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How to choose a course at the University of the Netherlands

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Programs of Dutch universities, at first glance, very similar, but this is not true: after passing the compulsory General modules the student has a good variety of additional specializations.

Below are the main criteria for selecting programmes of universities in the Netherlands, the knowledge of which will help you to find the course that best suits you.

In the vast majority of cases for admission to a Dutch University after school at home, you do not need additional training, even if you are applying at a research University (but in this case you must have very good grades and a strong, well-prepared application).

For admission to graduate you need to have a bachelor's degree or specialist higher education institution at home or abroad.

CRITERION 1: the First and second specialization

The content of the programmes of Dutch universities of applied Sciences are standardized by 60-70 % in accordance with the requirements of the state.

Bachelor programs consist of blocks of major of the first specializations, including General education and core subjects in the profession, and minor, giving a second, more narrow specialization. Minor the student chooses, at its discretion, the maximum adjusting the program to suit your interests.

Which is closer to you?

CRITERION 2: Professional internships, practice, study exchange

More than 60% of our users say that practice during and after school is one of the main arguments for this or that program of a foreign University. In the Netherlands all universities of applied Sciences include a required semester of practice and a semester of study exchange.

During the internship you will work on a real project under the guidance of the teacher, applying the acquired knowledge in practice. At the end of the Dutch University , you do not need to "forget" a large number of unnecessary theory and again to understand the profession, acquiring the missing skills in the workplace, you will have most of the necessary knowledge multiplied by experience.

As for the semester at another University, most students use this opportunity to learn and live in another country. The Dutch universities are well-established links with universities on different continents, and the majority of students prefer to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

Dutch employers appreciate professionals who speak several foreign languages. Universities take this into account, and on most programs you can select another language from scratch, and then, during a study exchange to strengthen knowledge and skills in a natural language environment.

How to verify that the internship program of the Dutch universities , precisely what you need for a career:

To know what practical projects do students

Course and diploma projects in the real sector, can help the student to gain practical experience, and sometimes future employment. What projects students programs that interest you? Similar projects are interesting to you?

To find out whether the University conducts applied research

What projects were completed in the last time? With which organizations cooperating University?

Make sure that the teachers of the course — the practice

Study at the teacher-practice can help you to get not only practical knowledge but also training. Please check in the universities, who will teach you what these teachers experience.

View vacancies in the chosen specialty

What are the requirements employers? Does the experience you can get during the internship, your desired specialization?

In the graduate programs of the universities of applied Sciences is also part of the block mandatory practices.

Query on the pages of Dutch universities information about what practical projects are planned for the program, and also in which universities and countries you will be able to go on exchange. Investing more than €8000 per year of study in a Dutch University, check with them everything that is important to you!

CRITERION 3: admission requirements and complexity of the study

If you go to a program with high entrance requirements, be prepared for the fact that learning is not easy. If you are not confident, speak English and pass exams can be difficult — especially in the first semester.

We support those who seek to achieve the maximum and do in the ratings, considering their performance and budget, University. At the same time each year, we solved the complexity of the Russian-speaking students who, unable to cope with the session, failed to advance to the next course.

The responsibilities of staff in British universities consist of answers to questions of Russian-speaking students. So if you need practice, ask a Dutch University, you are interested in how the program to which you plan to enroll help you this practice to.