Five Days To Go
Written on Sunday, 27 May 2018 22:18

Applications For (A Lot of) Programmes in Dutch Research Universities Close on 1st May


Though some programmes (taught through English} in Dutch Research Universities have already closed, there is still a large selection of programmes in these universities that are still open for applications.

Additionally, you can apply to many (but not all) of the programmes in Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences into July, and sometimes even later. See a later article, coming soon, to check out some selections in this less academic sector.

A selection of the programmes where applications close on 1st May, or later, include those below. There are other programmes that are not listed below that are still accepting applications. Contact EUNiCAS if you want to explore alternatives:

U. Groningen
U. Leiden
U. Tilburg
U. Twente 
VU Amsterdam

U. Amsterdam
U. Groningen
U. Twente 1st July

Fontys UAS

U. Groningen
U. Maastricht 31st July
U. Tilburg

International Relations/Studies
U. Leiden
U. Maastricht (European Studies) 1st July
U. Radboud
U. Tilburg (Global Management of Social Issues)

Erasmus U
U. Groningen
U. Leiden (Archaeology)
U. Utrecht
VU Amsterdam (History & International Relations)

TU Eindhoven (Applied Physics)
TU Eindhoven (Innovation Sciences)
U.Groningen (Maths)
U Groningen (Physics)
U. Maastricht (Nutrition)
U. Maastricht (Science)
U. Radboud (Chemistry)
U. Radboud (Molecular Life Sciences)
U. Wageningen (Animal Science)
U. Wageningen (Environmental Science)
U. Wageningen (Food Technology)
VU Amsterdam (Maths)

Computer Science
U. Groningen
U. Radboud
U. Twente 1st July
VU Amsterdam

English Language/Literature
U. Groningen
U. Radboud
VU Amsterdam

TU Eindhoven (Electrical)
TU Eindhoven (Architecture & Building Sciences)
U. Groningen (Chemical)
U. Twente (Advanced Technology) 1st July
U. Twente (Mechanical) 1st July
U. Twente (Civil) 1st July

Data Science
U. Maastricht 31st July
U, Tilburg

Radboud U 
U. Amsterdam
U. Groningen (Media Studies)
U. Twente 1st July
U. Utrecht (Media & Culture)

Arts & Culture
Erasmus U.
U. Groningen 
U. Leiden (Arts, Media & Society)
U. Maastricht Ist July
U. Radboud

U. Leiden
VU Amsterdam (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)

U. Amsterdam
U. Tilburg

Remember, that you need to have uploaded your documents by 1st May
(or by the later application deadline given above, if relevant)

Dutch Universities in Belfast and Sligo
Written on Sunday, 27 May 2018 22:18

They’re back! Further to the successful 'We're Going Dutch' events, last month, a group of Dutch universities are responding to local demand and quickly returning to Ireland in January, with events in Belfast and Sligo . The fact that they are taking the trouble to come back to Ireland to meet UK and Irish students (and their families), so soon after the recent events, is unsurprising in the context of the growing number of UK and Irish students currently enrolled on programmes in the Netherlands.

This is another great opportunity to meet and talk to Dutch Research Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences (see individual event details for those universities travelling). You will be able to discuss a wide range of matters, including teaching and learning styles, programme content, entry requirements and financial concerns. Most importantly, many of the universities will be bringing with them Irish students who are already studying in the Netherlands and, of course, they are the real experts

To book for these events, which are available at no charge, go here:

9th January 2018 BELFAST
10th January 2018 SLIGO

EUNiCAS will of course be at all these events to deal with any questions that you may have, about studying in the Netherlands, or elsewhere.

Note that in the context of Brexit, it will be to your advantage to have an EU passport (e.g. Poland, Lithuania, Ireland etc.) Rights to lower fees and student finance are secured through passport and not through residence.


Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands
Written on Sunday, 27 May 2018 22:18

Application Deadline Imminent For Some Programmes in the Netherlands

There are just under 300 undergraduate programmes, taught through English in the Netherlands. The application deadline for most of these programmes are from 01 May to August (though there are siome exceptions to this generalisaton, so be careful) However, please note that the application deadlines for nearly 20 of the programmes are imminent. The application deadline for the following programmes is 15th January 2017:

Aerospace Engineering
TU Delft

Economics & Business Economics
U. Maastricht

Amsterdam UAS

Game Design
NHTV Breda

International Business
Erasmus U.
U. Maastricht
U. Tilburg
VU Amsterdam

International Relations
U. Groningen

U. Groningen
U. Maastricht

Amsterdam UAS
Fontys UAS
Hanze UAS
Saxion UAS

Radboud U.
U. Groningen
U. Maastricht

You cancontact EUNiCAS at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for support and advice concerning applying to these programmes, to ensure your applications are made properly, and on time. EUNICAS can also advise on the deadlines and procedure for the other 280+ programmes, taught through English.

