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Three quarters of the law students would like to have more subjects to choose from in bachelor's programmes. One optional subject is not enough, in their opinion.

The SMIT-AEGEE Language Project is an informal program where you can learn a language in a pleasant, flexible manner from a fellow student. The project was started by Dorien Wesseling of SMIT and Paul Hoogstraten of AEGEE in 2002.

Jan Majkowski (26) could also have done the Masters study of Health Policy, Economics and Management in Poland, but there it would have taken twice as long, two years instead of one. And this does not mean that you learn more, he says. "It is just organised less well there, more bureaucratic."

In January the first international students will be moving into Horizon House, Hugo de Grootstraat 32. SLS has created high quality accommodation for international students and researchers in this former Legal Study Centre.

More attention should be paid to English language skills during the bachelor's programmes at the law faculty. That is the opinion of the law student fraction Vrijspraak. It proposes to introduce Legal Language Skills as a compulsory subject and to have some subjects given in English.


Dutch universities climb the world rankings

16 January 2006, 00:54

Ten Dutch universities can be found this year in the top 200 universities in the world. The Netherlands is the only European country to have ten universities in the top 200. It is the second time that the top 200 list has been published by the renowned Times Higher Education Supplement.


Bachelor's-master's structure in the Netherlands

16 January 2006, 00:51

The bachelor’s-master’s structure is having an adverse effect on the internationalization of education. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Education Council in its advice to the Government entitled Internationalization Agenda for Education 2006-2011.


More students studying Chinese and Japanese

30 December 2005, 12:15

The current level of interest in China as an economic and political superpower has had a knock-on effect on numbers of students studying Chinese.

International students who come to The Hague, Leiden or Delft to study will be able to apply for a residence permit this year through a simpler and faster procedure.

Thaworn Sakunphanit from Thailand started at the Maastricht School of Governance in September, and often spends eighty hours per week with his nose in his books. Zoe Reiff from New York, second-year student of European Studies, studies approximately 35 hours a week.