Open Days Coming Up in Groningen, Maastricht and elsewhere in the Netherlands
Written on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 23:19

University Open Days are coming up, in the coming weeks, in universities accross the Netherlands. 

Open Days are a critical tool in your information gathering armoury: this is true for universities that you might be considering at home, and it is even more important, if you are thinking of studying in Continental Europe. Not only do Open Days give you the opportunity to get the feel for the culture and environment of your potential new faculty, university and city, but they give you the opportunity to meet the real ‘experts’, those UK or Irish students who are already studying in that university. They are also a good opportunity for those of you with resistant parents to show them what a good university option you are considering.

After their Open Day this Friday [31 October], especially for UK and Irish Students, University of Groningen has another Open Day on 7th November. You can either stay in Groningen until the next day, and go the Open Day at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, or take the train to the Open Day [8th November] in either University of Maastricht or University of Leiden. On the same day is the Open Day for Amsterdam UAS.

The following weekend also gives you the opportunity to take in two or more university visits. It sees the Open Days at Saxion UAS, in Enschede [14th November], followed by Open Days, on the Saturday [15th November] in the Hague UAS or NHTV Breda or Fontys UAS, in Venlo, or Stenden UAS.

Later in the month, are the Open Days at U. Twente [19th November], University College Utrecht [22nd November], HZ UAS, in Vlissingen [also 22nd November]  and Avans UAS, in Breda [26th November] Many of these Open Days require pre-registration. We are delighted to assist you in registering. Contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we ensure that you are registered.

You can plan your journeys between cities, on the excellent Dutch railway system, here If you cant make a particular Open Day, or two that you find attractive are on the same day, EUNiCAS can assist you in organising an individual visit, on another day Contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to organise a visit.

Vacant Places in EU Universities August 2014
Written on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 00:00

Many programmes in Continental Europe Still Open: Alert List

The following programmes, all taught through English, are amongst those still accepting application for entry this year. Note also that for many programmes, where published deadlines have passed, EUNiCAS might be able to encourage a university to consider 'late' applications. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information and advice.

Note: U. Maastricht has advised EUNiCAS that some of its programmes are accepting applications, for entry this year, until 30 August

Deadline Fee [Eur]
Semmelweiss University HUN 15-Aug 12700
University of Pecs HUN 15-Aug 11500
Szeged University HUN 15-Aug 11500
Masaryk University CZE 20-Aug 9200
Charles U [2nd Faculty] CZE 25-Aug 9000
MU Lublin POL 31-Aug 10000
Humanitas University ITA 03-Sep 10000
MU Silesia POL 12-Sep 10000
MU Varna BUL 18-Sep 8000 *
MU Sofia BUL 18-Sep 8000 *
Rigas Stradins U: Feb Start LAT 30-Nov 8000
Veterinary Science
Warsaw University LS POL poss 7600
Wroclaw University LS POL 30-Aug 8000
U. Cardenal Herrera SPA 30-Aug 15000
University of Pecs HUN 15-Aug 12500
Masaryk University HUN 20-Aug 10900
Rigas Stradins U.: Feb Start LAT 30-Nov 14,000
University of Malta MAL 31-Aug Nil
University of Malta MAL 31-Aug Nil
Touro College FRA 30-Aug 6000
University  Semmelweis HUN 15-Aug 6200
University Vincent Pol POL 15-Sep 3600
Liberal Arts & Sciences
University of Twente [inc Technology] NETH 15-Aug 4036 *
University of Amsterdam [Feb Entry] NETH 01-Nov 4015 *
University of Maastricht [Feb Entry] NETH 01-Nov 3150 *
University of Utrecht: UCR [Feb Entry] NETH 15-Nov 2656 *
Hague UAS [LLB International Law] NETH 30-Aug 1906 *
U. Malta [LLB] MAL 31-Aug Nil
European/International Relations
Hague UAS NETH 30-Aug 1906 *
University of Milan ITA 01-Sep 690+
University of Warsaw POL 19-Sep 3000
Hanze UAS [International Business] NETH 15-Aug 1906 *
Hanze UAS [Communication] NETH 15-Aug 1906 *
Fontys UAS [Internatonal Business] NETH 15-Aug 1906 *
Fontys UAS [Marketing] NETH 15-Aug 1906 *
Avans UAS NETH 17-Aug 1906 *
C-Foscari U. Venice ITA 19-Aug 1838
University Bologna ITA 22-Aug 910
University Aalborg DEN 22-Aug Nil x
University Aarhus DEN 22-Aug Nil x
University Southern Denmark DEN 22-Aug Nil x
SKEMA Business School FRA 30-Aug 7935
Stenden UAS NETH 30-Aug 1906 *
NHTV Breda NETH 30-Aug 1906 *
U. Malta MAL 31-Aug Nil
Performing Arts
Institute of Arts Barcelona SPA 01-Oct 9950
Fine Art
Prague College CZE 01-Sep 4250
Information Tech/Computer Science
Fontys UAS NETH 15-Aug 1906 *
Copenhagen Sch Technology: Feb Start DEN 15-Oct Nil
University Coll N. Denmark: Feb Start DEN 05-Dec Nil
Game Design/Multimedia Design
Hanze UAS NETH 15-Aug 1906 *
University Aalborg [Art & Technology] DEN 22-Aug Nil x
Copenhagen Sch Technology: Feb Start DEN 15-Oct Nil
Media & Entertainment Management
Stenden UAS NETH 30-Aug 1906 *
Fontys UAS NETH 15-Aug 1906 *
HAN UAS NETH 17-Aug 1906 *
University Aalborg DEN 22-Aug Nil x
University  Southern Denmark DEN 22-Aug Nil x
Life Sciences
HAN UAS [Life Sciences] NETH 17-Aug 1906 *
Avans UAS [Environmental Science] NETH 17-Aug 1906 *
University Aalborg [Biotechnology] DEN 22-Aug Nil x
Universita Tor Vergata [Pharmacy] ITA 30-Aug 1315
U Malta [Occupational Therapy] MAL 31-Aug Nil
SKEMA  [Marine Development] FRA 31-Aug 7935
JKU Linz [Biochemistry] AUS 05-Sep Nil
Universita di Bologna [Optometry] ITA 15-Sep 9000
U Maastricht [Bsc Science]: Feb Start NETH 01-Nov 3150 *
NHTV Breda UAS NETH 31-Aug 1906 *
Stenden UAS NETH 31-Aug 1906 *
* Tuition Fee Loans Available
x vacant places filled on ongoing basis

