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Printer Facilities: Where can I print documents?

(Last edited: Thursday, 7 January 2021, 3:12 PM)
Answer:

For any printing needs, students can avail of the multiple printers in the Aventus building. For the exact locations at Aventus, as well as registering for this service, please click the link https://www.wittenborg-online.com/mod/resource/view.php?id=57959.

Wittenborg also recommends students to visit CopyService Apeldoorn for making copies of required documents. The location of CopyService Apeldoorn can be found easily with a Google search.


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Profile Picture: How to change your profile picture.

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 6:55 PM)
Answer:

Source: Wittenborg Webforms

 


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Programmes: Will programmes at Wittenborg start as scheduled (6 starting dates)?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:15 AM)
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Yes all programmes are running as planned, online. Immediately after the announcement from the Dutch government that schools and universities must close, Wittenborg launched its education online. From Block 6 (30 March) until at least 17 May (Block 7) all studies and teaching are carried out through our developed Moodle on Wittenborg Online and Office365 Groups and Teams system. Timetables are running as planned. Please check http://timetable.wittenborg.eu/ for the up-to-date info”. 

Note:

Prospective students are still welcome to apply for all upcoming starting dates. A full overview of our starting dates can be found here: https://www.wittenborg.eu/entry-dates-application-deadlines.htm.  


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Project Week: Will project week affect my grade or is the final examination grade solely important for passing the block?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 3:25 PM)
Answer:

Project weeks are part of the curriculum and it will affect your ECs and ultimately the progress of your studies.



Question:

Project Week: Do I need to complete all Project Weeks?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:12 PM)
Answer:

Yes, you are required to attend and pass all Project Weeks in the given academic year.


Question:

Project Weeks: How can I attend the Project Weeks?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:13 PM)
Answer:

At least 6 times a year, Wittenborg students are involved in a project week that challenges them through real-life, real-time projects organised by the university in cooperation with various companies and organisations, both locally, nationally and sometimes internationally.

Students are divided into project groups and are given an assignment to be completed in a short period of time, usually one or two weeks. This means dealing with deadlines and pressure while working for a real client. At the end of the project week, findings are presented in a professional setting at Wittenborg University: an opportunity to hone consulting and presenting skills. In short: a stimulating and educational experience that prepares students for the reality of their future careers.

For more information about participation and project weeks, email projectweek@wittenborg.eu.



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Project Weeks: How will the project weeks be delivered?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:31 AM)
Answer:

As is the case with the rest of the modules, project weeks will be delivered through online activities, i.e. online groups and team sessions will be conducted. Teams will be given the responsibility to collaborate outside the scheduled sessions. At the end, the teams will present their deliverables, while the university will make all the material and resources needed online for the students.

Note:

International trips have been cancelled. 



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Redirecting Post: How can I get my post redirected to my new residence overseas?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:15 PM)
Answer:

It can always be a hassle if your post gets misplaced after you have moved abroad. It may also be difficult for your friends or relatives to contact you if you have moved without letting them know in advance. There is a smart way to ensure any lost or misplaced posts by applying for this service on the Postnl website. This will enable all posts to your old address to be automatically redirected to the new address abroad. This service from Postnl is free of charge. 

To avoid confusion because the website is mainly in Dutch, there is the option of visiting a Postnl office in your area and activating this service.

You can apply for this service online by visiting their Postnl website at: https://www.postnl.nl/ontvangen/post-doorsturen/doorzendservice/.


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Refund: How can I claim a refund?

(Last edited: Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:16 PM)
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Please fill in the Refund Request Form. If the request has been approved by the Finance Department, the payment would be made within 8 weeks. If your refund request has been rejected, you will be informed via e-mail latest within 8 weeks after receiving the refund request. If you have any further questions, you can contact registrar@wittenborg.eu.



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Registration at Municipality: When should I register at the municipality?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:17 PM)
Answer:

After receiving a residence permit, foreign students can register in their municipality. All students must be registered at their local City Hall. Just call your local City Hall for an appointment.

