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Question:

Internships in Holidays: Can I apply for internship during the summer holidays?

(Last edited: Thursday, 4 June 2020, 1:44 PM)
Answer:

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:

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:

Intranet: How can I start using the university Intranet?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:28 AM)
Answer:

You can login with your username and password provided by the Administration Office. You will then be asked to edit your profile, which happens only one time. After you have logged in for the first time, the Webmaster will add your account under 'Students'. Students will be placed in their relevant classes.

Sign-in in Office 365 System

With your student number and password login combination, you can login to the 365 Office Exchange Email and Exchange System.

Assignments online

Intranet is used more and more by Wittenborg to allow students to upload their assignments. The intranet enables students and their teachers to keep an accurate record of progress and to communicate with each other about students’ studies.


Question:

Introduction Days: Why should I attend the Introduction Days?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:13 AM)
Answer:

Wittenborg offers students an introduction day to make sure students have all the information and documents they need to start their education at the university.

Introduction Week consists of three parts.

Wednesday: For International Students

International students will receive all information and documentation regarding registration in the Netherlands. The Wittenborg Front Desk will also provide information about living in the city, and all legal registration information. On this day, there is an ICT session for all new students to learn how to use Online area and know about their specialisation and modules. This is a very important session and students should not miss it.

Thursday: General Introduction Day

The general introduction is mandatory for all students of Wittenborg. Front Desk will collect the names of all students for attendance. They will also explain what can be expected on the day. On the introduction day there will also be a lunch arranged with pictures.

MBA students will also have the opportunity for book pick up. 

Introduction day will end around 14:00.

Friday morningFor IBA Students

IBA students will have two sessions: academic English and Harvard referencing. The English writing diagnostic test will also take place on Friday of the introduction week. IBA students will also have the opportunity for book pick up. 

Note: 

If students have missed parts of the introduction day, catch-up may be done in Project Week.



Question:

Introduction Week: How will the Introduction Week be organised?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 5:01 PM)
Answer:

If you are starting your studies in Block 7 of the academic year 2019/2020, the introduction days will be held online as webinar sessions. 

All students who have planned a Block 7 arrival must contact the Registrar (registrar@wittenborg.eu) to make all arrangements well in advance.


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Leave of Absence/Study Freeze: Can I take a leave of absence from my studies?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 12:08 PM)
Answer:

Students can receive an exemption from the obligation to study upon application for a leave of absence for one lesson block, or a maximum of two consecutive lesson blocks. A leave of absence request must be submitted at least before the start of the Project Week (W3) prior to the lesson block for which the leave of absence is taken. For example, if the student wants to take a leave of absence in Block 2, he/she has to send the request before Week 3 of Block 1. Please contact the Registrar Office at registrar@wittenborg.eu. 

As part of the application for a leave of absence, student will be required to demonstrate the grounds for the request. Student will not lose his/her place to study at WUAS during the leave of absence period and may subsequently continue the study at the end of the leave period.

During the leave of absence, the student remains a registered student at WUAS, and the study visa (if applicable), remains valid during this period. Additionally, as the registration is continuous, the student remains eligible for any DUO study finance/loan during the leave of absence period. For this reason, there is neither a freeze of payment obligations nor refund of the tuition fees.

In case the period exceeds two lesson blocks, Wittenborg will initiate the deregistration process. If student requires a study visa to study in the Netherlands, this means that the study visa will become invalid and the student no longer has the right to stay in the Netherlands based on study at WUAS. If the student wants to restart his/her study, the student has to inform the Registrar Office and he/she will be informed of the formal procedure that needs to be taken.

For more information on leave of absence, please refer to the EEG Part 12c.


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Library Books: Can I still borrow books from the library in during the Hybrid learning?

(Last edited: Friday, 9 October 2020, 4:12 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! 


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Links: How to access useful links?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 11:37 AM)
Answer:

 

Please find some useful links below:

Study information

For study-related questions please contact your Process Tutor through the online area.

