Code of Conduct for International Students in Higher Education in The Netherlands.
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), observes the Code of Conduct for International Students following education in The Netherlands. This Code sets out standards for Dutch higher education institutions in their dealings with international students. By signing the Code of Conduct, the institutions are offering international students a guarantee of the quality of their programmes, student recruitment, selection and counselling procedures. Only institutions that have signed up to the Code are allowed to recruit international students. This Code of Conduct is an initiative of the Dutch institutions.
The information provided by the educational institutions to international students on the basis of the Code of Conduct must be in English, in the language used for the study programme, or in the native language of the international student. The educational institution must make clear what services it provides to international students, such as help with obtaining a visa and a residence permit, housing, introduction sessions and student counselling. In their information materials, educational institutions must specify clearly what the associated costs for the services are.
If a student believes that the Hanze UAS is remiss in discharging its obligations under the code, they can file a complaint with the Complaints and Disputes Office (Bureau Klachten en Geschillen) of the Hanze UAS.
Students from outside the EU seeking a course at an institution of higher education that has not signed the Code of Conduct, will not be able to obtain visas.
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