The Stenden Challenge: win a 2-day stay in a Four Star Hotel in Holland
Written on Monday, 18 February 2019 20:56

Do you deserve a complimentary 2-day stay in a 4* Hotel in the Netherlands and Eur 250 towards travel expenses? Interested in studying Hotel Management, Tourism or Event Management. Then enter the NHL Stenden Challenge. All you have to do is come up with a good idea for promoting Ireland as a travel destination to Dutch millennials.  See details here

NHL Stenden is a University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands that is attracting increasing numbers of Irish school-leavers to its programmes in Hospitality and Event Management, Business, Teaching and IT. Its global campus network offers you the opportunity, in addition to studying in the Netherlands, to study at one of its campuses in Bali, Qatar, South Africa, or Thailand. Emily McGrath, from Wexford, chose to take her study period abroad in the vineyards of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Follow Emily’s story here

Above: How about a semester in  NHL Stenden, in Thailand?

This challenge is really a fantastic opportunity to start off on a journey that could really take you anywhere in the world.

Of course, if competitions aren’t your thing, you could always just visit the university at one of its upcoming Open Days (9th February or 5th April)

Yes, the world is at your feet.

Physiotherapy in the Netherlands
Written on Monday, 18 February 2019 20:56

A reminder of the Application Deadlines for Physiotherapy degrees in the Netherlands:

15.01 Hanze UAS
15.01 Amsterdam UAS
31.03 Saxion UAS
01.05 Fontys UAS

Leaving Certificate points irrelevant for entry!

Check out video clip of Irish Physio students at Hanze:

Civil Engineering Competition for Dutch University
Written on Monday, 18 February 2019 20:56

Coastal Defence Challenge:

Civil Engineering Competition for Dutch University

An opportunity for students who want to win a trip to the Netherlands to visit HZ University of Applied Sciences and the world-famous Storm Surge Barrier on the Eastern-Scheldt. All they need to do is take part in this civil engineering project with their Science class by building their own coastal defence. You just need to design a coastal defence together with your classmates and your science teacher! Its simpler than it seems. More details, and registration, here:

Another Chance To Meet Dutch Universities in Ireland
Written on Monday, 18 February 2019 20:56

Further to the successful 'OMG We're Going Dutch' events, earlier in October, a group of Dutch universities are returning to Ireland in January, with events in different venues, in Belfast and Limerick, as well of course, in Dublin. The fact that they are taking the trouble to come to Ireland to meet Irish students (and their families) is unsurprising in the context of the numbers of Irish students now enrolled on degree programmes in the Netherlands exceeding 1000.

This is another great opportunity to meet and talk to Dutch Research Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences (see individual event details for those universities travelling). You will be able to discuss a wide range of matters, including teaching and learning styles, programme content, entry requirements, open days and financial concerns. Most importantly, many of the universities will be bringing with them Irish students who are already studying in the Netherlands.

All events include some interesting and relevant guest speakers.

Really, if you want to study in the Netherlands, this is an important first step!

To book for these events, which are available at no charge, go here:

8th January BELFAST

9th January LIMERICK

10th January DUBLIN

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.

Vacant Places 2018
Written on Monday, 18 February 2019 20:56

Many of the degree programmes are still open for applications (for 2018) at the following Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences (largely in the Netherlands). A selection of the programmes still accepting applications is listed below but there are other programmes available that are not listed. (contact us if your preferred programme or university isn’t shown). The formal application deadline of many might have passed, but if you contact EUNiCAS, we can manage late applications to many of these.

DEN VIA UC (Architectural Technology)
DEN UCND (Architectural Technology)

NETH HAN UAS (Deadline 15th Aug)
NETH Saxion UAS 
NETH Stenden UAS 
NETH Fontys UAS 
NETH HAN UAS (15th August)
Information Technology
NETH InHolland UAS
NETH Stenden UAS 
DEN Aalborg U - Chemical
NETH Fontys UAS – Electrical
NETH Fontys UAS – Mechatronics 
NETH Fontys UAS – Mechanical 
DEN UCND - Automation
NETH HAN UAS – Automotive -(15th August)
NETH HAN UAS – Electrical - (15th August)
NETH Hanze UAS – Electrical 
NETH Hanze UAS – Mechanical 
NETH HZ UAS – Civil 
NETH InHolland UAS 
Game Design
Hotel Management
NETH Saxion UAS 
NETH Stenden 
Leisure Studies
NETH Fontys UAS 
Media & Entertainment Management
NETH InHolland UAS 
NETH Stenden UAS 
ITA Humanitas U
BUL MU Sofia
POL NCU Bydgoscz
POL MU Silesia
CZE Palacky U 
CRO U. Rijeka
POL U. Jan Kochanowski
ITA U. St Camilllus Rome
ITA U La Sapienza Rome 
ITA U. Milan
NETH Hague UAS (European Studies)
NETH Zuyd UAS (European Studies)
ITA U. Padua
NETH HZ UAS (Chemistry)
AUS JKU (Biochemistry) 
ITA U. Camerino (Bioscience/Biotechnology)
DEN Aalborg U (Biotechnology)
NETH Stenden UAS
DEN Absalon UC (Deadline: 15th Aug
Veterinary Medicine
POL Lublin ULS 
ITA U. Padua – Animal Care
POL Wroclaw UELS

At most of these universities, you have a Right To An Education provided you meet their minimum entry requirements (In Ireland, that is six passes at Leaving Cert, inc 2 x H5 or, for Dutch Universities, six passes at Leaving Cert, inc 2 x H4). Some programmes have subject requirements and most of those in the Health Sciences have an entrance test. Note that those described as UAS (Universities of Applied Sciences) will take a relevant FETAC Level 5 as meeting their entry requirements 

Contact us now so that we can assist you with programme choice, ensure that you apply correctly and can assist you in a range of areas, such as student finance and accommodation

Some programmes, for which you might have missed the deadline (e.g. the Liberal Arts & Sciences degrees in the Netherlands) have a second start date in February, and you can still apply to these.

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