Another chance to meet Dutch universities
Written on Tuesday, 26 October 2021 00:00

Further to recent sold-out 'OMG We're Going Dutch' events, a group of Dutch universities are taking part in another live on-line event on 28th October 2021. These events (which, up to now, have been physical off-line events) have proven important for students (and their families) who need information and reassurance to feed their decisions as to whether to take that step - (or not) of studying - through English - in the Netherlands, either at undergraduate or Masters level. This event might help you decide whether you want to join over 1200 Irish students, already studying in the Netherlands.

Groningen: the city with the most Irish students in the Netherlands

This is a great opportunity to meet and talk to Dutch Research Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences and. most importantly, to share experiences with Irish students currently studying in the Netherlands, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will be able to discuss a wide range of matters, including teaching and learning styles, programme content, entry requirements and financial concerns. You can also discover some important tips to underpin a successful application. Dutch universities offer a very high quality and, despite this ....... remember, they dont usually consder points (for undergraduate) or grades (for Master's) as an important entry criteria.

To book for these events, which are available at no charge, you must register here

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.

Late Medicine and Dentistry Places!
Written on Monday, 20 September 2021 03:25

Pomeranian Medical University, the 7th ranked medical school in Poland, has announced a late "supplementary recruitment round" to its 6-year Medicine and 5-year Dentistry degree programmes.

Selection is based on your grades in two out of four subjects (from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths) at Leaving Certificate. Other grades/points irrelevant! No entrance test required.

Application deadline 23.00 Tuesday 21 September.

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A few university places still available
Written on Monday, 06 September 2021 19:00

Updated 6th September
where entries crossed out below, places that were available on 6.09 are no longer available

Updated 11th September

Because of the late publication of the Leaving Cert results this year, there are many fewer places available in European universities where, in many countries, the academic year has already begun. 

EUNICAS will be able to advise you on securing a place on one of the following undergraduate programmes:

U. Camerino ITA

U. Tor Vergata ITA
NHL Stenden UAS NETH (entry February)

EU Cyprus
MU Lodz POL 
MU Sofia BUL
MU Wroclaw POL
St Camillus U Rome ITA

Information Technology
NHL Stenden UAS NETH (entry February)

Hotel Management
NHL Stenden UAS NETH (entry February)

Liberal Arts & Sciences
(Majors from a wide range of disciplines)
UC Roosevelt at U. Utrecht NETH (entry February)
U. Maastricht NETH (entry February)
Erasmus U. Rotterdam NETH (entry February)
U. Amsterdam NETH (entry February)

Media Management
NHL Stenden UAS NETH (entry February)

MU Wroclaw (two places)
NCU Bydgoszcz POL
MU Pleven BUL (entry February)
MU Sofia BUL
Sofia U BUL

MU Varna  BUL

St Camillus U ITA

U. Maastricht (entry February)

U. Bologna ITA possible late vacancies round
U. Tor Vergata ITA possible late vacancies round

St Camillus U ITA (probably)

U. Milan ITA

St Camillus U ITA (3 places)

Maastricht U. NETH (entry February)

Veterinary Medicine
Lublin ULS POL
U. Forestry BUL
Wroclaw UELS POL

Still some veterinary medicine places in Europe
Written on Monday, 09 August 2021 19:07

There are still a few vacancies to study on English-taught veterinary medicine degree programmes, in Central Europe.

Though the most popular destination for Irish students (Warsaw University of Life Sciences ) is currently full, there are places available in:

- Wroclaw UELS See here. (application deadline 03 September, though could be extended)
- Lithuanian UHS See here. (application deadline 15 August)

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Impact of Delayed Leaving Cert Results
Written on Thursday, 29 July 2021 00:00

Impact of Delayed Leaving Cert Results on European Admissions

Update 29th July 2021

Clearly, the current pandemic has had a serious impact across Europe on both the delivery and assessment of secondary-level Education. The majority of countries appear to have met it with a clear raft of measures including cancelling off-line schooling and either maintaining, cancelling or postponing end-of-year examinations, with clear timetables as to measures for assessments and publication of results. Following fantastic work by the teachers of Ireland, and their schools, during April and May, they have delivered assessed grades on schedule. Now, with the written tests also completed,  and a new innovative system of results currently being worked through, our Minister of Education has decided to postpone publication of results from their normal mid-August slot until 3rd September.

A recent statement from the Department confirms that:

" it has been working closely on this matter since early this year (interestingly?), and liaising directly with administrations in the countries of interest to Irish students.
The main countries of interest in the EU include the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Denmark.  Officials have contacted the Irish Embassies in these countries requesting that they engage with the Higher Education authorities on behalf of Irish Leaving Certificate students. The Minister for Education has also written to her colleagues in each of the other EU Member States, requesting that the authorities and the relevant higher education institutions in those countries give consideration to Irish students who may not have their Leaving Certificate results in time to complete the processing of their admissions at the usual time in those systems"

There are obviously concerns that our results will be too late for over 1000 Irish students waiting in diverse admissions systems for entry to the first year of programmes in continental European universities, particularly in those countries where results are required by 1st September. EUNICAS understands the latest situation to be as follows, in the countries listed:

Denmark: With our students already challenged by our earlier mid-August deadline for the delivery of results, the deadline for receipt of results will not be extended beyond 31st August.

Germany: our 2021 results were already too late for entry 2021, so most Irish students have applied using 2020 (or earlier) results, or are waiting to apply next year.

Netherlands: the normal deadline for the submission by students of their "High School Diploma" (Leaving Certificate) results is 01 August, and this is nomally extended to 31 August for Irish and UK student. Universities have a good measure of flexibility in setting/reviewing their own admissions deadlines and several universities have confirmed to EUNICAS that they will accept late results and that Irish students can start their programmes on 1st September, including U. Amsterdam, U. Leiden, U. Groningen, Tilburg U., U. Twente, VU Amsterdam,, Fontys UAS, Hague UAS, Hanze UAS and Stenden UASEUNICAS is working with all Dutch universities, on behalf of Irish students, to gain the certainty they require. 

EUNICAS is confident
that all of the Dutch universities will eventually decide to accept Irish school leavers this year, though some may delay enrollment of Irish students until 3rd/4th September. This confidence is strengthened by a letter sent by the Dutch Ministry of Education last week to the higher education institutions that looked for:

" flexibility where possible regarding the intake of Irish students after 1 September, due to the delay in the publishing of their LC results".

Lithuania: Although the academic year starts in Lithuania on 01 September, most universities are confirming to EUNICAS that they will accept results beyond that date.

Romania: our results are already later than deadlines for results in med and vet schools in Romania. Some have a second round of applications, which can accommodate the traditional date for publication of our results but not the extended date. We are currently looking for flexibility here.

Spain: Currently, UNED, the local qualifications verification authority, is having difficulties validating late results.

Italy and Poland: t
he academic year in both of these countries starts in October, with commensurate timelines for the provision of results, No issues are expected here.

EUNICAS is working tirelessly, both in Ireland and a wide selection of European universities, in an attempt to minimise the impact of this delay on Irish students.

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