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Workshop on “Applying to Schools in the Netherlands” to be held on Sept. 24

Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is continuing to equip students, who want to continue their studies abroad, with the proper information despite the global pandemic.

On Thursday, September 24, 2020 a free online workshop entitled “Applying to Schools in the Netherlands” will be held for students who want to continue their studies in the Netherlands.  This is part of the Thursdays Online with SSSD series.

According to SSSD, with technology at our fingertips, for some students applying to schools in the Netherlands can be just  a few clicks away and then waiting for an answer from the school. For others, however, the task of applying to schools can be daunting and they may not know where to start. Students also have to know the educational system in the Netherlands.

This workshop is geared at students in the last two years of secondary school or recent graduates and will be held online from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.  SSSD officials indicated that because of the online workshop, students can register in advance and provide their email addresses so that they can receive a digital invitation. Students can also click on the workshop link on SSSD’s Facebook page to attend.

The “Applying to Schools in the Netherlands” workshop is aimed at students from all the sections of the diverse education system on St. Maarten. Vocational as well as academic tracts and schools with Dutch or  English language instruction in the Netherlands will be covered.  Educational changes occur frequently in the Netherlands and it is important for students to know of such, say SSSD officials.

“Requirements for admissions may vary from school to school and admission may not be granted with a diploma or good grades. For example, some schools have interviews, language tests and other requirements and students should know this,” SSSD officials indicated.

Parents are urged to encourage their children to participate in this workshop. Students are encouraged to register, in advance, for the workshop so an invitation can be emailed to them. Students may also click on the link on the Student Support Services Division Facebook page to participate in the workshop. If parents or students have any questions on these workshops, they can contact the Student Support Services Division at telephone 543-1235 or studentsupportservices@sintmaartengov.org for more information.