Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands
Written on Thursday, 17 August 2017 18:36

Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands

There are just under 300 undergraduate programmes, taught through English in the Netherlands. The application deadline for most of these programmes are from 01 May to August (though there are siome exceptions to this generalisaton, so be careful) However, please 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
Saxion UAS

Psychology
Radboud U.
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht

You cancontact EUNiCAS at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for support and advice concerning applying to these programmes, to ensure your applications are made properly, and on time. EUNICAS can also advise on the deadlines and procedure for the other 280+ programmes, taught through English.


 
Vacant Places Across Europe
Written on Thursday, 17 August 2017 18:36

There are still some vacant places in universities across Europe: their equivalent to Clearing. These include those listed below. Contact EUNiCAS to assist your application. Please note that these places are disappearing on a daily basis.

(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

 
Brexit: Implications for UK Students
Written on Thursday, 17 August 2017 18:36

Brexit: The Implications for UK students

Clearly, the implications of Brexit, for both the UK and the EU, are deep, significant and far-reaching. Here, we are only attempting to look at the implications for UK students, seeking to study in Europe, in an increasingly globalised (at least, beyond the white cliffs of Dover) employment and education environment.

In discussion with European universities, EUNiCAS is certain of only one thing: there is currently high levels of uncertainty concerning these implications. UK students (and, indeed UK universities themselves) have acquired a raft of rights, through the UK’s membership of the EU. Many of these are now threatened.

Uncertainty comes through both the timetable of the UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU, and the negotiations incidental to that withdrawal, where some of the acquired rights of students may, or may not be protected. The UK’s formal withdrawal needs to be triggered by formal notice under Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon. This notice has not yet been served and, currently, a courts case is being taken to circumscribe the rights of PM Teresa May to trigger this provision. If Article 50 is triggered, there follows a period of negotiations, which will last 2 years, or more, during which the UK will negotiate the terms of its withdrawal. During this period, UK students continue to be EU citizens and hold onto the rights acquired as EU citizens.

The above timetable will mean that students currently enrolled in EU universities are, if they are graduating in 2017 or 2018 (and possibly even later), unlikely to lose rights to provisions such as payment of the EU rate of tuition fees or local student finance. Students enrolling this year and next might benefit from an extended period of negotiations and graduate before the UK formally leaves the EU.

There is talk of the UK joining EEA or EFTA which, if they are successful, is likely to protect many of the student rights outlined below. However, to successfully join one of these free-trade organisations, the UK will likely be required to sign up to freedom of movement provisions which were at the root of the rationale for many of those seeking to leave the EU. So, it would be a risky proposition to rely on the UK becoming a member of EEA or EFTA

The following realities are starting to reveal themselves:

Tuition Fees

As EU citizens, UK students are currently able to avail of the same fees payable by students of the EU country, in which their chosen university was located. In public universities, these are invariably much lower than in the UK: free in Germany and the Scandinavian countries and only Eur1984 pa in the Netherlands. When the UK leaves the EU, UK students will become ‘international students. The two countries with the most UK students, and the highest number of programmes taught through English, are the Netherlands and Denmark. In the Netherlands, the fees for international students are €6,000 - €12,000. In Denmark, they are €6,000 - €16,000. Though the fees in Germany are free, even for international students, there is only a limited range of undergraduate programmes there, taught through English. Those students studying med and veterinary programmes, usually in Italy or Central Europe can be reassured that, usually, the same fees are charged to EU, as to international students.

Some countries (and some universities) are starting to talk about exempting UK students from international fees, particularly if they have started on a programme, paying EU Fees.

Visas

Currently, UK students have the right to freedom of movement within the EU and do not need to apply for Student Visas. They will probably need to engage in this process, in the event of the UK leaving the EU which, though it can be both troublesome and sometimes expensive, will probably not be major barrier.

