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MSTU Students Suggested to Study in Holland


November 17 during the visit to Murmansk State Technical University Consul General of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg, Mr. Hans Wesseling held a meeting with students of the Dutch delegation and informed them about the possibilities of higher education in the country of tulips.

– I am very glad that you are interested in the topic of studying abroad. In any city of Russia, no matter where I happen to be, I always support those students who want to study abroad. Firstly, student mobility plays an important role for the university. Secondly, you are the best ambassadors of your own country. When you are abroad, the locals communicate with you getting information about Russia firsthand. When you return, you can recommend your friends to go to Holland to study, – said Mr. Hans Wesseling, the Consul General of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg.

Mr. Jerke Vershoor, Director of the Netherlands Education Support Office in Russia gave the students detailed information how they can get higher education in the Netherlands.

– Today the Netherlands are among the three biggest investors in Russia. Microscope, mercury thermometer, Wi-Fi, BlueTooth – all these are inventions from Holland, – in such a way Mr. Jerke Vershoor began the story of his country.

He said that in the Netherlands there is a wide range of training programs in English – totally about 2,100 programs. The scholarships cover the costs of tuition, accommodation and meals. Program Orange Tulip Scholarship was created specifically for the Russians. Under this program, students are allocated more than 70 grants to study in the 19 universities of Holland. The grant covers the cost of accommodation, food and insurance.

Another program The Holland Scholarship provided 800 Russian students with the opportunity to study in the Netherlands last year. The grant amounts to 5000 euros. In addition, the actions of the Russian program "Global Education", in which the Russian student can learn in one of the 13 universities in the Netherlands (the grant amounts up to 2,7 mln rubles per year).

There are three types of universities, as Jerke Vershoor reports, in the Netherlands: research and development(emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach to learning), universities of applied sciences (a narrower specialization) and institutes of international education.

MSTU students interested in the topic were able to ask questions to the guests.