Whats it really like being an Irish student in the Netherlands
Written on Wednesday, 03 June 2020 08:07

 

What's it Really Like Being an Irish Student in the Netherlands?


Sure, EUNICAS is going to tell you how fabulous the education is in the Netherlands. The universities will tell you that too, and how amazing is student life is there! (We challenge you not to enjoy living as a student in the Netherlands!) But the real experts are the Irish students who are studying there already (and there are over 1000 of you already there).

Currently, the university with the most Irish students is University of Groningen. Talk to Irish students there at the U. Groningen Open Day this week (14th April) or log on to the Webinar for Irish students See other Groningen webinars here

The fabulous city of Groningen

Of course, should you be interested in the employment-focused Universities of Applied Sciences, you can meet some Irish students studying in these universities in the Dutch Employment Gateway events in Cork (11th April) https://dutchuniscork18.eventbrite.ie and Dublin (12th April) https://dutchunisdublin18.eventbrite.ie

Find out what Irish students really think!!

 

 


 
OMG I'm Going To Be A Doctor (or a Vet)
Written on Wednesday, 03 June 2020 08:07

Coming up this Spring is an opportunity to meet some of the universities that are most popular with Irish students seeking degree programmes in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. Importantly, you will also have the chance to meet Irish students currently studying at these universities.

OMG I’M Going To Be a Doctor is aimed at the high number of Irish students (together with their families and Guidance Counsellors) who want to be Health Professionals and fear they might not achieve the vastly inflated grades required to study these subjects in Ireland.

This evening event. on 19th April, is relevant for both sixth year and fifth year students (and even fourth year/TY students planning ahead!). Students will have the opportunity at the event to actually apply for many of the programmes on offer. There is no charge for attending.

Register here


 
BSc Psychology Webinar
Written on Wednesday, 03 June 2020 08:07

WEBINAR: Study Psychology at Radboud University

You are invited to attend an interactive online information session about the BSc programme in Psychology at Radboud University on 12 December 2017 from 17.30-19.30 Irish time.

In this interactive webinar, Admissions Counsellor Remy van Rijswijk, will provide you with key information about Radboud's Psychology programme. Remy will be accompanied with one of Radboud's current Irish students in Psychology, who will talk about her own experiences at Radboud University and living in the Netherlands. In addition to that, you will be able to ask questions throughout the session.

SCHEDULE
17:30 to 18:30: Presentation 'Studying Psychology at Radboud University'
18:30 to 18:45: Experiences from current Irish bachelor's student(s) in Psychology
18:45 to 19:30: Questions from the audience

Register for the webinar here

J
oin these students at Radboud University


 
Irish Students Loving It (and tell you why)
Written on Wednesday, 03 June 2020 08:07

 

Eight Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences are in Cork (17th May) Register here for Cork and Dublin (18th May) Register here for Dublin. A great chance to discover more about low-cost, high-quality employment-focused opportunities for studying in the Netherlands. Meet Irish students currently studying there, This is what they have to say:

Mind-blowing, Groningen is an experience beyond what i imagined……From a old house in the hills of Ireland, Groningen is a city of varied culture, incredible experiences, fast pace, freedom, independence and challenges.

Tina Geoghegan, Hanze UAS (Fine Art)

I would repeat my decision to move to the Netherlands a thousand times over, best choice I ever made. What I love about studying over here, is that conversations are about politics, current affairs, philosophy and so on. When I go back to Dublin, my friends have been doing the same thing everyday, and conversation can be dull and repetitive. I am not saying that Irish students are stupid, but when you go to a new European city you realise how big the world is and how competitive it is. You either smarten up, or risk been left behind
Danny Ryan, Hague UAS (European Studies)

People often ask me why is it that I decided to come abroad instead of doing my studies in Ireland. Well the answer is simple; the Netherlands offered an affordable, high-quality education which combined both theory and practice and handed me the opportunity to travel and learn throughout my studies. In addition to all that, while my time here so far has been challenging, that I cannot deny, overall it has been both an exciting and inspiring adventure which has opened many doors and one which I know for sure will open many more in the future.
Jason O’Dwyer,
Rotterdam Business School (International Business)

Danny Ryan, Hague UAS European Studies

I wanted to learn more languages, and to live abroad whilst improving my business skills and IBL in HZ provided me with the perfect opportunity to fulfil these wishes. At the end of this course I hope to be able to speak five languages to a high level, plus lots of other languages I have started to learn from my international friends.
Rory Clarke, HZ UAS (Intl Business & Languages)

Living away from home I have learned to become so much more independent. Since the university is situated in a great area in Europe, you are open to many opportunities to travel. In addition, The Netherlands for me has worked out to be cheaper than studying back home in Ireland. I really enjoyed the opportunity to perform in a real physiotherapy clinic in first year as it confirmed my love for the profession. Over the past year I have thoroughly enjoyed student life in The Netherlands.
Ciara McKenna, Saxion UAS (Physiotherapy)

Ciara McKenna, Saxion UAS Physiotherapy

The surprise on the faces of people when I tell them I study in Holland is not unusual. More often than not I get asked the question “why study abroad and why Holland?”. Studying abroad is a very unusual concept in Ireland although I do believe the amount of young people leaving Ireland to study is increasing. My answer is “why not?”. The list of reasons why studying abroad is endless and is one of the greatest experiences of your life. I was sold on the idea of studying at Stenden University after attending the Higher Options in the RDS and listening to a presentation by EUNiCAS. I moved to the Netherlands, the following year, feeling both excited and nervous. Everything was so structured and put together so well that the transition was extremely easy. I had no problem with settling in as everyone was so nice, not only in the college but also the city itself. I was completely surprised with how much I have enjoyed student life in the Netherlands. It is a completely different experience form Ireland. For example, going out is not the same at all. In Ireland going out is a big event whereas here its very relaxed and very enjoyable.

The college itself is quite different from the average college or university in Ireland. Firstly, the college offers a lot of support to their students. As an international student they understand that it can be difficult to adjust to a new system and new surroundings so teachers are very helpful and approachable if you have a problem. The classes are much smaller. Their method of learning is known as PBL which stands for problem based learning. Its a great way to learn and focuses on real world experiences meaning you get a taste of what work would actually be like after your studies. What initially impressed me about Stenden University was that they didn't ask me how many points I had or was aiming for, they asked me what my motivation was, what I was passionate about and why I wanted to go to Stenden. Is this not what its all about?

Emily McGrath , Stenden UAS (Hotel Management)


Emily McGrath, Stenden UAS


 
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