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Windesheim Honours College is part of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (Windesheim), a broad-based educational establishment for higher professional education in the Netherlands. It is a small scale institute situated in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Its aim is to educate students to become professionals with an international outlook.
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Windesheim Honours College educates students to become highly qualified professionals, who are active across public and private domains, with a critical and reflective attitude, and a global perspective with a strong focus on intercultural diversity and sustainability
Why study in Windesheim Honours College?
- A programme with a strong international focus in a multicultural setting, to students with the ambition and talent to deliver outstanding performance
- An education that teaches people to take risks, take the road less travelled, and not to accept second best
- Extra attention to foreign languages (English and at least one other) to allow the individual to function more effectively in internationally operating organisations
- A thorough grasp of mathematics and development of analytical skills
- Small-scale teaching methods (groups of 25 at most)
- strongly practice-oriented interdisciplinary training (case-based)
- close contact between lecturers and students
- intensive tutoring
- Moreover, the staff and students have very varied backgrounds.
About the Netherlands
“The rest of the world is a big place”, say the Dutch, well aware of how small their country is. Although small in size, Holland has a rich cultural tradition.
The Netherlands is a kingdom. Its official name is the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Today, the Netherlands is also sometimes called 'Holland', a name that is derived from the names of the two western coastal provinces, North and South Holland.
For centuries the country has had an attitude of openness towards the rest of the world. Its cultural diversity has made Holland a place where knowledge, ideas and cultures from all over the world come together.
Although Dutch is the national language, the majority of the population (about 87%) also speaks English and very often another foreign language, such as German or French.
Holland lies on a flat, low delta and a quarter of the land lies below sea level. Because of its precarious location, it has one of the best barrier dams in the world. Several Dutch companies are involved in water conservation and land reclamation projects throughout the world.
Holland has a dense railway network that offers frequent service and is the quickest way to travel between city centres. If you live in a city the bicycle is the cheapest and easiest way to get around. Most Dutch people, regardless of their profession or status, have a bicycle.
Once you have arrived in Holland, you will discover that many European capitals are within easy reach. Berlin, Brussels and Paris are just a few hours away by train, and a short flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will take you to London, Madrid or Rome.
Holland is a ‘self-service country’. The Dutch try to manage most things themselves, which makes them very independent and organized. Another distinctive characteristic of the Dutch is their openness and direct manner of acting and speaking. You will notice that you can say exactly what is on your mind. The Dutch are not easily offended.
Education in the Netherlands
The Dutch system of higher education enjoys a worldwide reputation for high quality. Experience shows that people who have studied at a Dutch higher education institution perform very well in other parts of the world. In addition, the Netherlands was the first non-English-speaking country to offer courses taught in English.
The Netherlands has two main types of higher education institutions: universities and universities of applied sciences. Universities focus on the independent practice of research-oriented work in an academic or professional setting. Universities of applied sciences are more practically oriented, preparing students directly for specific careers.
The Times Higher Education Supplement ranks 11 universities in Holland among the top 200 in the world. Holland has also received international acclaim for its groundbreaking Problem-Based Learning system. This system trains students to analyze and solve practical problems independently through emphasis on self-study and self-discipline.
The Netherlands systems of teaching and learning is based on “student-led learning”, with more practice and more career orientation. The Dutch education system is interactive and focuses on teamwork, which makes it easy to meet other international students. Studying in Holland means developing an open mind and increasing your international orientation.
The majority of the programmes which are offered involve: real work placement, team projects, guest lectures and cases from the work field. It is believed that experience is the best teacher.
Financing your studies in the Netherlands
Education in Holland is not free, but tuition fees are reasonable compared with other countries.
The annual tuition fees for enrolment on a degree programme or course at a Dutch higher education institution start at approximately €1,600 for EU students. In general, tuition fees are higher for non-EU students.
Experience shows that to live and study in Holland, students need between €300 and €400 per month + accommodation which is around €300 per month.
Foreign students that would like to take paid work alongside their studies are allowed to do so.
Why study in the Netherlands?
1. More than 1,450 programmes in English. Holland is the first non-English speaking country which has been offering study programmes conducted in English and especially designed for foreign students who came to study in Holland.
2. Internationally recognized diplomas. The Netherlands has been recognized as the knowledge centre of long study traditions and well- known universities. Dutch international scientific research is placed in the very top ranks. Thanks to its high quality the Dutch education meets all standards and is acknowledged worldwide.
