Europe’s growing migrant crisis and the violent attacks on African immigrants in South Africa dominated headlines the past week. In the Netherlands, the coalition government was driven to near-breakpoint on whether illegal immigrants are entitled to basic provisions while waiting to be deported. Wittenborg University is proud to call itself a liberal, multicultural and progressive international institute of higher education and its students were upfront this week in reacting to the developments of the week.
WUP 19/2/2015 - High Rise in International Students for The Netherlands - The number of international students coming to the Netherlands has risen with 8.3% in the 2014-2015 academic year with a “spectacular” growth of almost 23% in the Technology sector, the Association for Dutch Universities (VSNU), said in a press release. Wittenborg University, having established its school of Business and Hospitality, aims to set up a school of Art and Technology in 2015 which will be developed in close cooperation with the industry.
WUP 16/2/2015 As Wittenborg University Master students pick up their prestigious MSc degrees at the Dome in Brighton, it is announced that International students can now apply for Holland Scholarships! Wittenborg University, part of programme has launched a special webpage for applications. Registration for the new scholarship programme offered by the Dutch government for international and Dutch students, opened today.
WUP 18/7/2014 - Learn about the Dutch and how to speak Dutch – a new online game coming for International Students who want to Study In Holland! An online game teaching international students basic Dutch language skills will be launched next summer to help them integrate quicker into Dutch society and make it easier to find a job if they wish to stay n the Netherlands after graduation. This was one of the announcements made this week by the Dutch minister of higher education, Jet Bussemaker, who also said the government will budget 5 million euros each year towards 1000 bursaries aimed mainly at top international students who wants to study here, but also for Dutch students who want to go abroad. Language is seen as one of the obstacles in retaining international students after graduation. A survey has shown about 70% of students would like to remain in the Netherlands after completing their degree, but in reality only 27% stay. “Retaining international talent strengthens not only the Dutch education system but also its knowledge economy.”
WUP 16/7/2014 – Minister Bussemaker to launch 1000 scholarships for international students looking to study in Holland, or to Dutch students wanting to study abroad! - The Dutch government’s decision to make €5 million available annually for bursaries which will be allocated to international as well as Dutch students, has been widely welcomed. A new scholarship program will be created whereby 1000 scholarships worth €5,000 each will be awarded - primarily for students from outside the EER, but also for Dutch students wishing to study abroad. The announcement was made yesterday by the Dutch minister of higher education, Jet Bussemaker, who visited Wittenborg University in Apeldoorn earlier this year.
WUP 1/5/2014 – Calling all Wittenborg University Alumni to make contact!- Many a successful professional will attest they owe their careers to the quality of education they received at university. Therefore, Wittenborg University is renewing its efforts to create an active alumni network. We are not only interested in current students, but also want to know how former students have been shaping their careers since graduating from Wittenborg.
Debbie Kuang Fund - Wittenborg University will offer 6 scholarships in 2013-2014 through the Orange Tulip Scholarship, (OTS) organized and promoted by NESO in China for top-talent Chinese students wishing to study in the Netherlands. The Scholarships, totalling 55,000- euro in fee waivers have been made available as part of the Debbie Kuang Fund, set up last May in memory of Chinese student Kuang HuiHong (Debbie) who lost her fight with cancer earlier this year. WUP 17/08//2012
How does student finance work?
Complete package or limited funding
If you are under the age of 30 and are registered in full-time or dual education, you can apply for student finance. You must be a Dutch national or have the same rights, depending on your residence permit or your nationality.
Wittenborg Funds are specially released to attract:
- Excellent international students (Non EU/EEA)
- Excellent home/EU/EEA students who are willing to join a degree course taught and examined in English