Check out the Corona Q&A for new students for the academic year 2020 - 2021 of HAS University of Applied Sciences.
When does the academic year start?
The academic year 2020-2021 starts on Monday the 31st of August. Before that time, you will receive information about an introduction day and the education in term 1.
What will my introduction look like in my new study programme?
The content of the introduction days differs per study programme. Your own study programme will inform you about how and when your introduction day will be organised. Do you have any questions about this? If so, please contact your study programme student adviser: Horticulture & Business Management - International Food & Agribusiness
In addition to the introduction of the study programmes themselves, student association Gremio Unio organises an introduction week in Den Bosch every year. This usually takes place one week before the introduction of the study programme. Participation in this entertaining introduction is not mandatory, but you don't really want to miss it. Check the link below for more information about the introduction week of Gremio Unio.
Please note that the introduction week of Gremio Unio is meant for Dutch students. International students can join the International Student Association (ISA). Contact them for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I know exactly where I need to be when I go to HAS University of Applied Sciences for the first time?
Your own study programme will inform you about where you need to be when you come to HAS University of Applied Sciences for the first time. You will be taken care of by someone from the study programme.
Do I have to wear a mask/mouth shield when I am at school to attend classes?
No, it is not obligatory to wear a mask/mouth shield during lessons at HAS University of Applied Sciences.
What does education in term 1 of academic year 2020-2021 look like?
The education in term 1 takes place both physically and online. You will certainly be present at HAS University of Applied Sciences once a week to follow classes. The other education will take place online. The exact details vary from one study programme to another. No later than the end of August, you will receive information about what the first week(s) will look like.
If I don't have to spend a lot of time at school because of the online lessons, is it still useful to find a student room?
As soon as the measures can be made more flexible, there will also be more physical education. You will then be more present at HAS University of Applied Sciences. Unfortunately, we cannot make any further announcements/statements about this. It is, therefore, a personal decision.
What are the requirements for a laptop if I want to successfully partake in the online elements of my education?
HAS University of Applied Sciences advises you to use a Windows laptop because certain programmes do not work on MacOS systems. The laptop requirements differ per study programme. Please refer to the new students pages on the HAS University of Applied Sciences website to find out what the requirements are for a laptop for your study programme.
What programme does HAS University of Applied Sciences use to organise/design its online education?
HAS University of Applied Sciences uses MS Teams.
I have a disability. What can HAS University of Applied Sciences do for me?
Within HAS University of Applied Sciences there is a study + working group that focuses on students with a disability. They supervise students who need it. It is important that HAS University of Applied Sciences is informed in case of a disability (think of visual, auditory and motoric disabilities, language disorders, speech and/or arithmetic disorders, chronic and psychological diseases or disorders in the autistic spectrum. If so, please contact your study programme student adviser: Horticulture & Business Management - International Food & Agribusiness
Can I go to the Study Centre (Den Bosch) or the quiet room (Venlo) in term 1 to study?
For the time being, the Study Centre (Den Bosch) and the quiet room (Venlo) are closed. You can therefore not go there to study. As soon as it turns out that this is possible again because the measures will be made more flexible, new possibilities will arise here as well.
Can I borrow books from the Study Centre (library) in Den Bosch in term 1 of academic year 2020-2021?
The paper collection is not available for loan. If you urgently need a specific paper book from the collection, please contact Information Services via e-mail. We will assess whether there are possibilities to realise this.
Tip: Use the digital collection: search the databases in Greeni, see if there is an e-book available in Greeni.
How do I maintain contact with lecturers/my coach/students if I am not at school very often?
If you are not at school for lessons, you keep in touch with your lecturers/your coach/students via MS Teams or via e-mail.
Specifically for international students
How do I get a room if I only arrive in the Netherlands a few months after the start of the academic year?
At this moment we don’t know yet if there will be rooms/ studios available through Student Rooms Brabant for the second part of the academic year (February 2021). We expect to know more on this matter by November 2020. Of course, you are always free to find your own room by using the information sheet on our website. If you encounter any difficulties/uncertainties related to this subject, please feel free to send an email to the International Office (email@example.com).
Will I get (part of) the tuition fee back, now that I cannot make use of all kinds of facilities of HAS University of Applied Sciences?
No, you just have to pay the tuition fees. HAS University of Applied Sciences will do everything in its power to ensure that the education continues (remotely), so that you run into as little study delay as possible.
What can I do if I don't receive my diploma on time?
If you don’t receive your diploma before the 15th of August, please inform the International Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). They can give you an extension until the 15th of September.
What can I do if I have not been able to do/have done the language test on time?
If you can’t provide any language proficiency before the 1st of July, please inform the International Office (email@example.com). They can give you an extension until the 15th of August if you have a good reason why you couldn’t meet this deadline.
How do you deal with providing online education in combination with time zones in other countries?
We take the various time zones into account as much as possible in the schedules of the (online) lectures by providing education between the time slot of 11.00 and 15.00 hours CET. For some students it is then very early and for others quite late in the day. This way it is the most favorable time for all time zones, although of course we can't tackle everything.