Wittenborg's Flexible Entry Dates Take the Edge off Registration Rush for Prospective Students
While the registration deadlines for most universities in the Netherlands are drawing to a close for their September student intake, there are no such pressures for prospective students applying to Wittenborg University. It has one of the most flexible entry date systems in the Netherlands!
Most Dutch university deadlines vary between 1 May to 30 June for non-EU students wishing to start their studies in September.
At Wittenborg, international students not living in the European Union (EU) can apply 6-8 weeks before the entry date of their choice. Students living in the EU, including Dutch students, have an even more lenient application deadline - they must apply 2-4 weeks before the entry.
The next entry dates for Wittenborg’s Bachelor and MBA programmes in 2016 are 16 May, 29 August, 17 October and 5 December. For Master of Science applicants entry is only possible in the autumn – this year the date is 17 October 2016. You can apply for all programmes here.
Wittenborg’s Student Registrar, Santosh Aryal, says managing the system is not only possible because of the university’s efficient admissions team, but for other reasons as well. “It is also possible because of the way we designed the school curriculum.”
In addition, for its various programmes, Wittenborg has 6 entry dates per year, while other universities usually only have two, in September and February, and some even only have September!
At Wittenborg, the flexible entry date system also applies to nearly all levels of students: undergraduate (Bachelor's), MBA students as well as those who opt to do Wittenborg’s Foundation Phase programme or Pre-Master's. Students who missed one deadline will automatically be enrolled for the next block, unless they desire otherwise.
Besides the flexible entry system, Wittenborg also leaves room for Bachelor students to fast-track their studies by completing their degree in a minimum of 3 years (80 credits per year), instead of at the normal pace of 4 years (60 credits per year).
by Anesca Smith
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