Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands
Written on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 21:04

Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands

There are just under 300 undergraduate programmes, taught through English in the Netherlands. Note that the application deadlines for nearly 20 of the programmes are imminent. The application deadline for the following programmes is 15th January 2017:

Aerospace Engineering
TU Delft

Economics & Business Economics
U. Maastricht

Fashion
Amsterdam UAS

Game Design
NHTV Breda

International Business
Erasmus U.
U. Maastricht
U. Tilburg
VU Amsterdam

International Relations
U. Groningen

Medicine
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht

Physiotherapy
Amsterdam UAS
Fontys UAS
Hanze UAS

Psychology
Radboud U.
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht

Most of the above universities will be in Ireland before this deadline at a series of OMG We're Going Dutch events in Sligo, Dublin and Belfast (10th-12th January 2017) http://eunicas.ie/index.php/universities-news/further-opportunities-to-meet-dutch-universities.html You should register for these events now, for useful advice.


You can also contact EUNiCAS at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for support and advice, to ensure your applications are made properly, and on time.


 
Routes to Employment: Universities of Applied Sciences
Written on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:08

Universities of Applied Sciences: a route to employment

Until recently, a lot of the interest in studying in mainland Europe has been directed towards the research universities. Admittedly, these are excellent: all of the Dutch research universities, for example, are higher-ranked than all of the Irish universities. Their approach to teaching, though difficult for Irish students to adjust to in the first few weeks, with its focus on independent learning, has proven very popular with our students.

However, even with their informal style and different approach to teaching, the research universities are proving too academic for some of our students. Increasing numbers of Irish students are finding their way to Universities of Applied Science (UAS), particularly in the Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Denmark (where they are called University Colleges). UAS are equivalent to the Irish Institutes of Technology, except that they are invariably much better-resourced.

Programmes in the UAS are overtly employment-focused with a much more practical, hands-on, project-based style, usually including one or two internships. Irish students are now joining programmes in UAS in areas such as Physiotherapy, Game Design, Business, Art & Design, IT, Hotel Management and Engineering, where they are enjoying an approach to education that, though less academic and more practical, is still very high in quality.

Above: NHTV Breda

Entry requirements are reasonable – 6 passes at Leaving Cert (2 at H4): reflecting students’ right to an education in mainland Europe and sidestepping the need to obsess about Leaving Cert points. Importantly, students with a relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5 qualification qualify for degree programmes at a UAS.

Of course, tuition fees are on a par with the research universities: free in Denmark or Eur 2006 p.a. in the Netherlands (with a 35-year low-interest loan form the Dutch government). There are other loans/grants available for living expenses. Also, if you qualify for a SUSI Maintenance Grant, you can take it with you. This all ensures that it is often less expensive to study in places such as the Netherlands, than in Ireland. Maybe, groups of students who previously felt excluded from higher education, now have a wealth of opportunities opening up to them?

So, if you are interested in a programme that directly prepares you for the employment markets of the 21st century, programmes which you have the right to join and can afford to attend, it is certainly worth considering the Universities of Applied Sciences.

Contact EUNiCAS This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for advice on programme choice, to clarify whether or not you have the entry requirements for these programmes and for support in your application to these programmes.


 
Still Some Vacant Places in Europe
Written on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 12:30

There are still some vacant places in universities across Europe. These include those listed below. Contact EUNiCAS to assist your application. Please note that these places are disappearing on an ongoing basis and just because a place is available now doesn't meant it will be available in an hour's time!

(Please note that this list is not exclusive: there are additional programmes available that are not listed here)

Updated 18.08.16

Deadline Fee [Eur]

Medicine

Humanitas University ITA 28-Aug 10000
MU Lublin POL 31-Aug 10000
MU Silesia POL 07-Sep 10000
N. Copernicus U. POL 26-Aug 10500
Eur Uni Cyprus CYP 15-Sep 19000
Rigas Stradins U (Feb Start) LAT 30-Nov 8000
MU Plovdiv (Feb Start) POL 01-Dec 8000 *

Veterinary Science

Wroclaw UELS POL 26-Aug 8000
U. Zagreb Cro 09-Sep 9000

Dentistry

MU Lublin POL 31-Aug 10,800
Rigas Stradins U.  (Feb Start) LAT 30-Nov 14,000

Psychology

U.Malta MAL 31-Aug Nil
U.Padua ITA 22-Aug 600

Physiotherapy

University Vincent Pol POL 15-Sep 3600
N. Copernicus U POL 26-Aug 7300

Sports Science/Management

Hanze UAS: Sports Management NETH x 1984 *
University Vincent Pol: Sports Science POL 15-Sep 3600

Liberal Arts & Sciences

University of Amsterdam (Feb Entry) NETH 01-Nov 4154 *
University of Maastricht (Feb Entry) NETH 01-Oct 3280 *
University of Utrecht: [(eb Entry) NETH 15-Sep 3750 *

Law

Hague UAS : LLB International Law NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
University of Malta MAL 31-Aug Nil

International Relations & Politics

Hague UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
University of Milan: Politics & Economics ITA 01-Sep 700
University of Warsaw POL 19-Sep 3000

