Dutch Research Universities Extend Application Deadline
Written on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 15:31

Dutch Research Universities have confirmed that, as part of their package of measures to address the challenges facing students through COVID-19, they arer extending their application deadlines for most of their open entry programmes, from 01 May 2020 to 01 June 2020

This measure doesnt include 'Numerus Fixus' programmes, which are already closed (application deadline 15th January) and have completed, or nearly completed, their selection procedures. Places for these programmes are due to be announced on 15th April 2020. This is still the case for some programmes, but others are delaying their announcement of places (and waiting list) until 15th May 2020.

All Dutch Universities are currently working to address the difficulties being encountered by both domestic and international students, in several areas of admissions - be it documentation from schools and/or proof of entry requirements. They are all confident that the 2020/2021 Academic Year will commence on schedule. EUNICAS will endeavour to keep you briefed on this fast changing situation.

IMAT 2020 Exam Date Confirmed
Written on Saturday, 21 March 2020 16:37

The Ministry of Education in Rome has confirmed that, this year, IMAT - the Italian Medical Aptitude Test - will be sat on 10th September, in centres around the world. There remains a possibility that exam will be on-line but this is yet to be confirmed.

The Ministry hasnt yet confirmed the contents of the test, the dates for registration for the exam and the exam centres for this year. These are not are expected to be released before May. However, it is expected that content and registration will reflect that of 2020. Online registration for IMAT is expected to open in June 2020.

Danish Universities Extend Application Deadline
Written on Friday, 13 March 2020 23:02

Danish Universities anounced today that the 15th March 2020 application deadline has been extended to 22nd March (12.00 CET).

Because of COVID-19, Universities and University Colleges in Denmark (as in most countries) are currently closed, though some administrative cover will be kept in place, If you are having difficulty getting through to them, please contact EUNICAS.

Applications Open in Denmark until 1st March
Written on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:30

Applications opened in Denmark last week and are still open for just under another three weeks.

Increasing numbers of Irish students are now studying in Denmark, attracted by the high standard of the programmes, the quality of life, the free fees and low entry requirements (low, compared to Ireland). Proving particularly attractive are the programmes at the employment-focused University Colleges (equivalent to the Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences). The following programmes are proving popular:

Above: VIA University College

Copenhagen School of Design & Technology [KEA]
BA Design & Business
BSc of Architectural Technology & Construction Management
BSc Web Development

University College Absalon
BEd Teacher Education
BEng Biotechnology

University College of Northern Denmark
Bachelor of Sport Management
Bachelor of Export and Technology Management
Bachelor of Sales and Marketing
Bachelor in Software Development
VIA University College
BA Design & Business
B Eng Civil Engineering
BSc Architectural Technology & Construction Management
BSc Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor Global Nutrition & Health
BA in Character Animation
BA Computer Graphic Arts
BA Design & Business: Fashion Design

Note that a few programmes have competitive entry, but most only look for six passes at Leaving Certificate.inc 2 x H5.Those with a QQI Level 6 or HND can apply for 1.5 year ‘Top-up degrees’.

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Written on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 19:00

If you want to be a primary school teacher, you might consider enrolling In the B.Ed. International Teacher Education programme, taught through English, in NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences.

With the demand for primary teachers at international schools worldwide currently high. It is a superb opportunity to be trained to teach at international schools throughout the world. The programme contains a high level of practical teacher training and n your second and third year, you choose two specialised subjects, attending classes either at NHL Stenden’ s campus in the Netherlands or at one of their partner colleges in Denmark or Norway. Specialised subjects include: Art & Culture; Inclusive Education; Religion & Intercultural Understanding; History & Geography; Science & Technology and Physical Education & Health

In the context of the current teacher shortage in Ireland, and the increasing availability of English-taught programmes in mainland Europe, it is no surprise that the International Teacher programme (ITEPS) at Stenden University of Applied Sciences is gathering a lot of interest from Irish students at the moment. Two of the Irish students currently on the programme share their experience: 

“If your dream is to be an international teacher, studying ITEPS at Stenden will help you realise that dream. A huge bonus of the programme is the many teaching practice periods you will undertake, with the opportunity to travel all over the world. I would recommend studying ITEPS to anyone who has the same dream as me.” (Brian)

“Undoubtedly studying on this programme has been an incredible experience. The staff and  the lecturers have been extremely welcoming and supportive. One aspect of the  course   which I have found quite intriguing, and most welcome, is the power shift between    students and lecturers. The lecturers don’t view themselves as an unquestionable authority. (Jon)”


Above; the town of Meppel, home of ITEPS

Application for this programme for entry this year are still being accepted until 15th August. Entry requirements are only six passes at Leaving Cert, two at H4 (they wont look at your points!) Fees and cost of living is lower than Ireland. So, give it a go!

Should you prefer to teach in Ireland, rather than travel the world, you should note that. in accordance with EU Directive 2005/36/EC, people who qualified as teachers in one EU member state, are entitled to have their qualifications recognised in all other member states. This recognition may be granted subject to conditions, including making good any shortfalls. The Teaching Council is the competent authority in Ireland for assessing applications from people who qualified as teachers in other EU/EEA countries, and they require students to complete an Irish language programme. To qualify to teach in Ireland.

If you prefer teaching at international secondary schools, Stenden also offers International Teacher Education for Secondary Schools (ITESS) programme that prepares you for an adventurous career in the rapidly growing world of international secondary schools.


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