Student Finance

UK Student Finance cannot be currently taken abroad, though there is a campaign to extend this. As EU citizens, UK students can currently avail of local student finance in some EU countries.Several countries (e.g. Denmark and the Netherlands) have student loan systems which can be availed of by EU Citizens studying in that country. Perhaps more significant than fees issues, UK citizens will not be able to avail of these, if the UK quits the EU. It is the governments that decide this entitlement, so the universities are unlikely to have decision-making powers in this field.

Please note that some students, though paying EU fees at the beginning of their programme (e.g. years one and two) might find themselves in a situation where the UK formally leaves Europe and they are exposed to international fees in Year 3. In this situation, some universities are already discussing the possibility of introducing a ‘waiver’ of international fees, in these circumstances. Though, be careful, nothing is agreed yet.

Several countries have scholarships that are only open to International Students: these may prove relevant to UK students, in the future.

Health Insurance

Currently, as EU citizens, UK students are covered under the EHIC scheme. Obviously, if the UK withdraws from the EU, students can no longer benefit from this cover, and they will have to arrange their own private health cover.

Of course there are other likely implications to students for the UK deciding to stand alone, outside Europe, including increased Travel costs, reduced access to an open Employment Market and the end of the participation of UK Universities in the Erasmus student exchange programme.

Health Professions

Currently, UK students studying subjects such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, in EU universities, benefit from EU treaty provisions mutually recognising professional qualifications obtained in fellow member states. The situation, should the UK withdraw from the EU, is far from clear. Organisations such as GMC, BDA and RCVS are yet to clarify their take on likely consequences here. The British Veterinary Association has recently declared:

“In relation to the recognition of degrees, the RCVS explained that the UK could continue to opt into the existing  
EU Directive, as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland do, or the UK Government could negotiate an alternative form of mutual recognition. Opening a negotiation could provide an option for the RCVS to reject those with qualifications from EU veterinary schools that had not met certain standards”


In summary, no-one really knows what will happen. The UK could find a way to protect the rights of its students in the EU (though US, Australian, Arabian, Indian, Chinese and other Non-EU students will clearly have something to say about that!) or, the UK might never fully leave the EU, bogged down in the minutiae of negotiating rules and regulations required for a successful departure. Parliament might get in the way, or maybe even those calling for a second Referendum will get their way!

Or, of course, it might just leave ……………whether or not those who voted for it to leave ever meant for that to happen!


 
Danish Vacant Places Announced
Written on Thursday, 17 August 2017 18:36

Vacant Places in Denmark

Today (30th July) is the day when students should receive their acceptance letters to programmes in Danish universities. As part of this procedure, these universities are now identifying those undergraduate programmes, taught through English, where there might still be some vacant places.

Please note that, in some of these programmes, the number of available places is limited, so you should apply as soon as possible. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out what you need to do to apply to any of these programmes

The following vacant places have been announced:

Aarhus University

Economics and Business Administration
Global Management and Manufacturing

Aalborg University

Language & International Studies                                          
Medialogy
Robotics
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
IT, Communication and New Media
Manufacturing and Operations Engineering
Sustainable Biotechnology

Roskilde University

Natural Sciences

University of Southern Denmark

Market and Management Anthropology
Product Development and Innovation
Engineering (Innovation and Business)
Mechatronics 
Economics and Business Administration 
International Business Administration & Languages
European studies
Economics and Information Technology

Above: Aalborg University

VIA University College

Architecture Technology and Construction Management
Engineering in Materials Science & Product Design
Global Business Engineering
International Sale and Marketing Management
Mechanical Engineering
Supply Engineering

University College Northern Denmark

Architectural Technology and Construction Management
Automation Engineering
Energy Technology
Export and Technology Management
Financial Management
IT Network and Electronics Technology
Natural and Cultural Heritage Management

Programmes in Denmark are attracting increasing interest from UK and Irish students. Not only do they provide an excellent preparation for global employment markets, but there are no Tuition Fees in Denmark and, importantly, admissions decisions are not based on Grades or Points

 
Programmes Still Open in the Netherlands
Written on Thursday, 17 August 2017 18:36

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
International Bus. Communication: Radboud U
Industrial Design: U. Twente
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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