The Front Desk can make an appointment with the Gemeente (City Hall) for registration of the newly arrived students from abroad in Apeldoorn. For the appointment, students should bring the following documents:

  • Residence permit
  • Passport (original copy)
  • Birth Certificate (with legalised translation in Dutch or English)
  • Accommodation contract
 Citizen Service Number (BSN)  

“Burgerservicenummer” (BSN) is a unique personal number that enables reliable and efficient data exchange between citizens and government. In the Netherlands, all residents must have their own BSN if they wish to engage in either part-time or full-time work or studies, and for administrative issues, such as opening a bank account. 

NOTE:

  • A BSN will be issued to all students upon registering at the Gemeente.
  • The whole process of the BSN number may take 2 to 3 weeks upon arrival.

Question:

Registration Letter: How can I get my registration letter?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:53 PM)
Answer:
If you need your registration letter, please send an email to registrar@wittenborg.eu with your full name and student number. We will send it to you after checking your educational status and financial requirements.

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Registration: I am unable to meet the study credit requirement to continue my registration at WUAS, what do I do?

(Last edited: Friday, 11 September 2020, 8:56 AM)
Answer:

The Wittenborg EEG rules and regulations state that, in order to continue a successful registration, a student must obtain at least 30 European study credits (ECs) within 12 months. 

Only where there are mitigating circumstances preventing the student from successful studying and, therefore, leaving the student unable to gain sufficient credits to continue their studies, can exemption to the credit requirement be requested. The request must be submitted by filling in this webform. Please be aware that an exemption to the credit requirement can only be requested once within the duration of the degree programme

The Student Registrar will evaluate the request based on the explanation and documentation provided and will inform the student and the Process Tutor of the final decision within 2 weeks after the request has been submitted. The request will only be taken into consideration if the request has been submitted at least 1 block before the 12 months have passed.    

If a student does not meet the credit requirement by the end of the 12 months and did not have any mitigating circumstances preventing the student from obtaining the credits, the deregistration process will be set into motion within 4 weeks after the 12 months have passed. For EU students, the deregistration will be communicated to the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO). For non-EU/EER students, WUAS will inform the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) of deregistration, leading to a revocation of the study residence permit. 


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Residence Permit (RP): what shall I do if my RP is going to expire soon? How do I extend my RP?

(Last edited: Friday, 29 January 2021, 1:26 PM)
Answer:

In principle, you will be notified by Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) when your residence permit will expire soon (within 3 months). It is fully your own responsibility to notify Registrar Office and submit required information and documents completely to extend your residence permit on time to avoid residency gap in your residency in the Netherlands. 

Kindly refer the webform and upload all necessary documents to request for an RP extension: https://form.wittenborg.eu/visa-application-RP-extension.htm. Please submit the form at least 6 weeks prior to your RP expiration date. Then the Registrar Office could have sufficient time to review your files, prepare your RP extension application and send to IND.

Should you have any question concerning this email, feel free to contact us directly via email: registrar@wittenborg.eu.



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Residence Permit Expired: What should I do if my residence permit has expired but I cannot leave the Netherlands at this moment?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:04 AM)
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Submit an extension application at the IND desk where possible. If this is not possible, you can ask for a return decision at the counter. With a return decision, you then have an additional 28 days to leave the country. You can make appointments at the counter in the usual way, but bear in mind the currently limited services at the IND counters.




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Residence Permit Gap: What is the "residence permit gap" and the consequences if I have a gap in the residence permit period?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 10:59 AM)
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A residence gap is an interruption in your continuous stay and may cause problems later on if you want to apply for a Dutch permanent residence. In general, a residence permit gap has affects in the longer term, if you decide to apply for a Dutch permanent residence permit in the future. In order to apply for a permanent residence permit, one of the requirements is that you have legally resided in the Netherlands for an uninterrupted period of five years or more before you make the permanent residence permit application. This means that you require to have had a valid residence permit for the full five years, without interruptions or gaps within this period. You have thus always applied for extension of your residence permit on time. Another requirement is that within these five consecutive years you have not stayed outside the Netherlands for six or more consecutive months, or three years in a row for four or more consecutive months.

The consequence of a residence permit gap is that the period of legal residence in the Netherlands before this gap will not be taken into consideration. This means that you will have to start again building up a five-year uninterrupted period in the Netherlands to obtain permanent residency.

