Teaching and project periods
The teaching terms are very intensive, but relatively short, so that there is time to work on assignments and projects individually or in groups. The full year programme has 4 teaching terms and 3 project weeks. Each teaching term is followed by an exam week. The exams aim to provide you with a reliable indication of how much your learning is progressing. During the projects, you will put the skills you have learned into practice and learn to collaborate with others in international teams.
A typical teaching week will consist of 15-20 hours of classes/coaching sessions. Besides this, there is a considerable amount of homework and out-of-class assignments to be done, so be prepared to approach PREP as if it is a 40-hour working week. Classes are 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, and are scheduled between 8.45am and 6pm.
Extra-curricular activities will be offered by the University and PREP school including the opportunity to join a language buddy program to learn Dutch.
Many PREP school students come from a very different educational culture with different methods of learning. At PREP school, we focus on study skills that you will need to be successful at a Dutch University. It is not about what teachers teach and students memorise. Students work together with teachers to generate new knowledge and master new skills. These skills need to be learnt and no matter how dedicated, effective and inspiring a teacher is, the learning has to be done by students. To make your learning more effective you need to constantly critically evaluate what you do and how you do things. The PREP programme will help you develop an effective learning style.
If you have any doubts about your study choice, maybe our Study & Career Centre can help you.
Study & Career Centre
Phone +31 (0)70 445 8595