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Question:

Timetable: How can I access my timetable?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:13 PM)
Answer:

For accessing and creating your course timetable please go to https://timetable.wittenborg.eu.

  • Login with the same details as for your student email account.
  • Find My Timetable, which will still be empty.
  • Click on +Add activity.
  • Add modules in List Type.
Note:

You can find and add modules in 2 ways. 

  1. Per Module, make your own private schedule with modules from different phases and specialisations. 
  2. Per Programmes of Study, this automatically selects all the modules relevant for your specialisation & current Phase. After adding all modules for a Programme of study you can always select single modules to add on top of that. 


Question:

Top-Up Student: How soon should I apply for my internship as a Top-Up student?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:14 PM)
Answer:

As a Top-Up student, please put the question to your process tutor during the first tutor meeting.


Question:

Travel Discount: Can I avail of discounts while travelling in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:28 PM)
Answer:

You can get more information or apply for the travel card at www.duo.nl (ONLY for EU STUDENTS).


Question:

Top-Up Student: Is it compulsory for Top-Up students to do internships?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:31 PM)
Answer:

Top-Up students have 3 options that they can choose from. They can take on an internship, or choose modules to replace the equivalent ECs (European credits), or request the internship exemption duration.


Question:

Timetable: How can I add courses in the timetable?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:33 PM)
Answer:

In order to add courses to your timetable please go to timetable.wittenborg.eu, log in with your student account and choose your study programme and phase (for bachelor's degree students only). Once the courses are selected add them to your timetable. Then you will be able to view your schedule in a day/week/month mode.


Question:

Travel during Corona: Can I travel outside the Netherlands during the ongoing crisis?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:34 PM)
Answer:

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:

Travel during Corona: Can I go back to my country during the ongoing corona crisis?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:34 PM)
Answer:

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:

Travel Information: Do I need to inform the university if I have travelled back to my country?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:35 PM)
Answer:

Yes, students who have travelled back to their home country and/or have specific questions for their process tutors on study progress, should fill in the Form (http://tiny.cc/y6nslz). The process tutor will get back to you as soon as possible



Question:

Travel to Netherlands: Can I still travel to the Netherlands during the corona crisis?

(Last edited: Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:37 PM)
Answer:

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:

  • Holders of an MVV or Dutch residence permit, regardless of the purpose of the residence.
  • 3rd-country nationals in possession of a residence permit from a Schengen or EU member state.
  • Holders of a residence permit as long-term residents.
Wittenborg University still continues the procedure of visa application as normal.


Question:

Travel to Netherlands: When can I book my flight tickets for travelling to the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:33 AM)
Answer:

Do not confirm your travel booking until the visa has been obtained. However, as soon as the visa is received successfully, students MUST inform Wittenborg of their travel arrangements in order to arrange the accommodation and other legal registration procedures. Please arrive shortly before the start of the Wittenborg Introduction Week.

Students must bring their original birth certificate in English while travelling to the Netherlands. If it is in a different language, please arrange for a legalised translation in English. The birth certificate (both original and translation) must be stamped by the Foreign Ministry of your home country.



Question:

Travel: I am a new student. How can I travel in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:36 AM)
Answer:

The Netherlands is a small country and its size makes it easy to get around.

While it is extremely easy to use public transport to get around the Netherlands, it is most well known for bicycles. Bike rentals here are easy and can be rented for as little as €10 EUR ($11 USD) per day. You may have to pay a deposit, which is refunded once you return the bike undamaged.

Some of the other common and cheaper modes of travel are:

  • Train - Due to the country's small size you can reach all major destinations within 2.5 hours within the country. Click on https://www.ns.nl/en for more information on train schedules and tickets or seasonal passes.
  • Bus - Another affordable way to get around the Netherlands.

The OV-chip card



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:

Tuberculosis (TB) Test: Do I need to take a TB test?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:42 AM)
Answer:

Almost all non-Dutch passport holders who will stay in the Netherlands for more than 3 months are obliged to make an appointment at GGD "Gemeentelijke Gezondheidsdienst” (Area Health Service) to undergo a checkup for TBC (Tuberculosis). Wittenborg Administration checks whether students are obliged to have the TB test or not, and you will be informed accordingly. If you live in Amsterdam, you can make an appointment on your own. If you live in another city, please let the Front Desk know and they will help you to arrange it.

Most non-EU students and students from some other countries do not need to have a tuberculosis test. You can click on the following link to find out which countries' nationals are exempt from the test https://ind.nl/Formulieren/7144.pdf

For students who live in Amsterdam, please note that you can only be seen if you have an appointment. You can call 020-555 5240 Monday to Friday, between 09:00 and 11:00, and between 13:30 and 16:30.

Note: 

Please complete the referral form before you make an appointment. Here is the link: https://ind.nl/en/forms/7604.pdf



Question:

Tuition Fees: Do I need to pay the tuition fees during an internship?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:44 AM)
Answer:

It is important to note that internships are part of the education programme. Therefore, yes, as long as you are registered at the university, all financial requirements need to be fulfilled.


Question:

Turnitin Sign In: How do I sign in into Turnitin?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:46 AM)
Answer:

You can make all Turnitin submissions on the module area in wittenborg-online and you do not need to sign in separately. It is your teacher's responsibility to place the Turnitin submission area inside the module. Always ask the teacher/lecturer in case of doubt or inability to find the upload area.


Question:

Turnitin Submissions: Why can't I upload my assignment on Turnitin while there is still sufficient time for the deadline?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:49 AM)
Answer:

There could be errors in the upload area. Should you face this difficulty, contact your module teacher as soon as possible, as well as helpdesk@wittenborg.eu.


Question:

Turnitin Upload: Why does the upload status show "processing" even after I have submitted my work?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:50 AM)
Answer:

If you are getting a status report "processing", it means your work has yet to be checked by Turnitin. Therefore, the work has been submitted but not yet checked. During the first 3 submissions, it takes anywhere between a few seconds to a few hours to see your report. It will take 24 hours for the 4th submission onward to reflect the report.

Note:

You can write to ict@wittenborg.eu or helpdesk@wittenborg to share any further concerns.


Question:

Virtual Events: I am interested participating in the virtual events. What steps should I follow?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:54 AM)
Answer:

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

Note:

Please send an email to communication@wittenborg.eu for the ID and password to join an event.

Disclaimer:   

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:

Wittenborg Intake: Can I defer my Wittenborg offer to a later intake?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 9:55 AM)
Answer:

Yes, you can. Wittenborg's Bachelor, MBA and MBM programmes all have 6 starting dates per year, allowing flexibility not only in starting your studies, but also graduating from your programme. If you would like to defer your starting date after you have received an acceptance letter, please inform the Registrar Department at registrar@wittenborg.eu with your request. Please do not forget to mention your student number when you send an email


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Is the Work Placement compulsory for master's students?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:00 AM)
Answer:

No, the Work Placement is a non-curriculum required activity, thus it is not compulsory for master's students.



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