Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands
Written on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:06

Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands

There are just under 300 undergraduate programmes, taught through English in the Netherlands. Note that the application deadlines for nearly 20 of the programmes are imminent. The application deadline for the following programmes is 15th January 2017:

Aerospace Engineering
TU Delft

Economics & Business Economics
U. Maastricht

Fashion
Amsterdam UAS

Game Design
NHTV Breda

International Business
Erasmus U.
U. Maastricht
U. Tilburg
VU Amsterdam

International Relations
U. Groningen

Medicine
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht

Physiotherapy
Amsterdam UAS
Fontys UAS
Hanze UAS

Psychology
Radboud U.
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht

Most of the above universities will be in Ireland before this deadline at a series of OMG We're Going Dutch events in Sligo, Dublin and Belfast (10th-12th January 2017) http://eunicas.ie/index.php/universities-news/further-opportunities-to-meet-dutch-universities.html You should register for these events now, for useful advice.


You can also contact EUNiCAS at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for support and advice, to ensure your applications are made properly, and on time.


 
Routes to Employment: Universities of Applied Sciences
Written on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:06

Universities of Applied Sciences: a route to employment

Until recently, a lot of the interest in studying in mainland Europe has been directed towards the research universities. Admittedly, these are excellent: all of the Dutch research universities, for example, are higher-ranked than all of the Irish universities. Their approach to teaching, though difficult for Irish students to adjust to in the first few weeks, with its focus on independent learning, has proven very popular with our students.

However, even with their informal style and different approach to teaching, the research universities are proving too academic for some of our students. Increasing numbers of Irish students are finding their way to Universities of Applied Science (UAS), particularly in the Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Denmark (where they are called University Colleges). UAS are equivalent to the Irish Institutes of Technology, except that they are invariably much better-resourced.

Programmes in the UAS are overtly employment-focused with a much more practical, hands-on, project-based style, usually including one or two internships. Irish students are now joining programmes in UAS in areas such as Physiotherapy, Game Design, Business, Art & Design, IT, Hotel Management and Engineering, where they are enjoying an approach to education that, though less academic and more practical, is still very high in quality.

Above: NHTV Breda

Entry requirements are reasonable – 6 passes at Leaving Cert (2 at H4): reflecting students’ right to an education in mainland Europe and sidestepping the need to obsess about Leaving Cert points. Importantly, students with a relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5 qualification qualify for degree programmes at a UAS.

Of course, tuition fees are on a par with the research universities: free in Denmark or Eur 2006 p.a. in the Netherlands (with a 35-year low-interest loan form the Dutch government). There are other loans/grants available for living expenses. Also, if you qualify for a SUSI Maintenance Grant, you can take it with you. This all ensures that it is often less expensive to study in places such as the Netherlands, than in Ireland. Maybe, groups of students who previously felt excluded from higher education, now have a wealth of opportunities opening up to them?

So, if you are interested in a programme that directly prepares you for the employment markets of the 21st century, programmes which you have the right to join and can afford to attend, it is certainly worth considering the Universities of Applied Sciences.

Contact EUNiCAS This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for advice on programme choice, to clarify whether or not you have the entry requirements for these programmes and for support in your application to these programmes.


 
Further Opportunities to Meet Dutch Universities
Written on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:06

Further Opportunities to Meet Dutch Universities in Ireland

 

Further to the successful 'OMG We're Going Dutch' events, in Cork and Galway, Dutch universities are returning to Ireland in the New Year, with events in Belfast, Dublin and Sligo.

This is another great opportunity to meet and talk to Dutch Research Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences (see individual event details for those universities travelling). You will be able to discuss a wide range of matters, including programme content, entry requirements and financial concerns. Most importantly, many of the universities will be bringing with them Irish students who are already studying in the Netherlands. It is expected that selected events will be launched by the Dutch Ambassador.



Careers Guidance professionals should note that preceding each event is a seperate workshop for Guidance Counsellors/Careers Advisors.

To book for these events, which are available at no charge, go here:

10th January BELFAST https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/omg-were-going-dutch-belfast-tickets-29514134571
11th January DUBLIN  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/omg-were-going-dutch-dublin-tickets-27146593191
12th January SLIGO https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/omg-were-going-dutch-sligo-tickets-29889823266


 
Still Some Vacant Places in Europe
Written on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:06

There are still some vacant places in universities across Europe. These include those listed below. Contact EUNiCAS to assist your application. Please note that these places are disappearing on an ongoing basis and just because a place is available now doesn't meant it will be available in an hour's time!

