Irish Students Loving It (and tell you why)
Written on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 22:17


Eight Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences are in Cork (17th May) Register here for Cork and Dublin (18th May) Register here for Dublin. A great chance to discover more about low-cost, high-quality employment-focused opportunities for studying in the Netherlands. Meet Irish students currently studying there, This is what they have to say:

Mind-blowing, Groningen is an experience beyond what i imagined……From a old house in the hills of Ireland, Groningen is a city of varied culture, incredible experiences, fast pace, freedom, independence and challenges.

Tina Geoghegan, Hanze UAS (Fine Art)

I would repeat my decision to move to the Netherlands a thousand times over, best choice I ever made. What I love about studying over here, is that conversations are about politics, current affairs, philosophy and so on. When I go back to Dublin, my friends have been doing the same thing everyday, and conversation can be dull and repetitive. I am not saying that Irish students are stupid, but when you go to a new European city you realise how big the world is and how competitive it is. You either smarten up, or risk been left behind
Danny Ryan, Hague UAS (European Studies)

People often ask me why is it that I decided to come abroad instead of doing my studies in Ireland. Well the answer is simple; the Netherlands offered an affordable, high-quality education which combined both theory and practice and handed me the opportunity to travel and learn throughout my studies. In addition to all that, while my time here so far has been challenging, that I cannot deny, overall it has been both an exciting and inspiring adventure which has opened many doors and one which I know for sure will open many more in the future.
Jason O’Dwyer,
Rotterdam Business School (International Business)

Danny Ryan, Hague UAS European Studies

I wanted to learn more languages, and to live abroad whilst improving my business skills and IBL in HZ provided me with the perfect opportunity to fulfil these wishes. At the end of this course I hope to be able to speak five languages to a high level, plus lots of other languages I have started to learn from my international friends.
Rory Clarke, HZ UAS (Intl Business & Languages)

Living away from home I have learned to become so much more independent. Since the university is situated in a great area in Europe, you are open to many opportunities to travel. In addition, The Netherlands for me has worked out to be cheaper than studying back home in Ireland. I really enjoyed the opportunity to perform in a real physiotherapy clinic in first year as it confirmed my love for the profession. Over the past year I have thoroughly enjoyed student life in The Netherlands.
Ciara McKenna, Saxion UAS (Physiotherapy)

Ciara McKenna, Saxion UAS Physiotherapy

The surprise on the faces of people when I tell them I study in Holland is not unusual. More often than not I get asked the question “why study abroad and why Holland?”. Studying abroad is a very unusual concept in Ireland although I do believe the amount of young people leaving Ireland to study is increasing. My answer is “why not?”. The list of reasons why studying abroad is endless and is one of the greatest experiences of your life. I was sold on the idea of studying at Stenden University after attending the Higher Options in the RDS and listening to a presentation by EUNiCAS. I moved to the Netherlands, the following year, feeling both excited and nervous. Everything was so structured and put together so well that the transition was extremely easy. I had no problem with settling in as everyone was so nice, not only in the college but also the city itself. I was completely surprised with how much I have enjoyed student life in the Netherlands. It is a completely different experience form Ireland. For example, going out is not the same at all. In Ireland going out is a big event whereas here its very relaxed and very enjoyable.

The college itself is quite different from the average college or university in Ireland. Firstly, the college offers a lot of support to their students. As an international student they understand that it can be difficult to adjust to a new system and new surroundings so teachers are very helpful and approachable if you have a problem. The classes are much smaller. Their method of learning is known as PBL which stands for problem based learning. Its a great way to learn and focuses on real world experiences meaning you get a taste of what work would actually be like after your studies. What initially impressed me about Stenden University was that they didn't ask me how many points I had or was aiming for, they asked me what my motivation was, what I was passionate about and why I wanted to go to Stenden. Is this not what its all about?

Emily McGrath , Stenden UAS (Hotel Management)

Emily McGrath, Stenden UAS

Application deadline1st May for many programmes in Dutch Research Universities
Written on Monday, 24 April 2017 21:31

1st May Application Deadline For Many Programmes in Dutch Research Universities

The application deadline for many programmes at Dutch Research Universities is a week today (1st May). There is still plenty of time to apply but make sure that these universities receive your application documents by the time this deadline passes!! The Dutch Research Universities are expecting to have over a thousand Irish students enrolled on their programmes from September 2017!

Included in the programmes  with a 1st May deadline (and this only a selection from those available) are the following:

Actuarial Science
U. Amsterdam
Artificial Intelligence
Raboud U.
Tilburg U.
U. Groningen
Arts, Culture & Media
U. Groningen
Arts & Culture
Erasmus U.
U. Maastricht (recommended, though applications can be considered until 31 July)
Radboud U
Automotive Engineering
TU Eindhoven
Biomedical Sciences
U. Maastricht (recommended, though applications can be considered until 31 July)
U. Groningen
Radboud U
U. Amsterdam
Computer Science
TU Eindhoven
U. Groningen
VU Amsterdam
Electrical Engineering
TU Eindhoiven
English Literature
VU Amsterdam
European Languages
U. Groningen
Erasmus U.
U. Utrecht
International Law
Tilburg U.
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht (recommended, though applications can be considered until 31 July)
International Relations
Leiden U
Liberal Arts & Sciences
U. Groningen
U. Groningen
Molecular Life Sciences
Radboud U
U. Groningen
Leiden U.
Tilburg U.
VU Amsterdam
U. Maastricht

Contact us for support in your applications This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it There are still some programmes at Research Universities, as well as most programmes at Universities of Applied Sciences, where you can apply after 1st May.



Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands
Written on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 21:04

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

Amsterdam UAS

Game Design
NHTV Breda

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

International Relations
U. Groningen

U. Groningen
U. Maastricht

Amsterdam UAS
Fontys UAS
Hanze UAS

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) 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.

Still Some Vacant Places in Europe
Written on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 12:30

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]


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


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


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


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 *


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


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 *


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

IMAT Registrations Open Today
Written on Friday, 15 July 2016 16:41

Entrance Test for Italian Med Schools (IMAT) Opens Today

The Ministry of Education in Rome has now announced that IMAT will open at 14.00 today (15.00 Italian time) on the website. They will close on 4th August. This test is for entry to med programmes,taught through English, commencing this autumn (2016).

The entrance test is run in the universities themselves, as well as in cities around the world, including London. In the past, most UK and Irish students have found this test to be relatively straightforward.

Above: Universita di Pavia

Increasing numbers of UK and Irish students are now studying medicine, through English, at seven public Italian universities. Tuition fees are low, between EUR 400 and 3800 pa, fixed with reference to family income.

Generally, the academic year, in Italy, starts in late October.

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

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