ISTTS is again holding an online webinar on Wednesday, September 16 2020 at 14.00-16.00 with the topic "Double Degree at Fontys and Saxion University in The Netherlands". Internal participants participated in this webinar through the Zoom platform. The speaker of this webinar is Tina Purwono. He is a representative of Fontys and Saxion Universities.
The resource person opens the webinar by introducing himself first and then explains the differences between the two universities. Students can continue their Fontys and Saxion studies depending on the major they have taken. Saxion is aimed at students majoring in DKV (Visual Communication Design). Likewise with Fontys which is aimed at Informatics and SIB (Business Information Systems) students.
The double degree program is a program that is not quite familiar among students. This is because this program is a collaborative program between two universities, namely Indonesia and the Netherlands. Because of this cooperation, this program can only be intended for universities that have entered into an MoU and do not allow individuals to register themselves at universities abroad. This program is certainly very different from the exchange program which is only half a year. The double degree itself for the SI or bachelor program is carried out on a 3 + 1 principle, which means that students complete 3 years of study in Indonesia and the last year in the Netherlands. Usually one year of a double degree consists of one semester of study as usual and one semester of internship accompanied by working on a final project such as a thesis / research. The thing to note is that the thesis is enough to be done once in the Netherlands without the need for repetition in Indonesia. The advantage of this program is that if the student has completed his studies in the Netherlands, the student will get 2 degrees at once.
In addition, Mrs. Tina also explained about the costs while studying in the Netherlands and also what requirements must be met if students want to undertake a Double Degree program. "Don't be afraid to study in the Netherlands because all learning is taught in English on the first day of study and the majority of Dutch people can and want to communicate in English," said Bu Tina as the closing of this webinar. After that, the webinar was followed by a group photo before the participants left the online webinar room.