EUCjr is a programme at Erasmus University College (EUC) for students from 5VWO who are excited to already experience what university is like. During EUCjr, the students will follow classes at EUC within the four different departments. When experiencing different academic fields, the students will have a better picture of what this in fact entails and would, therefore, be in a better position to discover which study suits them. Additionally, EUCjr students will participate in a wide variety of workshops. The workshops are also designed to impart practical skills which will help participants to make the most of future opportunities in both the work and study sphere. Through learning how to present, debate and write in an academic style, participants will feel more confident in their future endeavours. Practical sessions which involve experiencing the academic and institutional culture are part of the programme as well. Also, since self-awareness can have a significant influence on the process of choosing your studies, workshops in discovering self-identity are offered. In summary, EUCjr is a unique opportunity to try out what university is like, develop a higher sense of self-awareness and acquire a tool-set which will help students in achieving their future goals and ambitions.
EUCjr offers an opportunity for people. I thought that speaking the Dutch language was a requirement for studying at a university, but EUC allows you to still work on your future even when you are not fluent in the Dutch language.
EUCjr consists of 8 full days spread over the months February, March and April. Some days are filled with problem-based learning sessions on specific subjects. These sessions will be interactive and small-scale study sessions, for which self-study is expected to be done. The rest of the days are filled with lectures, workshops on learning practical skills and of course some fun activities led by the EUC students. It’s important to note that this year the programme will take place on location, so students are expected to be physically present during the aforementioned 8 days.
|Friday - February 10 - Welcome & Opening Day|
|Wednesday - February 15|
|Friday - March 10|
|Wednesday - March 15|
|Friday - March 24|
|Wednesday - March 29|
|Friday - April 7|
Wednesday - April 12* - Closing Ceremony
*Parents and school teachers are welcome to join the Closing Ceremony
After successfully finishing the 8-day programme, you will receive a certificate of completion. This means that you will have learnt to work together effectively in a small group, have mastered research-related skills, and familiarized yourself with an academic environment. Additionally, you will have experienced the different subjects offered at EUC, providing you with a better understanding of the different fields of study and how they are interconnected. You will have also learned about the opportunities that studying at a university can offer, and how to use your own talents and strengths in order to achieve your goals.
Apply and Contact
You have received an application form within your class or school during the information session. If you missed this, or you want to ask other questions related to EUCjr, please contact the coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.