Vacant Places Across Europe
Written on Sunday, 27 May 2018 22:18

There are still some vacant places in universities across Europe: their equivalent to Clearing. These include those listed below. Contact EUNiCAS to assist your application. Please note that these places are disappearing on a daily basis.

(Please note that this list is not exclusive: there are additional programmes available that are not listed here)

Updated 18.08.16

Deadline Fee [Eur]


Humanitas University ITA 28-Aug 10000
MU Lublin POL 31-Aug 10000
MU Silesia POL 07-Sep 10000
N. Copernicus U. POL 26-Aug 10500
Eur Uni Cyprus CYP 15-Sep 19000
Rigas Stradins U (Feb Start) LAT 30-Nov 8000
MU Plovdiv (Feb Start) POL 01-Dec 8000 *

Veterinary Science

Wroclaw UELS POL 26-Aug 8000
U. Zagreb Cro 09-Sep 9000


MU Lublin POL 31-Aug 10,800
Rigas Stradins U.  (Feb Start) LAT 30-Nov 14,000


U.Malta MAL 31-Aug Nil
U.Padua ITA 22-Aug 600


University Vincent Pol POL 15-Sep 3600
N. Copernicus U POL 26-Aug 7300

Sports Science/Management

Hanze UAS: Sports Management NETH x 1984 *
University Vincent Pol: Sports Science POL 15-Sep 3600

Liberal Arts & Sciences

University of Amsterdam (Feb Entry) NETH 01-Nov 4154 *
University of Maastricht (Feb Entry) NETH 01-Oct 3280 *
University of Utrecht: [(eb Entry) NETH 15-Sep 3750 *


Hague UAS : LLB International Law NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
University of Malta MAL 31-Aug Nil

International Relations & Politics

Hague UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
University of Milan: Politics & Economics ITA 01-Sep 700
University of Warsaw POL 19-Sep 3000

Internatonal Business

Raboud U: Intl Business Communication NETH x 1984 *
Hanze UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
Hague UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
Stenden UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
NHTV Breda NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
HZ UAS: Business & Languages NETH x 1984 *
Fontys UAS: International Marketing (Feb entry) NETH
HAN UAS (Feb Entry} NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
VIA University College: Sales & Marketing DEN 22-Aug Nil

Arts & Culture

Raboud U NETH x 1984 *

Information Technology

Radboud U: Artificial Intelligence NETH x 1984 *
Copenhagen Sch Design & Technology (Feb Start) DEN 15-Oct Nil
University Coll N. Denmark: Feb Start DEN 05-Dec Nil


Hanze UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *

Game Design/Multimedia Design

Hanze UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
University Aalborg : Art & Technology DEN 15-Sep Nil
Copenhagen Sch Design & Technology (Feb Start) DEN x Nil

Media & Entertainment Mngmnt

Stenden UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
InHolland UAS NETH 26-Aug 1984 *


InHolland UAS : Aeronautical Eng NETH 26-Aug 1984 *
HZ UAS: Civil Engineering NETH x 1984 *
University Aalborg : Electronics & IT DEN 15-Sep Nil
VIA Uni College: Architectural Technology( Feb Start) DEN x Nil
VIA University College: Civil Eng DEN x Nil
VIA University College: Mechanical Eng DEN x Nil

Life Sciences

Radboud U.: Chemistry NETH x 1984 *
HZ UAS: Chemistry NETH x 1984 *
University Aalborg : Biotechnology DEN 15-Sep Nil
Lund University: Physics (Feb Start) SWE 17-Aug
JKU Linz: Biochemistry AUS 05-Sep Nil
University Maastricht: Bsc Science (Feb Start) NETH 01-Oct 3280 *
Universita Tor Vergata: Pharmacy ITA 30-Aug 1300

Tourism/Hotel Management

NHTV Breda UAS NETH 31-Aug 1984 *
Stenden UAS NETH 31-Aug 1984 *
x places filled day-to-day, so no certaionty of continuing availability
* tuition fee loans available
Note: some of these deadlines are later than those published on EUNiCAS

Brexit: Implications for UK Students
Written on Sunday, 27 May 2018 22:18

Brexit: The Implications for UK students

Clearly, the implications of Brexit, for both the UK and the EU, are deep, significant and far-reaching. Here, we are only attempting to look at the implications for UK students, seeking to study in Europe, in an increasingly globalised (at least, beyond the white cliffs of Dover) employment and education environment.

In discussion with European universities, EUNiCAS is certain of only one thing: there is currently high levels of uncertainty concerning these implications. UK students (and, indeed UK universities themselves) have acquired a raft of rights, through the UK’s membership of the EU. Many of these are now threatened.

