Frequently Asked Questions about the F4HS Challenge.
How much hours are we expected to put in this challenge? Can you combine this challenge with other courses?
With this Challenge you can earn 7,5 ECTS. One ECTS is equivalent to 28 hours. Therefore, you will have to invest an average of 10,5 hours per week, over the course of 20 weeks. This is a part time course, therefore you can still combine it with another course. In weeks when an event is scheduled, more time might be needed
Does the Challenge go on, with the Covid-19 situation?
Based on the circumstances and the unpredictability of the situation we are preparing a plan B, where if needed, the challenge is going to take place in corona proof environment. The challenge therefore will go on, as long as we can still offer the students and all the stakeholders a safe environment and maintain the quality of the challenge.
Is it required to be at all the events? And are the workshops scheduled at set times?
Yes, you are required to be present at the events. On the 15th of December it will be decided whether the events will be offered online or offline. The events are scheduled at set times. These workshops will also be recorded and offered online afterwards. In these events you can collaborate with your team members and other participants to learn certain skills and ask questions.
How do I register for this Challenge? What is the course code?
You can apply via the application form on our website. Your applications will be reviewed on the 17th of December. You will be notified before 23th of December whether you are admitted/ registered for the course. The course code is given by the administration of the biomedical department of UU/UMCU, who is going to process the registrations in a highly secured registration system.
Is there a selection procedure?
Students will be selected based on their study background and motivation letter.
Is my prior knowledge/education enough to be able to adequately join in this challenge?
Yes, your current knowledge and education is sufficient to participate. One of the main principles for this challenge is to formulate interdisciplinary teams. Therefore we are looking for a mix of students from different scientific backgrounds, perspectives and skills.
I am a first/second year bachelor student, can I enroll?
Unfortunately this course is only offered for 3rd year BSc and MSc students. Therefore, at this stage we cannot accept 2nd year students. However, if you are highly interested and you have a good motivation regarding your added value, please contact us via the contact form.
I am expecting to graduate before the challenge starts, can I still participate?
The course is offered for 3rd year BSc and MSc students of the three universities. Therefore, unfortunately alumni cannot join.
I am studying at another university (than WUR/UU/UMCU or TU/e). Can I still participate?
This is the first course organised by the alliance of these universities, with a small amount of students that can participate. Therefore, at this stage we cannot accept students from different institutes. However, if you are highly interested and you have a good motivation, please contact us via the contact form.