Vacant Places Announced At Danish Universities
Written on Thursday, 30 July 2015 20:05

Today, Danish universities have begun to announce vacant places for some of their programmes, taught through English. These are listed below. Many of these programmes can be applied to until 30th September, on a "first-come-first served basis". However, if you want to compete for palces, based on grades, you should apply before 6th August. Contact EUNiCAS for assistance This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Vacant Places:

University of Aalborg
Art and Technology
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology 
Electronics and Computer Engineering 
Language and International Studies
Manufacturing and Operations Engineering
Sustainable Biotechnology

Above: University of Aalborg

University of Southern Denmark
Market and Management Anthropology
Economics and Business Administration - Business Management
Product Development and Innovation
Engineering (Innovation and Business)
Engineering (Mechatronics)
Interaction Design
Economics and Business Administration
Business, language and culture (Chinese)
Modern Language and Intercultural Communication
Economics and Information Technology

Roskilde University
Natural Sciences [combine two subject areas]

Architectural Technology and Construction Management
Civil Engineering
Construction Technology
Global Business Engineering
ICT Engineering
Materials Science and Product Design
Mechanical Engineering
Supply Engineering
Value Chain Management

University of Aarhus
Economics & Business Administration
Global Management & Manufacturing

Note: there are no tuition fees in Denmark, for EU students

New Dutch Student Finance System
Written on Thursday, 16 July 2015 16:05

The rules for Dutch Student Finance are changing for 2015-2016.

UK and Irish students can continue to benefit from Dutch student finance, though the rules will change, slightly, from September 2015. All EU citizens, are entitled to the following financial supports in the Netherlands: 

1. Tuition Fee Loan [collegegeldkrediet]
2. [Living Expenses] Loan
3. Grant [where family earns less than €46,000 pa]

The repayment period for the above loans has been extended to 35 years, from graduation. This year, the interest rate on these loans was a very low 0.12%. You should note that, to be entitled to the Living Expenses Loan and or Grant, of up to €854 per month, you need to acquire a part-time job in the Netherlands. This condition does not apply to the Tuition Fee Loan. The Tuition Fee Loan covers full fees for the programme for which you have been accepted.

The biggest change, for 2015, is that the Living Expenses Loan was previously a Grant, though some element of the grant characteristics of this support remain in the grant that is available to families who earn less than €46,000 pa.

Above: the city of Groningen, in the Netherlands

To apply for Tuition Fee Loans, you need an Acceptance Letter from a Dutch University or University of Applied Sciences and have to acquired a Dutch address and be registered with the relevant local municipality. Most universities will assist you with this registration.

Financial Support in the Netherlands is managed through DUO [Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs], which is part of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Science & Culture., in the Netherlands.

Note that all Irish students, who are entitled to a SUSI Maintenance Grant, can take this with them to the Netherlands.

Some Dutch Application Deadlines Fast Approaching
Written on Friday, 10 April 2015 18:48

There are upcoming Application Deadlines [01 May] for some excellent English-taught BA/BSc degree programmes in Dutch Research Universities:

Archaeology [Leiden U]
Automotive Engineering [TU Eindhoven]
Communication & Media [Erasmus U]
Computer Science & Engineering [TU Eindhoven]
Computer Science [VU Amsterdam] 15 May
Electrical Engineering [U.Twente]
European Languages & Culture [U. Groningen]
European Studies [U. Amsterdam]
Global Law [U. Tilburg]
History [Erasmus U]
International Business [Erasmus U]
International Business [U. Maastricht]
International & European Law [U. Groningen]
International Relations [U. Groningen]
International Studies [Leiden U]
Liberal Arts & Sciences {Erasmus U]
Psychology [U. Maastricht] 15 May
Psychology [U. Groningen]
Science [U. Maastricht]

Above: University of Twente: the only Dutch Research University to
have a 'campus', on the
traditional model from anglophone countries

Register with us and we will help you apply to any of the above programmes.

Other programmes in Dutch Research Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences have deadlines in June, July and even August





Danish Application Deadline: 15th March
Written on Sunday, 08 March 2015 22:44

The application deadline for applying to Danish Universities and University Colleges is approaching fast. Students need to have applied – and, importantly, their documents received by their targeted Danish institution – by March 15th.

Increasing numbers of Irish [in particular] and UK students are applying to join undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, taught through English, In Denmark. Other than the spirit of adventure, they are attracted by the style and quality of teaching in Denmark, the high level of resources at these institutions, the extra edge on their CV through having studied abroad, the very low entry requirements and the fact that there are no tuition fees.

Note that all EU students who get a part-time job [10 – 12 hours a week] can claim a grant of EUR750 a month. Irish students, who qualify for a Maintenance Grant in Ireland, can take it with them, to Denmark.

The University Colleges are less academic in nature than the Universities [and there are some excellent Research Universities in Denmark] and offer a range of practical employment-focused programmes, in a wide variety of areas.  Amongst these institutions, students seem particularly attracted by VIA University College, University College Northern Denmark and Copenhagen School of Design & Technology.

Above: VIA University College: increasingly popular with Irish students

Of course, remember, almost all Danish 17-25 year olds are fluent in English though, if you are worried, the Danish government will provide you with free Danish lessons [and free health care!].

EUNICAS recently received the mail below, from the parent of an Irish student studying in Aarhus University:

“ My son finds the educational system in Denmark fantastic. Classes start early in Denmark 8am which has been a bit of a shock to my son as I think he had image of a more relaxed student lifestyle! The university course he has taken is very much linked in with industry and, throughout the year,  students are expected to suit up and have meetings with some of the top companies in the country. In their second week in college, they had meetings with a load of top international companies in the country who were already offering the students paid internships, inviting them to do research papers on their companies.

The University has just set up a new research centre in collaboration with Stanford University in the USA, so the students will have opportunity do collaborative projects with students in USA there and attend courses and exchanges which he is excited about.

The college seem to invest a huge sense of confidence and expectation in the students, which is great. My son is interested in Finance and hedge fund management during the week he was telling me he was having meeting with the head of the business school to help him out in organising introduction meetings with finance companies. There is no way a first year business student in Ireland would get that level of attention and support but the students enthusiasm is really nurtured in the college. “


Application Alert for the Netherlands
Written on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 23:37

The application deadline for the following undergraduate programmes, taught through English, in the Netherlands, is fast approaching:

Physiotherapy: Hanze UAS: 01.02.15
Liberal Arts & Sciences: U. Leiden - 01.02.15
Liberal Arts & Sciences: U. Amsterdam - 01.02.15
Liberal Arts & Sciences: U. Utrecht - 01.02.15
Sports Management: Amsterdam UAS – 01.02.15
Psychology: U. Leiden - 15.02.15
Liberal Arts & Sciences: U. Maastricht - 01.03.15
Physiotherapy: Saxion UAS - 01.03.15
Physiotherapy: Amsterdam UAS – 01.03.15
Politics, Philosophy & Law: U. Amsterdam - 15.03.15
Aerospace Engineering: T.U. Delft – 01.04.15
Psychology: Erasmus U – 01.04.15

Above: University of Amsterdam

Other important deadlines, including programmes at U. Groningen, are on 01 May, though some programmes in the Netherlands, especially in the Universities of Applied Sciences, will accept applications until late August.


- Application for Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland close next week, on 27th January
- Applications for programmes in Denmark open on 01 February [and close on 15th March]

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