Whats it really like being an Irish student in the Netherlands
Written on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:01

 

What's it Really Like Being an Irish Student in the Netherlands?


Sure, EUNICAS is going to tell you how fabulous the education is in the Netherlands. The universities will tell you that too, and how amazing is student life is there! (We challenge you not to enjoy living as a student in the Netherlands!) But the real experts are the Irish students who are studying there already (and there are over 1000 of you already there).

Currently, the university with the most Irish students is University of Groningen. Talk to Irish students there at the U. Groningen Open Day this week (14th April) or log on to the Webinar for Irish students See other Groningen webinars here

The fabulous city of Groningen

Of course, should you be interested in the employment-focused Universities of Applied Sciences, you can meet some Irish students studying in these universities in the Dutch Employment Gateway events in Cork (11th April) https://dutchuniscork18.eventbrite.ie and Dublin (12th April) https://dutchunisdublin18.eventbrite.ie

Find out what Irish students really think!!

 

 


 
Meet Dutch Applied Universities in Cork & Dublin
Written on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:01

Meet Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences in Dublin & Cork

Until recently, a lot of the interest in studying in the Netherlands has been directed towards the more academic research universities. Admittedly, these are excellent.However, increasing numbers of Irish students are preferring the more hands-on, employment focused approach of the Universities of Applied Sciences(UAS),

Importantly, these universities are finding that Irish students, in particular, match their preferred profile of students and are coming to Ireland in April to meet students and their families. They are bringing with them Irish students who are already studying in the Netherlands. Register for one of these sessions here:


Cork 11th April https://dutchuniscork18.eventbrite.ie
Dublin 12th April https://dutchunisdublin18.eventbrite.ie

Programmes are offered in areas such as Physiotherapy, Game Design, Business, Art & Design, IT, Hotel Management, Engineering, and many more.

Above: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Entry requirements are reasonable – 6 passes at Leaving Cert (2 at H4): reflecting students’ right to an education 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.

Tuition fees are only Eur 2060 p.a. in the Netherlands (which can be covered by 35-year low-interest loan from 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 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. Talk to them at this event.

What will you learn about, at these events?

- the hands-on approach to learning in UAS
- very reasonable entry requirements
- your onward employment opportunities
- the fact that you can afford an education

- you will meet Irish students studying there already (and some of the universities)

These event are free. Register here:

Cork 11th April https://dutchuniscork18.eventbrite.ie
Dublin 12th April https://dutchunisdublin18.eventbrite.ie

Remember, you have a right to an education!!!


 
OMG I'm Going To Be A Doctor (or a Vet)
Written on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:01

Coming up this Spring is an opportunity to meet some of the universities that are most popular with Irish students seeking degree programmes in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. Importantly, you will also have the chance to meet Irish students currently studying at these universities.

OMG I’M Going To Be a Doctor is aimed at the high number of Irish students (together with their families and Guidance Counsellors) who want to be Health Professionals and fear they might not achieve the vastly inflated grades required to study these subjects in Ireland.

This evening event. on 19th April, is relevant for both sixth year and fifth year students (and even fourth year/TY students planning ahead!). Students will have the opportunity at the event to actually apply for many of the programmes on offer. There is no charge for attending.

Register here


 
BSc Psychology Webinar
Written on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:01

WEBINAR: Study Psychology at Radboud University

You are invited to attend an interactive online information session about the BSc programme in Psychology at Radboud University on 12 December 2017 from 17.30-19.30 Irish time.

In this interactive webinar, Admissions Counsellor Remy van Rijswijk, will provide you with key information about Radboud's Psychology programme. Remy will be accompanied with one of Radboud's current Irish students in Psychology, who will talk about her own experiences at Radboud University and living in the Netherlands. In addition to that, you will be able to ask questions throughout the session.

SCHEDULE
17:30 to 18:30: Presentation 'Studying Psychology at Radboud University'
18:30 to 18:45: Experiences from current Irish bachelor's student(s) in Psychology
18:45 to 19:30: Questions from the audience

Register for the webinar here

J
oin these students at Radboud University


 
They're Back!! Dutch Universities in Ireland to Meet You
Written on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:01

They’re back! Further to the successful 'OMG We're Going Dutch' events, last year, a group of Dutch universities are returning to Ireland this month, with events in Belfast, Sligo and Dublin. The fact that they are taking the trouble to come back to Ireland to meet Irish students (and their families), so soon after the recent events, is unsurprising in the context of the fact that over 1000 Irish students are currently enrolled on programmes in the Netherlands.

The Canals in Winter

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 teaching and learning styles, 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. And remember, Dutch Universities DON'T DO POINTS!!

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

9th January 2018 BELFAST

10 January 2018 SLIGO

11th January 2018 DUBLIN

EUNiCAS will of course be at all these events to deal with any questions that you may have, about studying in the Netherlands, or elsewhere.


 
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