FAQ Studying @ Wittenborg
COVID19 - FAQ SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 18 September 2020, 2:09 PM)
Open Day: Can I attend a Wittenborg Open Day or visit the campus?
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:(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:15 AM)
Programmes: Will programmes at Wittenborg start as scheduled (6 starting dates)?
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”.
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:(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:31 AM)
Project Weeks: How will the project weeks be delivered?
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.
International trips have been cancelled.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:04 AM)
Residence Permit Expired: What should I do if my residence permit has expired but I cannot leave the Netherlands at this moment?
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:(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:32 PM)
Residence Permit: How will travelling back to my home country affect my residence permit?
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:(Last edited: Friday, 21 August 2020, 2:20 PM)
Student Housing: What steps should newly arrived students follow at the Student Housing during the ongoing corona virus?
Steps to follow on arrival at Wittenborg Student Housing due to ongoing corona virus restrictions.
more details on the guidelines during corona virus can be assessed on the
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:35 AM)
Study Progress: I have questions regarding my study progress.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:34 PM)
Travel during Corona: Can I go back to my country during the ongoing corona crisis?
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:(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:34 PM)
Travel during Corona: Can I travel outside the Netherlands during the ongoing crisis?
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:(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:35 PM)
Travel Information: Do I need to inform the university if I have travelled back to my country?
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:37 PM)
Travel to Netherlands: Can I still travel to the Netherlands during the corona crisis?
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:
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:54 AM)
Virtual Events: I am interested participating in the virtual events. What steps should I follow?
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
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the ID and password to join an event.
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:(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, 10 November 2020, 4:15 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 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. Please notice that students cannot choose modules and specialisation across different campuses (e.g. Apeldoorn student cannot choose EBA modules offered in Amsterdam). Once the modules have been chosen, the student needs to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Replace Work Placement_snumber. 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 In-company Training also need to follow the above rules and send an email to email@example.com with the subject: Replace Work Placement_snumber. List the modules with a full module name and module code in the email.
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.
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Question:(Last edited: Friday, 18 September 2020, 11:51 AM)
Academic Calendar: How can I find the academic year calendar?
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:(Last edited: Thursday, 19 November 2020, 9:53 AM)
Account Access: Why can't I access my online student account?
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:
Sometimes there are technical issues with your account. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Helpdesk 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 email@example.com or by phone: (088) 6672688.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 19 November 2020, 9:54 AM)
Additional Modules: How can I register for additional modules other than my own specialization?
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 in order to get yourself enrolled.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 19 November 2020, 9:57 AM)
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?
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 at least 30 minutes before the deadline with the assignment and screenshot(s) of the exact technical issue. Requests put 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.
You are highly advised not to upload your assignment in the last minute.