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Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:02 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: How shall I prepare for the Work Placement if I am a top-up, direct-entry student?
Work placement is not obligatory for students with direct entry into the final phase (Phase 3). However, they must complete 15 ECs for this module, either by undertaking a standard internship as per our procedure, or they can replace these credits with other taught modules. For this they must make an agreement for possible modules with their process tutor through their study agreement.
Please refer to the Bachelor's EEG PART 7 - Work Placement Handbook Bachelor's, Page 9.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:04 AM)
Work Placement/Internship: Work during summer
If you are an international student residing in the Netherlands, holding a residence card for study purposes, you are allowed to work up to a maximum of 16 hours every week right through the year, or you could work full-time during the summer months (June, July & August).
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:22 PM)
Work Rules: I have been living in the Netherlands and was already working here before my admission to Wittenborg university. Do the working conditions still apply to me?
No. The working conditions for students do not apply to you. You have to follow the part-time regulation for international students only in case of having a student resident permit.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:23 PM)
Working in Netherlands: Can I work in the Netherlands after my graduation?
Students who graduate from Wittenborg University with a bachelor's or master's degree are allowed to search for a job in the Netherlands for a maximum period of one year, known as the 'Zoekjaar".
In order to do so, you should change the purpose of your stay by completing and submitting the appropriate IND form. (The application form is called: "Application residence permit without MVV or change of purpose of stay.)
Check the IND website for more information on this topic.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:24 PM)
Working in the Netherlands: I am interested to know more about salary, minimum wages and payslips in the Netherlands.
It is always a challenge to learn about salaries, wages and reading pay slips when you start a job in the Netherlands.
more information by visiting iamexpat.nl/career/working-in-the-netherlands/salary-payslip-dutch-minimum-wage.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:33 PM)
Work Placement/Internship: When can I undertake the mandatory internship?
Internships for IBA students will begin in Phase 3, while the in-company training for HBA students will begin in Phase 2 and the Work Placement will begin in Phase 3.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 11:18 AM)
Nuffic: What is a Nuffic agreement?
It is a document legitimising your internship. It must be signed by you, your company and the university. You are not allowed to start your internship without the signed Nuffic agreement. Any hours worked prior to the signed Nuffic agreement will not count towards the hours necessary to fulfil this work placement module. Working without a Nuffic agreement is considered illegal in the Netherlands and Wittenborg will not be responsible for any legal issues arising in this case.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 9 July 2020, 1:05 PM)
Emergency Contact: Where can I find important telephone numbers in case of emergencies?
You can find basic information about living in the Netherlands from Wittenborg-online, on your Dashboard under the title ‘Information for International Students in the Netherlands or through this link: https://www.wittenborg-online.com/enrol/index.php?id=1183
All information pertaining to your living in the Netherlands, from the time before your arrival to after you graduate can be found here. If you are staying at Wittenborg’s accommodation, the student housing information booklet placed inside your room and in the common area contains emergency numbers in case of urgent needs. This information can be found in the first page and contains numbers of Wittenborg Housing Department, Police, Fire Brigade and Hospital.
Generally, the Dutch emergency number for police, fire department and ambulance is 112. The Call Centre respondent will respond to the call and ask who you are, where the emergency takes place and what the emergency is. They will then send the right forces (police, ambulance or fire service) to the scene.
Note: Only call these numbers if the matter cannot wait another minute with the issue. The Netherlands has a strict policy on emergency numbers. It is considered a crime to unnecessarily call 112. They will charge the person who calls the emergency number for nothing.
someone needs the police for something else than an urgent crime, they can be
reached at 0900-8844. For minor
issues destined to be solved by the fire department, the phone number of the
Apeldoorn fire department is 055-548 3555.
In case of health issues, if one is not in immediate life danger, do not call 112. Call the Family doctor’s office and press 1 for emergency. They will tell you what to do next. If someone has a major health issue out of office hours, they can call the Apeldoorn Huisartsenpost. The telephone number is 0900 - 600 9000. They will give you instructions on what to do next.
Note: Do not go to the emergency room/hospital without calling the Huisartsenpost first. This will not be covered by the insurance and it will take a lot of time before they can help.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 10 July 2020, 3:52 PM)
Graduation Ceremony: I will graduate in Block 7. Which graduation ceremony can I attend?
There are two graduation ceremonies per year. One in February and the other is held in July. Students who graduate in blocks 1, 2 & 3 will be invited to the winter graduation (in February). Students who graduate in blocks 5, 6 & 7 will be invited to the summer graduation (in July).
Students can invite their family members to come to the graduation ceremony. A graduation ceremony signifies a close to your study journey at Wittenborg. It is a day full of joy, and the perfect opportunity to see your fellow graduates one more time and celebrate your graduation together.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 10 July 2020, 4:10 PM)
Graduation: I will be graduating soon. What steps should I follow in order to complete this process?
In order to graduate, students have to complete all European Credit (EC) modules. Once all ECs are achieved and you have passed the GA Oral Defence, you will be invited to the graduation ceremony by the Events Coordinator, via email.
