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Dutch Applied Universities: Gateways to Your Future (Dublin)

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Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown

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D15 EYX5 Dublin

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Increasing numbers of Irish students are now taking up the many opportunities to study, through English, in the Netherlands, in the highly practical and employment-focused Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences. At this session, you learn:

- how you have a right to an education
- the excellent teaching and support levels, and hands-on learning styles at these universities
- how your Leaving Certifciate points are irrelevant
- what 'empoyment-focus' really means
- the low cost of education
- how to apply (still plenty of time for sixth years!)

This evening event comprises the following elements:

19.00 - 19.30 Video clips concerning Dutch Education
19.30 – 20.45 Presentations on Studying in the Netherlands
(inc Q & A session with universities and Irish students currently studying in the Netherlands)
20.45 – 22.00 Opportunity to engage deeper with universities in a 1:1 in a mini-exhibition

Some of the leading Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences will be attending.

The universities offer a wide ranhe of degree programmes including those in the following areas:

Physiotherapy
Game Design
Business
Law
Radiology
IT
Engineering
Art & Design
Hotel Management
Music
Music & Media Management
Sports Management
Teaching

Programmes in the UAS are overtly employment-focused with a much more practical, hands-on, project-based style than the more academic (albeit excellent) programmes at research universities. The UAS programmes usually include one or two internships. Irish students on these programmes are enjoying an approach to education that, though less academic and more practical, is still very high in quality. Commentators in Higher Education, suggest that these programmes are a great match to the needs and preferred learning styles of Irish students.

Entry requirements are reasonable – 6 passes at Leaving Cert (2 at H4 or 2 at H5): reflecting students’ right to an education in mainland Europe and sidestepping the need to obsess about Leaving Cert points. Importantly, students with a relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5 qualification qualify for degree programmes at UAS. There are even entryroutes for those over 21 with no formal qualificatons,

Tuition fees are low: Eur 2143 p.a., with a long-term interest-free loans from the Dutch government, to pay these fees. There are other loans/grants available for living expenses. Also, if you qualify for a SUSI Maintenance Grant, you can take it with you. This all ensures that it is often less expensive to study in the Netherlands, than in Ireland.

So, if you are interested in a programme that directly prepares you for the employment markets of the 21st century, programmes which you have the right to join and can afford to attend, it is certainly worth considering the Universities of Applied Sciences.

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