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Question:(Last edited: Friday, 9 October 2020, 3:21 PM)
Online Lectures: How to attend online lectures during the Block?
The online lectures are done in MS Teams. Once the session is started by your teacher at the scheduled time, you should be able to see a Join Tab in the relevant course team chat area. You can join the session by clicking on this Join Tab.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 17 January 2022, 3:47 PM)
Online Presentation: I am invited for an online presentation but I get an error message everytime I click to join the online meeting.
When you receive an outlook invitation you might receive the following message:
“A custom mail flow rule created by an admin at wittenborg.eu has blocked your message.”
Any time you receive an invitation in Microsoft Outlook or 365 and accept it, the invitation will be visible from then on in your calendar. Therefore, even if you close the window that pops up while you have accepted the invitation, you can always go to your Outlook calendar and join the communication channel again.
If the problem persists you may contact Helpdesk for further assistance.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 18 September 2020, 2:09 PM)
Open Day: Can I attend a Wittenborg Open Day or visit the campus?
Currently, all on-campus events including open days and campus tours have been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, we are very pleased to inform you that Wittenborg hosts regular Virtual Open Days with Admissions Officers & current students. Our Virtual Open Day dates can be found here: https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-open-day-online.htm
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 17 April 2020, 1:17 PM)
Open Days- Can I still attend open day events at the university?
Currently, all on-campus events including open days and campus tours have been cancelled. However, we are very pleased to inform you that Wittenborg will host its very first Virtual Open Day on 29th of April.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 8 April 2022, 2:06 PM)
Oral Defence: Can students defend/present the Graduation Assignment/Final Project (GA/FP) online from block 6, 2021-22?
As all educational activities are now conducted as on-campus activities, we would like to highlight that students must be physically present on campus to defend the Graduation Assignment and Final Project (GA/FP) in addition to the presentations of In-company training and Work Placement modules.
Wittenborg is an experiential institute. At Wittenborg, students sign up for a degree programme with lessons, projects and other educational activities delivered on-campus on a full-time basis. Therefore, all students are expected to be physically present and effectively participate in the classes in order to fulfil all study requirements.
If you have to travel outside the Netherlands for any extended period for mitigating reasons (e.g. medical), please note that you must inform your Process Tutor, Academic Supervisor & the examination department (email@example.com) at least one block in advance of your Graduation Assignment and Final Project modules.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 4 June 2020, 12:57 PM)
Orientation Year: Can I use my orientation year after 2 years of finishing education?
Yes, you can still apply for the orientation year within 3 years after finishing your education.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 5:12 PM)
Orientation Year: Can I use my orientation year/search year residence permit to work outside the Netherlands?
No, you can only use your orientation year residence permit to work in the Netherlands.
The Dutch residence permit for the orientation year (oriëntatiejaar or zoekjaar - search year) does not give you the right to work in other countries, even in the Schengen area. If you want to work in another (Schengen member) state, you will have to apply for a residence permit and/or a work permit in that state. Take note that your stay in other Schengen member states is limited to a maximum of 90 days within a period of 180 days. If you intend to stay in another Schengen member state longer, you must comply with the immigration regulations of that country. Take note also that if you do not have and keep your main residence in the Netherlands during the orientation year, your residence permit can be revoked. Having main residence in the Netherlands is a key requirement to retain a Dutch residence permit.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 10:59 AM)
Orientation Year: I am graduating soon. How can I apply for a search year (zoekjaar) visa?
If you have successfully completed your studies and like to stay in the Netherlands to find a job or start up your own company, you have to apply for the search year (Zoekjaar) visa. Once you have passed your Graduation Assignment (GA) Oral Defence, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) will start your de-registration process and inform the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) as we are legally bound to do so within 4 weeks from the Oral Defence day. The procedure to withdraw the permit will be commenced by IND accordingly.
During this 4-week period, WUAS will prepare and sign your 'Declaration of Study Completion'. You will require this document to apply for your Zoekjaar on the IND site (Alternatively, you can use the copy of your Graduation Diploma if you have received it.) If you would like this Declaration, please fill out Declaration of Study Completion Form and we will send you this document by e-mail within two weeks after your presentation.
IND grants the graduates three months to apply for Zoekjaar after graduation date ( i.e. Oral Defence date for WUAS students). If the Zoekjaar Application is not received by the IND within three months, then you will face a residence gap.
