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STUDENT HOUSING

Question:

Student Housing: I have undergone the PCR test before arriving at Schiphol airport. Do I still need to undergo the mandatory 10 days self quarantine upon arriving in the student housing? (COVID-19)

(Last edited: Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 11:25 AM)
Answer:

Yes. A negative test result is not a substitute for self-quarantining. People with a negative test result should still self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival in the Netherlands


Question:

Student Housing: What steps should newly arrived students follow at the Student Housing during the ongoing corona virus?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 9:43 AM)
Answer:

Steps to follow on arrival at Wittenborg Student Housing due to ongoing corona virus restrictions.  

  • All newly arriving students are required to self-quarantine in their Wittenborg student housing room for the first 10 days after arrival.  
  • Please avoid visiting Wittenborg during the first 10 days after arrival. You can call 0031 886672688 during office hours for any urgent matters. Latest Self Quarantine guidelines . 
  • All new arrivals need to monitor their health.  
  • No visitor or relative is allowed during the self-quarantine period.  
  • Avoid contact with others unless seeking medical help.  
  • Use face mask to cover your mouth and nose when you have to go out for grocery shopping and please maintain 1.5 meters distance from others.  
  • In case you need medical care, please write to frontdesk@wittenborg.eu from your student email preferably. 

For more details on the guidelines during corona virus can be accessed on the www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl link .



Question:

Travelling to the university: How can I reach the university campus in Apeldoorn easily?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:37 AM)
Answer:

Most of the Wittenborg student housing/dorms are within a radius of 2 km of the university and Apeldoorn has an excellent public transport system. If you are used to cycling, you can buy or rent a bicycle. Second-hand bicycles are available for less than €100.


Question:

Weather in the Netherlands: What sort of weather can I expect in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:49 AM)
Answer:

The type of weather depends on the wind direction: east winds in summer can be hot, around 30 degrees Celsius or more, and cold in winter around minus 10 Celsius or less. West winds in general are mild but can produce rain. The Netherlands is quite green. All four seasons have their own character.     



Question:

What is Basisregistratie Personen (BRP)?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 9:13 AM)
Answer:

If you have moved to the Netherlands and intend to live here for more than 4 months, you must register yourself in the Basisregistratie Personen – BRP (Personal Records Database). You can do this by visiting the City Hall of your municipality. 

Similarly, if you move to another municipality in the Netherlands, you must notify the new municipality of your change of address.

Once you register in the BRP, you will receive your BSN.

Failing to do these might result in withdrawal of study visa by the Dutch Immigration Office (IND). In such a case you will be required to leave the country and apply for a new MVV (entry visa) from your home country to continue with your studies. Eventually, it will cost you time and money.

Important note: You must inform Registry Office (registrar@wittenborg.eu) whenever you change your address within the Netherlands. The same applies when you are planning to deregister from the City Hall and leave the country for a temporary period of time or permanently.




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