For example: If your first residence permit is issued from 01-09-2009 till 31-08-2013, and if you apply for residence permit extension later than your expiration date (31-08-2013), then residency gap is created, and the IND starts counting from that day onwards -- that day your application form is received by the IND. Even a single day difference is recognised as a residency gap.

For more information and other requirements for applying the permanent residence permit, please visit: https://ind.nl/en/permanent-residence/Pages/permanent-residence-after-5-years.aspx

Source: https://ind.nl



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Residence Permit: Do I need a new residence permit after graduating from Wittenborg?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 10:36 AM)
Answer:

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:

Residence Permit: How can I collect my Residence Permit from IND?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 9:54 AM)
Answer:

You will need to make an appointment to collect your residence permit, please make an online appointment via this link:  Appointment to collect your residence document or original document | Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)

Note:

  • Please don't forget to bring your passport and the appointment code with you while going to collect your Residence Permit from IND. 
  • At the IND office, please check your Residence Permit for mistakes in spelling, date of birth and all other personal details. If something is incorrect, mention it during the pick-up at the IND office.



Question:

Residence Permit: How will travelling back to my home country affect my residence permit?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:32 PM)
Answer:

You are allowed to stay outside of the Netherlands for either a maximum of 6 months in a row, or 3 years in a row each calendar year for a maximum of 4 months in a row. 

For detailed info, please check via: https://ind.nl/en/Pages/main-residence.aspx.

 


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Residence Permit: I am from the UK. Am I exempt from applying for a residence permit in the Netherlands post Brexit?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:38 PM)
Answer:

No. As you will know, the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. Because your right of residence has changed as a result of Brexit, you have to arrange your residence after Brexit.

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has come up with a Withdrawal Agreement with the UK. This agreement consists of a transition period from 1 February, 2020, up to and including 31 December, 2020, during which UK nationals who are already here in the Netherlands must take action to make sure they can also stay in the Netherlands after 31 December, 2020, by submitting an application for residence. To make sure you are ready to submit your application online, please first take care of the next few things first:

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If you have not already done so, register yourself in person in the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen or BRP) at your town hall. The IND is linked to the BRP. If you register in the BRP, the IND can get in touch with you.

  1. Then apply for a DigiD. With your DigiD, you can easily submit an online application to the IND. Do you already have a DigiD but no sms-verification? You can also set this up on My DigiD.
  2. Then make sure that you will also receive post from the IND digitally. Use your DigiD to log in to MijnOverheid at https://mijn.overheid.nl/. There you can access your Berichtenbox (message box) where you can receive digital post from government institutions, including the IND. Go to Instellingen (Settings) and under Landelijke Organisaties check Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (Immigration and Naturalisation Service, the IND).
  3. Open a Dutch bank account. You need this to set up iDEAL, an online payment method. You will need iDEAL to pay for an online application for a residence document.
  4. Do you have another EU/EEA or Swiss nationality? Make sure that nationality is listed in the Personal Records Database (BRP). Then you will not receive an invitation letter because you will not need a residence document.

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It is very important that your personal details in the Personal Records Database (BRP) are correct, as based on these details the IND will send invitation letters. In this letter, the IND will invite you to submit an application for residence after 31 December, 2020. If your application is approved you will receive a (new) residence document, which you will need to continue to live, work and study in the Netherlands. The application costs €58 for adults and €31 for children under 18.


Question:

Residence Permit: I have arrived in the Netherlands, but I cannot collect my residence permit, as IND has limited their office hours. What can I do?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:34 AM)
Answer:

If your residence permit is ready to be collected at the IND office, Wittenborg will have informed you of the collection of your residence permit by email.  

The current IND regulations state that you must pick up your residence permit within 3 months as stated on your MVV sticker. However, if you are unable to do so, as the IND states that the residence permits cannot be picked up at the IND office until 6th of April, please inform us (email registrar@wittenborg.eu) if you cannot meet the 3-months deadline. Wittenborg will then request IND for an extension of these 3 months, so that you can collect your residence permit later at the IND office. 




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