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Guidelines concerning Article 4.2 and Article 5.5 of the Code of Conduct for International Students in Higher Education

In response to the measures aimed at fighting the COVID-19 virus, in April 2020 the National Committee has drawn up guidelines with regard to the application of several provisions in the Code of Conduct for International Students in Higher Education. The guidelines were updated on 16 June 2020. The guidelines relate to the ability of […]

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Development of guidelines for the Code of Conduct for Higher Education

In April the Commission published an extra edition of this newsletter to inform you about the guidelines established in coordination with the umbrella organizations, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Ministry of Justice and Security, and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service. These guidelines concern the option to excuse international students who fall behind […]

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Evaluation study of preparatory year via private providers

If an international student does not satisfy all the requirements for admission to a given degree programme but the educational institution expects they can make up those deficiencies in a relatively short time span, that student can be admitted to a preparatory track. Preparatory tracks can focus on English proficiency, on supplementary subjects required for […]

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Introducing Susana Menéndez

These are unusual times we’re living in, in a period where everything is dominated by Covid-19. That certainly applies to internationalization, international students and international lecturers and researchers. Uncertainty, unease and even unrest are things we’re all feeling now. On the other hand, we’re also experiencing the creativity and innovation of higher education in coming […]

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Guidelines concerning Article 4.2 and Article 5.5 of the Code of Conduct for International Students in Higher Education

The guidelines were approved on 15 April 2020 and shall apply throughout the period during which the measures to fight the COVID-19 virus are in effect. Background In response to the measures aimed at fighting the COVID-19 virus, several questions have arisen among the educational institutions with regard to the application of provisions in the […]

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Frans Snijders introduces himself

The world I grew up in was very small. Not only did we hardly leave the village where we lived, but even in the village itself there were two separate communities that – as I remember – lived entirely alongside each other, with separate churches, separate schools, separate football clubs, separate everything. We had two […]

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Research into the preparatory year

My name is Jasna Mujakovic, and since September I’ve been the new researcher for the National Code of Conduct Commission. I graduated as an educationalist from the University of Groningen in 2018. While completing my studies I gained experience on the basis of a work experience placement and a subsequent traineeship at the administration office […]

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Letter from National Commission: HE institutions’ admissions policy

In recent months the Commission has learned with great interest of the various policy documents concerning higher education, including the Interdepartmental Policy Research on Internationalization (IBO), the government response to the IBO and the letter in which the Minister of Education, Culture and Science sets out the main points of the Strategic Agenda for Higher […]

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Follow up seminar Code of Conduct Higher Education

The previous newsletter contained the findings from the seminar organized on 10 October 2018 by the National Committee, in collaboration with KBS, LOShbo, NUFFIC, and the UAF. The seminar dealt with two main themes – the admissions policies of institutes of higher education for non-EEA students, and the support given to international students with regard […]

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Periodic survey about the provision of information and the use of social media

Every year, the Committee carries out a survey into the provision of information on websites of six selected institutes of education. It concerns the provision of information on the range of programmes and the accreditation of the teaching, the premises, the name of the institute, the internal complaints procedures, and the complaints procedure for international […]

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