Two exceptions should be considered in this regard to avoid the residence gap:
More information and the application procedures can be found at:
FAQ about the topic on IND’s website can be found at https://ind.nl/en/Documents/FAQ_orientation_year_highly_educated_persons.pdf
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:00 PM)
OV-Chipcard (OV-Chipkaart): What is an OV-chipcard and how can I use it in the Netherlands?
In the Netherlands, the easiest way to take the bus, train, subway, or tramway is to use an OV-Chipcard (PT Smart Card). The costs for the OV-Chipkaart itself is €7,50 and can be bought at https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/purchase-an-ov-chipkaart.htm or at the local NS-service points. There are two different OV cards.
Note: Season tickets can only be loaded on the personalised card.
Further details on 'How to use the OV-chipcard' can be accessed via: https://www.wittenborg-online.com/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=221.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:02 PM)
Ov-Chipkaart Lost: I have lost my OV-Chipkaart. Who should I contact?
If you have lost your OV-Chipkaart or if it is defective, then you will have to cancel the travel product via the OV-Chipkaart Customer Service Department. Contact them by dialling 0900-0980 (normal call charges apply).
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 4:54 PM)
Part Time Jobs: What kind of jobs can I apply for as a student in the Netherlands?
There are mainly operational jobs available, but it is also depends
on the market situation and your own experience/qualifications.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:39 PM)
Part-Time Jobs: Can I find part-time jobs on WittenborgConnect?
No, the option of WittenborgConnect (https://wittenborgconnect.com/) is only for internships. For part-time jobs, you can go through www.indeed.nl or you can build your network connection with fellow students or companies via LinkedIn.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 4:55 PM)
Part-Time Jobs: Do I need to inform the university for a work permit if I get a part-time job?
No, if it is a part-time job, and not an internship, the student need not inform Wittenborg. The employer will apply for the work permit for you.
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: Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 9:11 AM)
PCR Tests: Where can I find answers on PCR Tests, quarantine and vaccinations?
Information about negative PCR tests, quarantine requirements and vaccinations required inside the Netherlands or during entry into the Netherlands can be found on www.rijksoverheid.nl. The IND does not provide answers to this question.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 1:22 PM)
PDP Registrations: Do I need to register for PDP?
PDP consists of three main sections: Academic English, Seminars and Portfolio.
You are required to enrol for Academic English in the online course area, as the same as other modules.
Find more detailed information
in PDP AE module guide in the online area. Module
Guides for All Programmes.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 10 September 2021, 2:28 PM)
Perlego: Does Perlego has a Copy & Paste feature available in books?
Yes, we have copy & paste feature in Perlego. You can open the ereader of any title and simply highlight the text you wish to copy & paste, then click the 'copy & paste' icon (next to the 'add notes' icon) and the text will be copied to your clipboard.
Please note that you can only copy 10% of the book.
Please check the attached screenshot for reference.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:00 PM)
Personal Support: How can I seek personal support while in the Netherlands?
Student Support is organised through the Front Desk. Staff are able to manage all general questions regarding the university and living in the Netherlands. Front Desk staff also assist students in the submission and collection of documents, including all aspects of registration and residence permits.
Student Support assists with the following:
We are here to help, just ask!!
The Student Services Desk is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 11 April 2022, 12:31 PM)
Pick Up service: Will there be a pick service when I arrive at Schiphol airport?
Yes. You will be received by one of our current student volunteers at Schiphol on your arrival and bring you to your room by train. You should have filled in the arrival notification form which you should have already received earlier in order for us to make the arrangements.
Further, fellow students in the student housing will be informed of your arrival and help you move in. The housing coordinator Maria Acosta will meet you on the first working day of the week and help you with any remaining formalities or assistance that you may need". In case of any difficulties please contact the University by telephone number: +3188 6672 688 (during working hours) or the Wittenborg Student Housing: +316 137 236 08.
Note: If you do not inform Wittenborg on time, your airport pick up service will possibly not be arranged. If your flight schedule has been changed, you are also required to inform Wittenborg at least 3 working days prior to your departure in order to make the necessary adjustments.
Steps to follow on arrival at student housing due to ongoing corona virus restrictions: