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Question:(Last edited: Monday, 11 April 2022, 12:31 PM)
Pick Up service: Will there be a pick service when I arrive at Schiphol airport?
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 should have already received earlier in order for us to make the arrangements.
Further, fellow students in the student housing will be informed of your arrival and help you move in. The housing coordinator Maria Acosta will meet you on the first working day of the week and help you with any remaining formalities or assistance that you may need". In case of any difficulties please contact the University by telephone number: +3188 6672 688 (during working hours) or the Wittenborg Student Housing: +316 137 236 08.
Note: If you do not inform Wittenborg on time, your airport pick up service will possibly not be arranged. If your flight schedule has been changed, you are also required to inform Wittenborg at least 3 working days prior to your departure in order to make the necessary adjustments.
Steps to follow on arrival at student housing due to ongoing corona virus restrictions:
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Profile Picture: How to change your profile picture.
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Refund: How can I claim a refund?
Please fill in the Refund Request Form. If the request has been approved by the Finance Department, the payment would be made within 8 weeks. If your refund request has been rejected, you will be informed via e-mail latest within 8 weeks after receiving the refund request. If you have any further questions, you can contact email@example.com.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:17 PM)
Registration at Municipality: When should I register at the municipality?
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:
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.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:53 PM)
Registration Letter: How can I get my registration letter?
If you need your registration letter, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and student number. We will send it to you after checking your educational status and financial requirements.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 3:51 PM)
Residence Permit (RP): What shall I do if my RP is going to expire soon? How do I extend my RP?
In principle, you will be notified by Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) when your residence permit will expire soon (within three months). It is fully your own responsibility to notify Registrar Office and submit required information and documents completely to extend your residence permit on time to avoid residency gap in your residency in the Netherlands.
Kindly refer the webform and upload all necessary documents to request for an RP extension: https://form.wittenborg.eu/visa-application-RP-extension.htm. Please submit the form at least 6 weeks prior to your RP expiration date. Then the Registrar Office could have sufficient time to review your files, prepare your RP extension application and send to IND.
Additionally, please note
that we cannot submit an application for a residence permit extension of the
validity if the residence permit is still valid for more than three months. The IND
will disregard an application for an extension that is submitted earlier than three months before the expiration date of the residence permit
Should you have any question concerning this email, feel free to contact us directly via email: email@example.com.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 10:59 AM)
Residence Permit Gap: What is the "residence permit gap" and the consequences if I have a gap in the residence permit period?
A residence gap is an interruption in your continuous stay and may cause problems later on if you want to apply for a Dutch permanent residence. In general, a residence permit gap has affects in the longer term, if you decide to apply for a Dutch permanent residence permit in the future. In order to apply for a permanent residence permit, one of the requirements is that you have legally resided in the Netherlands for an uninterrupted period of five years or more before you make the permanent residence permit application. This means that you require to have had a valid residence permit for the full five years, without interruptions or gaps within this period. You have thus always applied for extension of your residence permit on time. Another requirement is that within these five consecutive years you have not stayed outside the Netherlands for six or more consecutive months, or three years in a row for four or more consecutive months.
The consequence of a residence permit gap is that the period of legal residence in the Netherlands before this gap will not be taken into consideration. This means that you will have to start again building up a five-year uninterrupted period in the Netherlands to obtain permanent residency.
For example: If your first residence permit is issued
from 01-09-2009 till 31-08-2013, and if you apply for residence permit
extension later than your expiration date (31-08-2013), then residency gap is
created, and the IND starts counting from that day onwards -- that day your application
form is received by the IND. Even a single day difference is recognised as a
For more information and other requirements for applying the permanent residence permit, please visit: https://ind.nl/en/permanent-residence/Pages/permanent-residence-after-5-years.aspx
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 8:33 AM)
Residence Permit loss: What should be done if l lost my Residence Permit card?
If you lose your Residence, you need to follow the instructions below to report to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) this loss and to request a new residence permit card for yourself:
Finally, you need to send to the Registrar Office a front and back scan of your new residence permit once collected.
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Residence Permit: Is MVV required for British students who want to arrive in the Netherlands for the purpose of their studies?
British students can still apply for a residence document under the Withdrawal Agreement on https://ind.nl/en/Pages/Brexit-(UK-Withdrawal-Agreement).aspx by 30 September 2021 at the latest. This is only possible if they have demonstrably resided in the Netherlands before 1 January 2021.
For British students who came or will come to the Netherlands
after 1 January 2021, we
will request a Dutch Residence Permit (VVR) without an MVV for study purpose,
and inform the students once we receive a notification letter (kennisgeving) from
the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) stating that the
student will receive a VVR. When the students are in the Netherlands, they will
be able to collect their Dutch Study Permits from the IND office.
