If you are going to study at a university you can choose to study full time, part time or for a dual course of study. But what is the difference? And what will best suit your needs?
Studying full time
Here you have classes every day, you will have internships and you will also do self study as well. And you will be expected to spend at least 40 hours per week on your studies.
Studying part time
Another option is to study part time. You will often attend classes in the evening at the university or a college of higher education. In doing so, you will be able to combine your studies with your job and personal life. However, you will not be eligible for student financial aid when you only study part time.
Following a dual course of study
With a dual course of study studying and a paid job are combined or alternated. Other than with part time, your work and study are connected. Without a suitable job, you will not be able to follow a dual course of study. You will not be required to do an internship. If you are employed you are an employee and will therefore receive a salary. You have a right to student financial aid with a full time course of dual study. At university dual studying often means that your course of study will be extended by a year.