Live Q&A with Multicultural Audience
Wittenborg Admissions Team started the month of June with a Live Q&A session where prospective students had the chance to make enquiries about academic life and study programmes. People from several countries around the world, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Iran, Sri Lanka and Romania among others, joined the session led by Mykhailo Huba, Wittenborg's Admissions Administrator.
Special interest in the new-launched post-master's programme
A general enquiry for potential applicants was the multiple-intake system, which characterises Wittenborg, as well as the application process for the study programmes. Although each programme may have some different requirements, the general application rules are a valid high-school diploma or a previous higher-education diploma (or subjects/grades transcripts), and a certificate of English language proficiency level equivalent to minimum IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 80 (for undergraduate programmes) and IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 90 (for postgraduate programmes). Likewise, prospective students wanted to know more about the different types of programmes available. Wittenborg offers over 20 bachelor's specialisations and over 15 postgraduate programmes and one post-master's programme.
Moreover, several participants wanted more information about the recently launched Post-Master's programme, which is expected to start in summer 2021. This reflects that Wittenborg has reached a wide variety of audiences around the world, and not just high-school leavers.
Visa process & Covid-19 vaccination in the Netherlands
Another topic during the session was the visa process, which Mykhailo explained varies with nationality and country of residence. For instance, if an applicant resides in a country different from their home country, they have to consult the local authorities of their host country whether it is possible to apply for a visa at the Dutch Embassy there, or if they have to travel to their home country to follow the process.
Last but not least, the participants of this Live Q&A were especially intrigued by the vaccination process in the Netherlands and how it would affect them if they were to study at Wittenborg: Should they get vaccinated before travelling, or would they be granted entry without vaccination? All these doubts were clarified by Mykhailo, and for further information about vaccination, this article can come in handy.
Why not join a live Q&A session?
More live Q&A sessions will be held througout the year 2021, and due to the high rate of interest among participants, we encourage prospective applicants to refer to our Events Calendar so as not to miss out upcoming sessions. You can also join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where the events are announced and any questions can be left in the comments area, which our Wittenborg staff will take care to answer during the next Q&A session.
by Laura Serrano