Covid-19 Update: Your Applications to Europe
Written on Friday, 10 July 2020 09:49

Covid-19 Update: Your Applications to Europe

(updated 01 July)

Universities around Europe are slowly opening, with academic and admissions staff moving from full-time-working from home to situations (which vary by university and country) where they are now working at least a day or two a week on campus. Generally, the 2019-2020 academic year was finished on-line. Some, but not the majority, Irish students stayed abroad to finish their programmes. 

In most countries, the next academic year (2020-2021) is due to start on a regular timetable, though classes/lectures are likely to start on-line or through blended learning and many fresher's /orientation events will be severely curtailed.

Below is a summary of the latest situation in key countries.

Above: From 01 June, you can once more have a coffee on the terraces of cafes in the Netherlands.

Research universities extended the application deadline for most of their programmes without a selection procedure until 01 June. A few programmes have later deadline. Universities of Applied Sciences are taking applications for most programmes until 01 August, and sometimes later (though there are important exceptions).Academic Year: Still scheduled to start on 01 September. Classes likely to be offered, initially, through on-line and blended learning. First years are being prioritised with a view to having some practical elements on campus. In most universities, orientation/fresher's events will be largely moved to an online/blended footing.Leaving Cert Results: By law, Dutch universities currently have to receive your results by 01 August (extended to 31 August for Irish/UK students).  A Statement of Results issued by the Department of Education/SEC will meet legal requirements, even if it was not acquired through traditional written exams. It is important that we now get clarity on the date of publication of results for new Leaving Certificate, which are ciurrently "expected on or around mid-August".

The med entry test (IMAT) is due to be sat on 10 September: no announcement has yet been made as to whether this will be on-line, though seems increasingly unlikely. Few programmes in Italy require an entrance test, but several programmes, outside Health Sciences, require SAT, an exam for which recent sittings have been cancelled. Several universities are moving their entry tests to the TOLC platform.
Academic Year: Still scheduled to start in mid-October. Some universities are advising that they are aiming for a significant physical component for teaching this year,
Leaving Cert Results: usually results only required on enrolment in October, so we should be ok here. Again, it is important that we now get clarity on date of results for new Leaving Certificate.

Most universities are still taking applications, including for medicine and veterinary medicine (which some, but not all, of the leading med and vet schools are extending deadlines)
Academic Year: Still scheduled to start on 01 October, though because the Polish Leaving Cert has been delayed, there is a possibility that the starting date might be pushed back.
Late Leaving Cert Results: usually results only required on enrolment in October, so we should be ok here. Again, it is important that we now get clarity on date of results for new Leaving Certificate. In any event, universities are proud of their independence and are likely to be making the important decisions here, themselves. They are likely to be flexible, to our benefit.

Applications: Deadlines have passed in Denmark though there is a vacant places round on 28 July. Because it is expected that fewer international students will want to or are able to (Visa and English Language test problems) travel to study, it is expected that there will more places available than in previous years.
Academic Year: Still scheduled to start on 01 September. Indications are that not only do the universities expect to engage in classes with full physical interraction, but that freshers/orientatiion events will take place (though, with social distancing).
Late Leaving Cert Results: Generally, Danish universities require your results in July, and in previous years, many have made provision for late results from UK and Irish students, whose results are later than in most European countries. Several of the University Colleges (equivalent to Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences) have indicated that they will accept results received up to 31 August. Similar movement expected from some of the research universities.

For those other 23 countries not covered above, contact EUNICAS for more information.

Applications Still Open Across Europe
Written on Friday, 10 July 2020 09:49


Over 300 Degree Programmes Still Open Across Europe

Many application systems run later than our own, and there is still time to apply to many programmes accross Europe (though, pay attention, some of the deadlines in the Netherlands are on 1st July). Amongst the programes still accepting applications are the following (Dates are application deadlines):

SPA U. Carlos III Business Administration 24.Jul
NETH In Holland UAS Business Innovation 01 Aug
Avans UAS International Business 01 Aug
NETH Hague UAS International Business 01 Aug
NETH Hanze UAS International Business 01 Aug
NETH Stenden UAS International Business 01 Aug
BEL UCL Limburg International Bus: Marketing 15 Aug

Creative Business
NETH In Holland UAS Creative Business 01 Aug
NETH Stenden UAS Creative Business 01 Aug
NETH Saxion UAS Fashion & Textile Technologies 01 Jul
NETH Hanze UAS International Communication
01 Aug

NETH Radboud U Computing Science 01 Jul
NETH U. Maastricht Data Science 01 Aug
NETH U. Twente Technical Computer Science 01 Jul

