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Question:

In-Company Training/Work Placement/Internship: My In-Company Training or Work Placement is terminated or suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What can I do?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:29 PM)
Answer:

Please fill in this FORM. One of the External Relations & Work Placement team members will provide you with advice by email within 3 working days.


Question:

Insurance - AON Student Insurance: Can I make reimbursement claims for dental expenses?

(Last edited: Monday, 9 November 2020, 10:06 AM)
Answer:

Under AON Student Insurance, ICS Complete and ICS Start+ insurance, the maximum insured amount for dental costs to relieve acute dental pain is EUR 350 per insurance year and the maximum insured amount for dental costs due to an accident is EUR 1,100 per insurance year.


Question:

Insurance Coverage: What medical costs does my AON Student insurance cover?

(Last edited: Monday, 9 November 2020, 10:34 AM)
Answer:

Examples of AON Student Insurance coverage are:  

  • Emergency repatriation (e.g. in the event of unexpectedly having to return to your home country)
  • Private liability (e.g. a bike accident damaging a car in the process)
  • Home contents and personal property, including baggage (e.g. theft from your room, loss of suitcase during a trip)
  • Accidents (e.g. disability through an accident)
  • Legal aid (e.g. conflict with a landlord)  
  •  Your AON Student Insurance offers worldwide coverage for a period of at most eight consecutive weeks during a temporary stay outside your destination country, also in your home country, in connection with a trip.

Question:

Insurance Reimbursements: How can I get reimbursements from my insurance for my medical expenses?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 2:51 PM)
Answer:

International students have to pay for their medical bills before they can approach the insurance company for reimbursements. This means that for all medical appointments, students have to pay for it first, then, they can submit request for reimbursements (or claims) at the insurance company's website. Make sure you have the receipt for the payment of your medical bills. You may need to upload this receipt as proof of payment.

For AON insurance, paid bills can be reimbursed at the website: https://www.aonstudentinsurance.com/students/en/claims/.



Question:

Insurance: Do I need to have a valid insurance even if I am temporarily outside of Netherlands?

(Last edited: Monday, 16 November 2020, 4:24 PM)
Answer:

If you are registered in the Netherlands, it is compulsory for you to take out Dutch health insurance. You should still keep your insurance even if you are temporarily abroad. Healthcare insurance from your home country is not sufficient.



Question:

Insurance: How can I buy Dutch Basic Health Insurance?

(Last edited: Monday, 9 November 2020, 11:05 AM)
Answer:

You can find more information on how to take out the Dutch public health insurance from here: https://www.studyinholland.nl/plan-your-stay/insurance.

After you have taken the Dutch basic/public health insurance, you must inform Wittenborg's Registrar Department (registrar@wittenborg.eu) about your new insurance by completing this online form 'Apply/Update Insurance Form'.

If you have a low income, you can apply for Dutch healthcare allowance (or benefits) called zorgtoeslag after buying your insurance. Click on the links below to find out more about this benefit.

Healthcare Allowance

Dutch Healthcare Benefit




Question:

Insurance: If I have arranged a Dutch basic health insurance for myself, how do I cancel the current AON insurance arranged by Wittenborg?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 5:15 PM)
Answer:

If your current AON insurance has been arranged by Wittenborg and you have now arranged insurance by yourself, we can cancel the AON insurance for you upon your request. This request will only be taken into consideration if you can provide proof that your new insurance has already started. Please fill in this online form 'Apply/Update Insurance Form', so that our Registrar Department can cancel your current AON insurance. The results of this form are processed every Wednesday and refunds are made within 8 weeks. You will receive a confirmation of cancellation of your insurance by email. You can download the refund form (interactive Word Document) attached to the above online form, complete it, and upload it along with your new insurance certificate.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement Duration: What is the minimum duration of an internship?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:29 PM)
Answer:

The EEG Part 7 Work Placement Handbook, page 3, mentions “The duration of the WP is minimum of 3 months full-time”. In EEG Part 7a Work Placement Handbook “In-Company Training takes at least 4 months full-time.”



Question:

Internship/Work Placement Waiver: Will my prior work experience be counted as an internship?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 5:59 PM)
Answer:

There are no exceptions offered by Wittenborg for the work placement. All regular students must fulfil the conditions of this module. All regular students will have to go through the assessment of this module (Weekly and Monthly Journals, Work Evaluation Report and Work Evaluation Report Oral Defence).

The Graduation and Examination Board recognises that students can ask at the entry of the programme to be deemed as having done the work placement module. This will only be considered if the following has been fulfilled:

1. The student has done a prior WP which had at least the same duration of a normal Wittenborg WP and was done not more than two years prior to the date of admission to the respective programme.

2. This prior WP has not been credited before, by another education institute.

3. The student is able to provide the WP Coordinator with:

  • a. A proper and detailed job description
  • b. A recommendation letter from the company

4. The WP Coordinator will contact the company with regards to the recommendation letter.

5. If all conditions have been met, the WP Coordinator will formally recommend to the Graduation and Examination Board of the student’s request of compensating the WP duration period.  

