To participate and function comfortably and successfully as a foreign student at HZ University of Applied Sciences, it is necessary to have a good command of English. In this course you will learn to develop relevant skills and to be aware of different cultural conventions and attitudes.
If you do not yet have the required level of English but already have the equivalent to an IELTS score of 5,5, you may apply for this course :
Five-month course (start in February)
Information package English 5-month course
The emphasis in this course is on acquiring and improving academic English in the four skills listening, reading, speaking and writing. The course uses on 'focus on IELTS' to prepare you for the official IELTS tests (pronunciation exercices and media excerpts) and you will practise your exam skills working with old IELTS exams, original texts and interviews from the BBC and additional exercises. You will be given useful links to internet sites to work with individually and in your own time.
The IELTS books are provided by HZ.
It is important to note that the classes of English (5 times 1,5 hour a week) are spread evenly over the week so that you have ample time to study or do group work in the school library or one of the computer rooms. This requires considerable self-discipline in order to improve your English.
In addition to English classes, students will have the opportunity to participate in HZ activities such as HZ Sports, HZ cult ( theatre, cinema and concerts) and the HZ Peerproject in which you can join a group of foreign students and participate in various activities together.
Introductions to Economics and the following HZ courses : Delta Management and Vitality and Tourism Management are also part of the Pre-course programme.
Fees and Finance 2010-2011
Registration fees : € 850
Tuition fees : €2,850/semester
Note that exam fees for the IELTS exam are not included : students will organise and pay for their own exam which can be taken in Amsterdam or Brussels (Belgium) or in any other place of your choice. You can consult with your teacher. IELTS exam fees currently stand at €185.
Extra costs for insurance
As a foreign student, you will have to conclude a health insurance and a liability insurance. For more information, please take a look at the pre-arrival information.
Administration & living costs for all non EU students:
Visa costs + Costs for a residence permit: €300,-
Costs of livins per semester: a proof of sufficient means is required by the Dutch immigration services. This amount will be transferred to your Dutch account which you need to open once you arrive in the Netherlands.
Costs of living per semester: €4,200 for exchange students