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Question:

In-Company Training or my work placement is terminated or suspended due to the COVID-19, what to do?

(Last edited: Thursday, 28 May 2020, 4:33 PM)
Answer:

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


Question:

Insurance Coverage: What medical costs does my health insurance cover?

(Last edited: Friday, 24 April 2020, 3:04 PM)
Answer:

Examples of insurances students might need during their stay in the Netherlands besides medical insurance:  

  • Emergency costs and 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)  
Note 

If students are not or no longer eligible for Dutch Basic Healthcare Insurance and still a student, a complete insurance package is available via www.aonstudentinsurance.com.


Question:

Insurance Reimbursements: How can I reimburse medical expenses from my insurance?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:14 AM)
Answer:

International students have to pay their medical bills before they can approach the insurance for coverage or reimbursements. This means that for all medical appointments, students have to pay for it first, before reimbursing it with AON.

Paid bills can be reimbursed on the website: https://www.aonstudentinsurance.com/students/en/claims/.



Question:

Insurance: Do I need to have the basic health insurance during my stay in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:13 AM)
Answer:

Yes, under the Dutch Health Care Insurance Act (Zvw), everyone in the Netherlands with a resident or employee status is required by law to take out Basic Healthcare Insurance. These rules apply to all students, both European and non-European. Even if you have an EHIC card, this will not be applicable if you work in the Netherlands.

When you have a full- or part-time job, you are obliged to take out basic healthcare insurance. Also when you have a paid internship, and you earn more than EUR 150 per month or EUR 1,500 per calendar year, you should take out basic healthcare insurance.  

A mandatory annual deductible amount of at least EUR 385, set by law, applies for insured persons aged 18 and above.


Question:

Insurance: If I work as a freelancer, do I still need to change my student health insurance?

(Last edited: Monday, 8 June 2020, 2:45 PM)
Answer:

If your monthly earning is above 150 euros then you need to change your Dutch student health insurance.


Question:

Insurance: Will I be fined for not having a health insurance while staying in the Netherlands?

(Last edited: Monday, 20 April 2020, 11:17 AM)
Answer:

Yes, non-compliance with this Dutch law means students may be fined by the Centraal Administratiekantoor (CAK). Depending on the period of being uninsured, fines can run into several hundreds of euro.  

Note: 

If students receive a letter from CAK which states that they need Dutch health insurance because of their income, they must act on it, even if the statement is incorrect. If students need help with these issues, frontdesk@wittenborg.eu or registrar@wittenborg.eu can assist in this matter. 



Question:

Insurance: WIll I still need insurance after my graduation?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:17 AM)
Answer:

If a student has graduated recently or will graduate soon and will continue to stay in the Netherlands as a 'zoekjaar' (search year) student, a new insurance policy can be applied via the insurance website.

Please note that: 

  •  The new insurance policy must start within 3 years after graduation.
  •  Students must have had an Aon student insurance for at least six consecutive months.
  •  If students apply for the ICS insurance, select home country and destination country (the Netherlands) and select Search year student at Student’s situation

Please note that purchasing this insurance is only possible if students have a "search-year permit". Aon may ask for proof of the search year permit or a pending application for one.

The search-year permit is a permit for a maximum period of one year, to enable students to look for a job in the Netherlands after completion of studies. If students find a paid job or internship in the Netherlands, they will need to take out a public Dutch Basic Healthcare Insurance. 



Question:

Internship and Part-Time Jobs: Is there any difference between internships and part-time jobs?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:19 AM)
Answer:

An internship is a compulsory module and is an essential part of your study programme, while a part-time job is an additional extracurricular option. You will be assessed at the end of your internship and the grade will be included in your results report. Take note that you will not be allowed to present your final thesis if you have not passed your internship or WP module.


Question:

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

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:20 AM)
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: Can I get multiple full-time internships?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:23 AM)
Answer:

No. Only one internship counts towards your studies.



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