For more information, kindly refer to the IND page: https://ind.nl/en/Pages/Brexit.aspx?mm_not=1
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 22 October 2020, 12:20 PM)
Retake: For Type 2 Exams, can I revise my original assignment and submit it during the retake?
Starting from Block 2 (2020-2021), for retakes: students are NOT allowed to revise their original assingments submitted at the end of the respective teaching block. They must hand in a ‘new’ assignment. This is because the final submission of a Type 2 assignment is supported with a feedback that is provided on the draft (as a compulsory requirement) within the block. The retake submission will be based on the same exam Type 2 instructions provided during the teaching block but using a different topic/case/context/company etc.
There are however, exceptions to this rule:
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School Holidays: How to know my school holidays: general year planning?
All year plannings are published on the wittenborg.eu website: https://www.wittenborg.eu/downloads.htm
You can find study period, exam period and vacation plannings there.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 12:04 PM)
Sharing room: do you offer single room or do I have to share my room?
Wittenborg Housing department provides living student housing service in Apeldoorn. Most of the bedrooms are single bedrooms, though you may have to share a large bedroom with another student, depending on the accommodation available and your budget. Usually younger student, just graduated from high school, is advised to take share room.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 8:44 AM)
Student Card: I am a new student and wish to obtain a new student card.
A student card is an identification card to show that someone is enrolled as a student of Wittenborg. A student card also allows students to use the elevator in the Aventus building and to access the rooms downstairs in the Aventus building.
Some companies give discounts to students if they can show their student ID.
How to obtain a student card
The Front Office will apply for student cards for new students.Once you have taken all the steps on the new student checklist, go to the Front Desk to collect the pick-up slip. With this pick-up slip, you can go to the central reception area of Aventus to have your student card made immediately.
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Student Housing in Apeldoorn: What types of housing options can I choose from in the university housing in Apeldoorn?
Wittenborg offers accommodation in a number of different types and places, all enjoying close proximity to the university:
Dutch or other EU-national students are encouraged to find their own accommodation; however, they can opt for Wittenborg’s own accommodation if available.
If you are a non-EU or EU ‘package-fee’-paying student who needs Wittenborg to arrange your study visa to be able to join us in Apeldoorn, part of your package fee is the first 2 blocks* of your accommodation fee, plus administration fee for new-arrival students.
You will be allocated a room in either an apartment or a house sharing a common area and all facilities, such as a bathroom, toilet, kitchen, etc., with other students, both male and female.
After the end of the original housing package * you are free to move out of Wittenborg accommodation and move into other housing of your choice.
For more details please click on the link: https://www.wittenborg.eu/student-accommodation.htm.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 9 April 2021, 1:38 PM)
Student Housing WiFi: Will I be able to use WiFi while staying in Wittenborg student housing?
Yes. All dorms as well as the school facilities have a WiFi connection. For more details as well as the signing in procedure, please check the information displayed in the student housing that you are currently living in.
For further details or issues about the WiFi or other facilities send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 8 April 2021, 3:00 PM)
Student Housing; Can my spouse/ partner stay with me in the student housing?
No. Unfortunately we do not support couples in Wittenborg student housing unless both of them happen to be registered students with us. These properties have been specifically built for students.
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Student Housing; What should I bring with me to the student housing?
Wittenborg University student housing provides you with the basics items before you move in. This means you won’t need to carry items like a bed, wardrobe, bed cover/ bed sheets, pillow and pillow cover. There is also a blanket provided by Wittenborg student housing department. Some useful things like cups, bowl and plate is provided for each student on arrival in the student housing.
It is always worthy to check on Wittenborg’s website what your accommodation includes. Please click on Wittenborg Student Housing Fact Sheet for more information.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 February 2022, 10:15 AM)
Student Housing: How can I find my own house in Apeldoorn?
Finding a house can be quite challenging in the Netherlands and the best way is to start by enquiring among fellow students or house mates. If you stay in the student housing at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, it is best advised to start looking for a house well before the end of your current student housing package. You will find available housing or local real estate companies details on websites or by just walking into a real estate agent company.
There are a huge number of property websites where you can begin the search for your new home. Popular national sites include:
There are some other ways present to help you in your house search:
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Student Housing: How can I find suitable housing while in the Netherlands?
Finding accommodation as a student is always an exciting but sometimes daunting task! At Wittenborg we assist our students in finding suitable, local accommodation, often managed by the university.
For student housing in Amsterdam please refer to the relevant pages by clicking on the link: https://www.wittenborg.eu/student-accommodation.htm for further details about Wittenborg student housing.