The Boswell-Bèta Schakelprogramma

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Welcome to the Schakelprogramma of Boswell-Bèta designed for refugee students in collaboration with UAF, language institute Lestbest and the RISBO institute (EUR). The Schakelprogramma prepares you for admittance to higher education.

UAF

In September 2019 we start a new programme for students who want to start their study at a university or university of applied sciences in September 2019 and September 2020.
If you are interested in taking the English Schakelprogramma, please scroll down to 'Refugee programme in English'.

The application for the intake for September 2019 is still opened. You will receive written tests for Dutch, English and Mathematics. Your level of previous education will be assessed using certificates and diplomas you possess.

The tests are part of the joint intakeprocedure of Boswell-Bèta, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam and Tilburg University that decides whether you are applicable for the base year.
You can apply here for the intake of the base year.
Due to travel costs there is a low probability of admission when your place of residence is far from these three cities.

The Dutch Schakelprogramma consists of two parts: the base year and the specialisation year.

The base year

You can take the base year in Utrecht (Boswell-Bèta), Tilburg (Tilburg University) and Rotterdam (Erasmus University). You will be automatically placed in the base year that is closest to the place you live.

To visit the website of the base year, click here. (only in Dutch)

The base year offers subjects that are necessary for admission to any university or university of applied sciences:

  • Basic Mathematical Skills
  • Mathematics B
  • Study Skills
  • Dutch B1-B2 + NT2 exam training
  • English B1-B2 + IELTSexam training
  • 'Vaktaal'* / KNM* / ONA*
* Depending on the city

For additional information about the base year in the other two cities, please check:
Basisjaar Universiteit van Tilburg
Basisjaar Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Specialisation: schakeljaar+

At Boswell-Bèta you can take additional courses for technical or biomedical studies when you have succesfully finished the base year.

Technical specialisation
For most technical studies Physics is a requirement. This course can be taken within the base year. Therefore the preparation for a technical study takes one year in total.
Please note: for admission to the TU Delft you have to pass 'Vaktaal'.

Biomedical specialisation
For biomedical studies you need multiple additional courses:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology (except for Pharmacy)
This takes another year on top of the base year. The preparation for a biomedical study takes two years in total.

Intakeprocedure

After your application through the form you will receive additional information no later than two weeks in advance. There are 2 rounds in the intake procedure. Round 1 consists of written tests for Dutch, English and Mathematics. When you pass these tests you are invited for round 2. Round 2 consists of 4 orals: English, Dutch, previous education and motivation. After these two rounds we will decide if you are eligible for the programme.

N.B. The programme is suited to prepare for admission to all universities (academic and applied sciences).

Admission requirements

The Schakelprogramma is designed for refugee students who have (almost) finished high school in their own country, or who already started higher education. During the intake day you must be able to demonstrate that you had a large amount of mathematics education. Also you need to show your basic math skills by taking a diagnostic math test. We demand a Dutch level of at least B1 and an English level of at least B1.
Your performance in the base year (attendance, motivation, homework, test results) will be constantly monitored. Based on your performances it is decided whether you can continue with specialisation.

Format

Depending on the courses you take, the Schakelprogramma will take appr. between half a year and two years. The courses are scheduled between Monday and Friday and if necessary on Saturday.

Costs

The Dutch courses are financed using the DUO loan.
For the beta-courses and English a UAF registration is mandatory to finance you participation in the programma.
Are you unable to register at UAF? Contact us to determine possible alternatives.
Also, you need approval from your municipality to take education while keeping your welfare. Discuss your wish to apply for the programma well in time to determine how you will provide for yourself.

Contact

Please contact us at or call 030-4300112 (between 10-17h) when you have questions about your situation or the Schakelprogramma.


Refugee programme in English

Are you planning to take a bachelor programme completely in English at a Dutch university? Boswell-Bèta offers courses in Math A and B, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in English. The courses are intensive and last for appr. 6 weeks, starting in June, July, October and April. One course is full-time, therefore you can take only one course every trimester. To start a Math A/B/C course we demand an English language level of at least B1. For Physics, Chemistry and Biology your English level needs to be at least B2. Your Dutch level needs to be at least B1 to be able to get a UAF registration. A registration at UAF is mandatory to finance your education.

The intake for the English programme is merged with the intake for the regular programme in Dutch. If you want to take part in the English programme, you can apply here for the intake of the base year.
During the intakeprocedure clearly indicate that you want to apply for an English bachelor programme. Prepare your motivation as to why the English programme is of extra value for you. We decide in consultation with UAF whether you are applicable for the English programme in Utrecht.

Please contact us at or call 030-4300112 (between 10-17h) when you have questions about our educational programme in English.

 

Nieuws

04.04.2019 De eerste najaars- en jaarcursussen staan nu online.

01.04.2019 Er zijn extra zomercursussen online geplaatst.

 


 

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