3. Multicultural environment. International students from all over the world come to study in Holland. The Netherlands is a unique non-English speaking country where 95% of the inhabitants speak English. This makes communication during your study in Holland comfortable and pleasant.
4. Low study costs. The tuition fees and other expenses for those who come to study in Holland from EU/EEA countries are relatively low compared to other European countries.
5. Holland — a gateway to Europe. Due to its central position, the Netherlands has been described as the Gateway to Europe. In reality, all famous European capitals are within easy reach: Paris and Berlin, Brussels and London are all situated within an hour flight from the Dutch capital - Amsterdam.
More information about studying in the Netherlands:
Education: Please find this information on the left side of this page.
Accommodation: from €350 up to €400 per month.
Living expenses: experience shows that to live and study in Holland, students need between €300 and 400 per month in addition to accommodation costs. The cheapest way to eat is to do your own cooking
Other expenses: leisure, books, travel and other expenses. Bus tickets cost around €1.60 for a single fare in the city. You can consider buying a discount card for train tickets, which gives you 40% reduction in off-peak times. Many other discounts are offered to students by bars, restaurants, museums and cinemas.
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Expenses in Windesheim Honours College
- Accommodation vary from €350 (twin-bedded apartment) up tp €400 (single apartment)
- Insurance - Health insurance is obligatory and in The Netherlands it’s common to also take out third-party insurance. The cost of insurance depends on your personal situation. For more information about insurances you can visit the website of Nuffic, an organization that is specialized in internationalization in higher education.
- Books - the costs for books and readers are estimated at €600.
- Living expenses - you will need budget for, among other things, food, going out and your mobile phone bill. A rough estimate of these costs is €3000, but of course the real costs depend on your personal lifestyle.
- Student association membership fee - a quick and easy way to meet other students is joining one of the students associations. The Windesheim Honours College has its own student association, but you can also join one of the public student associations. The costs for membership are estimated at €50 per year.
In the Netherlands, students usually have their own room. Depending on the house where you are staying you may have to share the shower, lavatory, kitchen and living room with other students. It is common for men and women to live together in a shared house.
It is advisable to check what bills are included in the rent, as this may have a large impact on your budget. Some accommodations include gas, electricity, TV and internet in the rent, for others you are expected to pay them separately.
The website "Studychoice.nl" http://www.studychoice.nl gives you information about average room rents in student cities. It also provides information about what quality to expect in which city.
Accommodation in Windesheim Honours College
The housing facilities for Windesheim Honours College are located in the ‘De Nieuwe Haven’, directly adjacent to the town moat (canal) that encircles Zwolle’s historic centre. ‘De Nieuwe Haven’ is about a 5 minutes’ walk from the centre, which has all the facilities you could wish for, including shops, restaurants, library, sports facilities, cinemas, cafés, etc.
The College’s classrooms are situated in the Praubstraat, quite centrally in the city and Zwolle railway station is also within walking distance (about 10 minutes).
Single room is €400 and double room €350 in a month.
As an international student in Holland, you might want to take a part-time job, just as Dutch students do. Besides helping to cover your costs, a job can also give you useful work experience, allow you to participate in Dutch society and make it easier for you to learn the language.
Citizens from EU/EEA member states, do not need a residence permit in order to be allowed to stay in the Netherlands, while doing their MSc. With the exception of Bulgaria and Romania and Non-EU/EFTA students, citizens from the rest of the EU-member states do not need a work permit to do a part-time job. Non-EU / EFTA should register with the IND once they have been in the Netherlands for more than 3 months. For more information consult the IND website, http://www.ind.nl. On this website you will find a “residence wizard” through which you can find out about the rules for residency in the Netherlands for yourself.
Even if not directly needed, a residence permit can come in handy: sometimes employers ask for it before they enter into a contract with you, banks also ask for it when you open a bank account and other official institutions ask for this document as well. You may find a part-time job, but you have to keep in mind that you would not neglect your studies. You should keep in mind to have at least 4 months’ money before arriving as it may be difficult to find a student job.
How do I find a part-time job?
The easiest way to find a job is through an employment agency, or uitzendbureau. Some agencies specialize in jobs for students. The student affairs office at the Dutch institution where you are enrolled can provide addresses or may even have their own job agency. Of course you can also respond to advertisements or search for a job on the Internet.
The following websites may be helpful:
• "www.undutchables.nl" http://www.undutchables.nl
• "http://international.monsterboard.nl" http://international.monsterboard.nl
• "www.dutchisnotrequired.nl" http://www.dutchisnotrequired.nl
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