Africa also needs social scientists

25 June 2022 | Category: Study choice

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by Africa. The big animals… the nature… That was what I wanted to explore. But now I know: Africa also needs social scientists,” says Annah Zhu. Her fascination for Africa, and China too, is as alive as ever.

What is a Bachelor’s programme ?

18 December 2021 | Category: Study choice

If you attend an open day with your child, you will probably hear people repeatedly mention Bachelor’s programmes. This is a relatively new term in the Netherlands. What is a Bachelor’s programme? (In Dutch)

Choose a degree programme together

29 August 2018 | Category: Study choice

‘What is in your opinion the most important thing to tell parents about choosing a degree programme?’ I put the question to Nanne Roos Vonk, employee of Handicap + Study Expertise Centre: ‘You should choose a degree programme together,’ answers Nanne. ‘Even if your child has a disability. Sometimes I…

Prevent study stress… learn to choose

28 June 2018 | Category: Study choice

Most students have an enjoyable and educational student life. But increasingly more students are subject to study stress. Luckily, more and more attention is being paid to this. I asked a number of experts how parents of students can help their adult child prevent study stress. I have written five…

Career of the future? Guaranteed work for your child?

10 May 2018 | Category: Study choice

What is the career of the future? What job should your child look for to have guaranteed work? What sector holds a future for your child? As the parent of a (prospective) student, you would like to know, but is that even possible? (Dutch version, in het Nederlands) What do…

Studying abroad, experiences from Curaçao

study abroad
2 May 2018 | Category: Study choice

Studying abroad is something that many (prospective) students want to do. What is it like to study abroad? Does your son or daughter have plans to study abroad? Learn from the experiences of students from Curaçao. (Dutch version, in het Nederlands)

Study Compatibility Check: How Does It Work?

What is a Bachelor’s programme ?
28 March 2018 | Category: Study choice

The Study Compatibility Check or matching is the last step in the process of choosing a study programme. The current drop-out rate in higher education is much too high. On average, one in three students drops out in their first year. This is a problem for the student, but also…

Choosing a degree programme: begin on time

Choosing a degree programme: begin on time
1 March 2018 | Category: Study choice

When choosing a degree programme: begin on time! A good choice of a programme is the basis for a successful study at a university of applied sciences (HBO) or university. It takes a lot of time to discover all of the possible degree programmes being offered. And perhaps it will…

My child can’t decide on a degree programme

Mother and daughter are studying the flyers at an Open Day
22 February 2018 | Category: Study choice

I often hear parents sigh: ‘ My child can’t decide on a degree programme ; what should I do as a parent?’ A very good question. And very justifiable for a parent to be concerned if the final year of secondary school is at hand without a degree programme having been chosen….