June 13th, 2012, 11:24 PM
Al salam alaikum
,excuse me for writing in English but my I can't right in Arabic in this laptop
: I will explain briefly the situation regarding studying in Holland
the goverment told us that Holland was the best choice among other available countries and we do agree of course, and I will explain why :
if you went to German, you will study 1 year, for German language, and then 1 year for prep year, and if you passed it, your seat isn't assured, you will still compete with other international students, so there is a chance you won't get it and would have wasted 2 years of your life. and you study from 1st year in GErman in German, there is NO English. as far as I know.
: 2nd of all, Holland have 2 universities
which they said that the entire studying is in English but now it changed to 3 years Englih and 3 years in Dutch, like Groningen, Maastricht has LESS (worse) in ranking than Groningen, also the Saudi
students in Maastricht study in a Saudi class for all those years, so they are seperate than other international students, and they require 6 in IELTS by the end of pre-medicine year. Groningen
is also 3 years in English and 3 years in Dutch, it has higher (better) ranking than Maastricht, you study the pre-medicine year with Saudis, then once you start Medicine, you get to study in international classes, like any other dutch student, they require 6.5 in IELTS by the end of pre-meidicine year, which I don't think its a problem because they prepare you very well in the pre-medicine year, last year students just had their IELTS exam and most of them got over 7 mashallah, (they came here with 5 in IELTS) s
what Maastricht and Groningen is both common at, they both require 5 in IELTS to get accepted into
also if you passed your pre-medicine year, your seat is assured and you will take it for granted, unlike German.
also there is a small chance you could get in, in this year(تنظم مع الدفعه السابعه)
in Groningen, if you spoke to our supervisor (of Groningen) , Arno is his name, but make sure you have 5 in IELTS.
I hope I was in any help to you and that I gave you an over-view of the situation.
if you have any questions feel free to ask me.
good luck all and may God bring the best for you