Internatonal Business

Raboud U: Intl Business Communication NETH x 1984 *
Hanze UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
Hague UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
Stenden UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
NHTV Breda NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
HZ UAS: Business & Languages NETH x 1984 *
Fontys UAS: International Marketing (Feb entry) NETH
HAN UAS (Feb Entry} NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
VIA University College: Sales & Marketing DEN 22-Aug Nil

Arts & Culture

Raboud U NETH x 1984 *

Information Technology

Radboud U: Artificial Intelligence NETH x 1984 *
Copenhagen Sch Design & Technology (Feb Start) DEN 15-Oct Nil
University Coll N. Denmark: Feb Start DEN 05-Dec Nil

Communication

Hanze UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *

Game Design/Multimedia Design

Hanze UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
University Aalborg : Art & Technology DEN 15-Sep Nil
Copenhagen Sch Design & Technology (Feb Start) DEN x Nil

Media & Entertainment Mngmnt

Stenden UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
InHolland UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *

Engineering

InHolland UAS : Aeronautical Eng NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
HZ UAS: Civil Engineering NETH x 1984 *
University Aalborg : Electronics & IT DEN 15-Sep Nil
VIA Uni College: Architectural Technology( Feb Start) DEN x Nil
VIA University College: Civil Eng DEN x Nil
VIA University College: Mechanical Eng DEN x Nil

Life Sciences

Radboud U.: Chemistry NETH x 1984 *
HZ UAS: Chemistry NETH x 1984 *
University Aalborg : Biotechnology DEN 15-Sep Nil
Lund University: Physics (Feb Start) SWE 17-Aug
JKU Linz: Biochemistry AUS 05-Sep Nil
University Maastricht: Bsc Science (Feb Start) NETH 01-Oct 3280 *
Universita Tor Vergata: Pharmacy ITA 30-Aug 1300

Tourism/Hotel Management

NHTV Breda UAS NETH 31-Aug 1984 *
Stenden UAS NETH 31-Aug 1984 *
x places filled day-to-day, so no certaionty of continuing availability
* tuition fee loans available
Note: some of these deadlines are later than those published on EUNiCAS
or universitty websites

 
IMAT Registrations Open Today
Written on Friday, 15 July 2016 16:41

Entrance Test for Italian Med Schools (IMAT) Opens Today

The Ministry of Education in Rome has now announced that IMAT will open at 14.00 today (15.00 Italian time) on the www.universitaly.it website. They will close on 4th August. This test is for entry to med programmes,taught through English, commencing this autumn (2016).

The entrance test is run in the universities themselves, as well as in cities around the world, including London. In the past, most UK and Irish students have found this test to be relatively straightforward.



Above: Universita di Pavia

Increasing numbers of UK and Irish students are now studying medicine, through English, at seven public Italian universities. Tuition fees are low, between EUR 400 and 3800 pa, fixed with reference to family income.

Generally, the academic year, in Italy, starts in late October.

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Some Programmes Still Open in the Netherlands
Written on Friday, 20 May 2016 13:14

Though a lot of the popular programmes in Research Universities, in the Netherlands, have closed, there are many programmes still accepting applications for entry in 2016, particularly in the Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). The UAS offer a range of very practical (less academic) and employment-focused programmes. Generally, the entry requirement for all of the programmes below is 6 passes at LC [2 Hons C] in Ireland or 3 A-levels plus 3 GCSEs in the UK.

The following programmes are still accepting applications:

Research Universities
Advanced Technology: U. Twente
Artificial Intelligence: Radboud U
Arts & Culture: Maastricht U
Arts & Culture: Radboud U
Biomedical Sciences: Maastricht U
Chemistry: Radboud U
Computer Science: U. Twente
Electrical Engineering: U. Twente
European Law Maastricht U
European Studies: Maastricht U
Industrial Design: U. Twente
International Bus Communication: Radboud U.
Knowledge Engineering: Maastricht U
Liberal Arts & Sciences: U. Tilburg
Liberal Arts & Sciences: U. Utrecht [U.C. Roosevelt]
Liberal Arts & Sciences: Erasmus U.
Molecular Life Sciences: Radboud U
On-Line Culture & Media: U. Tilburg
Psychology: U. Twente

Enschede: base of both U. Twente and Saxion UAS

Universities of Applied Sciences
[this is a small selection of the programmes still available]
Auto Engineering: HAN
Civil Engineering: HZ
Comms & Multi-Media: Hague
Design: Hanze
Electronic Engineering: Fontys
European Studies: Hague
Fine Art: Royal Academy
Fine Art: Hanze
Game Design: Hanze
Game Design: Saxion
Hotel Management: Stenden
Hotel Management: Saxion
ICT & Software: Fontys
Intl Business Mngment: Rotterdam
Intl Business Mngment: Fontys
Intl & European Law: Hague
Intl Communication: Hanze
Intl Financial Mngment: Avans
Intl Project Mngement: Windesheim
Mathematical Engineering: InHolland
Music Management: InHolland
Media & Entertainment: Stenden
Tourism: NHTV Breda

Fees are Eur1984, and all EU students are entitled a tuition fee loan from the Dutch government [Living expenses loans and grants are also available].

Some of these programmes close on June 1st, others much later. Check with us.


 
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