1) provide information on your guest list (the number of guests who will be attending the ceremony)
2) complete the graduation questionnaire
3) submit a photograph of yourself. This photograph will be shown on the screen during the ceremony.
Question:(Last edited: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 12:00 AM)
HOSCO and WittenborgConnect: What is HOSCO and WittenborgConnect?
These two make up Wittenborg's career platforms. HOSCO is specifically
for the hospitality industry, while WittenborgConnect covers all
business fields in general. Students searching for work placement or
internship opportunities can register on these platforms. They can then
search for suitable companies of their choice and send their CV's and
cover letters directly to the companies. Please refer to the
Work Placement Handbook for more details.
Question:(Last edited: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 10:02 AM)
Oral Defence for Graduation Assignment: How can I hold my graduation defence presentation online?
The Graduation Assignment (GA) Oral Defence will be conducted approximately 2 weeks after you submitted your GA assignment via Turnitin. These two weeks are for your Academic Supervisor and an External Marker to mark your assignment. If you receive an initial pass by both your Academic Supervisor and External Marker, you will receive an email regarding your Oral Defence. In the email, you can find details about the Oral Defence such as:
1) the day, date and time of your Oral Defence
2) the deadline to upload your presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi etc.) on the online submission area
3) when you should send a copy of your presentation to your Academic Supervisor
4) the link to the Oral Defence Meeting at MS Teams
5) any other relevant information/instruction
You are advised to try clicking on the link to ensure that you will be able to access the meeting and to see whether your microphone works. If you do not have MS Teams, you can download the app on your laptop or iPad or mobile phone. If you face any problems, please contact Front Desk as early as possible.
Question:(Last edited: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 10:03 AM)
Contacting Lecturers: How can I reach the lecturers?
The lecturers will be available online as per the schedules shown in the timetables for all modules.
Communication will take place through the individual Forum and through the Chat function. Lecturers and support staff can set up Skype calls in teams with students and groups during the timetabled hours.
Question:(Last edited: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 10:05 AM)
Food in the Netherlands: Can I buy the food that I am used to while staying in the Netherlands?
Yes, in general everything is available in the markets. There
are plenty of supermarkets you can choose from, though sometimes you may have to go to a
specialised shop to buy a specific item, e.g. Asian food.
Rice is a common product in the supermarkets. Black Bean sauce can be found in Asian shops.
Question:(Last edited: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 10:07 AM)
Part-time/Online Job: Can I find an online part-time job in the Netherlands? Due to COVID-19, I am not able to travel to the Netherlands.
Most of the part-time jobs in NL require you to be physically in NL, so it is nearly impossible to find an online part-time job.
Suggestion: It is highly unlikely that you will be able to find an online part-time job in the Netherlands. Most jobs require you to be physically present in the Netherlands. Furthermore, to be able to work in the Netherlands, you need a residence permit and/or a work permit (TWV). If you are a new student from a non-EU country, you would not have your resident permit card, and BSN (Social Security No.) yet until you arrive in the Netherlands. These two are prerequisites for being employed in the Netherlands. You can find more details from the IND website: https://ind.nl/en/work
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 10:12 AM)
COVID-19 Matters - New Student: I am a new student for block 6 / block 7, but I have decided to stay in my home country due to COVID-19. Can I join classes online or defer my studies to a later intake?
Yes, you are most welcome to join classes online! If you planned to start your studies in block 6 2020 (30th March), you can join our introduction week on 25th and 26th of March online. In this case, you should have received an email from our Front Desk team (firstname.lastname@example.org) inviting you for the introduction week. Please let us know if you have not received your invitation for the introduction week if you are scheduled to start your studies in block 6 by emailing email@example.com.
In preparation for the introduction week, please make sure that you have a stable internet connection along with a computer so that you can follow and execute the instructions (such as activating your student account) at the same time. During the introduction week, our Front Desk will explain in detail how you can join our online learning environment.
Alternatively, you can also defer your application to a later intake. Make sure to inform our Registrar Department at firstname.lastname@example.org accordingly.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 10:15 AM)
EEG: Whom can I contact for clarifying doubts on the EEG?
If students have questions about a section in the EEG, they can contact their process tutor to guide them. Process tutors will be allocated by Wittenborg and during the Introduction Week, students will be informed on how to contact their process tutor, to make an appointment.
Before students arrive at Wittenborg, we recommend reading a few sections of the EEG to get an impression of the education system at our university. The following sections are recommended:
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 10:46 AM)
Graduation Assignment (GA) Oral Defence/Presentations: Can I use any special equipment or request for special arrangements for my GA Oral Defence/Presentation?
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:22 AM)
Examinations: How can I review Type 2 exams in blocks 6 and 7?
During the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the “traditional’’ written
exams (Type 1) have been replaced by assignments (Type 2). You will receive feedback and comments on your assignment from the module teacher in Turnitin, approximately two weeks after the deadline of the assignment.