Tag Archives: Netherlands

Natalie at Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Magical Maastricht:

I have just returned from an amazing quarter exchange in the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University where I was able to do some of my elective courses for my masters in economics. I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions that I could have made in terms of my personal growth as well as the degree of academic exposure that I received. Here are some of my thoughts about my time overseas.

Continue reading Natalie at Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Jaco at VU Amsterdam

Pre-departure :

Jaco Piek - Jaco Piek_Picture 5

The application procedure for an exchange to Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam is made up of two parts. First, you apply via the usual route, through the PGIO at Stellenbosch University. If you do indeed get nominated to go to VU, you then have to complete an online application procedure that VU facilitates. This is mostly a formality and a means to apply for and finalize your visa, accommodation and academic arrangements through them. They are especially helpful with your visa (i.e. residence permit) and accommodation applications. In addition to your online application, your learning agreement (LA) needs to be finalised. That is, you choose subjects that you would like to do and submit it to them. The academic staff at VU then evaluates your LA to determine whether you meet the prerequisites for the courses you choose. They shall communicate this process to you upon acceptance of your nomination.

Continue reading Jaco at VU Amsterdam