Future Student Updates (COVID-19)

Academic Intake: September 2020

 

Q: Will Twente Pathway College be open for on campus teaching?

A: Twente Pathway College will be open for on campus teaching in September 2020. The college team is making all necessary preparations to start the year in such a way our students? will maximally benefit from physical presence. Both in learning and in student life. The College will continue to follow the so far successful approach of the Dutch government and the guidelines set by University of Twente. A safe and healthy learning environment for our students and staff remains the highest priority.

YOUR GUARANTEED START WITH US IN SEPTEMBER

A

Start your on campus programme in September

·       Safe teaching environment is our priority

·       All benefits of physical learning and life experience

·       Hybrid teaching to manage social distancing –
        mix of face to face and online as appropriate

·       All meaningful educational interaction to be face to face

·       On campus interaction in  smaller groups (indicative 15 students)

·       Student support and campus facilities (library, sports, food) open for you

B

Online learning from home in case you need to

·       Start from your home if you are logistical matters do not allow you to travel

·       Travel to the Netherlands once restrictions are lifted

·       Join face to face at any point between September and December

 Recommended article: University of Twente's vision on education for Academic Year 2020/2021


Q: Is the September 2020 intake running?

A: Based on the current situation, we are confident that the September 2020 intake will start as normal. At the moment we issue offers for students that are interested in studying with us. In the unlikely case of a longer-lasting impact of COVID-19 we will offer the first part of the programme via online delivery.

 

Q: I want to apply for September, is it possible?

A: The application process for September 2020 continues as normal. It is possible to apply for the September 2020 intake at Twente Pathway College until the 1 July 2020. Please use the following link to apply online: http://twentepathway.nl/apply

 

Q: I already have an offer, how can I keep informed on next steps?

A: In case you have not received further information concerning your application, please send an email to admissions@twentepathway.nl.

All current offer holders, or their education counsellor, have received information about how to proceed. In case you have not received further information concerning your application, or have any questions about it, please send an email to admissions@twentepathwaycollege.nl.  Also, we will continue to update this website.

 

Q: I want to accept my offer, but I am worried that the intake will be cancelled?

A: We expect to start our International Foundation Year in September 2020, as foreseen. In the unlikely event of a longer-lasting effect of the virus in daily life, we will offer online teaching and supporting technologies as an alternative teaching method. Students will then be able to arrive once the situation improves. So good news, you will be able to start your studies! In case you would not feel comfortable with the solutions we offer, we are open to considering refund requests.

 

Q: What will be the deadline for payment to secure my place? Can I accept the offer now and pay later?

A: For now the application and visa process deadlines remain as they are. We will inform our future students in case there are changes.

Application & Payment Deadline: 1 July 2020

Visa Deadline: 15 July 2020

You can proceed to the payment and acceptance stage at any moment you prefer. For further information regarding the next steps to take, please have a look at your latest offer letter. In the case of the remaining questions, please contact us.

*Due to stricter visa regulations, high-risk countries (Bangladesh, Cameroon, Nepal and Pakistan) have early deadlines.

 

Q: Will I be learning online or on campus?

A: Twente Pathway College will be open for on campus teaching in September 2020. The college team is making all necessary preparations to start the year in such a way for our new students will maximally benefit from physical presence. Both in learning and in student life. The College will continue to follow the so far successful approach of the Dutch government and the guidelines set by University of Twente. A safe and healthy learning environment for our students and staff remains the highest priority.

In case our new students would experience a longer-lasting effect of the virus in daily life, we will offer them online teaching and supporting technologies as an alternative teaching method. They can start from home if they are logistical matters do not allow them to travel. They can travel to the Netherlands once restrictions are lifted and join face to face at any point between September and December.

So good news, students will be able to start their studies!

 

Q: My school/university is closed and I am worried that I will not be able to meet the academic conditions on my offer. What should I do?

A: In many countries, individual schools or universities have closed, offer a limited teaching programme, or changed examination structures. If you are affected, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of any opportunity of any online provision available from your institution or exam board to ensure you are as well prepared as possible when your school or university reopens. Please reach out to us for more personal advice. We are closely monitoring this situation together with our partner university in The Netherlands, and update offer holders as we know more. In the admissions process, we will follow wider Covid-19 adjustments to the admissions process and diploma evaluation, which may apply for Dutch higher education as a whole.

 

Q: What if I cannot take an IELTS or TOEFL test?

TOEFL iBT® online home test available

Twente Pathway College approves online version of TOEFL IBT tests 
A: Students applying for Twente Pathway College are requested need to demonstrate proof of their English language ability.  It is one of our entry requirements and also required to obtain a Dutch visa. During the Covid-19 pandemic some students may face difficulties in taking a regular IELTS or TOEFL test.

 

We have some good news though!

 

ETS has expanded availability of at home testing for the TOEFL iBT® test. The testing system is now available in most countries world-wide. University of Twente and Twente Pathway College approve this version of TOEFL IBT tests for which you can register online.

 

We encourage students who would like to apply for TPC to take this online TOEFL iBT® test. You will be able to meet your English language requirement in time and have sufficient time to send us your results (1 July 2020). Currently there is sufficient testing capacity for students to register immediately and test a few days later. Register as soon as possible, you have a great chance to secure your spot.

In case you have any further questions, please contact us personally admissions@twentepathway.nl  or +31 (0)53 - 4891516. We are happy to help.

 

*NOTE
The TOEFL iBT® test is offered with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. In Mainland China, ETS is working closely with the National Education Examinations Authority to accommodate test takers impacted by test cancellations, including adding test dates once regular testing resumes. Chinese students may also check the updated page on the mandatory Nuffic certificate. ETS is trying to offer at home testing in Iran as soon as possible.