6. If approved, the student will need to write the Work Evaluation Report (WER) and defend it.

7. The final approval is given by the Graduation and Examination Board.

To start this process, you need to fill in this FORM. the link for the form is: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=yh8AaY_RGU2WLpSbUdTbiWxJ6X7XPuBJrlEkDjQgDONUNkgxVzBUVUdNSDk0SDNPQUVGMzlQT1hGQyQlQCN0PWcu





Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Can I get multiple full-time internships?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:30 PM)
Answer:

No. Only one internship counts towards your studies.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Can I undertake an internship in my home country?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:30 PM)
Answer:

While the university guidelines do not allow you to go back to your home country to do an internship, an individual mitigating circumstance request could be considered, though it is not encouraged.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Can I work at Wittenborg as an intern?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:31 PM)
Answer:

Wittenborg has rolling internship positions available for its students. You must check WittenborgConnect and Wittenborg student and staff facebook group to check for any open internship positions.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Do I have to study during an ongoing internship?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:31 PM)
Answer:

No, you don’t need to study, but you can plan school activities during the internship, which needs to be communicated clearly with the university and company of your ongoing internship.

Note:

It is advised to inform your process tutor in such cases, at all times.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Do I need to do an internship within a specific time?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:32 PM)
Answer:

No, but you are advised to discuss your study plan with your Process Tutor. Take note that delaying your internship means delaying your graduation, which could mean that you may need to pay extra tuition fees. The internship is a compulsory module and if it is not completed, you will not be allowed to complete your final thesis.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Do I need to inform the university if I want to apply for an internship?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:33 PM)
Answer:

Yes. Your internship will officially and legally start only if you have completed the application procedure and it has been agreed and signed by the university.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: I am a Phase 1 student. When can I start with the internship (Work Placement)?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:52 PM)
Answer:

For a Bachelor's student, to be eligible for Internship/Work Placement (WP), he/she must satisfy the following requirements:

1. Have passed PDP1 (Personal Development Programme) in Phase (Year) 1 and PDP2 (in Phase (Year) 2.

3. Have obtained a minimum of 160 EC (European Credits) or completed Phases (Year) 1 and 2 of the Bachelor's Programme in full OR

4. Have obtained 80 EC for EBA (Entrepreneurial Business Administration) double-degree programme.



Question:

Internship/Work Placement: I have received an internship offer from a company. What should I do now?

(Last edited: Thursday, 29 October 2020, 4:59 PM)
Answer:

As soon as you have received an offer of internship from an employer, you have to complete the following process:
1. Get a signed internship contract from the employer.
2. Register for the work placement module using the enrolment key.
3. Complete and submit the online Work Placement Request form via the link below:
You also need to upload several documents together with the form.
4. A downloadable Nuffic agreement template is attached. The form must be filled and signed by you and your employer.
5. Submit the original Nuffic agreement hard copy to External Relations, or digitally via email to externalrelations@wittenborg.eu or upload it together with the online Work Placement Request Form.
6. You may start your internship upon completion of the above steps.

Note:
  • You are not allowed to start your internship without the signed Nuffic agreement. Any work hours prior to the signed Nuffic agreement will not count for the hours necessary to fulfil this work placement module.
  • For an internship in the NetherlandsDutch law requires applicants to be either a European Citizen OR to be currently enrolled in an educational institution as a student. It should be noted that after graduation, you will in general no longer be able to take an internship in the Netherlands. Your Work Placement ending date must be within the period of your registration at Wittenborg. Please make sure you have an up-to-date Registration Letter which covers your Work Placement duration.
  • More importantly, working without a signed Nuffic agreement or a work permit is considered illegal in the Netherlands. Wittenborg will not be responsible for any legal issues arising in this case.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Internship cannot be found due to COVID-19. Can I take modules to replace it?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 9:27 AM)
Answer:

Please complete the form via the link below. One of the External Relations & Work Placement team members will provide you with advice by email within 3 working days.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=yh8AaY_RGU2WLpSbUdTbiWxJ6X7XPuBJrlEkDjQgDONUMkI2N0FRRUxHTVJPMFJFQUpJOE45UVFTWiQlQCN0PWcu

 



Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Is it possible to do a part-time internship?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 1:38 PM)
Answer:

Yes, it is possible to do a part-time internship, as long as you have fulfilled the academic requirements written in EEG Part 7. The duration of the Work Placement is a minimum of 3 months full-time, therefore, the part-time Work Placement should have equivalent working hours. 


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Where can I find Work Placement Supervisor evaluation form?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 7:03 AM)
Answer:

You can find the Supervisor Evaluation Form HERE. It is student's responsibility to make sure that his/her supervisor fill in the form at the end of the internship/work placement. The Supervisor Evaluation Form must be attached together with your Work Evaluation Report.


Question:

Internship/Work Placement: Whom can I contact to discuss more about the HBA internship and job information?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:38 PM)
Answer:

All information regarding Internship/Work Placement is in the EEG part 7. It clearly details all the necessary steps involved from before the internship starts until the completion of the internship. All requirements must be fulfilled before you can start the internship. If after reading the EEG you still have any doubts, you can contact your Process Tutor or the External Relations & WP team at externalrelations@wittenborg.eu. 


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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