U. Twente Liberal Arts & Technology Programme still Open for Applications
Written on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 15:43

University of Twente's innovative Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences is still open for applications from EU students. [Application Deadline: 15 August] This exciting programme, offered at the university’s Academy of Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) combines Technology with Social Sciences . It offers an interdisciplinary programme for students, integrating social and technical perspectives into a 'new engineering' approach.

ATLAS offers a unique approach to learning: the programme is project-driven and centered around real-world themes (Human Movement, Nano-Robotics, Tracers for Personal Safety, Smart 3D Printing, Alternatives for Renewable Energy or the feasibility of a Mars Space Station. More details of the programme here.

English student Nick Gregory, currently studying on the programme, points to three key elements of the programme: “First of all, I liked the breadth. Other programmes more or less force you to commit yourself to a field you may not even be sure about yet. ATLAS offers a very broad perspective, while at the same time leaving room for specialising . The second attraction to me was the project-based educational method, in which you are constantly applying knowledge to real-world issues and situations. It’s completely different from just sitting though lectures and passing your exams. The third point is the fact that ATLAS is not just knowledge-centred: because of the way things are done here, you get to develop other skills, such as leadership skills”

Above: U. Twente Student Housing

Attractively, on-campus accommodation[ in one of the only campus universities in the Netherlands setting] is guaranteed for selected students.

Tuition Fees for Liberal Arts programmes in the Netherlands are higher than the statutory tuition fee of EUR1906; fees are EUR3182 at ATLAS. However the full fee can be claimed in the Dutch Tuition Fee Loan system.Contact EUNiCAS This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details  of further  student funding available in the Netherlands. You should also note that ATLAS has a Scholarship Scheme, available to EU students, and the 01 April deadline to apply to this fund has been extended. Details here

For information on, and support for, applying to this programme, you should contact EUNiCAS

New Med Degree Launched in Milan For Entry This Year
Written on Friday, 18 July 2014 20:13

It was announced yesterday, by a new private university in Milan, that it is launching a new degree programme in Medicine & Surgery, which is now taking applications for entry 2014. Humanitas University is a new university, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. It is part of the Humanitas Group, one of Italy’s leading groups of hospitals, the flagship research hospital of which forms the core of the Humanitas degree programme.

The programme gives particular focus  to interactive teaching, which consists mostly of group activities and team-work coordinated by a tutor. Examples of such methods are Problem Based Learning, Case Method, Problem Solving, Concept Maps and Portfolios.

Entry to the programme is through another round of IMAT , sat on 16th September 2014. The application deadline for this is 3rd September. Exams can be sat accross the world, including centres in London, Manchester and Dublin.

For more details on application procedure [including exams] contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

New Scholarship Scheme Announced by Dutch Minister
Written on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 16:38

In a letter yesterday, addressed to the President of  the Kamer der Staten-Generaal [Chamber of the States-General: the Dutch Parliament], Dutch Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker announced her intention to launch a new EUR5 million Scholarship programme aimed at boosting the internationalisation of Dutch Higher Education, including attracting “top talent” from amongst international students.

In her letter, Minister Bussemaker states that “this programme will focus primarily on international students from outside the EU, but will also be open to Dutch students (both incoming and outgoing).” Though more details are to announced shortly, Dutch Universities, in conversation with EUNiCAS, understand that some of the budget will be available for incoming EU [including British and Irish] students.

Nominally, the programme budgets for EUR5000 per student, half the cost of which will be borne by universities, for incoming students. In making this programme available, the Minister understands that “Top students from abroad will raise the level and  improve the success rate, of Dutch students”

There are not yet any details available of the basis on which these scholarships will be awarded. Details of the announcement [in Dutch]can be found on the Dutch Ministry of Education website here

Please contact EUNiCAS for details, on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will keep you up-to date as further details are released

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