Uncertainty comes through both the timetable of the UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU, and the negotiations incidental to that withdrawal, where some of the acquired rights of students may, or may not be protected. The UK’s formal withdrawal needs to be triggered by formal notice under Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon. This notice has not yet been served and, currently, a courts case is being taken to circumscribe the rights of PM Teresa May to trigger this provision. If Article 50 is triggered, there follows a period of negotiations, which will last 2 years, or more, during which the UK will negotiate the terms of its withdrawal. During this period, UK students continue to be EU citizens and hold onto the rights acquired as EU citizens.

The above timetable will mean that students currently enrolled in EU universities are, if they are graduating in 2017 or 2018 (and possibly even later), unlikely to lose rights to provisions such as payment of the EU rate of tuition fees or local student finance. Students enrolling this year and next might benefit from an extended period of negotiations and graduate before the UK formally leaves the EU.

There is talk of the UK joining EEA or EFTA which, if they are successful, is likely to protect many of the student rights outlined below. However, to successfully join one of these free-trade organisations, the UK will likely be required to sign up to freedom of movement provisions which were at the root of the rationale for many of those seeking to leave the EU. So, it would be a risky proposition to rely on the UK becoming a member of EEA or EFTA

The following realities are starting to reveal themselves:

Tuition Fees

As EU citizens, UK students are currently able to avail of the same fees payable by students of the EU country, in which their chosen university was located. In public universities, these are invariably much lower than in the UK: free in Germany and the Scandinavian countries and only Eur1984 pa in the Netherlands. When the UK leaves the EU, UK students will become ‘international students. The two countries with the most UK students, and the highest number of programmes taught through English, are the Netherlands and Denmark. In the Netherlands, the fees for international students are €6,000 - €12,000. In Denmark, they are €6,000 - €16,000. Though the fees in Germany are free, even for international students, there is only a limited range of undergraduate programmes there, taught through English. Those students studying med and veterinary programmes, usually in Italy or Central Europe can be reassured that, usually, the same fees are charged to EU, as to international students.

Some countries (and some universities) are starting to talk about exempting UK students from international fees, particularly if they have started on a programme, paying EU Fees.


Currently, UK students have the right to freedom of movement within the EU and do not need to apply for Student Visas. They will probably need to engage in this process, in the event of the UK leaving the EU which, though it can be both troublesome and sometimes expensive, will probably not be major barrier.

Student Finance

UK Student Finance cannot be currently taken abroad, though there is a campaign to extend this. As EU citizens, UK students can currently avail of local student finance in some EU countries.Several countries (e.g. Denmark and the Netherlands) have student loan systems which can be availed of by EU Citizens studying in that country. Perhaps more significant than fees issues, UK citizens will not be able to avail of these, if the UK quits the EU. It is the governments that decide this entitlement, so the universities are unlikely to have decision-making powers in this field.

Please note that some students, though paying EU fees at the beginning of their programme (e.g. years one and two) might find themselves in a situation where the UK formally leaves Europe and they are exposed to international fees in Year 3. In this situation, some universities are already discussing the possibility of introducing a ‘waiver’ of international fees, in these circumstances. Though, be careful, nothing is agreed yet.

Several countries have scholarships that are only open to International Students: these may prove relevant to UK students, in the future.

Health Insurance

Currently, as EU citizens, UK students are covered under the EHIC scheme. Obviously, if the UK withdraws from the EU, students can no longer benefit from this cover, and they will have to arrange their own private health cover.

Of course there are other likely implications to students for the UK deciding to stand alone, outside Europe, including increased Travel costs, reduced access to an open Employment Market and the end of the participation of UK Universities in the Erasmus student exchange programme.

Health Professions

Currently, UK students studying subjects such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, in EU universities, benefit from EU treaty provisions mutually recognising professional qualifications obtained in fellow member states. The situation, should the UK withdraw from the EU, is far from clear. Organisations such as GMC, BDA and RCVS are yet to clarify their take on likely consequences here. The British Veterinary Association has recently declared:

“In relation to the recognition of degrees, the RCVS explained that the UK could continue to opt into the existing  
EU Directive, as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland do, or the UK Government could negotiate an alternative form of mutual recognition. Opening a negotiation could provide an option for the RCVS to reject those with qualifications from EU veterinary schools that had not met certain standards”

In summary, no-one really knows what will happen. The UK could find a way to protect the rights of its students in the EU (though US, Australian, Arabian, Indian, Chinese and other Non-EU students will clearly have something to say about that!) or, the UK might never fully leave the EU, bogged down in the minutiae of negotiating rules and regulations required for a successful departure. Parliament might get in the way, or maybe even those calling for a second Referendum will get their way!

Or, of course, it might just leave ……………whether or not those who voted for it to leave ever meant for that to happen!

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