Process Tutor Areas (links)

 


Websites

 Source: Wittenborg Online: www.wittenborg-online.com


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Living Expenses: How can I receive the monthly living expenses initially paid along with the main invoice?

(Last edited: Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:03 PM)
Answer:

Step1: Upon arriving in the Netherlands, you are required to register yourself at the Municipality you live in. Then, you receive the BSN, which is a pre-requisite to open the bank account.    

Step2: You open a bank account in the Netherlands.  

Step3: You provide the Finance Department or Registry Office (registrar@wittenborg.eu) your bank account number and the name in which the account was opened, on or before the 20th of the month. 

Living expenses will be paid on the 1st of each month upon receiving the bank details on time in the previous month. Delayed information will lead to a delay of commencement of payment by one month. 


Question:

Living Expenses: How much will I receive as monthly living expenses?

(Last edited: Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:05 PM)
Answer:

The initial lump sum payment of living expenses will be paid in 12 equal monthly installments. It is possible to receive up to a maximum of 3 months of living expenses in the first installment upon your request based on the start date of your degree program. 


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

(Last edited: Friday, 10 September 2021, 1:31 PM)
Answer:

Wittenborg is continuously looking for possibilities to support students with finding suitable accommodation in Amsterdam. However, the responsibility for finding a room in Amsterdam ultimately lies with the student. 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. It is also possible to opt for Student Housing in Apeldoorn. The distance between the Amsterdam campus and Apeldoorn is around 1.5 hours by train and costs around 17 euro one way (www.ns.nl). 

We recommend students to few companies/organizations who can help students in their accommodation. You can find detailed information via Wittenborg main website here. Amsterdam Student Housing (wittenborg.eu)

 

Source: www.wittenborg.eu


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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. 


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Login to Office 365: I am not able to login to office365. What should I do?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 12:20 PM)
Answer:

Please note that we have multi-factor authentication for your Wittenborg office365 account. You have to login via text on your phone or Authenticator app. If you are still facing issues, you need to inform ict@wittenborg.eu or Helpdesk.

Source: A Password is not enough...we are starting to implement multi-factor authentication (sharepoint.com)


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Lost Items: I lost my personal items. What should I do now?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 9:32 AM)
Answer:

Please go to the city hall of the municipal area in which you found or lost the item, or refer to www.verlorenofgevonden.nl or www.ilost.co. You cannot go to the police for lost and found items. If you have lost one of your belongings, it is not possible to file a report.

Please click this link for more information: https://www.politie.nl/en/themes/lost-and-found.html

Source: Politie.nl


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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



Question:

MBA/MBM Students: Is there a deadline to register for Project Weeks?

(Last edited: Thursday, 25 February 2021, 9:28 AM)
Answer:

Yes, we have created Project week registrations for each block in the course area. once you enrol yourself in to Project week course area, you should be able to see the Registration link. The deadline is Monday of the Lesson Week 1 at 08:30. If you missed to register yourself, you will not be allowed to participate in the Project week for that block.

Please note that enrolments and Registrations for project weeks are not the same. You can only do the registration after enrolling in to the course area.


Question:

Meeting Staff: Can I schedule a face-to-face meeting with my process tutor or other university staff during COVID19 period?

(Last edited: Friday, 3 September 2021, 9:17 AM)
Answer:

No, currently face-to-face meetings are not possible as per instructions from the Dutch government. Any meetings will be held only online (through Skype or Teams).



Question:

Microsoft Teams Meeting: How to set your background image to Wittenborg logo during meetings?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 12:22 PM)
Answer:

 

You can click on the 3 (…) dots appearing on your screen, You should then see an option with "Show Background Effects". Once you click this option, you’ll see a list appear on the right-hand side of the screen. You can select the image set to be as your background. 

The Wittenborg logo image is attached here, you can save it and select it as background image of your meetings.

 Source: Microsoft Support Service



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