"OMG, We're Going Dutch" college information event is taking place in Fota Park, Cork on Thursday 10th March 2016. Eleven Dutch universites are lined up to meet Irish students and their families, and explore the opportunities available in the Netherlands.
With over 500 Irish students now registered on degree programmes, taught through English, in Dutch universities, the universities themselves are starting to notice.
On foot of a successful event in Dublin, organised by EUNiCAS, ELEVEN of these universities are visiting Cork, to speak to prospective Irish students and their families. Importantly, Irish students, currently studying in the Netherlands, will be available for a chat on the night.
So why the Netherlands?
Guy Flouch of the Irish-based EUNiCAS application support service, highlights the following reasons:
- There are some nine Dutch research universities higher ranked than Trinity and UCC, and some extremely well-resourced Universities of Applied Sciences.
- Dutch universities are not particularly interested in your Leaving Cert points [or your grades, for postgraduate programmes] for entry.
- Tuition Fees which, at EUR1984, are already very low, can be recouped by way of a low-interest loan from the Dutch government.
- The attractiveness of graduates from these institutions, to employers, in an increasingly globalised employment market, it is definitely worth thinking about”
The Dutch Ambssador, Paul Schellekens, has agreed to launch the event. Also speaking will be Ingrid van der Vorst, HR Director of Heineken, who will be addressing the benefits of internatonalising your CV. Representatives of the universities, and their students, will also be speaking.
Participating universities include:
University of Groningen, University of Maastricht, University of Twente, Radboud University, Stenden UAS, Saxion UAS, NHTV Breda UAS, HAN UAS, InHolland UAS, Windesheim UAS and Rotterdam Business School.
In addition, EUNICAS will be available to give information and advice on a wide range of programmes, including medicine, from a wider range of countries.
Subject areas offered by these institutions, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, include:
International Law, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Business, Game Design, Medicine, Public Health, Biomedicine, International Relations/European Studies, Languages, Natural Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Hotel Management, and many more.
Book now, while there are still places left. Register for OMG We're Going Dutch here.
If you can't make the Cork event, Student World are hosting about 30 global universities in London and Dublin, later in April. Register for these events here.
Contact EUNiCAS for any further details of these events.
The CareersPortal Team