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AIM Overseas - Forensic Psychology in Maastricht
Maastricht, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Forensic Psychology

Location Maastricht, the Netherlands
Program dates 28 June 2019 - 20 July 2019
Application deadline 1 April 2019
Duration 3 weeks

Host: Maastricht University
Provider: AIM Overseas





Program Description
The Forensic Psychology program is designed to give you a unique opportunity to learn the applications of psychology to the legal system along with issues and problems that arise when psychology is applied to the legal system in an international context- the Netherlands. Four main themes include: eyewitness memory, interviewing and interrogation, cognitive biases in the legal context and, last but not least, the association of mental illness and crime. A trip to the Hague and Amsterdam (including the International Criminal Court and walking tour) will round off this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
 
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Academic Information


Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject area: Psychology
Academic credits: 7.5 ECTS
General conversion: 7.5ECTS = 6CP Sydney credits

Once you have applied to AIM Overseas they will provide you with the full course syllabus so that you can submit this to your faculty for academic credit assessment.


Netherlands - Maastricht University - college
 

Useful Information 


Local Overview
Maastricht, located at the very bottom of the Netherlands, has both Spanish and Roman ruins all around, sophisticated food and drink and lots of bars and cafes. It also holds French and Belgium twists in architecture. The location of Maastricht is crucial as it lies a short distance between the German and Belgium border therefore being an interesting mix of the two countries. Maastricht is the epitome of a student town perfect for travelling to as a student, the locals are bilingual in English and Dutch and are extremely welcoming to all visitors. Maastricht is a warm and energetic city with appeal and allure out of proportion to its size.
 
Accommodation 

You will be accommodated at the Maastricht University International Student Guesthouse which is located within walking distance from downtown Maastricht behind the Court of Justice. You will receive a map of the city upon arrival so that you can find your way around easily during the first few days. All participants are encouraged to follow the example of the local students and rent a bike to cycle to classes as it is the fastest and most convenient way to get there. Maastricht is a flat city, so there is no big uphill to fear.

In terms of room options, you will be given the option of having your own room or sharing with another AIM Overseas participant. All rooms have WiFi. You will have free access to a tennis and basketball court as well as laundry facilities. Linens are provided, but you will need to bring your own towels. 

Option 1) Single room, C building
You will have your own room and will share a basic communal kitchen and bathroom with the people on your floor.
There is also a common area with some couches and a TV, where you can spend time with other students. There is an additional fee.

Option 2) Double room, P building
You will be sharing a spacious twin-share room with another AIM Overseas program participant. Each room has a kitchenette. You will share the bathroom facilities with the people on your floor. There is no common area available in this building. 



Netherlands - Maastricht University - campus
 

Finances

Tuition: As this program is a non-exchange program, all tuition and program fees will be paid to AIM Overseas.

Program fee: $6795 - $7050 AUD (depending on accommodation)
 
Program fee inclusions: 
Tuition, student dorm accommodation, weekend trip to Amsterdam and overnight trip to Germany, cultural activities, AIM Overseas pre-departure and support

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
 
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Maastricht.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
 

How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 10 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

 




Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at global.shortterm@sydney.edu.au
 


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