Meet Dutch Applied Universities in Cork & Dublin
Written in News & Updates on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:01

Meet Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences in Dublin & Cork

Until recently, a lot of the interest in studying in the Netherlands has been directed towards the more academic research universities. Admittedly, these are excellent.However, increasing numbers of Irish students are preferring the more hands-on, employment focused approach of the Universities of Applied Sciences(UAS),

Importantly, these universities are finding that Irish students, in particular, match their preferred profile of students and are coming to Ireland in April to meet students and their families. They are bringing with them Irish students who are already studying in the Netherlands. Register for one of these sessions here:

Cork 11th April
Dublin 12th April

Programmes are offered in areas such as Physiotherapy, Game Design, Business, Art & Design, IT, Hotel Management, Engineering, and many more.

Above: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Entry requirements are reasonable – 6 passes at Leaving Cert (2 at H4): reflecting students’ right to an education 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.

Tuition fees are only Eur 2060 p.a. in the Netherlands (which can be covered by 35-year low-interest loan from 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 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. Talk to them at this event.

What will you learn about, at these events?

- the hands-on approach to learning in UAS
- very reasonable entry requirements
- your onward employment opportunities
- the fact that you can afford an education

- you will meet Irish students studying there already (and some of the universities)

These event are free. Register here:

Cork 11th April
Dublin 12th April

Remember, you have a right to an education!!!