(Please note that this list is not exclusive: there are additional programmes available that are not listed here)

Updated 18.08.16

Deadline Fee [Eur]

Medicine

Humanitas University ITA 28-Aug 10000
MU Lublin POL 31-Aug 10000
MU Silesia POL 07-Sep 10000
N. Copernicus U. POL 26-Aug 10500
Eur Uni Cyprus CYP 15-Sep 19000
Rigas Stradins U (Feb Start) LAT 30-Nov 8000
MU Plovdiv (Feb Start) POL 01-Dec 8000 *

Veterinary Science

Wroclaw UELS POL 26-Aug 8000
U. Zagreb Cro 09-Sep 9000

Dentistry

MU Lublin POL 31-Aug 10,800
Rigas Stradins U.  (Feb Start) LAT 30-Nov 14,000

Psychology

U.Malta MAL 31-Aug Nil
U.Padua ITA 22-Aug 600

Physiotherapy

University Vincent Pol POL 15-Sep 3600
N. Copernicus U POL 26-Aug 7300

Sports Science/Management

Hanze UAS: Sports Management NETH x 1984 *
University Vincent Pol: Sports Science POL 15-Sep 3600

Liberal Arts & Sciences

University of Amsterdam (Feb Entry) NETH 01-Nov 4154 *
University of Maastricht (Feb Entry) NETH 01-Oct 3280 *
University of Utrecht: [(eb Entry) NETH 15-Sep 3750 *

Law

Hague UAS : LLB International Law NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
University of Malta MAL 31-Aug Nil

International Relations & Politics

Hague UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
University of Milan: Politics & Economics ITA 01-Sep 700
University of Warsaw POL 19-Sep 3000

Internatonal Business

Raboud U: Intl Business Communication NETH x 1984 *
Hanze UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
Hague UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
Stenden UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
NHTV Breda NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
HZ UAS: Business & Languages NETH x 1984 *
Fontys UAS: International Marketing (Feb entry) NETH
HAN UAS (Feb Entry} NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
VIA University College: Sales & Marketing DEN 22-Aug Nil

Arts & Culture

Raboud U NETH x 1984 *

Information Technology

Radboud U: Artificial Intelligence NETH x 1984 *
Copenhagen Sch Design & Technology (Feb Start) DEN 15-Oct Nil
University Coll N. Denmark: Feb Start DEN 05-Dec Nil

Communication

Hanze UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *

Game Design/Multimedia Design

Hanze UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
University Aalborg : Art & Technology DEN 15-Sep Nil
Copenhagen Sch Design & Technology (Feb Start) DEN x Nil

Media & Entertainment Mngmnt

Stenden UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
InHolland UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *

Engineering

InHolland UAS : Aeronautical Eng NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
HZ UAS: Civil Engineering NETH x 1984 *
University Aalborg : Electronics & IT DEN 15-Sep Nil
VIA Uni College: Architectural Technology( Feb Start) DEN x Nil
VIA University College: Civil Eng DEN x Nil
VIA University College: Mechanical Eng DEN x Nil

Life Sciences

Radboud U.: Chemistry NETH x 1984 *
HZ UAS: Chemistry NETH x 1984 *
University Aalborg : Biotechnology DEN 15-Sep Nil
Lund University: Physics (Feb Start) SWE 17-Aug
JKU Linz: Biochemistry AUS 05-Sep Nil
University Maastricht: Bsc Science (Feb Start) NETH 01-Oct 3280 *
Universita Tor Vergata: Pharmacy ITA 30-Aug 1300

Tourism/Hotel Management

NHTV Breda UAS NETH 31-Aug 1984 *
Stenden UAS NETH 31-Aug 1984 *
x places filled day-to-day, so no certaionty of continuing availability
* tuition fee loans available
Note: some of these deadlines are later than those published on EUNiCAS
or universitty websites

 
Danish Vacant Places Announced
Written on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:06

Vacant Places in Denmark

Danish universities are currently identifying those undergraduate programmes, taught through English, where there might still be some vacant places.

Please note that, in some of these programmes, the number of available places is limited, so you should apply as soon as possible. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out what you need to do to apply to any of these programmes

The following vacant places have been announced:

Aarhus University

Economics and Business Administration
Global Management and Manufacturing

Aalborg University

Language & International Studies                                          
Medialogy
Robotics
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
IT, Communication and New Media
Manufacturing and Operations Engineering
Sustainable Biotechnology

Roskilde University

Natural Sciences

University of Southern Denmark

Market and Management Anthropology
Product Development and Innovation
Engineering (Innovation and Business)
Mechatronics 
Economics and Business Administration 
International Business Administration & Languages
European studies
Economics and Information Technology

Above: Aalborg University

VIA University College

Architecture Technology and Construction Management
Engineering in Materials Science & Product Design
Global Business Engineering
International Sale and Marketing Management
Mechanical Engineering
Supply Engineering

University College Northern Denmark

Architectural Technology and Construction Management
Automation Engineering
Energy Technology
Export and Technology Management
Financial Management
IT Network and Electronics Technology
Natural and Cultural Heritage Management

Programmes in Denmark are attracting increasing interest from UK and Irish students. Not only do they provide an excellent preparation for global employment markets, but there are no Tuition Fees in Denmark.


 
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