Doctor? Vet? Points? Reignite the Dream
Written on Wednesday, 03 June 2020 07:44

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 UC/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 event. Find out what programmes are available, discover admissions systems that arent interested in your Leaving Cert points, explore the quality of these progrmmes and meet Irish students already studying abroad.

Register here


 
Another chance to meet Dutch universities in Dublin and Cork
Written on Wednesday, 03 June 2020 07:44

Further to the successful 'OMG We're Going Dutch' events, over recent years, a group of Dutch universities are returning to Ireland in January, with events in Cork and Dublin. These events have proven critical for students (and their families) who need information and reassurance to feed their decisions as to whether to take that step - (or not) of studying - through English - in the Netherlands, either at undergraduate or Masters level. This event might help you decide whether you want to join over 1000 Irish students, already studying in the Netherlands.


Groningen: the city with the most Irish students in the Netherlands

This is a great opportunity to meet and talk to Dutch Research Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences (see individual event details for those universities travelling) and. most importantly, to share experiences with Irish students currently studying in the Netherlands, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will be able to discuss a wide range of matters, including teaching and learning styles, programme content, entry requirements and financial concerns. You can also discover some important tips to underpin a successful application. Dutch universities offer a very high quality and, despite this ....... remember, they dont usually consder points (for undergraduate) or grades (for Master's) as an important entry criteria.

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

7th January 2020 CORK

9th January 2020 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.


 
DO YOU WANT TO BE A TEACHER?
Written on Wednesday, 03 June 2020 07:44

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.


 


 
Applications still open at Dutch Applied Universities
Written on Wednesday, 03 June 2020 07:44

Applications Still Open For Many Programmes at Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences

Many of the degree programmes are still open for applications (for 2018) at the Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences. A selection of the programmes still accepting applications is listed below. (contact us if your preferred programme or university isn’t shown). The application deadline is in brackets after the name of the university.

 

Aeronautical Engineering
InHolland UAS (1st August)
Automotive Engineering
HAN UAS (15th August)
Business
Most UAS have an International Business programme
(Contact us for suggestions)
Chemistry
HZ UAS (15th August)
Civil Engineering
HZ UAS (15th August)
Communication
Fontys UAS (15th August)
HAN UAS (15th August)
Hanze UAS (15th August)
Creative Business, Media Management
InHolland UAS (1st August)
Stenden UAS (15th August)
Electrical Engineering
Fontys UAS (15th August)
HAN UAS (15th August)
Hanze UAS (15th August)
Environmental Sciences
Avans UAS (1st August)
European Studies

Hague UAS (1st July)
Fashion
Saxion UAS (1st July)
Game Design
Hanze UAS (15th August)
Saxion UAS (1st July)
Global Change Management
Windesheim UAS (15th June)
Hotel Management
Saxion UAS (1st July)
Stenden UAS (15th August)
Information Technology
InHolland UAS (1st August)
Stenden UAS (15th August)
Industrial Engineering
Avans UA (1st August)
Fontys UAS (15th August)
International Finance
Avans UAS (1st August)
International Law
Hague UAS (1st July)
Leisure Studies
Breda UAS (31st August)
Marketing
Hanze UAS (15th August)
Fontys UAS (15th August)
Mechatronics
Fontys UAS (15th August)
Mechanical Engineering
Hanze UAS (15th August)
Fontys UAS (15th August)
Media & Entertainment Management
Fontys UAS (15th August)
Music Management
InHolland UAS (1st August)
Sports Management
Hague UAS (July 1st)
Teaching
Stenden UAS (15th August)
Tourism
Breda UAS (31st August)
User Experience Design
Hague UAS (1st July)

At most Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences, 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 H4 and, in the UK, that is 2 A-Levels and 4 GCSEs) These universities suit some students more than the more traditional research universities. Though, of course, there is an academic component, the UAS tend to much more hands-on and practical, with a clear employment focus. 

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.

 

 

 


 
Only A Week To Go
Written on Wednesday, 03 June 2020 07:44

Applications For (A Lot of) Programmes in Dutch Research Universities Close on 1st May

 

Though some programmes (taught through English} in Dutch Research Universities have already closed, there is still a large selection of programmes in these universities that are still open for applications.

Additionally, you can apply to many (but not all) of the programmes in Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences into July, and sometimes even later. See a later article, coming soon, to check out some selections in this less academic sector.

A selection of the programmes where applications close on 1st May, or later, include those below. There are other programmes that are not listed below that are still accepting applications. Contact EUNiCAS if you want to explore alternatives:

Psychology
U. Groningen
U. Leiden
U. Tilburg
U. Twente
VU Amsterdam
Business
U. Amsterdam
U. Groningen
U. Twente 1st July
Radboud U 1st July
Physiotherapy
Fontys UAS

Law
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht 31st July
U. Tilburg

International Relations/Studies
U. Leiden
U. Maastricht (European Studies) 1st July
U. Radboud
U. Tilburg (Global Management of Social Issues)

History
Erasmus U
U. Groningen
U. Leiden (Archaeology)
U. Utrecht
VU Amsterdam (History & International Relations)

Science
TU Eindhoven (Applied Physics)
TU Eindhoven (Innovation Sciences)
U.Groningen (Maths)
U Groningen (Physics)
U. Maastricht (Nutrition)
U. Maastricht (Science)
U. Radboud (Chemistry) 1st July
U. Radboud (Molecular Life Sciences) 1st July
U. Wageningen (Animal Science)
U. Wageningen (Environmental Science)
U. Wageningen (Food Technology)
VU Amsterdam (Maths)

Computer Science
U. Groningen
U. Radboud 1st July
U. Twente 1st July
VU Amsterdam

English Language/Literature
U. Groningen
U. Radboud 1st July
VU Amsterdam

Engineering
TU Eindhoven (Electrical)
TU Eindhoven (Architecture & Building Sciences)
U. Groningen (Chemical)
U. Twente (Advanced Technology) 1st July
U. Twente (Mechanical) 1st July
U. Twente (Civil) 1st July

Data Science
U. Maastricht 31st July
U, Tilburg

Communication/Media
Radboud U 1st July
U. Amsterdam
U. Groningen (Media Studies)
U. Twente 1st July
U. Utrecht (Media & Culture)

Arts & Culture
Erasmus U.
U. Groningen 
U. Leiden (Arts, Media & Society)
U. Maastricht Ist July
U. Radboud 1st July

Philosophy
U. Leiden
VU Amsterdam (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)

Sociology
U. Amsterdam
U. Tilburg

Remember, that you need to have uploaded your documents by 1st May
(or by the later application deadline given above, if relevant)

 


 
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