FAQ Studying @ Wittenborg
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Question:(Last edited: Monday, 20 April 2020, 9:18 AM)
Visa Collection: How can I pick up my visa?
Please contact the local embassy/consulate directly for an appointment via their website or by e-mail, and at the same time inform Wittenborg of the progress. This appointment can be a document collection procedure, therefore, students need to prepare all original and copies of required documents in advance (including all the documents which are also sent to Wittenborg).
A complete list of Dutch embassies and consulates around the world can be found on the Dutch Foreign Ministry website:
Students should bring the following documents to the embassy:
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 20 April 2020, 11:17 AM)
Insurance: Will I be fined for not having a health insurance while staying in the Netherlands?
Yes, non-compliance with this Dutch law means students may be fined by the Centraal Administratiekantoor (CAK). Depending on the period of being uninsured, fines can run into several hundreds of euro.
If students receive a letter from CAK which states that they need Dutch health insurance because of their income, they must act on it, even if the statement is incorrect. If students need help with these issues, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com can assist in this matter.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 20 April 2020, 5:28 PM)
Flight Cancelled: My flight to the Netherlands is cancelled/postponed due to COVID-19. What do I need to do?
In such a situation, please call the Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences telephone number +31886672688 (weekends: +31613723608) to inform Wittenborg's staff members so that they can take the necessary action. After your call please also send a short e-mail to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning your student number and explaining your situation.
Please follow the same procedure if you face any difficulties that prevent you from travelling to the airport of your departure point that is caused by airport authorities or airline company staff.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 2:14 PM)
Health Insurance: Can I make reimbursement claims for dental expenses?
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 24 April 2020, 3:04 PM)
Insurance Coverage: What medical costs does my health insurance cover?
Examples of insurances students might need during their stay in the Netherlands besides medical insurance:
If students are not or no longer eligible for Dutch Basic Healthcare Insurance and still a student, a complete insurance package is available via www.aonstudentinsurance.com.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 24 April 2020, 3:08 PM)
Office Hours in Corona Crises: Are Admissions Officers at Wittenborg still working despite its closure of two of its campuses?
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.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 10:36 AM)
Residence Permit: Do I need a new residence permit after graduating from Wittenborg?
If students wish to stay in the Netherlands after graduating, they must apply for a new residence permit. They cannot stay on their study permit.
Information about the conditions of a search year and applying for a new residence permit are on the website of the IND: https://ind.nl/en/work/Pages/Looking-for-a-job-after-study-promotion-or-research.aspx. After being hired by a Dutch company, the company will apply for a work permit for the student.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 12:04 PM)
Turnitin Report: I cannot see my originality report even after 24 hours. What should I do?
Please contact email@example.com and your (teacher) @wittenborg.eu for further resolution to the problem.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 1:24 PM)
Exam Results: Where can I view my exam marks or results?
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 3:25 PM)
Project Week: Will project week affect my grade or is the final examination grade solely important for passing the block?
Project weeks are part of the curriculum and it will affect your ECs and ultimately the progress of your studies.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 22 May 2020, 11:00 AM)
Room Key Lost: What can I do if I lose my key?
Anyone can lose a key and it may happen with you too. If you lose a key please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and the student coordinator will arrange for a new key for you to enter your room. Please note that you will have to pay for this new key. https://www.wittenborg.eu/accomodation-contract-and-regulations.htm
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 22 May 2020, 11:42 AM)
Check Out Notice: Should I give prior notice of my intention to check out?
Yes. Residents must give at least four weeks’ notice in advance to Wittenborg Housing of their intended check-out date and time, so a mutually suitable pre-check-out time can be agreed by both parties. The intended check-out date and time can be on or before the last date of the housing package.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 4 June 2020, 12:57 PM)
Orientation Year: Can I use my orientation year after 2 years of finishing education?
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 4 June 2020, 1:44 PM)
Internships in Holidays: Can I apply for internship during the summer holidays?
Yes, you can apply for internship or work during summer holidays. However, please notice that the administrative process might be slower than usual during the holiday period.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 4 June 2020, 2:39 PM)
Internships: Where can I connect with others to look for internship opportunities?
You can register via WittenborgConnect first after the introduction session. This platform includes current students and alumni. The job/internship vacancies are posted here regularly.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 8 June 2020, 2:45 PM)
Insurance: If I work as a freelancer, do I still need to change my student health insurance?
If your monthly earning is above 150 euros then you need to change your Dutch student health insurance.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:26 PM)
Booking Appointments: How to book an appointment at Wittenborg?
If you wish to speak to any of the Wittenborg staff (for example, your process tutor), please invite them for an appointment using the Microsoft Office Calendar.In the attached document you will find a detailed guide.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:45 PM)
Check-in Rules: I have moved into Wittenborg student housing recently. What should I do next?
At check-in, residents are provided with an inventory checklist, the Check-In Form*. Please use this document to report any issues within your apartment and submit it signed to the front office within 3 working days of your arrival. If this document is not submitted, it is taken as confirmation that all items, and dormitory, as set out in the inventory checklist, are present and in good condition. Residents must pay for any damages incurred outside normal ‘wear and tear’.
*This list is used again when checking out. The items on the back of the form must be present when checking out. All missing items are to be paid for by the leaving student. The personal items on the list must be removed from the room.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:51 PM)
Cost of Living: What is the cost of living in Apeldoorn?
Students in Apeldoorn can enjoy a very reasonable cost of living. The cost of living in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands is approximately 800 - 900 Euro per month according to the reputable institute NIBUD.nl.
These main costs include:
Tuition fees do not form part of living costs.
Apeldoorn versus Amsterdam
Experience has shown that students living and studying in Apeldoorn spend approximately €800 a month; however, in Amsterdam this can be up to €1,000 a month. This amount is needed to cover daily expenses, meals, accommodation costs, insurance, study books, etc. This estimate does not include tuition fees and unforeseen costs and should be used as a general indication of the costs of living. How much money you will actually need depends on your lifestyle. The costs for housing, for example, may differ considerably. Also, if you plan to travel during your stay, you will obviously need more money.