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Question:

Cost of Living: What is the cost of living in Apeldoorn?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:51 PM)
Answer:

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:

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Transport

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.




Question:

Curriculum Plan and Timeline: I have applied for the final year phase 3 in HBA. How can I know the details about my internship period, my work permit as well as the complete curriculum plan?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 6:04 PM)
Answer:

You can access and go through all the details including curriculum plan and timeline in the HBA EEG Part 3.

NOTE:

You can access the EEG in the online area after signing in with your student account.


Question:

DigiD: What is a DigiD and how do I get one?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 3:54 PM)
Answer:

DigiD (short for Digital Identification) is a form of online ID that allows you to access many services and government websites in the Netherlands. It is like a digital version of your passport. The DigiD consists of a username and password that are linked to your personal public service number (BSN). You need your DigiD to do your administration online in the Netherlands. This includes doing your taxes, applying for benefits and allowances, and many other necessary transactions.

How to apply for a DigiD?

You can apply for the DigiD for free on the DigiD website https://www.digid.nl/en/. You need to have your BSN. After filling in the application, you will receive an SMS code on your mobile phone. This is to verify your mobile number. Then you will receive another code via email. This is to verify your email address. Finally, you will receive a letter by post with the final activation code. This is to verify your registered home address and also to ensure security of your final activation code. Use the code to activate your DigiD within 20 days. Activate your DigiD via the DigiD activation webpage https://digid.nl/en/inloggen.

Remember that your DigiD grants access to many aspects of your life online, so you should take care to keep it secret and also not to lose it. If you forget your DigiD username or password, you can visit the DigiD contact page for help https://www.digid.nl/en/contact/


Question:

Doctor's Appointment: How can I make an appointment with the Doctor?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 4:08 PM)
Answer:

Front Desk will make an appointment on your behalf and inform you once the appointment is confirmed. Please send an email to frontdesk@wittenborg mentioning the following details

  • Please give an option of 3 days for your availability to go to the doctor's appointment
  • Mention the preferred timings when you can go to see the doctor
  • Preferably, mention the symptoms you have been experiencing and if you have been taking any medication
  • How long have you been taking the medication and if you have experienced any improvement or change in your health

The Front Desk will make an appointment on your behalf and inform you by email once the appointment has been confirmed. You need to confirm attendance of the appointment by replying to the appointment email from the Front Desk.




Question:

Education Department- How can I contact the education department?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 8:58 AM)
Answer:

While the Education Department office is open daily for short questions, for consultations please make an appointment by email to education@wittenborg.eu and you will receive a confirmation within 3 working days.

Contacting Lecturers

All lecturers can be contacted through their Wittenborg email generally by putting their firstnames.lastname@wittenborg.eu


Question:

Email Receipt: Where will I get the submission receipt?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:02 AM)
Answer:

An email receipt is sent to your S#@student.wittenborg.eu account each time the assignment has been submitted on Turnitin.  Should you provide any other email ID, it is wise to check the spam/junk folder. 


Question:

Enrolled Programmes: How can I see the details of enrolled programmes on my results page?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:03 AM)
Answer:

This can be done by clicking the 'Personal details' option on the http://myresults.wittenborg.eu. The 'Personal details' option shows only your active programmes.


Question:

Facebook: I wish to join the Wittenborg Facebook page. What should I do?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:15 AM)
Answer:

We would like to offer our students the opportunity to meet fellow students and staff in an informal way, even before arrival. This is why we suggest joining Wittenborg on Facebook.

Login or create a Facebook account: www.facebook.com. Search 'Wittenborg Students & Staff' on the Facebook website or app. Click 'Join us'. 

After approval, students can receive the latest information on their personal accounts.



Question:

Heating System: Is there a heating system available in my house?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:29 AM)
Answer:

Yes. Each Wittenborg Student Housing comes with a heating system installed. The temperature is set to 21 degrees celsius and this temperature must always be maintained. Please avoid unnecessary use of energy and gas as it may cause additional expenses for the university

Note

Help us in creating a more sustainable environment by avoiding unnecessary usage of energy and gas.


Question:

High School Diploma: Due to COVID-19, I might not receive my high school diploma. Does this have an impact on my application?

(Last edited: Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:31 AM)
Answer:

No, in most cases. Wittenborg understands that this is an exceptional situation we are currently in. We are aware that schools worldwide have postponed or cancelled high school final exams. Should you be unable to obtain your high school diploma, or you will receive a different statement of completion of your studies, please inform our Admissions Department at admission@wittenborg.eu to see how they can assist you further.


