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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:

Module Unenrolment: How can I unenrol from a module?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 8:51 AM)
Answer:

In case of a situation where you wish to unenrol from a module you will need to visit the 'My Courses' section on wittenborg-online. Click the module that you wish to unenrol from. You will now be able to view an option 'Unenrol me from' under the Course administration section. Click on this and you will be able to enrol that particular module. 


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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).




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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.


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

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



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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. 



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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)
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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. 



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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)
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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. 


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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)
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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.


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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.


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

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


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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

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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)
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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.


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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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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)
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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.   


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

(Last edited: Friday, 9 October 2020, 3:21 PM)
Answer:

The online lectures are done in MS Teams. Once the session is started by your teacher at the scheduled time, you should be able to see a Join Tab in the relevant course team chat area. You can join the session by clicking on this Join Tab.



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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: Thursday, 19 November 2020, 10:08 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 contact Helpdesk for further assistance.


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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. 



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