POL Warsaw UT Aerospace Engineering 10 Jul
SPA U. Carlos III Aeronautical Engineering 24 July
NETH U. Twente Advanced Technology 01 Jul
NETH HAN UAS Automotive Engineering 01 Aug
NETH Breda UAS Built Environment 01 Aug
NETH U. Twente Civil Engineering 01 Jul
NETH U. Twente Electrical Engineering 01 Jul
NETH Hague UAS Industrial Design Engineering 01 Aug
NETH U. Twente Mechanical Engineering 01 Jul
NETH Hanze UAS Mechanical Engineering 01 Aug

Game Design
NETH Hanze UAS Game Design 01 Aug
NETH Saxion UAS Creative Media/Game Technologies 01 Jul

Health Sciences

ITA U La Sapienza Rome: Nursing 07 Aug
ITA U. Bologna Pharmacy 11 Sep
ITA U Tor Vergata Rome Pharmacy 31 Jul
NETH Fontys UAS Physiotherapy 01 Aug
NETH Fontys UAS Radiation Therapy 01 Aug

Hotel /Hospitality Management
NETH Stenden UAS 01 Aug
NETH Saxion UAS 01 Jul

NETH U. Maastricht Arts & Culture 01 Aug
NETH Radboud U Arts & Culture 01 Jul
NETH Radboud U English Language & Culture 01 Jul

Liberal Arts & Sciences
NETH UC Roosevelt (U. Utrecht) 01 Jul
U. Tilburg 01 Jul

ITA U Siena Dentistry 23 Jul
POL MU Lodz Dentistry 30 Jul
POL MU Wroclaw: Dentistry 05 Jul
ITA U. Bologna Medicine 23 Jul
POL MU Bialystok Medicine 24 Jul
POL NCU Bydgoscz Medicine 24 Aug
POL MU Lodz Medicine 30 Jul
CZ U. Masaryk Medicine 15 Jul
ITA U. Milan Medicine 23 Jul
ITA U. Padua Medicine 23 Jul
ITA U. Pavia Medicine 23 Jul
POL MU Wroclaw: Medicine 05 Jul

Other Science
SPA U. Carlos III Biomedical Engineering 24.07
NETH Avans Environmental Sciences 01 Aug
NETH U Wageningen Environmental Sciences 01 July
NETH U Wageningen Food/Nutrition 01 July
NETH HAN UAS Life Sciences 01 Aug
NETH Radboud U Molecular Life Sciences 01 Jul

Social Sciences

NETH U. Maastricht Digital Society 01 Aug
NETH U. Maastricht European Law 01 Aug
NETH U. Maastricht European Studies 01 Aug
NETH Hague UAS European Studies 01 Aug
NETH Hague UAS International Law 01 Aug
POL U Warsaw International Relations 10 Sep
ITA U Bologna Int Relations/Diplomacy 11Sep
SPA U. Carlos III International Studies 24 Jul
NETH Radboud U Politics, Philosophy & Society 01 Jul
ITA U Milan Politics, Law & Economics 07 Sep
NETH U Warsaw Psychology 12 Aug
ITA U Padua Psychological Science 28 Sep

NETH Hague UAS Sports Studies 01 Aug
NETH Hanze UAS Sports Studies 01 Aug

NETH Stenden UAS Primary School Teaching 01 Aug
NETH Stenden UAS Secondary School Teaching 01 Aug

Veterinary Medicine
LITH Lithuanian ULS 02 Jul
POL Warsaw ULS 08 Jul
[POL Wroclaw UELS 24 Aug


- Vacant places in Denmark 28 July
- Application deadline for many programmes in Germany 15 July (only for holders of Leaving Cert 2019, or earlier)


Yes, you can still be a Doctor or a Vet!
Written on Friday, 10 July 2020 09:49

Register for our webinar here

At EUNICAS, we are often struck by how early in their school lives some students have ruled themselves out of careers in the health sciences. Ill never get those sort of points they say, scowling sadly at a far-off golden mountain. However, it is clear that we are beginning to understand that high points don't necessary predict successful medical careers. Often students with points in the low 400s, who have then studied in Europe, have become superb doctors, vets or dentists. We are also starting to meet students saying that even if they get into UCC/UCD, theyd prefer to go to Italy!

Above: Guy from EUNICAS, meeting Irish students during a tour of Polish med schools

Whether you are in 5th or 6th year, or even TY, and want to reignite your dream, or learn how anything is possible, if you it want enough, you should come to this online event on the evening of Thursday 25th June Find out what programmes are available, discover admissions systems that arent interested in your Leaving Cert points, explore the quality of these med schools and, most importantly, meet Irish students already studying abroad.

Register here

Dutch Research Universities Extend Application Deadline
Written on Friday, 10 July 2020 09:49

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 Friday, 10 July 2020 09:49

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.

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