Hints & Tips for students in the Netherlands
› Apply as soon as possible. Deadlines may differ significantly and usually take place from February till May.
› Sending e-mail (and / or even calling) before / after applying is highly appreciated.
› In the Netherlands, the academic year starts at September 1 and ends at August 31.
› Internships, part time and / or summer jobs are taken under consideration and could counterbalance a marginal GMAT score.
› Get used to addressing your professor with his / her first name.
› Almost one out of ten students are expats.
› Study hard but smart! Exams are most of the times issues addressed during lectures.
› Try to get involved into as many projects, assignments, competitions, seminars and associations as possible. Professors appreciate it, firms ask for it and it is a good way to enrich your CV.
› If you think that a subject is interesting do not hide it. Talk to your professor, search for more articles, check industry organisations / corporations and think of a possible thesis topic.
› If you run late for a class, do not bother attending in the middle of the lecture. However, keep in mind that punctuality is highly appreciated.