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Study Group launches Holland International Study Centre

29 April 2013

Study Group launches the first International Study Centre in Holland. The centre will prepare international undergraduate and postgraduate students to progress to one of seven different higher education institutions.

Academically qualified students will complete a two-term or three-term English Foundation Programme at the Holland International Study Centre (HISC) before progressing to undergraduate programmes year one at the University of Groningen, Wageningen University, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Nyenrode New Business School, or Stenden University of Applied Sciences.

All other students will complete a three-term International Foundation Year before progressing to year two at Nyenrode New Business School or The Hague University of Applied Sciences, or year one at the University of Groningen.

Associate Dean Frans Rutten at Groningen University comments: “This partnership with Study Group will help us attract the best international students from all over the world. Dutch higher education offers excellent value for money: with 12 universities in the top 200, the Netherlands occupies the third position in Times Higher Education World University Rankings, after the USA and the UK . All accredited undergraduate programmes are quality assured by Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) - this means that students can be assured a first-class qualification on study completion.”

James Pitman, Study Group’s higher education MD notes: “The time at HISC will acclimatise the students as they’re immersed in Dutch culture and university style teaching. It also enables them to increase their English language competency to the level required for HE study.”

All the students attending HISC will require a conditional offer from one of the aforementioned universities. On completion of study they proceed directly to their university of choice.

Pitman continues: “HISC is based on a model that has already proved extremely successful throughout Europe. The number of students from emerging economies looking for a first-class higher education is increasing rapidly and universities across the world are positioning themselves to make the international student experience as seamless and fulfilling as possible. Pathway programmes are the best way to prepare international students for university study – it leaves them ready to maximise their time in higher education.”

HISC course commencement will be in January or October each year and the minimum IELTS entry level is 5.0. Students will attend HISC via university referral or through Study Group’s global network of academic agents.

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