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Despite Economic Downturn, International Graduates Still Making a Go of Dutch Job Market

Despite the downturn in the European economy due to COVID-19, the majority of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' latest international graduates still plan to have a go at finding a job in the Netherlands in the coming year. The rest will either continue their studies here or try to start a business, while a small number will return to their respective home countries.

Almost 70% of International Students Want to Study in the Netherlands – Whether in Class or Online

International students' interest to study in the Netherlands is still huge – and preferably they would like to come to the country at the start of the new academic year in September, a survey by the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, Nuffic, has shown.

Wittenborg Vindicated: Dutch Research Universities Found to be Registering Unqualified International Students Through Pathway Programmes For Visa

More than a year after Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences called on Dutch education authorities to look into allegations that recruitment agencies are fast-tracking international students into research universities despite not having a qualification that is equivalent to the national requirement, Wittenborg's claim has now been justified.

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Dutch to Assist International Students Stuck without IELTS/TOEFL Language Results

The Dutch government set the ball rolling to help prospective international students unable to do an English language test – a prerequisite when applying for a study visa – due to COVID-19 restrictions in many of their home countries. Most students do an IELTS or TOEFL at a test centre, but as many of these centres around the world have closed, students found themselves stuck. The Dutch department of education is now working on a solution with the National Commission for the Code of Conduct for International Students in Dutch Higher Education that might enable students to do the test online.

Student Mental Health a Pressing Issue for International Students

The second annual Students and Staff Conference at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences took place this week. The unique event gave both parties the opportunity to gather and discuss a range of education topics from their points of view. These topics included the overall teaching quality, learning facilities and tools, student accommodation, non-curricular activities, and issues that are on the rise like student mental health.

Minister: Private Dutch HE Institutions not Obliged to Justify Use of English

While public universities in the Netherlands will likely have to justify why they offer programmes in English in the future, no such obligation will rest on private institutions like Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, the Dutch minister of education, culture and science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, assured Parliament this week.

"Regulate International Students through Marketing"

While Dutch universities continue to spend huge amounts of public funds on recruiting international students, any attempts by the government to curb their numbers will be futile, Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng warned in an interview published in the November issue of Onderwijsblad, a publication of the AOb - the Netherlands’ biggest teachers' union.

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