requires applicants to be either a European Citizen OR to be currently enrolled in an educational institution as a student. It should be noted that after graduation, you will in general no longer be able to take an internship in the Netherlands. Your Work Placement ending date must be within the period of your registration at Wittenborg.
What shall I do if it's not possible to do so?
You are highly recommended to discuss your situation of the current student status and changes in the near future and come up with a feasible solution with your Internship company. And then come back to firstname.lastname@example.org for paper works if your internship duration has been revised to meet the requirement.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:38 PM)
Work Placement/Internship: Does Wittenborg provide placements for internship or do I have to find it myself?
Wittenborg has a platform where internship vacancies are published: WittenborgConnect (www.wittenborgconnect.com). However, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the internship company personally.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:02 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: How shall I prepare for the Work Placement if I am a top-up, direct-entry student?
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.
Please refer to the Bachelor's EEG PART 7 - Work Placement Handbook Bachelor's, Page 9.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:00 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: Is the Work Placement compulsory for master's students?
No, the Work Placement is a non-curriculum required activity, thus it is not compulsory for master's students.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:33 PM)
Work Placement/Internship: When can I undertake the mandatory internship?
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:(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:11 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: Who can I contact if my In-Company Training or Work Placement gets disrupted due to the ongoing Covid-19 crises?
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:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:04 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: Work during summer
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:(Last edited: Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:29 PM)
Work Placement/Internships: How can I apply for internships?
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: Wittenborgconnect: www.wittenborgconnect.com.
Students can also use other external platforms such as LinkedIn, Indeed.nl, or other employment agencies (take note that these agencies may charge a 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 email@example.com. 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:(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:50 AM)
Work Placement/Internships: Where can I find the placement request form?
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:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:22 PM)
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?
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:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:23 PM)
Working in Netherlands: Can I work in the Netherlands after my graduation?
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.)
Check the IND website for more information on this topic.