Question:

Insurance: WIll I still need insurance after my graduation?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:17 AM)
Answer:

If a student has graduated recently or will graduate soon and will continue to stay in the Netherlands as a 'zoekjaar' (search year) student, a new insurance policy can be applied via the insurance website.

Please note that: 

  •  The new insurance policy must start within 3 years after graduation.
  •  Students must have had an Aon student insurance for at least six consecutive months.
  •  If students apply for the ICS insurance, select home country and destination country (the Netherlands) and select Search year student at Student’s situation

Please note that purchasing this insurance is only possible if students have a "search-year permit". Aon may ask for proof of the search year permit or a pending application for one.

The search-year permit is a permit for a maximum period of one year, to enable students to look for a job in the Netherlands after completion of studies. If students find a paid job or internship in the Netherlands, they will need to take out a public Dutch Basic Healthcare Insurance. 



Question:

Internship/Work Placement termination initiated from the student side due to COVID-19, what to do?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:23 PM)
Answer:

Please fill in this FORM. One of our External Relations & Work Placement team members will provide you with advice by email within 3 working days.


Question:

Internships: Can I register for internships even after completing my studies?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:24 PM)
Answer:

Internships are only possible and allowed while you are still registered at the university. You can do your internship only during your study and not after the completion of your studies.

 



Question:

Internships: Do I need to inform the university before applying for an internship?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:25 PM)
Answer:

Your internship will officially and legally begin only if you have completed the application procedure which should be agreed and signed by the university.

Note:

As a first step, begin by contacting your process tutor to discuss about the internship opportunities that you may come across.


Question:

Library Books: Can I still borrow books from the library in Blocks 6 and 7?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:36 PM)
Answer:

During the online delivery period the book lending system remains suspended and all module reading will be provided online by lecturers in the module areas, through e-books, cases, journals and articles. 

Note:

The Online Library Resources can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://www.wittenborg-online.com/course/view.php?id=18

Students will be asked to retain their Block 5 books until a new time is announced for returning them. Please await more announcements during Block 6.” https://www.wittenborg-online.com/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=4672



Question:

Library: How can I borrow a book from the library?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:37 PM)
Answer:

Students will receive all information about book lending through emails. The emails are usually sent by the library assistant before the start of each block; therefore, it is important to keep track of all emails through your student account.

Note:

All students must make sure that they are registered for all exams/modules in advance.  Registration allows students to collect books for the modules and take the exams. No registration means no books! 


Question:

Living in Amsterdam: How can I find student housing in Amsterdam?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:39 PM)
Answer:

Finding a place to live in Amsterdam can be quite a challenge; therefore, we recommend you to look for your new home as early as possible. Although Wittenborg does not offer student housing in Amsterdam, we can recommend you some websites and organisations that can help you in your search.

Student housing corporation

Here are three non-profit social housing corporations in Amsterdam:

De Key owns more than 33,000 rental units in and around Amsterdam. https://www.studentenwoningweb.nl/

DUWO is the largest provider of student accommodation in the Netherlands. https://www.duwo.nl/en/home/

Ymere offers properties in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Alkmaar and surrounding areas. https://www.ymere.nl/

Websites for finding student housing

Kamernet. https://kamernet.nl/en

Studentkamers: https://www.studenten.net/wonen

KamersAmsterdam: https://www.kameramsterdam.nl/

The Student Hotel is somewhere in between a hotel and student accommodation. You can book a room for a week or whole semester. Website: https://www.thestudenthotel.com/

Facebook group

Amsterdam Apartments 4 Rent: https://www.facebook.com/groups/amsterdam.apartments

Kamer gezocht in Amsterdam: https://www.facebook.com/kamergezochtinamsterdam

Woningen te huur in Amsterdam: https://www.facebook.com/groups/woningeninamsterdam


Question:

Living in the Netherlands: I will soon arrive in the Netherlands. Is it a safe country to live in?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:41 PM)
Answer:

Yes, the Netherlands is one of the safest countries to live in. You have to take certain precautions, i.e. do not leave your phone, suitcase, or wallet unattended. The city of Apeldoorn in general is a very safe place to live. 


Question:

Module Enrolment: I have enrolled for a module I was not planning to attend.

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:47 PM)
Answer:

Please do not enrol for a module that you are not planning to attend. If you do you will be marked as absent and this will result in a '0' mark, This might affect your study progress. Please only enrol for modules that you are definitely planning to attend. 

Note:

You will be unenrolled if you are not active within the module area during a period of 3 weeks.


Question:

Maximum Duration of Stay: What is the maximum duration in Wittenborg student housing?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:29 PM)
Answer:

The maximum duration of stay in Wittenborg housing facilities is one year.

https://www.wittenborg.eu/accomodation-contract-and-regulations.htm




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